The Children’s Dyslexia Centers’ IMSLEC-accredited program offers up to four levels of Dyslexia Specialist training, so teachers who would like to pursue additional training may do so. While individual program requirements vary, minimum requirements for certification include:
- Teaching Level – 45 hours of coursework, 60-hour supervised teaching practicum, and 5 observations/demonstration lessons.
- Instructor of Teaching Level – 90 additional hours of coursework, 600-hour supervised teaching practicum, and one supervised cycle of teacher training.
- Therapy Level – 200 hours of coursework, 350- to 700-hour supervised teaching practicum, and 10-20 observations/demonstration lessons.
- Instructor of Therapy Level – Therapy-level coursework and 2,100-hour supervised teaching practicum over a 2- to 3-year internship period.