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WCU Offers Dyslexia Therapy Degree

Hattiesburg, Miss., January 10, 2014 - William Carey University’s School of Education offers a Master of Education degree in Dyslexia Therapy. WCU is currently taking applications for the 2014 cohort of students, Cohort II, which will be limited to 25 students. The new class will begin instruction in July, and there are state scholarships available for this program.

WCU recognized their inaugural Dyslexia Therapy graduate cohort with a Red Coat Ceremony on October 5, and the students, who began courses in the summer 2013, are now in the internship phase of the program. The 23 students, representing public and private schools statewide, are currently working with dyslexic students in a supervised clinical internship program that will continue until the completion of the two-year program. WCU will graduate the first cohort in May 2015.

The students currently in the dyslexia therapy program are Jennifer Acosta, Bay St. Louis; Morgan Allsup, Petal; Marcia Barksdale Ocean Springs; Sue Boutwell, Hattiesburg; Tracie Craft, Vancleave; Hollie Davis, Brandon; Holli Hinton, Laurel; Tina Litton, Petal; Heather Maxwell, Summit; April McCrary, Meridian; Donna Meloling, Magee; Jo Ann Mestayer, Waveland; Lynda Miller, Duncan; Regina Mills, Waynesboro; Cindy Peden, Oak Grove; Jessica Powell, Petal; Sara Sensenig, Laurel; Greta Singletary, Picayune; Brandi Smith, Brandon; Pearlie Smith, Oak Grove; Kelly Sumrall, Petal; Courtney Thrash, Heidelberg, and Susan Whitcomb, Hattiesburg.

For more information about the WCU Dyslexia Therapy program, contact Dr. Cena Holifield, coordinator of the program at cholifield@wmcarey.edu.

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Pictured are students and a professor in William Carey University’s Master of Education in Dyslexia Therapy program following their Red Coat Ceremony on October 5. The students (in random order) are Jennifer Acosta, Bay St. Louis; Morgan Allsup, Petal; Marcia Barksdale, Ocean Springs; Sue Boutwell, Hattiesburg; Tracie Craft, Vancleave; Hollie Davis, Brandon; Holli Hinton, Laurel; Tina Litton, Petal; Heather Maxwell, Summit; April McCrary, Meridian; Donna Meloling, Magee; Jo Ann Mestayer, Waveland; Lynda Miller, Duncan; Regina Mills, Waynesboro; Cindy Peden, Oak Grove; Jessica Powell, Petal; Sara Sensenig, Laurel; Greta Singletary, Picayune; Brandi Smith, Brandon; Pearlie Smith, Oak Grove; Kelly Sumrall, Petal; Courtney Thrash, Heidelberg; Susan Whitcomb, Hattiesburg, and Rai Thompson, instructor of dyslexia therapy. WCU is currently taking applications for the 2014 cohort, which will begin classes in July 2014.