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Science of Reading: Multisensory Instruction

Science of Reading: Multisensory Instruction - Advanced Certificate Program Overview

*This program is taught in a hybrid format

The Rose Institute for Learning and Literacy prepares teachers to use a multisensory approach to literacy instruction, based upon the work of Dr. Samuel T. Orton.  


The program includes the following opportunities:  


  • 12-credit Advanced Certificate  
  • These credits can be incorporated into the MPS Literacy (Birth-Grade 6) and Special Education Childhood (Grades 1-6)
  • Training in the Orton-Gillingham Approach   
  • Yearlong Practicum Featuring One-on-One Mentoring (requires participant's school district approval)  
  • Coursework and observations for The Academy of Orton-Gillingham Classroom Educator certification  
  • On-site in-district training opportunities   
  • Courses and practicum can be taken for graduate credit or PD credit

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  • Bachelors Degree
  • Evidence of Prior Certification in Early Childhood, Elementary, Childhood or Middle Childhood Education, TESOL and/or Special Education.

Course 1
This foundational course serves as the first step in completing the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Classroom Educator Certification. It prepares teachers to use the Orton-Gillingham approach in a classroom setting but content is also useful in small group and tutorial situations.

Year Long Practicum Experience

This practicum provides applicants with the opportunity to fulfill the lesson delivery and observation requirements required by the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators under the supervision of a mentor.

Course 2
This is the second foundation course in the Academy sequence required to move on to higher levels of Orton-Gillingham certification.

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