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UT Tyler Adds New Reading Certificates in Master of Education Program 

TYLER, Texas (February 15, 2024) – The University of Texas at Tyler offers two new certificates within the Master of Education in reading program. Registration is now open for the literacy  coaching certificate, while registration for the dyslexia certificate begins Monday, April 1. 

The nine-credit UT Tyler literacy coaching certificate focuses on literacy coaching theories, research,  roles and responsibilities. The 12-credit UT Tyler dyslexia certificate focuses on diagnostic  assessment and dyslexia instruction and intervention. Both are 100% online and take one year to  complete. 

“We are pleased to offer these new certificates within our nationally recognized Master of  Education in reading program,” said Dr. Amir Mirmiran, UT Tyler provost and executive vice  president for academic affairs. “These certificates will help our graduates meet a critical need to  enhance literacy education in our region and better serve primary and secondary schools in East  Texas.” 

Graduates who earn the literacy coaching certificate become literacy coaches in their school and/or  district, supporting other PreK-12 teachers to implement effective literacy instruction. Graduates  who earn the dyslexia certificate can support educational diagnosticians. They also can help develop the reading, writing and spelling skills in PreK-12 students who are known to have dyslexia  –– a learning disorder that makes those skills, especially reading, difficult. 

Literacy coaching certificate programming begins this summer, and the dyslexia certificate  programming begins later this fall. For more information, contact Dr. Gina Doepker, UT Tyler  associate professor of literacy education and program coordinator, at gdoepker@uttyler.edu. 

Other certifications housed in the UT Tyler College of Education and Psychology include educational  diagnostician, superintendent and school counseling. 

With a mission to improve educational and health care outcomes for East Texas and beyond, UT  Tyler offers more than 90 undergraduate and graduate programs to nearly 10,000 students.  Through its alignment with UT Tyler Health Science Center and UT Health East Texas, UT Tyler has  unified these entities to serve Texas with quality education, cutting-edge research and excellent  patient care. Classified by Carnegie as a doctoral research institution and by U.S. News & World  Report as a national university, UT Tyler has campuses in Tyler, Longview, Palestine and Houston. 

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