Program Overview

The dyslexia graduate certificate program is designed to provide teachers the knowledge and skills to work effectively with students experiencing moderate to severe reading difficulties including dyslexia. The 12-hour program leads to an add-on endorsement in dyslexia by the Arkansas Department of Education and may also be applied toward the M.Ed. in Reading program.

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Program Details

Admission Requirements

Students who wish to pursue this program must meet the following requirements: • Hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution with a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.75 (or at least 3.0 for the last 60 hours of undergraduate course work), or a master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 Read more about the UA Little Rock Graduate School.’s admissions process here.

Graduation Requirements

The Dyslexia Graduate Certificate requires 12 hours of concentrated course work. Students receive a dyslexia (K-12) endorsement upon completion of the program with a cumulative 3.0 grade point average. The credits earned in this program may be applied toward the 30-hour M.Ed. in Reading program. See the Graduate Catalog for more details.

Program Advisor

Dr. Kent Layton | 501-916-6294 | Reading Education Associate Professor School of Education website


UA Little Rock is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, affiliated with the Electronic Campus of the Southern Regional Education Board, and designated as “doctoral/research intensive” by the Carnegie Foundation.


UA Little Rock makes every effort to meet special accommodation and access needs. For information on specific accommodations for individuals with disabilities, you may contact the department sponsoring the class you wish to attend, call eLearning at 501-569-3003 or the Office of Disability Support Services at 501-569-3143. The Disability Support Services website,, provides information about the accommodation process and online forms to apply for services.
Cost per credit hour: $396