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Dyslexia Certificate
Dyslexia Endorsement Certificate Online

Program Overview

Expand your teaching repertoire and earn a dyslexia endorsement in as few as six months with this accelerated online program. Our Dyslexia Endorsement Certificate program enables you to continue working while you complete coursework. You will also gain hands-on experience performing clinical assessment and intervention in reading and related areas with young students and adolescents in secondary grades.

icon $4,590 Total Tuition
icon As few as 6 months Program Duration
icon 15 Credit Hours
icon $4,590 Total Tuition
icon As few as 6 months Program Duration
icon 15 Credit Hours
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Aligned with the International Dyslexia Association (IDA) standards and the International Literacy Association (ILA), the curriculum covers the structure of language, the interaction between language and literacy, diagnostic principles and practices necessary for evaluating reading skills, and multisensory approaches used to help struggling readers. This program also gives you a working understanding of the legal mandates that protect the educational and civil rights of students receiving dyslexia services in public school environments.

Arkansas State University is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), formerly known as the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), 1140 19th Street, NW, Suite 400, Washington, D.C. 20036. Phone: 202-223-0077.

This Dyslexia Certificate online program helps you excel in:

  • Providing reading interventions for children who are learning to read or struggling to read
  • Preparing for the Principles of Learning and Teaching (PLT) exam and Praxis exam in order to earn your Dyslexia Endorsement

As licensure requirements may change without notice, it is the responsibility of the student to confirm the requirements for licensure in his/her state as it applies to the participation in an out-of-state degree program.

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Our Dyslexia Certificate online program features the same affordable, pay-by-the-course tuition for all U.S. residents. All fees are included in the total tuition.

Total Tuition $4,590
Tuition Per Credit Hour $306.25
Per Credit Hour Per Course
U.S. Resident Tuition Required Fees Total U.S. Resident Tuition Required Fees Total
$268.00 $38.25 $306.25 $804.00 $114.75 $918.75


The Dyslexia Certificate online program features accelerated coursework and multiple start dates to help you start sooner and finish faster.

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Term Length Course Begin Course End Application Deadline Document Deadline Registration Deadline Payment Deadline Last Day to Withdraw
Fall 2018 7wk 10/15/2018 12/7/2018 9/24/2018 10/1/2018 10/5/2018 10/12/2018 11/14/2018
Spring 2019 7wk 1/14/2019 3/1/2019 12/3/2018 12/10/2018 1/5/2019 1/11/2019 2/19/2019
7wk 3/11/2019 5/3/2019 2/18/2019 2/24/2019 3/1/2019 3/8/2019 4/17/2019
Summer 2019 5wk 5/28/2019 6/28/2019 5/6/2019 5/13/2019 5/17/2019 5/24/2019 6/14/2019
5wk 7/1/2019 8/2/2019 6/10/2019 6/17/2019 6/21/2019 6/28/2019 7/19/2019
Fall 2019 7wk 8/19/2019 10/4/2019 7/29/2019 8/5/2019 8/9/2019 8/16/2019 9/24/2019
7wk 10/14/2019 12/6/2019 9/23/2019 9/30/2019 10/4/2019 10/11/2019 11/13/2019
Ready to take the next step toward earning your degree online from A-State?


A-State Online offers a streamlined admission process so you can get started quickly and easily. While students must have a bachelor’s degree and a valid teaching certificate to be admitted to our Dyslexia Certificate online program, teaching experience is not required. Students should check for specific requirements in their state. See full admission requirements below.

  • Complete online application and submit a non-refundable $30 fee
  • Official transcript(s) sent from the registrar of the college/university attended. Official transcripts are sealed transcripts sent from the granting institution
  • Have a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution
  • Hold a valid teaching license
  • A written commitment from an educator who will function as your mentor during the degree program. Applicants should review the qualifications and responsibilities with their chosen mentor prior to having the mentor complete the Mentor Form

Additional Information

Submit all documents to:

A-State Online
P.O. Box 2520
State University, AR 72467

Fax: 870-972-3548

For Non-US Postal Mail Overnight Delivery Only:

Academic Partnerships
c/o Central Receiving
2713 Pawnee St.
Jonesboro, AR 72401

Aligned with IDA and ILA

The A-State Dyslexia Endorsement Certificate program is aligned with the International Dyslexia Association (IDA) standards and the International Literacy Association (ILA).


Students in the Dyslexia Certificate online program are required to complete 15 credit hours of coursework, consisting of four courses and a practicum.

Students in this program must complete the following courses (15 credit hours).

RDNG 6563: Principals of Literacy Cognition

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

This course is an examination of current research on literacy cognition, reading disorders, and research-based methodologies for reading instruction, with implications for instruction.

RDNG 6533: Literacy for Diverse Learners

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

This course examines literacy issues in the context of multicultural education and culturally responsive pedagogy with a focus on the differentiation of literacy needs among various student cultures and special needs students. Presentation and rehearsal of explicit literacy instruction to enhance comprehension.

RDNG 6333: Reading Practicum I: Diagnosis and Intervention

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

Course features clinical experiences in assessment and intervention in reading and related areas.

RDNG 6513: Emergent Literacy

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

Focuses on the development of literacy skills, birth through primary grades, including the process of exposure to words, print, and the opportunity to write as a part of the literacy process. This course maintains alignment with state and national standards.

RDNG 6553: Adolescent Literacy

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

Course analyzes current federal initiatives and reform policies related to adolescent literacy. Examines the social and cognitive processes related to adolescent literacy. The course features study of methods to facilitate literacy learning for adolescents in all curricular areas.

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