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The Rose Institute for Learning and Literacy

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 Rose Institute, in partnership with Putnam Northern Westchester BOCES, offers courses through the Hudson River Teacher Center. Teachers may choose graduate or professional development  credit.

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Program Offerings Advanced Certification
Science of Reading: Multisensory Instruction

This offering includes coursework, complemented by mentoring, to guide the application of a multisensory approach to teaching reading, writing, and spelling.

The program includes the following opportunities:

  • 13 credit Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study  
  • 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   
  • Coursework and observations for The Academy of Orton-Gillingham Classroom Educator certification  
  • On-site in-district training opportunities   
  • Teachers may choose graduate credit or professional development  credit


Orton-Gillingham Classroom Educator Training and Practicum
Program planning guidance is offered by The Rose Institute for Learning and Literacy.

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

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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.


Current and Future Offerings

Teachers may register for courses for professional development credit.


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