Fairleigh Dickinson University

University College - Metropolitan Campus

Orton-Gillingham Certificate


1000 River Road T-KB1-01


Teaneck, NJ 07940

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Orton-Gillingham Teacher, Teacher Trainer, Therapist, Therapist Trainer or Dyslexia Specialist Certificates

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Fairleigh Dickinson offers a variety of programs, which train teachers in the use of the Orton Gillingham approach, an explicit, direct, multisensory structured, phonetic approach to teaching reading, writing and spelling. The Language Tool Kit is the specific curriculum presented. Extensive and supervised practicum are an essential component of each program.

Orton Gillingham Teacher Certificate (12 credits)
Orton Gillingham Teacher Trainer Certificate (36 credits)
Orton Gillingham Therapist Certificate (39 credits)
Orton-Gillingham Therapist Trainer Certificate (49 credits)

These program's are accredited at the IMSLEC Teaching Level. The International Multisensory Structured Language Education Council (IMSLEC) provides national accreditation to programs that prepare specialists in multisensory structured language education.

Dyslexia Specialist Certificate (30 credits)

The Dyslexia Specialist Certificate is a program tailored for general education classroom teachers and teachers of special education who wish to develop comprehensive knowledge and extensive experience in the Orton Gillingham approach to teaching reading, spelling and handwriting. The program provides courses on theory and practice required for effective educational intervention for struggling readers including students with dyslexia.


Fairleigh Dickinson University is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools

Facts & Figures

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Large Suburb

Size & Settings: 6,000-9,999

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