Kate Jirik, Program Assistant 
847 5th Street NW, Rochester, MN

Online Winter 2019-20 Advanced Orton-Gillingham Training Institute with Practicum

Course Training Dates are December 2, 2019 - February 23, 2020

Accredited Training Institute

For almost 70  years, licensed teachers (regular education, special education, ELL, reading, speech/language, and Title 1), paraprofessionals, home educators, parents, and even grandparents have taken our training courses, which are designed to help those who struggle unexpectedly learning to read, write, and spell.

The Orton-Gillingham Approach, as taught by highly qualified Reading Center instructors, employs comprehensive, scientifically based reading instruction. During the Institutes, participants will learn the approach, the structure of the English language, and apply what's been learned by planning and teaching actual lessons. The training is intense but extremely valuable and life changing. Allow time in your schedule for a training of this magnitude.

Online Advanced Training Institute to be held Dec. 2 2019 - Feb. 23, 2020

This is the same high-quality, Academy accredited program with a national reputation. The 90 hour course is spread out over 11 course weeks, and broken down into 11 modules. There is a scheduled winter break in late December. This is largely a 1:1 training and trainees will meet regularly online with their master teacher throughout the course. 

Prerequesite: Trainees must have: (1) successfully completed The Reading Center's Basic Orton-Gillingham Training and (2) Basic Training must have been completed 12 months prior to starting the Advanced course.

Tuition paid in full is due at the time of registration: $2,195

Each trainee must find a student local to their area that is willing to dedicate the time required to be screened online by a Master Teacher (to determine appropriateness for the practicum). Details to follow.

Minimum technology requirements include: headset, desktop/laptop with camera and microphone, high speed reliable internet connection, printer, and video recording equipment for practicum sessions.  Please note a PC is preferred over a MAC when using WebEx software.


  • Enrollment is limited. Sign up today to learn this valuable approach for your professional development or for your personal enrichment.  
  • Graduate credits are available through Saint Mary's University, Winona, Minnesota. You must have a four-year degree in order to apply for graduate credits.  Graduate course credit is in addition to course tuition and is the responsibility of the student.  If interested in graduate credit, contact The Reading Center.
  • A certificate of successful completion will be presented to those who satisfactorily complete required course work and pass the examinations.
  • Full payment for classes is due at the time of registration online for this class.
  • The Reading Center reserves the right to cancel (and refund tuition) for classes if not enough registrations are received.
  • Please view our withdrawal/cancellation policy here.

For more information, call us at (507) 288-5271 or visit our website at