Certification, Graduate & Professional Credits

Certification in Multisensory Structured Language Education

The Windward Institute is accredited for its Teaching and Instructor of Teaching levels by The International Multisensory Structured Language Education Council (IMSLEC®). Since 1995, IMSLEC has accredited quality training courses and has advocated for high professional standards in the preparation of multisensory-structured language education specialists, clinicians, and teachers. There are 96 accredited training courses located throughout the United States. Windward's accreditation enables WI to offer national certification in Multisensory Structured Language Education to teachers at The Windward School as well as at other schools. The professional development program offers extensive coursework and supervision leading to professional certification.

IDA Recognizes IMSLEC-Accredited Training for Meeting Teacher Training Standards

After an in-depth review of IMSLEC’s accreditation process and an independent program review, the International Dyslexia Association (IDA) has recognized all IMSLEC-accredited training programs for meeting IDA's Knowledge and Practice Standards for Teachers of Reading. IMSLEC accredits training courses in multisensory structured language.

For information, please contact Danielle Scorrano, Research and Outreach Director.

Graduate and Professional Development Credits


Graduate Credit

Participating colleges will offer graduate credit for Windward Institute courses. Registration for graduate credit must be made directly to The Windward Institute no later than one month before the course begins. There are additional fees, hours, and assignments. For further information contact Annie Stutzman at (914) 949-6968 ext. 1270.

Professional Development Credit

Teachers, educators, psychologists, clinicians and other professionals in allied disciplines receive Letters of Attendance for hours completed when attending Windward Institute workshops and courses.

Letters of Attendance for the Community Lecture and the Robert J. Schwartz Lecture MUST BE REQUESTED IN ADVANCE.