Teacher Education

Dyslexia Certificate Program

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Why Choose the Dyslexia Certificate Program?

If you are an educator, parent, or other professional who wants to learn more about dyslexia and how to support individual learning needs, consider Wright State’s undergraduate and graduate certificate programs. Pursue professional credentials and knowledge that could allow you to serve as a dyslexia consultant or dyslexia interventionist. Consider these facts about the program: 

  • Earn a certificate in a high-demand area 
  • Cohort model with practicum experiences 
  • Certificate completion in 3–4 semesters with as few as 14 credit hours. 
  • Designed for educators, parents, school administrators, physicians, psychologists, and other professionals working with students who struggle in reading and spelling 
  • Courses offered remotely, utilizing both synchronous and asynchronous learning platforms 

Please note, the courses in this program are in a sequence. Each new series and cohort begins in the summer only. The Summer course (EDS 6080) is a pre-requisite of the Fall course (EDS 6090).

Wright State’s Dyslexia Certificate program is accredited by the International Dyslexia Association as an IDA Accredited Plus Program. This program has met the requirements to ensure candidates master core knowledge and practice standards and competencies in long-term intensive supervised practicum experience to prevent and remediate students at risk or identified with dyslexia. Candidates who successfully complete the Dyslexia Certificate program meet the “Program of Study and Practicum Requirements to apply for national certification as a Certified Structured Literacy Interventionist, C-SLDI, through the Center for Effective Reading Instruction.

KPEERI Exam Notice: All candidates seeking to complete the Dyslexia Certificate program must take and pass the KPEERI exam while enrolled in the dyslexia certificate coursework.


This program is designed to meet the growing need for trained professionals to work with the high number of students diagnosed with dyslexia or who have dyslexia tendencies. The summer course can be taken as a stand-alone course for those interested in earning their Structured Literacy Classroom Teacher Knowledge Certificate from the Center for Effective Reading Instruction.

Completion of the program will prepare you: 

  • To apply for certification through the Center for Effective Reading Instruction as a Certified Structured Language Interventionist, C-SLI, one of the few Ohio-approved pathways
  • Know how the dyslexic brain processes information and how students with dyslexia learn 
  • Know how to assess risk for dyslexia and interpret assessment data for progress monitoring
  • To understand the implementation framework for school-wide interventions that support students with dyslexia, including MTSS or RTI
  • How to advocate on behalf of students with dyslexia or similar difficulties

Contact Information

Monica Clarke, Program Director

Haley Felty, Graduate Assistant

Academics and Curriculum

View Dyslexia Certificate program information and requirements in the Academic Catalog.

Dyslexia Certificate Program of Study (PDF)


Undergraduate Admission Requirements

  • Must complete their bachelor’s degree requirements while enrolled in the Dyslexia Certificate program
  • A minimum 2.75 GPA
  • Completed a 3-credit hour college phonics course
  • Complete the program application

Graduate Admission Requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with a minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75
  • Completed a 3-credit hour college phonics course
  • Admission into the Graduate School

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