Graduate Certificate Dyslexia

The Graduate Dyslexia Certificate provides students with the strategies and techniques necessary to effectively assess and plan instruction for students with dyslexia. This certificate will benefit individuals who wish to incorporate instructional strategies in the classroom or as a dyslexia specialist. This dyslexia certificate course work covers the necessary components that the State of Texas outlines in The Dyslexia Handbook (2018). 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. This certificate is not a licensing or national certification program but rather focuses on the classroom practitioner and/or interventionist. 

The coursework for this certificate can apply toward the Master of Education in Reading/Language Arts degree concurrently and/or post-completion. Information on that program can be found at MEd in Reading/Language Arts.

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

Summer start: May 1st application due date
Fall start: July 15th application due date
Spring start: November 15th application due date

Graduate Certificate Dyslexia
Specified Courses
READ 5306Survey Of Reading3
READ 5307Prac-Lit Assmt/Instr Stratgy I 13
READ 5330Lit & Instr Mat In Rdg Progs3
READ 5335Cognition & Emergent Literacy3
READ 6088Special Topics in Reading (Multisensory Language Learning) 23
Total Hours15