|Knowledge and Practice Standards for Teachers of Reading
The International Dyslexia Association created the Knowledge and Practice Standards for Teachers of Reading in 2010. This document serves as our guide in accrediting programs that prepare teachers of reading and/or programs that specialize in preparing teachers to work with students who have reading difficulties and disabilities. One of IDA’s long term goals is to inform the public regarding the knowledge base required for skilled reading instruction. Another is to define the specific teaching capabilities that should characterize any person responsible for teaching students with dyslexia and related reading difficulties, and to identify programs that meet the standards. We invite you to review the document and we hope that you will partner with us in promoting high standards for comprehensive and rigorous training of teachers.
Click to read the Knowledge and Practice Standards for Teachers of Reading.
University Teacher Training Programs
Click Here to learn about the university teacher training programs in reading that have been reviewed and accredited by IDA for meeting the IDA Knowledge and Practice Standards for Teachers of Reading since 2012.
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A Sample University Course Syllabus is available in Microsoft Word and Adobe PDF.
Independent Teacher Training Programs
Click here to read about the non-university based teacher training programs that have been reviewed and accredited by IDA for meeting the Knowledge and Practice Standards for Teachers of Reading.
If you have questions, or wish to speak with someone regarding the Standards, please contact Director of Professional Development, Elisabeth Liptak.