University Programs Accredited by IDA

The International Dyslexia Association (IDA) has an accreditation program that rigorously reviews educator preparation programs based on an accreditation model that is uniquely aligned with IDA’s Knowledge and Practice Standards for Teachers of Reading (KPS). Alignment with the KPS provides programs with a comprehensive standards-based reading preparation framework to guide the development of their curriculum. Programs that meet these standards are awarded IDA Accreditation.

Programs awarded AccreditationPlus have received IDA accreditation and also produce educators who have engaged in intensive supervised practicum experiences that were sufficiently designed and staffed to promote applied mastery of the principles and practices of structured literacy in the service of preventing reading failure and remediating off-track readers with profiles characteristic of dyslexia.

The following programs have been awarded IDA Accreditation:

 Southern CT State University GRAD Reading AccreditationPlus

 AR  University of Central Arkansas

UGRAD Elementary Education
GRAD Reading
Dyslexia Certificate

CT Southern CT State University

Grad Reading

FL University of Florida

Dyslexia Certificate Program

MA Gordon College

Grad; Reading Specialist

MI Central Michigan University

Grad: Structured Literacy and Language Intervention Certificate (SLLIC)

 MS  University of Southern Mississippi  GRAD Dyslexia Therapy
Master’s of Education in Dyslexia Therapy



 William Carey University  GRAD Dyslexia Therapy  AccreditationPlus
 MO  Webster University

 MA in Reading with a Graduate Certificate in Dyslexia


 Graduate Certificate in Dyslexia


 NJ Fairleigh-Dickinson University Orton Gillingham Teacher Training Program AccreditationPlus
 OH  Anitoch University Midwest  CERTIFICATE: Dyslexia Certificate Program  AccreditationPlus
 Mount Saint Joseph’s University

GRAD: Reading Science Program
Dyslexia Certificate: Structured Literacy Interventionist

 University of Dayton

UGRAD Early Childhood/Middle Level/Intervention Specialist
GRAD Reading Endorsement

PA Arcadia University

GRAD: Reading Specialist Program
PreK-4 Undergraduate with a certificate

 Carlow MEd in Reading Specialist  AccreditationPlus
 Clarion University GRAD: Special Education: Reading Concentration  Accreditation
 Drexel University

GRAD Special Education: Multisensory Reading Concentration

Master’s of Special Education – Dyslexia Specialist



 Robert Morris University

GRAD: Reading Specialist

Structured Literacy Intervention Certificate



 Saint Joseph’s University

GRAD: Special Education

M.S.: Special Education/Systemic Literacy

B.S.: Elementary Education PreK-4 Special Education

Reading Intervention Certificate Accreditation Plus