Dyslexia Endorsement

The Department of Elementary, Literacy, and Special Education offers the dyslexia endorsement as an integrated part of the M.S.E. in Reading or as a 15 credit-hour program of study.  For more information about coursework for these options, click here.

In addition to completing the coursework …

Per Arkansas Department of Education rules, a passing score on the Praxis Principles of Learning and Teaching (PLT) exam is required to add an area to an existing license when a content area Praxis exam is not available.  Currently, there is no Praxis exam specifically for dyslexia therapist. For more information about current ADE Educator Licensure rules, click here.  See Section 2-3.01.3 for the requirement to submit passing Praxis PLT scores when a content area assessment is not approved or available.

Which Praxis PLT exams can be accepted for the Dyslexia Therapist endorsement?

To add the Dyslexia Therapist endorsement to an existing teaching license, candidates must have passing scores on one of the Praxis Principles of Learning and Teaching exams listed below.

  • Praxis PLT: Grades K-6 (Test 5622) taken since 2013
  • Praxis PLT: Grades 5-9 (Test 5623) taken since 2011
  • Praxis PLT: Grades 7-12 (Test 5624) taken since 2011
  • Praxis PLT: Early Childhood (Test 5621) if already taken for P-4 Early Childhood licensure since 2011

Where can I get more information or study materials?

The links below provide more information and study guides for the current Principles of Learning and Teaching exams.

[Test Code 5622] Principles of Learning and Teaching:  Grades K-6
[Test Code 5623] Principles of Learning and Teaching:  Grades 5-9
[Test Code 5624] Principles of Learning and Teaching:  Grades 7-12

What should I do if I have a passing score on a current PLT exam?

Submit a copy of your score report to the Office of Candidate Services.

Deliver:  119 Mashburn Hall
Mail:  College of Education, 201 Donaghey Avenue, Conway, AR 72035
Email:  lshorton@uca.edu
Fax:  (501) 450-5609

How can I get a copy of my PLT score report?

If you have passed one of the current PLT exams but no longer have a copy of your score report, choose one of the options below.

  • Contact ETS.  Information available here.
  • If you have previously sent your scores to the Arkansas Department of Education, you can request a record of your scores by submitting the form available here.

How do I register to take the Principles of Learning and Teaching exam?

Visit the site below. During the registration process, select recipient code 6012 (R6012) to have your score automatically sent to the Office of Candidate Services.

http://www.ets.org/praxis

What is the deadline for passing the test?

To recommend a candidate for the Dyslexia Therapist endorsement, both completion of coursework and passing PLT scores are needed.  Ideally, the test should be passed before the completion of the last class so that the recommendation for licensure can be submitted at that time.

If the PLT is not passed at the time coursework is completed, the license application will be held until passing scores are submitted to the Office of Candidate Services.  Once both the completed coursework and passing scores are available, the application will be sent to the Arkansas Department of Education.