Program Description:The Master of Education Degree in Special Education Specializing in Dyslexia is designed for teachers interested in working with children or adults who have dyslexia or related disorders. The Master of Education Degree in Special Education Specializing in Dyslexia provides the opportunity for the student to become a specialist in the field of dyslexia and related learning differences. The program requires:
Course content and techniques are based on Take Flight: A Comprehensive Intervention for Students with Dyslexia, a curriculum written by the staff of the Luke Waites Center for Dyslexia and Learning Disorders of Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for children (TSRHC). Take Flight builds on the success of the three previous dyslexia intervention programs developed by the staff of TSRHC: Alphabetic Phonics, the Dyslexia Training Program and TSRH Literacy Program. Completion of the Master of Education in Special Education specializing in dyslexia qualifies the student to apply for professional licensure upon completion of the Alliance Exam. Our graduates will also receive the title of Licensed Dyslexia Therapist (LDT).
Application for professional licensure as a LDT requires the following:
A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
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Requirements (36 Hours total)*
REQUIRED COURSES (9 hours)
(3) Human Relations Summer I and II
(3) Introduction to Educational Research Spring
(3) Applied Research Fall
Dyslexia Core (21 hours)
(3) Survey of Dyslexia and Related Learning Disabilities Summer II of 1st year
(3) Promoting Early Language Development of the Dyslexic/ Practicum Experience Fall of 1st year
(3) Reading Fluency Instruction and Assessment for the Dyslexic Student/ Practicum Experience Spring of 1st year
(3) Morphological and Syntactical Awareness for the Dyslexic Student/Practicum Experience Fall of 2nd year
(3) Cognitive and Linguistic Structure of Written language for the Dyslexic Student/Practicum Experience Spring of 2nd year
The above 5 courses are the Take Flight courses.
(3) Special Education Law Fall
(3) Practicum in Special Education
Electives (6 hours) from
(3) Foundations of Special Education
(3) Exceptional Individuals
(3) Individualized Diagnostic Assessment I* Fall
(3) Individualized Diagnostic Assessment II* Spring
(3) Vocational, Motor Skills, and Assistive Technology Assessment*
(3) Foundations of Special Education Leadership
(3) Teaching Strategies for Affective Disorders
*Educational Diagnostician Certification is available with this degree option for students
holding an undergraduate degree in Special Education. Leveling classes will be required
for students who do not have an undergraduate Special Education degree who wish to include
diagnostician certification. Requires SPED 6613 Individualized Diagnostic Assessment
I, SPED 6623-Individual Diagnostic Assessment II, and SPED 6633 Vocational, Motor
Skills and Assistive Technology Assessment.
Dr.Schultz will be your advisor if you choose the Educational Diagnostician Certification. Mary Wines will be your advisor if you do not choose the Educational Diagnostician Certification.
For more information contact:
Mary Wines, M. Ed, LDT, CALT, QI
3410 Taft Blvd
Wichita Falls, TX 76308
Edward Schultz PhD
3410 Taft Blvd.
Wichita Falls, TX 76308