Online Dyslexia Endorsement

(150 Contact Hours, 15 PLUs)

Middle Georgia RESA’s Dyslexia Endorsement is designed to prepare candidates to recognize the characteristics of Dyslexia and support students with Dyslexia in the field and at the grade levels of their base certification as outlined in Rule 505-3-.112 DYSLEXIA ENDORSEMENT PROGRAM   Each course is approximately 12 weeks in length. The Dyslexia Endorsement is a three-course program:  

Course 1:  Understanding Language Development and Dyslexia

Course 2:  Assessment and Evidence-Based Reading Instruction for Students with Dyslexia

Course 3:  Methods in Multi-Sensory Instruction and Interventions

 

Candidate admission to the MGRESA Endorsement Program requires the following:

  • A valid, level 4 or higher Induction or Professional teaching certificate in any teaching, service, or leadership field is required for program admission. 
  • Candidates must register online under Course Registration for each course of the Dyslexia Endorsement and follow the link to print the application for system approval. 

Course Descriptions

This is a job-embedded program. Candidates must practice skills with students. 

Course 1: Understanding Language Development and Dyslexia

The introductory course explores the critical components of literacy development and introduces candidates to the nature and needs of students with dyslexia.  An integral part of teaching students who have reading difficulties is a comprehensive understanding of the foundations of reading. The course will also address the historical development of the field, relevant laws, and policies.

Course 2: Assessment and Evidence-Based Reading Instruction for Students with Dyslexia

Assessment and Evidence-based Reading Instruction prepares candidates to apply the practices of effective assessment for students with dyslexia, including the various purposes of assessment, the psychometric properties of high-quality assessment tools, and issues related to test administration. Students will identify effective assessment tools, develop informal assessment procedures, and interpret assessment data to design intervention. Additionally, the course introduces the principles and practices of evidence-based literacy intervention for students with dyslexia. 

Course 3: Methods in Multi-Sensory Instruction and Interventions

In this course, candidates develop, implement, and evaluate interventions for students who have significant reading and/or writing difficulties,  including dyslexia and/or delays in the stages of literacy development.  Candidates will design plans to address  the varied challenges that students may encounter as they develop literacy skills.  Effective interventions in various components of literacy, and the issues involved in designing a comprehensive literacy intervention plan will be addressed.  

Texts Required:

W Blevins. Phonics from A to Z, 3rd Edition, A Practical Guide  (Course 1)

ISBN-13 978-1338113495

ISBN-10 1338113496

Johns & Piper (2012). Basic Reading Inventory. Kendall-Hunt Publishing. (Course 2)

ISBN:   9781524905620

Available: https://he.kendallhunt.com/product/basic-reading-inventory-pre-primer-through-grade-twelve-and-early-literacy-assessments  

W Blevins. A Fresh Look at Phonics, Grades K-2:  Common Causes of Failure and 7 Ingredients for Success (Corwin Literacy)   (Course 3)

ISBN-13 978-1506326887

ISBN-10 1506326889