SIL Introductory Extended Practicum Class

4 Units
Credit Validation

Course Description

Credit Validation for Slingerland Educator Participants Only

This 60-hour Slingerland® Institute Practicum will follow the Introductory Comprehensive Class. It is designed for teachers seeking certification or teachers seeking additional support in implementing the Slingerland® Approach with students.

Course Details

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

Who Should Attend: Teachers interested in meeting the needs of students with specific language disability who struggle with reading, writing, and spelling


Successful completion of the Introductory Level Comprehensive Class within the last five (5) years.

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What You Will Learn

  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of the complete Slingerland format and complete integration of the lessons
  • Develop lessons that are informed by student performance
  • Documentation of the Slingerland® Approach with student(s)
  • Complete initial practicum requirements toward certification at the Slingerland certified teaching level


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Credit Validation

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.

Key Benefits of Credit Validation Courses

Make Your Work Count

Earn credit for your previous work in trainings, workshops, and conferences through a simple process.

Advance Faster

Save money by earning credit for work you completed and get one step closer to salary advancement.

Work Towards a Degree

Many receiving institutions may accept credits towards degree programs, giving you a head start in earning a graduate degree.