Program Requirements

Hours: 21

RDG 505Psychology of Reading (3)

RDG 530Phonics/Linguistics (3)

RDG 538Diagnosis & Remediation of Reading Problems (3)

RDG 540Fluency and Comprehension Development in Reading (3)

RDG 591Practicum in Evidence-Based Reading Instruction I (3)

RDG 532Advanced Phonics and Linguistics (3)

RDG 592Practicum in Evidence-Based Reading Instruction II (3)

RDG 593Dyslexia Certificate Advanced Reading Practicum (0)

Program Outcomes

The Dyslexia certificate provides an in-depth knowledge base related to the field of reading and language development, assessment, instruction, and individual differences. This program provides teachers with the deep knowledge and practices that are needed to teach reading to dyslexic students, other struggling readers and/or the general student population. Completion of the dyslexia certificate requires 21 semester hours of specific reading coursework and a field experience, in addition to achieving a passing score on the Ohio Assessment for Educators (OAE) reading examination. The Dyslexia Certificate is for those who hold a bachelor’s degree in Education or a related field (e.g. psychology, speech pathology).


The Dyslexia Certificate is also embedded within the Reading Science Master's degree. Upon completion of the Dyslexia Certificate, only 13 additional credit hours are needed to obtain the MA degree. All of the College of Mount St. Joseph's Reading Science programs (Ohio Reading Endorsement, Dyslexia Certificate, and MA degree) share common coursework and all have been favorably reviewed by the International Dyslexia Association (IDA). The College of Mount St. Joseph Dyslexia Certificate is an IDA Recognized program, one of only nine programs in the United States.

***The College of Mount St. Joseph will become Mount St. Joseph University effective July 1, 2014. Any reference within the catalog to the College will be understood to be a reference to Mount St. Joseph University after July 1, 2014, unless otherwise noted.***