Graduate Certificate Dyslexia

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Program Description

The Graduate Dyslexia Certificate provides students with the strategies and techniques necessary to effectively assess and plan instruction for dyslexic students. This certificate will benefit individuals who wish to incorporate instructional strategies in the classroom or as a building dyslexia specialist. This dyslexia certificate course work covers the necessary components that the State of Texas outlines in The Dyslexia Handbook (2010). SHSU students who complete the course work for this certificate will gain competence in assessment and differential diagnosis, instruction in the components of phonological and graphophonemic knowledge, and instruction that is multisensory, explicit, sequential, and cumulative.


Applicants seeking admission to the graduate Dyslexia certificate program in Education must submit the following directly to the Office of Graduate Admissions:

  1. Graduate Application
  2. Application fee
  3. Official transcript from the baccalaureate degree granting institution
  4. 2.8 GPA
  5. Online survey and interview on Survey Monkey 

Certificate Requirements

Graduate Certificate Dyslexia

Graduate Certificate Dyslexia
Course Name Hours
Specified Courses (15 credit hours)
Choose all from:
SPED 6313 Seminar in Learning and Learning Disabilities 3
SPED 6308 Practicum and Method in Special Education 3
READ 5306 Survey of Reading 3
READ 5307 Practicum in Literacy Assessment and Instructional Strategies I 3
READ 5308 Practicum in Literacy Assessment and Instructional Strategies II 3
Total 15


Reading (READ)
Special Education (SPED)

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