Greene County News Report
YELLOW SPRINGS – Antioch University Midwest (AUM) has added its Dyslexia Certificate program to the growing number of professional development and degree programs available through online coursework.
By offering the program online, it makes the training much more convenient for current teachers, parents and dyslexia advocates, while adding flexibility to course schedules for current students pursuing graduate degrees in education. The certificate program is also available in a blended format that offers both distance and in-person learning opportunities with AUM’s faculty.
“Dyslexia affects one in five children in the United States, and many states – including Ohio – require all education programs to address best practices for working with students with dyslexia,” said Genya Devoe, teaching faculty at AUM’s School of Education. “Making sure this aspect of our program is as accessible as possible not only adds a valuable skill to a teacher’s credentials, this training positively impacts the lives of children who are working to overcome specific learning disabilities in reading.”
The two-year program is offered as a standalone certificate or as a professional concentration for students pursuing a Master of Education in Educational Leadership. As one of the only 17 dyslexia programs in the U.S. accredited by the International Dyslexia Association, the training is tailored for current teachers, students working toward a teaching degree, as well as parents and advocates for children with dyslexia. The first online offering will begin Oct. 12 and is designed to meet the needs of K-12 classroom educators.
To apply to the program, students must have earned a bachelor’s degree. Students may apply online or learn more by visiting antiochmidwest.edu/dyslexia, calling 937-769-1818 or attending a virtual or in-person information session.