Graduate Certificate in Multisensory Reading Instruction Level I (Wilson® Language Certification) Overview An exciting opportunity for teachers to complete the coursework and training hours for the WILSON® Level I CertificationThe 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 FeaturesAbility to receive WILSON® Reading Certification Level I upon completion of the certificate programAccess to three WILSON® certified trainers from the School of Education facultyA flexible and efficient path to a highly sought-after credentialCredits transfer into Drexel's MS in Special Education program State restrictions may apply to some programs. Learn more. Curriculum 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 Instruction1.0EDLS 621Early Literacy Skills2.0EDLS 622Basic Word Study I3.0EDLS 623Basic Word Study II3.0EDLS 624Multisensory Practicum I1.0EDLS 625Multisensory Practicum II1.0EDLS 626Multisensory Practicum III1.0Total Credits12.0View Course Descriptions Admissions Criteria A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher (graduate degree GPA will be considered along with undergraduate GPA)If you do not meet this requirement, you’re still encouraged to apply and your file will be reviewed on an individual basis by the Program DirectorRequired DocumentsWith multiple ways to submit documents, Drexel makes it easy to complete your application. Learn more by visiting our Completing Your Application Guide.A completed applicationOfficial transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attendedTwo letters of recommendationAn 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.)ResumeAdditional requirements for International Students Tuition The tuition rate for the academic year 2017-2018 is $921 per credit. (A 25% discount off Drexel's regular tuition rate of $1228 per credit) This program is eligible for Financial Aid.Special tuition rates available for Drexel University Alumni, Military members, and members of our Partner Organizations.These rates apply only to new online students and students being readmitted.All students must contact applyDUonline@drexel.edu within the first two weeks of the term to request tuition savings for which they qualify.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 2017-2018 Academic Year Term 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 Apply now to begin your application for obtaining a Drexel degree online! or Previously enrolled at Drexel? Learn more about readmission. Any problems? Find help or contact us.