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Orton-Gillingham Training

Associate Level
Course Overview

This 70-hour online synchronous and asynchronous course will teach reading, spelling, and writing skills using the Orton-Gillingham approach, a structured alphabetic-phonetic system that engages visual, auditory, and kinesthetic pathways to develop the neural pathways for learning. All coursework and Practicum follow the curriculum set forth by the Orton-Gillingham Academy.

Who Should Take This Course?

Associate Level Training is ideal for all teachers, but especially those educators working with Tier 2 students (e.g., reading and ELL teachers), as well as Tier 3 instructors (e.g., special educators and speech pathologists). The Associate Level Course and Practicum prepares teachers to apply the principles of the O-G Approach in a 1:1 or small group setting.

  • Bachelor’s degree (minimum)

  • Proof of a current background check

  • Computer with camera and microphone, as well as high-speed, reliable internet connection

Course Details
  • Instructors:

    • Deb Morris, ATF/OGA

  • Dates:

    • June 28th - 30th (9:00 am – 3:30 pm ET)

    • July 7th and 8th (9:00 am – 3:30 pm ET)

    • An additional 5 synchronous sessions will be completed throughout the 2022-2023 academic year

  • Required with this course is a commitment to the 100-lesson practicum, including 10 observations by the supervising Fellow and/or Fellow-in-Training:

  • Practicum (Option A): 

    • 100 sessions of 1:1 instruction with 10 observations via Zoom over a minimum of 8 consecutive months.

  • Practicum (Option B):

    • 50 sessions of 1:1 instruction with 5 observations via Zoom over a minimum of 8 consecutive months, and 50 sessions of small group instruction with 5 observations via Zoom over a minimum of 8 consecutive months.

  • Individuals seeking Associate Level certification through the Orton-Gillingham Academy may apply to the Academy after the successful completion of the 70-hour course and 100-hour Practicum. 6 graduate credits are available for this course for an additional fee. Graduate credits cannot be earned without the Practicum.


Coursework Fee: 


Practicum Fee: 

$3,000 ($300/observation, paid on a per observation basis)

Interested in registering?

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