Graduate Certificate in Dyslexia

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Program Description

The Graduate Dyslexia Certificate provides students with the strategies and techniques necessary to effectively assess and plan instruction for dyslexic students. This certificate will benefit individuals who wish to incorporate instructional strategies in the classroom or as a building dyslexia specialist. This dyslexia certificate course work covers the necessary components that the State of Texas outlines in The Dyslexia Handbook (2010). SHSU students who complete the course work for this certificate will gain competence in assessment and differential diagnosis, instruction in the components of phonological and graphophonemic knowledge, and instruction that is multisensory, explicit, sequential, and cumulative.


Applicants seeking admission to the graduate Dyslexia certificate program in Education must submit the following directly to the Office of Graduate Admissions:

  1. Graduate Application
  2. Application fee
  3. Official transcript from the baccalaureate degree granting institution
  4. 2.8 GPA
  5. Online survey and interview on Survey Monkey


Certificate Requirements


Graduate Certificate Dyslexia

1 Specified Courses Required Courses:
SPED 6313 <SPD 530> Seminar in Learning and Learning Disabilities
SPED 6308 Practicum and Method in Special Education
READ 5306 <RDG 530> Survey of Reading
READ 5307 <RDG 532> Practicum in Literacy Assessment and Instructional Strategies I
READ 5308 <RDG 533> Practicum in Literacy Assessment and Instructional Strategies II




Reading  (READ)
Special Education (SPD)

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