The certificate program in structured literacy is accredited through the International Dyslexia Association and is designed for teachers, reading specialists, speech language pathologists, and others who work with children in literacy. The 7-credit program provides the skills necessary to implement systematic, explicit multisensory phonics instruction to children with dyslexia and other reading differences.
Candidates learn to administer assessments and plan developmentally appropriate structured literacy instruction for children through a practicum-based experience. After completion of the coursework and the field-based practicum, completion of the KPEERI exam is required. All coursework in the structured literacy certificate program is applicable to the reading specialist program.
Carianne Bernadowski, Ph.D
Coordinator of the Reading Specialist Program &
The Bob and Joan Peirce Structured Reading Teacher Training Center
These are some of the classes for students in this academic program: