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The Rose Institute for Learning and Literacy

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The Rose Institute for Learning and Literacy at Manhattanville College is offering a 13-credit graduate certificate program designed primarily for current Early Childhood, Childhood, Special Education and/or Literacy educators that prepares teachers to use a phonics-based approach to teaching reading.

Modeled after the pioneering work of Dr. Samuel T. Orton, and adapted by Romalda Spalding, this approach, combined with an intensive in-school teacher training program, has been offered by The Reading Reform Foundation of New York for over 33 years and uses a multisensory approach to teaching reading, writing, spelling and comprehension.

Program Breakdown (Cohort Model):

Summer I:  Introduction to multisensory, phonics-based instruction (3 credits) *class meets at Manhattanville College

Fall: Practicum I (3 credits) *completed at your school with mentor/instructor who will meet with you twice-weekly.

Spring: Advanced course on multisensory, phonics-based instruction (3 credits)*class meets at Manhattanville College

Spring: Practicum II (4 credits) *completed at your school with mentor/instructor who will meet with you twice-weekly.

PARTICIPATING SCHOOL REQUIREMENTS:

Participating schools are required to provide a private space where the mentor/instructor and participating teacher can meet for their twice-weekly private meetings. Schools need to schedule a preparation period for this meeting and allow the mentor/instructor to be in the school for both the coaching session and the in-class time for the lessons.