The online graduate certificate in Dyslexia and Language Based Learning Disabilities prepares professionals with undergraduate degrees in education or related fields to provide intensive reading intervention based on the science of reading. Professionals completing the certificate know the neurobiological causes of dyslexia and language-based LD, skillfully intervene in phonological awareness and phonics, vocabulary, comprehension, and fluency, and are proficient evaluators of educational needs in reading.
Courses are asynchronous to meet the varied schedules of working professionals. Participants may be special educators, general educators, speech therapists, school psychologists, school administrators, or others committed to providing scientific-based reading interventions. Participants do not need to have a Wisconsin teaching license to enroll.
The Dyslexia and Language Based Learning Disabilities certificate coursework is developed to meet the professional standards of the International Dyslexia Association (IDA), including:
The Dyslexia and Language Based Learning Disabilities certificate program is accomplished in 15 graduate credit hours by completing the following:
All credits in the certificate can count toward a Master of Science in Education in Special Education through the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. Students must maintain a grade of C or better in all courses.
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To qualify for admission to the certificate program, students must have a bachelor's degree from a recognized institution and meet graduate admission criteria.