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:


 AR  University of Central Arkansas

 UGRAD Elementary Education
 GRAD Reading



 Colorado College  GRAD Literacy Intervention Specialist Program  AccreditationPlus
 CT  Fairfield University  GRAD Reading and Language Development  AccreditationPlus
 Southern CT State University  GRAD Reading  AccreditationPlus
 FL  Southeastern University

 UNGRAD Elementary Education with Reading/ESOL Endorsements


 UNGRAD Special Education with Reading/ESOL Endorsements


 University of Florida  Dyslexia Certificate Program  AccreditationPlus
 MA  Gordon College  GRAD: Reading Specialist  AccreditationPlus
 MGH Institutes of Health Professions  GRAD Reading  AccreditationPlus
 MS  University of Southern Mississippi  GRAD Dyslexia Therapy  AccreditationPlus
 William Carey University  GRAD Dyslexia Therapy  AccreditationPlus


 Fairleigh Dickinson  CERTIFICATE: Orton-Gillingham Teacher  AccreditationPlus
 NY  Columbia University  GRAD Reading Specialist  AccreditationPlus
 OH  Anitoch University Midwest  CERTIFICATE: Dyslexia Certificate Program  AccreditationPlus
 Mount Saint Joseph’s University

 GRAD: Reading Science Program

 Notre Dame College  Reading Endorsement  AccreditationPlus
 University of Dayton  UGRAD Early Childhood/Middle Level/Intervention Specialist
 GRAD Reading Endorsement
PA  Arcadia University  GRAD: Reading Specialist Program  AccreditationPlus
 Clarion University  GRAD: Special Education: Reading Concentration  Accreditation
 Drexel University  GRAD Special Education: Multisensory Reading Concentration  AccreditationPlus
 Robert Morris University  GRAD: Reading Specialist & Structured Literacy Intervention Certificate  Accreditation/AccreditationPlus
 Saint Joseph’s University

 GRAD: Special Education

 M.S.: Special Education/Systemic Literacy

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




 Temple University  UGRAD: Early Childhood Education (ECED)
 UGRAD: ECED/Special Education
TX  Southern Methodist University  GRAD: Reading and Writing  AccreditationPlus