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Certificates Programs

Office of Lifelong and Lifewide Learning

In today’s rapidly changing world, the ability to learn and develop new skills are critical for career advancement. Drexel University’s School of Education offers a number of certificate and professional development opportunities that can be completed in less time and at a fraction of the cost of a traditional degree program.

Some of our programs offer Act 48 credits for teachers looking for growth opportunities, while others offer a certificate that acknowledges the mastery of a particular skill. These certificates can be included on a resume and shared with potential employers.

Current Programs

Wilson Reading System® (WRS) Level 1 Professional Development

Level 1 Certification courses will enable you to:

  • Become proficient at teaching structured literacy.
  • Gain the confidence, skills, and experience necessary to successfully teach reading and spelling and have the opportunity to become a teacher-leaders
  • Become qualified to teach students with dyslexia if coursework is completed and practicum passed.
  • Learn to teach reading and spelling using a straightforward, experiential learning approach that supports the goals, principles, and recommended practices of implementation science.
  • Acquire multisensory teaching strategies and a comprehensive understanding of the structure of the English language.
  • Improve the ability to plan and implement a coherent lesson based on the diverse needs of students.

Level 1 Certification for individuals or groups of teachers

The first step for those interested in obtaining level I certification is to take the Wilson Introductory Course followed by the Level 1 Certification course. This program is perfect for reading specialists, tutors, and special education teachers. Foundations® workshops and coaching are available for Kindergarten, First, Second, and Third grade general education teachers.

  • Instruction is by certified Drexel University faculty of the School of Education.
  • Courses are available throughout the year.
  • Act 48 credits are available.

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IDA logoWilson® accredited partner 

Drexel's Level 1 certification program meets the standards of the International Dyslexia Association. Drexel is also a Wilson® Reading Systems accredited partner.