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

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

  • EDUC8609  Multisensory Reading 5
  • EDUC8610  Multisensory Reading 6
  • EDUC8612  Advanced Orton Gillingham Practicum 1
  • EDUC8613  Advanced Orton Gillingham Practicum 2
  • EDUC8614 Orton Gillingham Internship
    Therapist/Trainer Internship

Course Descriptions