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  • Graduate Certificate in Multisensory Reading Instruction Level I


    An exciting opportunity for teachers to complete the coursework and training hours for the WILSON™ Level I Certification

    The Graduate Certificate in Multisensory Reading Instruction Level I provides the courses required for the WILSON™ Level I Certification, and also offers the opportunity to work with a certified WILSON™ trainer to complete your observation hours.

    At Drexel, we are committed to preparing teachers to meet the diverse and changing needs of students today. The Graduate Certificate in Multisensory Reading Instruction Level I prepares teachers and tutors to work with students who are reading and spelling below grade level or have been diagnosed with language based learning disabilities. Students will learn an in-depth knowledge of the sound-symbol relationship of the English language, the structure of the English language, and how to use diagnostic techniques to help students who struggle with decoding and spelling.

    Program Features

    • Ability to receive WILSON™ Reading Certification Level 1 upon completion of the certificate program
    • Access to three WILSON™ certified trainers from the School of Education faculty
    • A flexible and efficient path to a highly sought-after credential
    • Credits transfer into Drexel's MS in Special Education program

    State restrictions may apply to some programs. Learn more.


    This program is organized into four 10-week quarters per year (as opposed to the traditional two semester system) which means you can take more courses in a shorter time period. One semester credit is equivalent to 1.5 quarter credits.

    Required Courses  
    EDLS 620Applied Methods in Multisensory Reading Instruction1.0
    EDLS 621Multisensory Reading Instruction K/12.0
    EDLS 622Basic Word Study I3.0
    EDLS 623Basic Word Study II3.0
    EDLS 624Multisensory Practicum I1.0
    EDLS 625Multisensory Practicum II1.0
    EDLS 626Multisensory Practicum III1.0
    Total Credits12.0

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    Admissions Criteria

    • A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution with an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher (graduate degree GPA will be considered along with the undergraduate GPA)

    Required Documents

    With multiple ways to submit documents, Drexel makes it easy to complete your application. Learn more by visiting our supporting document submission guide.

    • A completed application
    • Official transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attended
    • Two letters of recommendation
    • An essay describing why you're interested in pursuing the Multisensory Reading Instruction program. Please indicate if you hold any state teacher certifications (e.g. Secondary Mathematics; PreK-4; Elementary K-6, etc.)
    • Resume
    • Additional requirements for International Students


    The tuition rate for the academic year 2016-2017 is $894 per credit. (A 25% discount off Drexel's regular tuition rate of $1192 per credit)

    • This rate applies only to new online students.
      • Students being readmitted to Drexel University must contact within the first two weeks of the term to request tuition savings for which they qualify.
    • This program is eligible for Financial Aid.
    • Special tuition rates available for Drexel University Alumni, Military members, and members of our Partner Organizations.
    • Special rates cannot be combined. If you qualify for more than one special rate, you'll be given the one with the largest savings.
    • When receiving special tuition plans with Drexel University Online, you may not combine them with other tuition benefits that may be available from Drexel University.


    Academic Calendar

    2016-2017 Academic Year

    Classes Begin 
    Classes End 
    Exams Begin 
    Exams End 

    Fall 2016     

    September 19, 2016

    December 3, 2016

    December 5, 2016

    December 10, 2016

    Winter 2017 

    January 9, 2017

    March 18, 2017

    March 20, 2017

    March 25, 2017

    Spring 2017 

    April 3, 2017

    June 10, 2017

    June 12, 2017

    June 16, 2017

    Summer 2017 

    June 26, 2017

    September 2, 2017

    September 5, 2017

    September 9, 2017

    2017-2018 Academic Year

    Classes Begin 
    Classes End 
    Exams Begin 
    Exams End 

    Fall 2017     

    September 25, 2017

    December 9, 2017

    December 11, 2017

    December 16, 2017

    Winter 2018 

    January 8, 2018

    March 17, 2018

    March 19, 2018

    March 24, 2018

    Spring 2018 

    April 2, 2018

    June 9, 2018

    June 11, 2018

    June 15, 2018

    Summer 2018 

    June 25, 2018

    September 1, 2018

    September 4, 2018

    September 8, 2018

    Apply today for the Graduate Certificate in Multisensory Reading Instruction Level I

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