Dyslexia Certificate

  Next Start Date: Spring

This 12-credit hour certificate will prepare you to work with the approximately 20 percent of students who struggle with literacy activities, many of whom are dyslexic.

This specialized training enables you to address the unique needs of students struggling with the reading, writing and language skills that come with a Dyslexia diagnosis. With this certificate, you will receive support and training in evaluating students with reading difficulties and be provided with strategies and structures you can use in the classroom every day.

Please note: Acquisition of the Dyslexia Certificate from Drury University does not lead to Special Reading K-12 certification from the State of Missouri.

Program AdvisorDr. Laurie Edmondson
Office: Lay Hall 212
Phone: (417) 873-7569

This certificate includes four courses:

  • EDUC 644: Introduction to Dyslexia
  • EDUC 651: Evaluation of Abilities and Achievement
  • EDUC 660 and 661: Practicum I and II for Special Reading
  • EDUC 654 and 655: Clinical Experience I and II for Special Education

EDUC 644 and EDUC 651 are offered online. Your practicum or clinical experience can be completed in your building, district or in an organization that supports the literacy needs of children with dyslexia.