Dyslexia Interventionist microcredential badges

Dyslexia Interventionist Microcredential

The Dyslexia Interventionist microcredential is designed for classroom teachers, reading teachers, special education teachers and speech and language pathologists who want to increase their knowledge and skill on the teaching of reading. Completion of the microcredential will prepare educators to effectively teach reading to all children, particularly those who need intensive word reading instruction.

This one-year, fully online program is aligned to the International Dyslexia Association’s (IDA) Knowledge and Practice Standards and prepares candidates for certification as an IDA Dyslexia Interventionist. The microcredential certifies that the earner has successfully completed all four badges in the Dyslexia Interventionist series.

The four course badges are:

  • Course #1: Foundations of Reading and Dyslexia (8 weeks)
  • Course #2: Advanced Word Reading Instruction (8 weeks)
  • Course #3: Assessment of Reading with Practicum (12 weeks)
  • Course #4: Structured Literacy Practicum (12 weeks)

Cost of the non-credit bearing microcredential is $750 per badge or $3,000. Participants will be responsible for purchasing their own textbooks.

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About the Courses

Foundations of Reading and Dyslexia

Addresses foundations of literacy acquisition including phonology, phases of word reading, and spelling development. Explores the constructs of reading disability and dyslexia; examines policies and laws pertaining to dyslexia.
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Advanced Word Reading Instruction

Provides depth of knowledge on word reading and spelling instruction and includes Orton Gillingham (OG) training. Introduction to assessment practices including valid and reliable tools, procedures, and interpretation.
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Assessment of Reading with Practicum

Extends OG training with a focus on assessment and intervention design. Application of effective assessment tools and OG methods through a 12-week practicum (one on one with a student using OG methods).
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Structured Literacy Practicum

Practicum with a case study. Twelve-week practicum with a case study of student.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Is this a fully online program?

This program is mostly online (asynchronous) with one synchronous class meeting every four weeks. The synchronous meetings are held via Zoom at 6pm. Throughout each badge, you will have access to your instructor and be able to ask questions, seek feedback, and get support with your learning.

Do we receive graduate credit for successfully completing each badge?
Will I also be certified by the International Dyslexia Association (IDA) once I complete all four badges?
What are the practicum requirements?
If I want to attend Carroll University and obtain a Reading Teacher (316) license, will these badges transfer as credit?
What are the required textbooks?
Can I take the courses in any order?
What happens if I finish only one or two of the courses and then want to come back later and finish the remaining ones? Can I do that?
Do we receive a letter grade?
Since I will get Orton Gillingham training, does this mean I will be a certified

Still Have Questions?

If you have any questions, please contact Colleen Pennell at cpennell@carrollu.edu.

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