King’s College Partners with IMSLEC and ALTA Offering

Orton-Gillingham Training Courses

Earn 6 graduate credits for each academic year of International Multisensory Structured Language Education Council (imslec.org) 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 Teacher Level Certification in an IMSLEC accredited Orton-Gillingham course and eligibility to become nationally certified by the Academic Language Therapy Association (ALTAread.org).

Second year – Enroll in EDUC 802 for the Fall semester and EDUC 803 for the Spring semester. Successful completion of these courses may lead to Advanced or Therapy Level Certification from the IMSLEC training program.

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 Advanced - 1 Fall Semester
EDUC 803 Orton-Gillingham Advanced – 2 Spring Semester

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

Cost: $385/credit or $1,155/course plus $88 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 and practicum experience (Practicum 1 and 2 combined) may lead to Initial Certification in an IMSLEC Accredited Orton-Gillingham program.

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

Prerequisite Courses: Candidates must be certified in an IMSLEC accredited Teacher Level Training Orton-Gillingham course (EDUC 800 and EDUC 801).

Advanced 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 Advanced course 3: EDUC 803.

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

Advanced 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 teaching situations (1-1 or small group) using the techniques taught during the lectures, will be required. Completion of course lecture hours in Advanced course 1 and Advanced couse 2 and  Practicum experience in Practicum 2 and Practicum 3 may lead to Advanced in an IMLSEC Accredited Orton-Gillingham program.

 

Take Your Certification to the Next Level with a King's College Master of Education degree. 

Master of Education in Reading Online Program 

Combine three (3) of the Orton Gillingham Courses with an additional 8 graduate courses to complete the Master of Education in Reading completely ONLINE beginning Fall 2019.

Master of Education in Special Education Online Program beginning Spring 2020

Combine three (4) of the Orton Gillingham Courses with an additional 6 graduate courses to complete the Master of Education in Reading completely ONLINE beginning Spring 2020.

Admission Questions: 

Contact the Office of Graduate Admission

Phone:  570-208-5991

Email:  gradprograms@kings.edu

For More Information:

Contact Marilyn Mathis, M.Ed., CALT-Q1,

Instructor of Record

Email: MarilynMathis@Kings.Edu