Graduate Certificate in Dyslexia

This is an archived copy of the 2021-2022 catalog. To access the most recent version of the catalog, please visit

The Graduate Certificate in Dyslexia 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 screening, 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. Fifty (50) field experience/practicum hours are embedded in the coursework.

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.

This Graduate Certificate is eligible to receive Title IV funding – Direct Unsubsidized Loans and Graduate PLUS loans by request. To be considered for aid, students need to submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

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

Graduate Certificate Dyslexia
Specified Courses
READ 5304Multisensory Language Learning 13
READ 5306Survey Of Reading3
READ 5307Prac-Lit Assmt/Instr Stratgy I (with elementary populations) 23
READ 5330Lit & Instr Mat In Rdg Progs3
READ 5335Cognition & Emergent Literacy3
Total Hours15