Orton Gillingham Therapist Certificate (39 credits) program is accredited at the IMSLEC Therapy Level. The International Multisensory Structured Language Education Council (IMSLEC) provides national accreditation to programs that prepare specialists in multisensory structured language education.

Curriculum Plan

Foundation Courses (12 credits)

  • EDUC6610  History of Multisensory Instructional Methods for Students with Learning Disabilities/Dyslexia (required)
  • EDUC6616  Language Acquisitions and Language Disorders (required)
  • EDUC6626  Neurophysiological Basis of Learning Problems
  • EDUC6743 Introduction to Students with Disabilities in School and Community
  • EDUC6746  Learning Environment & Effective Management Teaching & Learning
  • EDUC7620  Diagnosis of Dyslexia (required)

Specialization Courses (12 credits)

One-Credit Workshops (Choose 3)

  • EDUC6612  Reading Comprehension
  • EDUC6613  Written Expression
  • EDUC6618  Students with Learning Disabilities: Social and Emotional Issues
  • EDUC6624  Orton Gillingham Topics
  • EDUC6641  Orton Gillingham for Resource Center Teaching
  • EDUC6648 Assistive Technology for Students with Dyslexia
  • EDUC6737  Phonemic Awareness
  • EDUC6752  K-4 Literature for Struggling Readers
  • EDUC6862  Project Read: Reading Comprehension Report Form
  • EDUC6880  Teaching Vocabulary to Students with Learning Disabilities

Electives in Reading

  • EDUC8612 Advanced Orton Gillingham Practicum 1
  • EDUC8613 Advanced Orton Gillingham Practicum 2
  • EDUC8614 Orton Gillingham Internship

Course Descriptions