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Program Accreditation

Accreditation is a “seal of approval” that assures the public that your organization’s educator training curriculum and practicum experiences are aligned with the Knowledge and Practice Standards for Teachers of Reading (KPS) sufficient to ensure that program completers are knowledgeable about, and can apply, the principles and practices of Structured Literacy in the service of preventing reading failure and remediating off-track readers with profile characteristic of dyslexia.

Accreditation conveys your organization’s commitment to continuous self-assessment and improvement for the benefit of:

  • Developing readers
  • Educators and clinicians
  • Public and private educational agencies

The Center for Reading Instruction (CERI), in partnership with the International Dyslexia Association (IDA) Accredits educator preparation programs (Higher Education, Clinic-Based, Independent) according to their ability to prepare educators to master the knowledge and skills represented by the KPS.

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The Accreditation process is currently undergoing revision; however, if your organization is interested in learning more about Accreditation, including how to become Accredited, please send an email inquiry to: An Accreditation staff member returns emails and phone call requests on T,R between 8-1.Please allow up to 10 working days for a response.

For a list of Accredited Programs in your area, please visit: