2012 Graduate Plan


Master of Education Degree in Special Education  Specializing in Dyslexia  

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:

  • two years of graduate study
  • extensive practicum teaching hours
  • clinical teaching hours.  

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

  1. Completion of comprehensive therapist training under the supervision of a Qualified Instructor that includes a minimum of 200 instructional hours, a minimum of 700 clinical/teaching hours, a minimum of 10 demonstrations, clinical/teaching documentation, and proof of the therapist’s progress and competency
  2. Acceptable performance on a comprehensive examination administered by ALTA.
  3. Completion of 3 CEUs (30 contact hours) every three years


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Please check the Schedule of Classes to find out when courses are offered each semester if they are not listed here.





Requirements (36 Hours total)*





(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*

Summer II



(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 


(940) 397-4855

Edward Schultz PhD

3410 Taft Blvd.

Wichita Falls, TX 76308


(940) 397-6203