Jemicy, a school for students with dyslexia and related language-based learning differences, Monday announced its Graduate Dyslexia Certificate Program has been accredited by the International Dyslexia Association.
Beginning in 2018, Jemicy partnered with Notre Dame of Maryland University (NDMU) on a 12-credit Graduate Dyslexia Certificate Program that provides participants with the skills and methods to be effective and competent teachers of students with dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia and other related learning differences.
The first and only graduate certificate program in dyslexia in the state of Maryland, this unique partnership aims to improve teacher quality and effectiveness. Once completed, participants receive a Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC) graduate certificate in dyslexia and are prepared to take the International Dyslexia Association’s certification exam for classroom educators through the Center for Effective Reading Instruction (CERI).
The courses, which cover best practices in language and literacy, writing, math, and executive functions, expose participants to cutting-edge research and evidence-based teaching models and provide them with new, essential, and directly applicable methods and skills to improve student outcomes.
From 2018 to 2020, 28 students completed the program; currently 70 students are enrolled in the program with 22 expected to finish next semester.