Orton Gillingham Teacher Graduate Certificate
This program is accredited at the IMSLEC Teaching Level. The International Multisensory Structured Language Education Council (IMSLEC) provides national accreditation to programs that prepare specialists in multisensory structured language education.
Specialization (12 credits)
EDUC6601 An introduction to teaching beginning reading, spelling, and handwriting (up to fourth grade level), focusing on the Orton-Gillingham approach to teaching basic language skills. Teachers plan, present and evaluate instructional sequences for students with dyslexia. Consists of lecture followed by supervised practicum in which teachers provide individual Orton-Gillingham based instruction to students with dyslexia. Also includes group seminars and individual conferences between teacher and practicum supervisor.
EDUC6602 Continuation of training in the Orton-Gillingham techniques taught in EDUC 6601. Includes testing procedures and data collection to evaluate student growth and effectiveness of instructional ap- proach. Consists of lecture, supervised practicum, group seminars, and individual conferences as described for EDUC 6601 - Multisensory Reading I.
EDUC7603 Focuses on skills for teaching upper level language skills (fourth grade level and above) involved in teaching reading, spelling, and handwriting, using the Orton-Gillingham approach. Topics include roots, prefixes, and suffixes. Consists of lecture followed by supervised practicum in which teachers are assigned upper-level students with dyslexia. Group seminars and individual conferences between teacher and supervisor are also included.
EDUC7604 Continuatiion of training in the Orton-Gillingham techniques taught in EDUC7603, with continued study of upper-level language skills. Consists of lecture, supervised practicum, group seminars, and individual conference between teacher and supervi- sor, as described for EDUC7603. '