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.
Based upon the pioneering work of Dr. Samuel T. Orton, this offering includes coursework, complemented by in-school/in-classroom teacher mentoring/training that uses a multisensory approach to teaching reading, writing, spelling and comprehension. The approach had been offered by The Reading Reform Foundation of New York for over 35 years.
The program includes the following opportunities:
13-credit Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study
Training in: Orton-Gillingham Approach or The Spalding Method
In-classroom, Yearlong Practicum Featuring One-on-One Mentoring (requires participant's school district approval and scheduling)
Coursework and observations for The Academy of Orton-Gillingham CLASSROOM EDUCATOR certification
Teachers make take this full program for graduate credit or for professional development
For information regarding program details, graduate credit and/or Orton-Gillingham certification preparation, contact Renee.ORourke@mville.edu.
The Rose Institute, in partnership with Putnam Northern Westchester BOCES, offers courses through the Hudson River Teacher Center. Teachers may register for courses for professional development credit via: www.pnwboces.org/catalog.
ORTON-GILLINGHAM CLASSROOM EDUCATOR TRAINING and PRACTICUM
COURSE 1 The foundational course which 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
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 The second foundation course in the Academy sequence required to move on to higher levels of Orton-Gillingham certification.
Courses and practicum can be taken for graduate credit or PD credit. Program planning guidance is offered by The Rose Institute for Learning and Literacy. For additional information contact Renee O'Rourke at 914-323-5434 or at Renee.ORourke@mville.edu.