Improve outcomes for students with dyslexia

Carlow’s MEd in Curriculum and Instruction: Dyslexia Teaching certificate program utilizes systematic and explicit multisensory-based structured literacy in early childhood reading instruction. You’ll get a strong foundation in those elements as well as a comprehensive look at current brain research in the field of dyslexia.

The four courses in the program can also be taken as a track in the MEd in Curriculum and Instruction program and are aligned with the International Dyslexia Association standards for educators and teachers of reading. Parents, community members or nonformal educators interested in more academic and practical information about dyslexia teaching are welcome in the program.

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Credits required: 

30 credits

Cost per credit:


Time to degree: 

As few as 12 months


On campus or online

Curriculum for Dyslexia Teaching graduate program

The MEd in Curriculum and Instruction program with a dyslexia track features courses in curriculum theory, motivation and creativity, improvement science, and multisensory teaching methods. Community partnerships in the Pittsburgh area offer workshops and activities with guest speakers.. 

Quick facts

  • Apply without your GRE
  • Enjoy flexibility with night and online classes in an 8-week format
  • Complete your degree in 1 year or 2 years

Certificate option

Graduate certificate in Dyslexia Teaching

This program is available as a graduate certificate which leads to an endorsement from PDE for already licensed teachers.

Career opportunities for Dyslexia Teaching

With the Dyslexia Teaching certificate, you’ll be better prepared for advanced positions in education in public, private or nonprofit organizations. 

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Meet our Alumni


Director of Special Education, Provident Charter School

"When deciding to attend graduate school, Carlow University was a natural choice, not only because of its familiarity, but also because of the various degree options."


Head Teacher, Child’s World Daycare

"I especially loved The Campus Laboratory School. It was a chance to experience the design of different classrooms, closely observe many teaching styles, and practice using different instructional strategies in a supportive environment."


Chemistry Teacher, Avonworth School District

"I want to take this moment and thank Dr. Keely Baronak and the whole Carlow team for the education and experiences I've gained from the MEd Secondary Education program. I'm excited to represent Carlow in my new home."

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Admission requirements and application process

You can apply for free online, and must submit the following materials:

  • Official transcripts from all degree-granting institutions you have attended
  • Personal essay that describes your academic objectives
  • Current resume or curriculum vitae
  • Two letters of recommendation that address your leadership potential and ability to succeed in graduate-level work


Start terms:

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.


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