Professional Development

Knowledge and Practice Standards for Teachers of Reading:

Knowledge and Practice Standards for Dyslexia Specialists:

Opportunities for Continuing Education which align with Current Science of Reading Standards:

Continuing Education Services

Accredited Independent Teacher Training Programs:

Did you know? The Children’s Dyslexia Centers offer a FREE program to teach anyone with a Bachelors degree Orton Gillingham approaches to reading, classes are limited. There is an opportunity to become IMSLEC certified as well! Certifications/credentials ensure quality control and continuing education is required to keep licensed!

Graduate Certificate in Dyslexia (Georgia)

University Programs Accredited by IDA

Antioch University Midwest (Ohio)

Dyslexia Certificate Program

Clarion University (Pennsylvania)

M.S. Special Education with Reading Concentration

College of Mount Saint Joseph (Ohio)

Reading Endorsement; Master of Arts in Reading Science

Colorado College (Colorado Springs, Colorado)

Master of Arts in Teaching: Literacy Intervention Specialist Program

Dallas Baptist University (Texas)

Master of Arts in Teaching: Multisensory Instruction

Drexel University (Pennsylvania)

M.S. Special Education with Multisensory Reading Concentration

Fairleigh Dickinson (New Jersey)

Orton Gillingham Teacher Certificate

Fairfield University (Connecticut)

Certificate of Advanced Study (6th year), Reading and Language Development

Gordon College (Massachusetts)

Master of Education: Reading Specialist

MGH Institute of Health Professions (Massachusetts)

Certificate of Advanced Study in Reading; Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology: Reading Concentration

Mississippi College (Mississippi)

Master of Education: Dyslexia Therapy

Notre Dame College (Ohio)

Reading Endorsement

Ohio State University (Ohio)

Dyslexia Certificate: Structured Literacy Strand

Saint Joseph’s (Pennsylvania)

Master of Science in Special Education: Urban Teaching Residency and Teacher Scholar-High Incidence programs

Simmons College (Massachusetts)

Master of Science in Education: Language and Literacy; Education Specialist Degree: Language and Literacy

Southeastern University (Florida)

Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education with Reading/ESOL Endorsements Bachelor of Science/Master of Education in Exceptional Student Education with Reading/ESOL Endorsements

Southern Connecticut State University (Connecticut)

M.S. in Reading

Southern Methodist University (Texas)

Master of Education in Reading and Writing

Teachers College, Columbia University (New York)

M.A. Reading Specialist

University of Dayton (Ohio)

Undergraduate (Early Childhood Education, Middle Childhood Education, Intervention Specialist) Graduate Reading Endorsement

University of Florida (Florida)

Unified Elementary Proteach Dual Certification

University of Central Arkansas (Arkansas)

B.S.E. Elementary Education, M.S.E. Reading

University of Southern Mississippi (Mississippi)

M. Ed. in Dyslexia Therapy

William Carey University (Mississippi)

Master of Education: Dyslexia Therapy

West Liberty University (West Virginia)

M.A. in Education, Reading Endorsement

Fitchburg State University ( Fitchburg MA)


“Difficulties mastered are opportunities won. ”
-Winston Churchill  British Statesman, Author, Orator, Prime Minister and dyslexic.


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