King’s College Partners with Children’s Dyslexia Centers Offering Orton-Gillingham Training Courses

Earn 6 graduate credits and Act 48 hours for each academic year of International Multisensory Structured Language Education Council (IMSLEC) accredited Orton-Gillingham coursework through King’s College.

First year-Enroll in EDUC 800 for the Fall semester and EDUC 801 for the Spring semester. Successful completion of both courses may lead to Initial Certification in the Children’s Dyslexia Centers’ Orton-Gillingham program and eligibility to sit for the Alliance Exam and become a member of Academic Language Therapy Association (ALTA). For more information on ALTA go to: www.altaread.org

Course Number King's Course Name Term
EDUC 800 Orton-Gillingham Initial - 1 Fall Semester
EDUC 801 Orton-Gillingham Initial - 2 Spring Semester
EDUC 802 Orton-Gillingham Intermed. - 1 Fall Semester
EDUC 803 Orton-Gillingham Intermed. – 2 Spring Semester

How to register: Contact the Graduate Office at (570) 208-5991 or register online.

Cost: $373/credit or $1119/course plus $85 general college fee per semester.

Tuition Deferment Program: King’s offers a tuition deferment program for teachers who qualify for tuition reimbursement through their district. To enroll, complete the tuition deferment form found on the OGregistration web page.

Questions: Contact the King’s College Office of Graduate Admission by phone at (570) 208-5991 or email gradprograms@kings.edu

Course Descriptions

EDUC 800: Orton-Gillingham Initial Course 1 and Initial Practicum 1

Initial Course 1 will consist of Lecture hours to develop an understanding of dyslexia and the Orton-Gillingham remediation approach. Participants will learn the research, history, definition, and characteristics of dyslexia, as well as effective remediation techniques using a systematic multisensory approach. A simultaneous Supervised Practicum, composed of two teaching situations with students, will be required. Completion of this course lecture with practicum may lead to Initial Course 2: EDUC 801.

EDUC 801: Orton-Gillingham Initial Course 2 and Initial Practicum 2

Initial Course 2 will consist of Lecture hours to address a continuation of the structure of the English language with emphasis on morphology, orthography and multi-syllabic words and upper level principles of instruction with students. Continuation of the simultaneous Supervised Practicum with two students, using the techniques taught during the lectures, will be required. Completion of course lecture hours (55 hours of Course 1 and 2 combined) and a minimum 100-hour practicum experience (Practicum 1 and 2 combined) may lead to Initial Certification in the Children’s Dyslexia Centers’ Orton-Gillingham program.

EDUC 802: Orton-Gillingham Intermediate Course 1 and Intermediate Practicum 1

Prerequisite Courses: Candidates must be certified in the Initial Training Orton-Gillingham course (EDUC 800 and EDUC 801).

Intermediate Course 1 will consist of Lecture hours with an emphasis on a deeper understanding of the upper levels 3, 4, and 5 of Orton-Gillingham. Course topics will include morphology, capital cursive, keyboarding skills, grammar, paragraph writing skills, reading fluency and comprehension. A simultaneous Supervised Practicum, composed of two teaching situations with students, will be required. At least one of the teaching situations must be in the upper levels of OG. Completion of this course lecture with practicum may lead to Intermediate Course 2: EDUC 803.

EDUC 803: Orton-Gillingham Intermediate Course 2 and Intermediate Practicum 2

Intermediate Course 2 will consist of Lecture hours with a continued emphasis on a deeper understanding of the upper levels of Orton-Gillingham and of basic written English language, phonology, morphology and orthography. Continuation of the simultaneous Supervised Practicum with two students, using the techniques taught during the lectures, will be required. Completion of course lecture hours (15 hours of Course 1 and 2 combined) and a minimum 100-hour practicum experience (Practicum 1 and 2 combined) may lead to Intermediate Certification in the Children’s Dyslexia Centers’ Orton-Gillingham program.

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Course

Number

Course Name

Core/

Specialization

Credits

Scheduled/

Completed

EDUC 801

OG Initial Course 1 and Practicum 1

Specialization

3

 

EDUC 802

OG Initial Course 2 and Practicum 2

Specialization

3

 

EDUC 803

OG Intermediate Course 1 and Practicum 1

Specialization

3

 

EDUC 804

OG Intermediate Course 2 and Practicum 2

Specialization

3

 

Educ 590

Practical Research for Educators

Core

3

 

Educ 720

Special Education School Law and Regulations

Specialization

3

 

Educ 770

Special Education Master’s Capstone Project (prerequisite: Educ 590)

Core

3

 

EDUC ____

Elective

Elective

3

 

EDUC ____

Elective

Elective

3

 

EDUC ____

Elective

Elective

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL CREDITS

 

30