Dyslexia is the most common learning disability, affecting one in five American children. Utilize cutting-edge research in the field of dyslexia education and harness this new knowledge to empower all students in the classroom. Learn the structure of language and foundational concepts of oral and written learning to help children with dyslexia grasp a better understanding of information across a multitude of disciplines. Stand out and make a strong academic impact on the lives of those with dyslexia.
This degree is offered by AU New England.
A Dyslexia Studies concentration from Antioch University will help you stand out and make an impact. Our program is built upon the latest research and has met the International Dyslexia Association’s Knowledge and Practice Standards for Teachers of Reading.
Antioch’s online, 33-credit program is offered as a stand-alone certificate or a concentration in the M.Ed. for experienced educators. As one of the 25 dyslexia programs in the U.S. accredited by the International Dyslexia Association, the courses are tailored for current teachers, students working toward a teaching degree, as well as parents and advocates for children with dyslexia.
This program is offered online and is designed for:
- Teachers and administrators seeking to understand and effectively teach students with dyslexia
- Special Education professionals seeking to meet the needs of their students with dyslexia
- Family members of children and adults with dyslexia
- Advocates for children and adults with dyslexia
The program is offered throughout the year, with entry twice a year. Coursework is offered online to meet the needs of K-12 classroom educators. Educators receive the highest quality of instruction from faculty with a rich background of work in K-12 reading environments, many of whom are currently practitioners in the field.
Length of Program:
- This 33 -credit program can be completed in 5-7 semesters.
- Fully on-line and low residency options available
- 1-2 courses per term
- Foundations and Psychology of Reading
- Introduction to Dyslexia
- Advanced Phonics
- Diagnosis and Assessment of Students and Dyslexia
- Structured Language Teaching I
- Structured Language Teaching II
- Philosophy of Education and Change
- The Developing Mind or Childhood and Nature
- Practicum: Equity & Change
- Practicum: Child Study
- Practicum: Curriculum
For detailed curriculum, degree requirements, and course descriptions, please visit the course catalog.
Upon completion of this certificate and depending on state requirements, students can perform work as a:
- Reading Specialist
- Educational Therapist
- Classroom Teacher
- Understand Foundational Concepts about Oral and Written Learning
- Develop Knowledge of the Structure of Language
- Develop Knowledge of Dyslexia and Other Learning Disorders
- Interpret and Administer Assessments for Planning Instruction
- Master Structured Language Teaching Strategies
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