Dyslexia Informational Paper
Dyslexia Legislation
Specialist Trained in Dyslexia Credential

A school district or non-public school may choose to employ an individual that holds the credential for specialists trained in dyslexia. A “specialist trained in dyslexia” must have a valid North Dakota educator’s professional license issued by the Education Standards and Practices Board. To obtain the credential, an individual must complete the following coursework or hold certification approved by the International Dyslexia Association (IDA) or the Center for Effective Reading Instruction (CERI):

  1. Introduction to dyslexia;
  2. Assessment for students with dyslexia;
  3. Interventions for students with dyslexia; and
  4. Minimum of three semester hours of practicum experience related to dyslexia assessment and interventions.

An individual may be exempt from completing the coursework if they have completed certification approved by the IDA or the CERI. The certification must include a practicum experience of a minimum of three credits or forty-five clock hours. Administrative Rules 37-11-25

Those interested in obtaining the Credential for Specialists Trained in Dyslexia must complete an online application at ND Teach.