With Carlow’s Dyslexia Teaching certificate, you’ll be on your way to helping students improve their reading. You will take four courses aligned to the International Dyslexia Association standards for educators and teachers of reading. Nonformal educators, parents and community members are welcome as well. The program has long-standing community partnerships in the Pittsburgh area that result in workshops, activities and guest speakers.
As few as 12 months
The Dyslexia Teaching courses include phonological awareness, structured literacy, diagnostic assessments and multisensory teaching methods.
With Carlow’s Dyslexia Teaching certificate, you’ll be prepared for advanced positions in education in public, private and nonprofit settings. Overall employment of special education teachers is projected to grow 3% from 2019 to 2029, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Standards. Demand for special education services and teachers should rise as disabilities are being identified earlier and as children with disabilities are enrolled into special education programs.
You can apply for free online, and must submit the following materials:
Fall, Spring & Summer
An undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher is preferred; however, provisional admission is also possible if you do not meet all of the admission criteria but exhibit a strong possibility of academic success.
MEd and Certificate graduate Samantha Onstott ’20 uses what she learned from her dyslexia classes daily. “The dyslexia program is broken down so you learn about dyslexia first, then how to work with students who have dyslexia based on scientific research. The smaller class sizes really let you experiment with multiple materials and learn at your own pace.”
If you are interested in this certificate program, our Admissions team is available to help you with the next steps.