By: Barbara Conway, Ph.D., CALT
Neuhaus Education Center, in collaboration with the Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education at Southern Methodist University, offers an exemplary Master of Education in Reading and Writing to teachers who want to be experts and leaders in the field of literacy.
Classes accommodate busy working teachers’ schedules and are a combination of live and distance learning classes. Video conference classes with SMU professors provide the opportunity to collaborate with a Dallas cohort of students. An increasing number of online classes allows teachers to pace their learning within a busy teaching schedule. Live classes at Neuhaus provide the interaction, discussion, and practice that bring theory and knowledge to life in the classroom. Our master students learn theory and current research in reading and writing with the added benefit of taking all of the courses required in our Dyslexia Specialist Preparation Program at Neuhaus. Those completing the two-year program are eligible to apply for the Reading Specialist Certification, to earn master reading teacher recognition, and to become a Level 1 Dyslexia Practitioner. Most of our master students continue with preparation to become full Dyslexia Therapists.
We will begin the fall of this year with a cohort of approximately ten master students.