Structured Literacy Certification Process


Certification Process 

Districts are required to establish a Structured Literacy Certification process for teachers providing instruction in kindergarten through third grade. Districts determine locally which educators will become certified through this process. The certification process must align with Ohio’s Dyslexia Guidebook.  

NEW - District leaders may consider using this Certification Process Planning Tool, which includes a checklist of items to consider when establishing their structured literacy certification process.

Certification Pathways 

Ohio law defines appropriate certification as either certification at a certified level, or higher, from a research-based structured literacy program or any other certification as recognized by a majority vote of the Ohio dyslexia committee.

This includes, but is not limited to, the following pathways recognized by a majority vote of the Ohio dyslexia committee. This document from the Ohio Dyslexia Committee provides more information on these pathways.  



Last Modified: 5/16/2023 11:11:08 AM