Interested in becoming Wilson Reading System® (WRS) Level 1 Certified?
The Wilson Reading System® (WRS) Level I Certification program is designed to prepare teachers to effectively implement WRS Steps 1-6 with students who are reading and spelling below grade level, as well as those diagnosed with a language-based learning disability, such as dyslexia. It consists of two components: the WRS Intensive Instruction for the Non-Responsive Reader (Steps 1-6) online course and the WRS Steps 1-6 Practicum with companion online course.
A critical factor for student success is teacher knowledge and skills, and the ability to apply those in the classroom with students. The WRS Level I Certification Program provides a course that deepens teachers’ content knowledge while providing a supervised practicum that allows teachers to apply and practice skillful use of research-based strategies. Considerable time, effort, and study are required for the WRS Certification program. Each trainee is expected to acquire a very sophisticated working knowledge of the sound-symbol system of English (phonology), the rules that govern English spellings (orthography), and its structure (morphology), as well as the use of specific diagnostic techniques in teaching decoding and encoding, and strategies for vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension.
Completion of WRS Level I Certification makes one eligible to receive the professional credential of Wilson® Dyslexia Practitioner (W.D.P.)
WRS Introductory Course must have been completed within the last 5 years. Either the 3rd or 4th edition is acceptable.
The cost for the Practicum and Certification is $2,400.00. Payment is due at the beginning of the practicum. We accept cash, check, and all major credit cards.
Practicum participants have 12 months from their enrollment date to complete the online coursework and the practicum.
For local participants (Gainesville, GA) - Trainees who live locally should plan to bring their student to our office to complete the five required observations.
For participants who are not local to Gainesville, GA - For trainees who do not live locally, the five required observations can be made via video chatting (Skype, Facetime, etc.).