The dyslexia therapist 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 certification by the Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) as a dyslexia therapist and may also be applied toward the M.Ed. in Reading program.
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
• Have a valid, initial or standard teaching license (Arkansas or other state)
Read more about the UALR Graduate School’s admissions process here.
The Dyslexia Therapist graduate certificate requires 12 hours of concentrated course work. Students become certified as dyslexia therapists 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.
Dr. Kent Layton | 501.569.8691 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Reading Education Associate Professor
UALR 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.
UALR 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, ualr.edu/disability/, provides information about the accommodation process and online forms to apply for services.
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Leads to certification as a dyslexia therapist in Arkansas; may apply toward M.Ed. in Reading.