Orton-Gillingham Therapist Trainer Certificate (49 credits) program is accredited at the IMSLEC Trainer of 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

Required Foundation Courses (12 credits)

  • EDUC6610 History of Multisensory Instructional Methods for Students with Learning Disabilities/Dyslexia
  • EDUC6616 Language Acquisitions and Language Disorders
  • EDUC6626 Neurophysiological Basis of Learning Problems
  • EDUC7620 Diagnosis of Dyslexia
  • EDUC6740 Introduction to Students with Disabilities OR EDUC6746 Learning Environment and Effective Management Teaching and Learning

Specialization Courses (12 credits)

  • EDUC6813 Structured Literacy: Students with Reading Difficulties 1
  • EDUC6814 Structured Literacy: Students with Reading Difficulties 2
  • EDUC7633 Structured Literacy: Students with Reading Difficulties 3
  • EDUC7644 Structured Literacy: Students with Reading Difficulties 4

One-Credit Workshops (Choose 4)

  • 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

Advanced Coursework

  • EDUC8611 Orton Gillingham Teacher Trainer Internship 1
  • EDUC8615 Orton Gillingham Teacher Trainer Internship 2
  • EDUC8612 Advanced Orton Gillingham Practicum 1
  • EDUC8613 Advanced Orton Gillingham Practicum 2
  • EDUC8630 Advanced Orton Gillingham Practicum 3