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Online Wilson Reading System® Certification

According to the 2005 National Assessment of Educational Progress report (NAEP), millions of students in schools across the nation struggle to read every day. A true depth of literacy knowledge can prepare you to teach the foundational reading and writing skills necessary for success in and out of the classroom. The Wilson Reading System® (WRS) addresses a number of fluency and comprehension deficits exhibited by children, teens and adults who struggle with reading and writing. The Florida Center for Reading Research (FCRR) concluded that the Wilson Reading System® can effectively “close the gap” in literacy skills for struggling readers1. In short, the Wilson Reading System® is one of the premier supplemental literacy development programs, and Saint Joseph’s University can help you master it.

The online Wilson Reading System® Certification program from Saint Joseph's University provides teachers with the skills needed to help students become fluent, independent readers, using multi-sensory, structured language programs and strategies to teach reading and spelling successfully. SJU’s online Wilson Reading System® Certification program covers the fundamentals of the WRS so educators can successfully implement Wilson’s literacy development program in the classroom. Two of the main topics you’ll explore in the program are:

  • Multisensory Structured Language Instruction
  • Instruction for the Non-Responsive Reader

Learn more about the Wilson Reading System® program curriculum

The Wilson Reading System® is implemented in public and private schools, literacy volunteer organizations, clinics, adult basic education classes, family literacy programs, correctional facilities and home school environments across the country. Upon completion of the WRS Certification program, you will earn WRS Level 1 Certification and be included in Wilson’s tutor referral service. Being a WRS Level 1 Certified Teacher can open up additional career opportunities in teaching as a Reading Specialist, Reading Therapist or Private Literacy Coach.

Earning the Wilson Reading System® Certification online will equip you with the knowledge you need to work with students who have a language-based learning disability, such as dyslexia, as well as those who are reading below grade level. Through this innovative online WRS program from Saint Joseph’s University, you can earn a Wilson Reading System® Certification and/or complete additional courses to earn a Master's degree in Special Education in addition to your certification.

The benefits of earning your Wilson Reading System® Certification online include:

  • Log into class straight from your laptop or home computer.
  • Work comfortably at your own pace.
  • Take advantage of the ability to connect and work with a vast array of online learners.
  • Conveniently submit assignments electronically.

To learn more about the online Wilson Reading System® Certification program from Saint Joseph’s University and what it can do for your career, call (866) 758-7670 to speak with an admissions representative or request more information.


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