Dyslexia Interventionist Program

Online Structured Literacy/Dyslexia Interventionist Program

Take your literacy instruction to the next level and earn credits to enhance your career. Carroll University’s Structured Literacy/Dyslexia Interventionist Program is 100% online to meet working professionals’ needs and schedules. The program is designed for individuals with degrees in education and related fields to become experts in assessing and teaching scientifically-based reading interventions. Studies show that 1 in 5 children could potentially struggle with dyslexia, therefore it is essential for educators to be adequately prepared to support these students.  

Interested in taking this program for course credit? Please contact: cucredentials@carrollu.edu

Program Details

Step 1: Elements of Structured Literacy

The first step in earning your credential is by completing the Elements of Structured Literacy program. This virtual offering provides synchronous and asynchronous, interactive learning about language and literacy, dyslexia, and methods of structured literacy. Upon completion, candidates will understand how to assess and teach scientifically based word reading instruction for individual, small, and whole class learning. Additional modules for fluency, comprehension, and vocabulary are provided. The course is designed for educators and specialists who teach emergent readers and those needing additional support with word recognition. 

  • Upcoming Dates:  
    • Fall 2023: October 16, 2023 - February 5, 2024 REGISTER NOW
  • Cost: $2,000
  • Materials Needed
    • MindPlay subscription
    • Language Card Deck
    • Multisensory Teaching of Basic Language Skills Activity Book
    • Multisensory Teaching of Basic Language Skills Text Book 


Step 2: Dyslexia Interventionist

This intensive offering is for those wish to pursue certification as an IDA recognized Dyslexia Interventionist. The program is 30 weeks in length with the bulk of learning engaged in a 24 week practicum (45-60 minute lessons) where candidates provide one on one instruction to a learner with word level reading difficulties. Upon completion, the candidates may seek certification through the IDA recognized Structured Literacy Dyslexia Interventionist process.

  • Prerequisite: Elements of Structured Literacy
  • Upcoming Dates:
    • Summer 2023: July 10, 2023 - February 12, 2024 REGISTER NOW
    • Fall 2023: October 23, 2023 - May 31, 2024 REGISTER NOW
    • Winter 2024: February 12, 2024 - September 23, 2024 REGISTER NOW
  • Cost: $2,200
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"My participation in the Carroll University Structured Literacy Dyslexia Interventionist program was life-changing. The material I learned through classes, texts, activities, and practicums changed my reading instruction dramatically. Every day I felt like I was learning something new. I would come to my building bursting with new information, research, or instructional practices that I needed to share with colleagues. My only regret is that I didn't do this sooner in my career."

- K. McKinney
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