Welcome to our Continuing Education portal at Truett McConnell University!
At Truett McConnell University, we are dedicated to providing a comprehensive education that goes beyond traditional degree programs. We understand that today’s competitive job market demands specialized skills and expertise, which is why we are thrilled to offer a diverse range of certification and endorsement programs to complement our academic offerings. Whether you’re a prospective student seeking to enhance your qualifications or a current student looking to broaden your skill set, our certifications are designed to empower you with practical knowledge and hands-on experience.
As you explore our certifications, you will discover a supportive and engaging learning environment, led by experienced instructors who are experts in their respective fields. Our commitment to academic excellence extends to our certification programs, where you will receive the same level of quality education that Truett McConnell University is renowned for.
Dyslexia Endorsement Program
New session starting in Jan. 2024!
What is Dyslexia? Why Get the Endorsement?
Dyslexia is a neurobiological disorder impacting an individuals ability to read, write, spell, and speak. Approximately 20 percent of the population is impacted by dyslexia which makes it the most common of all neuro-cognitive disorders (Schaywitz, 2020).
Although dyslexia cannot be cured, there are evidence-based teaching practices that can help individuals be more successful. Through an increased understanding of how the brain learns to read and the impact dyslexia has on typical brain structures, educators can improve their reading instruction for all students. This three-course dyslexia endorsement program addresses the critical need of pedagogical knowledge in the area of dyslexia for general and special educators working with this population.
Dyslexia Endorsement Program Quick Facts
- Online program, no campus visits required
- Program length 9 credit hours / offered online over 3 consecutive terms
- Course sequence begins spring semester (new course program beginning January 2024)
- Offered to Georgia’s P-12 teachers (a current teacher certification is required)
- Practice based components are embedded in each course
- Dyslexia Endorsement Program is just a one-time $350 fee
Is the Dyslexia Endorsement Program Approved?
Truett Mcconnell University’s Dyslexia Endorsement program, which is approved by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission, offers a focused pathway for educators to gain expertise in addressing dyslexia and related learning differences. Through a series of three – 10 week courses, you’ll acquire essential skills and strategies to support students with dyslexia in their learning journey. Equip yourself with specialized knowledge and become a more effective advocate for learners with dyslexia. Join us in making a meaningful impact in education and fostering inclusive classrooms. The next session will start January 2024.
What are the requirements?
- Baccalaureate from an accredited institution.
- Current teacher certification to be submitted to TMU’s Registrar Office once the application process has been completed.
How do I apply to the Dyslexia Endorsement Program?
Please contact Dr. Julie Lutz, Dean of the Peter and Gredel Walpot School of Education, for any questions about the dyslexia endorsement program.