Dec 03, 2023  
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog [OFFICIAL CATALOG]

Dyslexia Therapist Graduate Certificate

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The Reading Education Program in the UALR College of Education and Health Professions offers the following programs and degrees to meet the needs of teachers progressing along their career pathway.

Training Programs Graduate Certificates Graduate Degrees
Reading Recovery Teacher Leader Literacy Intervention Specialist Graduate Certificate* Master of Education in Reading [M.Ed.]
Reading Recovery Teacher Literacy Coach Specialist Graduate Certificate Educational Specialist in Reading [Ph.D.]
  Dyslexia Therapist Graduate Certificate Doctor of Philosophy in Reading [Ph.D.]
  Literacy and Culture Graduate Certificate*  

*Program has been discontinued.

Out-of-State Reciprocity

Out-of-state candidates seeking certification from other states as reading specialists or dyslexia therapists should consult with their respective State Education agencies about specific licensure standards and exam requirements. All candidates are strongly advised to consult closely with a graduate advisor for details regarding their program, concentration, and opportunities for certification and licensure.

The Dyslexia Therapist graduate certificate is a 12 credit hour post-baccalaureate program designed for teachers to become certified by the Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) as dyslexia therapists. This certificate meets ADE competencies defined by Arkansas Law as provided in ACT 1294 of 2013. Aligned with standards of the International Dyslexia Association (IDA), the International Literacy Association (ILA), and the Interstate New Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (INTASC), this program provides teachers with the knowledge and skills to work effectively with students experiencing moderate to severe reading difficulties including dyslexia. Additional information can be obtained from the Department of Teacher Education website or from the UALR Center for Literacy website.

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