Orton-Gillingham of Minnesota (OGMN) has been restructuring its curriculum to better meet the needs of teachers and expedite the track for certification.  In the following paragraphs, the term “teacher” refers to the individual enrolled in the OGMN course. The term “instructor” refers to the individual instructing the OGMN courses.  OGMN is accredited by the International Multisensory Structured Language Education Council (IMSLEC).  Professionals that are certified through OGMN are able to display the following:

  • OG-CT     Orton-Gillingham, Certified Teacher
  • OG-CTT     Orton-Gillingham, Certified Teacher Trainer

Introductory Course and Practicum:

Those interested in Orton-Gillingham (OG) training will begin with the Introductory Course and Practicum. The participants will learn strategies to teach beginning reading including phonemic awareness, phonics, and spelling using a multisensory, structured, systematic and cumulative approach plus how to use error analysis to drive instruction. The participant will create lesson plans and work with students in a supervised practicum setting.  Following this course, the teachers must complete 100 hours of OG lessons with a student(s) in one-to-one or small group sessions.  Course materials are included.



Intermediate Course and Practicum:

In order to be eligible to enroll in the Intermediate Course and Practicum, a teacher must submit 10 lesson plans from the above mentioned 100 hours that are annotated along with the corresponding student work.  The participants will learn strategies to teach intermediate reading and spelling including phonics (rules), syllable types/patterns, and beginning affixes using a multisensory, structured, systematic, cumulative approach plus how to use error analysis to drive instruction.  The participant will create lesson plans and work with students in a supervised practicum setting. Those individuals, who have completed the Intermediate Course and Practicum, may be eligible to be added to the OGMN tutor referral list. Course materials are included.

Extended Practicum:

Upon successful completion of the Intermediate Course and Practicum, a teacher is eligible to enroll in the Extended Practicum where they will be assigned an individual instructor/mentor with whom to work.  The assigned instructor will observe the teacher as they teach a student for a minimum of three sessions.  During the Extended Practicum, the teacher will need to take an assessment to ensure that he/she is prepared to enroll into OGMN’s final course. Extended Practicum is now open for enrollment.

Advance Course and Practicum:

Upon successful completion of the Extended Practicum, and with the mentor’s recommendation, the teacher can enroll in the Advanced Course and Practicum. The participants will learn strategies to teach advanced reading and spelling skills including morphology, assimilative prefixes, roots, and advanced suffixes to improve fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension plus how to use error analysis to drive instruction. The participant will create lesson plans and work with students in a supervised practicum setting.  Once an individual has successfully completed the Advanced Course, they are eligible to apply for IMSLEC certification.  Course materials will be provided.

 


If you have questions regarding registration for courses, student tutorials or other general questions, please email us at  registrar@ogmn.org or call 612-314-8088.