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K-5 Literacy Endorsement & Dyslexia Training Designee Requirements

AIM Pathways Training Is Now Available FREE through the Arizona Department of Education!!!

Register for Part A of Your Literacy Endorsement Training

Completing both AIM's Pathways to Proficient Reading and Pathways to Structured Literacy coursework meets the requirements for:

K-5 Literacy Endorsement
Dyslexia Training Designee
Early Childhood Education and Elementary Certification Deficiencies

Coursework Taken Online with Virtual Coaching Sessions

Pathways to Proficient Reading and Pathways to Structured Literacy courses from the AIM Institute Learning & Research provide educators with evidence-based content in the science of reading. The Arizona Department of Education is pleased to provide these courses to Arizona educators. The courses provide teachers with content knowledge proven by science about how students learn to read and are aligned to the International Dyslexia Association’s Knowledge and Practice Standards for Teachers of Reading. The Arizona Department of Education, along with AIM Institute, is committed to educational excellence through professional development in the field of literacy to achieve better outcomes for all students.

- Tianna Sanchez, Director of K-12 ELA & MOWR, Arizona Department of Education

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Requesting a DTD or K-5 Literacy Endorsement Certificate of Completion

To complete the correct form to request a certificate of completion, click on the certificate type you need below:

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Course Details

Each IDA-Accredited AIM Pathways Course includes:

  • 12-month access to the AIM Pathways Platform course content and classroom resources
  • An online Orientation and Pre-Course Knowledge Inventory (90 minutes)
  • Asynchronous Learning Sections and Synchronous Group Coaching Sessions (Virtual Community of Practice Sessions)
  • Post Course Knowledge Inventory  (90 minutes)
  • Pacing guide/Schedule for each course
  • Downloadable Resources such as Note Taking Guides
  • 3 Graduate Credits available per course through Arcadia University

Pathways to Proficient Reading (Course 1) Training Includes: 

  • 17 asynchronous learning sections  (See Detailed Syllabus
  • 6 One-Hour Virtual Community of Practice (VCOP) Coaching Sessions 
  • Pacing Guide/Schedule for course work (see links below).
  • Prerequisite for Course 2

Pathways to Structured Literacy (Course 2) Training Includes:

  • 9 asynchronous learning sections (see Detailed Syllabus)
  • 4 One-Hour Virtual Community of Practice (VCOP) Coaching Sessions 
  • Purchase of book required - Multisensory Teaching of Basic Language Skills (4th Edition) Purchase Here
  • One-year access to a vast digital Resource Library

Pathways to Structured Literacy Practicum- Optional (Available Here)

  • Required readings with written summaries
  • 60 supervised contact hours with student(s) and submission of lesson plans, student profile(s), and other required documentation
  • Three, 1-hour synchronous implementation meetings to ensure fidelity of implementation
  • Lesson implementation video submissions & establishing instructional goals
  • 3 successful formal observations with feedback with your supervisor
  • Participants are eligible to sit for the KPEERI exam

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Interested in creating a cohort of up to 30 educators for this required K-5 Literacy Endorsement coursework? If you'd like more information or have questions, please contact us by clicking the blue button below.

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