Did you know that one in seven students faces some type of learning disability? Roughly 85% of these students struggle with reading - and 5% to 15% have dyslexia. Others deal with dyscalculia, dysgraphia, expressive language disorder, and auditory and visual processing disorders.
Teaching students with language-based learning disabilities requires specialized methods and approaches - many of which you won't learn in a traditional Master of Education program. That's why Southern New Hampshire University developed the first-ever online Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction program with a concentration in Dyslexia and Language-Based Learning Disabilities, a dyslexia and LBLD-focused Master in Curriculum and Instruction online program expressly designed to help students who struggle with reading and writing succeed in elementary to high school, college and beyond.
This innovative concentration within our Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction program is a joint partnership with Landmark School, a renowned leader in the field of serving, educating and empowering LBLD students in elementary, middle and high school. Additionally, this online degree program is designed to align with 21st century learning.
In the online MEd program, you'll learn how to cultivate academic success in K-12 students with language-based learning disabilities such as dyslexia. You'll discover how to apply innovative, highly structured and research-based approaches to heighten school-aged students' executive function, information-processing skills, oral and written expression, social-emotional confidence and self-advocacy skills. Courses will center on how students with LBLDs learn, self-regulate and benefit from tailored instruction. This program satisfies the professional development coursework needed each year to renew teacher licenses.
The dyslexia studies and language-based learning disabilities concentration is a master's-only pathway program that does not lead to licensure or prepare you to become a Landmark specialist. The online curriculum and instruction master's program is ideal for K-12 educators who are leading in the area of curriculum and instruction.
Upon completion of the Master in Curriculum and Instruction online program, you will be prepared to:
As a private, nonprofit university, SNHU has one mission - to help you see yourself succeed. The benefits of earning your online curriculum and instruction master's degree at SNHU include:
Landmark School was founded in 1971 with the goal of educating students whose reading, writing, spelling and mathematical skills did not match their thinking and problem-solving capacities. Most called these students dyslexic or learning-disabled. The school's founder, Charles "Chad" Drake, saw their promise and called them bright and capable.
Landmark currently educates 450 students on two campuses in Massachusetts. The school boasts a faculty and staff of more than 300 and is recognized internationally as a leader in understanding and catering to those with language-based learning disabilities. Landmark teachers understand the dramatic range in learning differences and tap into each student's intelligence. They uncover hidden talents, remediate skill deficits and teach students how to learn, ask questions and self-advocate. As a testament to Landmark School's effectiveness, 92% of its graduates attend college - more than 30% higher than the national average.
For nearly 40 years, Landmark's Outreach Program has provided professional development programs and in-school consulting for educators across the country.
The online MEd in Curriculum and Instruction degree program does not lead to licensure. View disclosure information.
Acceptance decisions are made on a rolling basis throughout the year for our 5 graduate terms. You can apply at any time and get a decision within days of submitting all required materials. To apply, simply contact an admission counselor, who can help you explore financial options. Your counselor can also walk you through the application process, which involves completing a graduate application ($40 fee) and providing undergraduate transcripts.
Candidates must also submit an acknowledgement form and professional resume. Resumes should include any relevant K-12 instructional or curriculum development experience, for at least six months. Additional forms may be required depending on your background.
The LBLD-focused Master in Curriculum and Instruction online program, in partnership with Landmark School, is designed for both currently certified teachers and educators already leading in the area of curriculum and instruction. Roles include trainers, librarians, guidance counselors, curriculum developers, assessment administrators, program evaluators, learning center tutors and language trainers.
Demand for instructional coordinators will continue to grow as schools focus on the effectiveness of educators and curriculum evaluation and improvement. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects 10% growth through 2026.* Jobs for special education teachers are projected to increase 8% through 2026.**
Please note: Instructional coordinators in public schools may be required to have a teaching license or an education administrator license.
The online curriculum and instruction master's with a dyslexia studies concentration is designed for K-12 educators who are leading in the area of curriculum and instruction. The program consists of 12 courses, including nine core education courses and three courses specific to dyslexia studies and language-based learning disabilities. Courses will center on how students with LBLDs learn, self-regulate and benefit from tailored instruction.
At SNHU, you'll learn from the best. Certified teachers from Landmark School designed, developed and currently teach our online courses.
Total Credits: 36
Tuition rates for SNHU's online degree programs are among the lowest in the nation. We offer a 25% tuition discount for U.S. service members, both full and part time, and the spouses of those on active duty.
*Tuition Rates are subject to change and are reviewed Annually.
$150 Graduation Fee, Course Materials ($ varies by course)
Southern New Hampshire University is a private, nonprofit institution accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE) as well as several other accrediting bodies.