Dyslexia Requirements for Educator Preparation Programs

Educator preparation programs (EPPs) must properly prepare teaching candidates to meet the educational needs of students with dyslexia. This page contains information on dyslexia requirements for EPPs.

Educator Preparation Programs Curriculum Information

All university candidates completing an EPP must receive instruction in detection and education of students with dyslexia as required the Texas Administrative Code (TAC) (TAC RULE §228.35 (4)).

TEA has created a panel of experts to help university candidates fulfill this requirement. The panel members are:

  • Experts in the diagnosis and treatment of dyslexia
  • Employed by institutions of higher education
  • Approved by the State Board for Educator Certification

      The goals of the board are the following:

      • Communicate its mission to stakeholders
      • Collaborate with lawmakers to support SB 866 (82nd Texas Legislature) as rules and policies are written
      • Identify stakeholders and audience
      • Determine technology to deliver content to audience
      • Begin communication with Education Testing Service regarding Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities (PPR) exam to include content specified by SB 866
      • Create timeline for goals in relation to SB 866 rules and policies

        EPP Dyslexia Curriculum Requirements

        Curriculum for all EPPs must include:

        • Characteristics of dyslexia
        • Identification of dyslexia
        • Effective, multisensory strategies for teaching students with dyslexia

        Dyslexia Information Available on the TEA Website

        The following materials provide more information on dyslexia and dyslexia education for EPP candidates:

        A list of where accredited courses are offered in Texas is available below: