Teacher Training in Structured Literacy

The Tennessee Center for the Study and Treatment of Dyslexia offers training that provides educators with knowledge and practical experience in delivering evidence based instruction to students with characteristics of dyslexia. Educators who participate in this program receive training provided on the MTSU campus and complete a supervised practicum delivering instruction to students with characteristics of dyslexia.

Areas of Teacher Knowledge Addressed by the Training

  •  Language and Reading Development
  • Reading Instruction
  • Skills Based Assessments of Reading
  • Structure of the English Language
  • Dyslexia and Reading Disabilities
  • Characteristics of Dyslexia 

Areas of Instructional Practices Covered by the Training

  • Phonological (Phonemic) Awareness
  • Letter Knowledge
  • Sound-Symbol Association
  • Spelling
  • Syllabication
  • Reading Fluency
  • Morphology
  • Oral and Written Expression
  • Listening and Reading Comprehension
  • Handwriting 

Supervised Practicum Delivering a Dyslexia Specific Intervention

  • Participating teachers instruct a small group of students using the approaches being taught as part of the training 
  • Participating teachers must demonstrate the ability to implement those instructional practices during five demonstration lessons with supervision provided by an Instructor of Certified Academic Language Practitioners

Contact dyslexia@mtsu.edu to enroll in the training that begins this summer. See the flyer for more details.