The Orton Gillingham Center of Charleston currently offers three levels of training.

 

Classroom Educator (Tier 1 and 2)

 

Prerequisites  Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in any area of study

 

Coursework 30 hours (minimum) by a Fellow or by a Fellow-in-Training (FIT) as designated by the Fellow

 

Practicum 50 hours supervised practicum over 8 consecutive months, minimum, which includes 5 observations of the trainee teaching complete lessons in a group (of at least 2 students) or classroom setting conducted by the Fellow

Associate Level (Tier 3 and SPED)- Practitioner with a Fellow Mentor

 

Prerequisites Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in any area of study

 

Coursework 60 hours (minimum) by a Fellow or by a Fellow-in-Training (FIT) as designated by the Fellow

 

Practicum 100 hours supervised practicum over 8 consecutive months (minimum), which includes 10 entire 40-60 minute lesson observations of the trainee conducted by a Fellow

 

Option A: 100 hours teaching 1:1
Option B: 50 hours 1:1 and 50 hours teaching in a group (of at least 2 students) or classroom setting

 

 

Certified Level (Tier 3 and SPED)- Independent Practitioner

 

Prerequisites

  1. Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in any area of study

  2. Satisfactory completion of Associate level requirements

  3. In some circumstances, a letter of recommendation from the primary Fellow stating that the candidate is appropriate for participation in a Certified training program, may be requested

 

Coursework 100 hours minimum (in addition to 60 hours at Associate for a total of 160 hours), by a Fellow, or by a FIT as designated by the Fellow

 

Practicum 200 hours supervised practicum over 2 academic years, minimum (in addition to the 100 hours at Associate for a total of 300 hours), which includes 10 entire 40-60 minute lesson observations of the trainee by a Fellow on-site, unedited video or web based application. The practicum is with 2 different students: 1 at the lower level of language instruction and 1 at a higher level of language instruction.

​For more information on AOGPE Certification, please visit ortonacademy.com

To request more information about training, please email

catherine@ogcharleston.com

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