Practicum for the Dyslexia Certificate Program

4 Units
Credit Validation

Course Description

Credit Validation for Dyslexia Institute Practicum Only

This is the supervised practicum portion of our Dyslexia Certificate Program. The participant works with a student who has been diagnosed with dyslexia or at high risk for a reading disability. The participant meets online with a mentor to practice techniques taught in the certificate program and prepares samples lessons to present. The participant then prepares lesson plans and works with their student for a minimum of 45 lessons. All lesson plans are submitted and participant records a minimum of two lessons and is provided feedback and coaching from their mentor.

Course Details

Number of Units: 4.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours

Who Should Attend: Those enrolled with the supervised practicum portion of the Dyslexia Certificate Program with DTI.



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Course Date Units Price
EDC-X703J – 016 10 Oct 202214 Jul 2023 4 $316

Practicum for the Dyslexia Certificate Program

10 Oct 202214 Jul 2023
Credit Validation

Students must be registered for this course prior to registering with USD for credit:

Course Dates: October 10, 2022 – July 14, 2023

Course Format: Online meetings in ZOOM with assigned mentor, 1-on-1 or small group instruction (tutor) conducted by practicum participants

Audience: Students must be registered with the Dyslexia Training Institute for this course prior to registering with USD for credit/units

Refund Policy: All Credit Validation enrollments are refundable, less a $25 fee, if requested within 30 days of enrollment date. There will be no refunds for Credit Validation after the allotted 30 days.

Enrollment Open Through: November 10, 2022 (11:59pm PST)

What You Will Learn

  • Implement the Orton-Gillingham Approach and follow the scope and sequence given in the course
  • Acquire a well rounded understanding of how to teach students who have dyslexia


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The University of San Diego’s Division of Professional and Continuing Education offers graduate-level extension credit for work completed in trainings, workshops, conferences, induction, credentials, and other professional development programs not offered directly by USD. Complete one of the above and a member of our division will help you earn credit for your hard work and dedication to continuing your education.

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