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Dyslexia Therapy, M.Ed.

Become a therapist specializing in those with dyslexia and related disorders in this two-year Master of Education dyslexia therapy training program.

Earn A Dyslexia Therapy, M.Ed.

This research-based program prepares educators to meet a community need​​​​​​​ and assist students struggling with dyslexia and written-language disorders

Based on the Orton-Gillingham approach, which combines auditory, visual and kinesthetic learning modalities, the outcome of this course is designed to be a Master of Education degree in Dyslexia Therapy and a rewarding career as a therapist. This program is accredited at both the Therapy and Instructor of Therapy levels by the International Multisensory Structured Language Education Council (IMSLEC) and is an International Dyslexia Association (IDA) accredited program.

This is a two-year graduate level course of study leading to a Master of Education degree in Dyslexia Therapy. The M.Ed. in Dyslexia Therapy at Mississippi College has been approved by the State Board of Education as a graduate degree meeting all requirements for an advanced degree by elementary and secondary licensed teachers.

The Dyslexia Therapy program received accreditation from the International Multisensory Structured Language Education Council (IMSLEC) in 2008 and the International Dyslexia Association in 2014.

Candidates for this program should:

  • Have an undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university and must be admitted to the Mississippi College Graduate School
  • Hold an "A" teacher's license or have evidence of experience in teaching or working with children or adolescents. A photocopy of the standard educator license is required. (Candidates not having a Class A Educator's License should contact the Mississippi College School of Education for requirements.)


Class Name


Core Courses   24
EDU 6571 Introduction to Dyslexia Therapy & Multisensory Teaching 3
EDU 6572 Dyslexia Therapy - Theory & Practice 3
EDU 6573 Dyslexia Therapy - Planning & Applications 3
EDU 6574 Dyslexia Therapy - Assessment & Evaluation 3
EDU 6575 Dyslexia Therapy - Internship I 3
EDU 6576 Dyslexia Therapy - Internship II 3
EDU 6577 Dyslexia Therapy - Internship III 3
EDU 6578 Dyslexia Therapy - Internship IV 3
Electives   6
Total Hours   30