Structured Language and Literacy Intervention Graduate Certificate Details

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 with junior or senior status and a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0, you may begin this certificate before you graduate and finish it during your graduate program. Up to 9 of the 18 credits may be taken while you are enrolled as an undergraduate student and be counted towards both your undergraduate degree and graduate certificate. Courses taken while you are an undergraduate will be billed at the undergraduate tuition rate. Additionally, up to 6 credits of the Structured Language and Literacy Intervention Certificate (SLLIC) courses can be counted towards the elective requirements of the speech-language pathology graduate program. If you are a junior or senior who is interested in completing the SLLIC as an accelerated graduate certificate, you should meet with the CSD academic advisor, Dr. Stephanie Richards

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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.

Accreditation badge from International Dyslexia Association. Text reads: Meets knowledge and practice standards for teachers of reading. IDA Accredited Plus Program