Structured Language and Literacy Intervention Graduate Certificate

This 18-credit hour certificate is designed for degree-seeking students of any major and non-degree-seeking students wanting to develop an expertise in identifying and treating literacy disorders to reach all students.  A special emphasis is on dyslexia.  At the completion of this certificate, you will earn the title Structured Literacy Dyslexia Specialist from the International Dyslexia Association. 

If you are an undergraduate student, you may begin this certificate before you graduate and finish it during your graduate program.  If you choose this route, you should meet with the CSD academic advisor, Dr. Stephanie Richards.

Learn about the Graduate Certificate

Program goals

  1. Provide educational professionals, including speech-language pathologists and classroom teachers, with the skills to provide high-quality literacy services using evidence-based instruction and interventions. 
  2. Improve learning and developmental outcomes for students with reading-related disabilities.
  3. Position Central Michigan University at the forefront of addressing dyslexia and literacy disorders in Michigan and the Great Lakes Region.