Classroom Educator Level

Orton-Gillingham Classroom Educator Level: Coursework

The Classroom Educator Level course is the classroom instructional course in the OG approach. My classes will provide classroom teachers, home-school instructors, and pre-service educators, hands-on opportunities to learn the structure of the English language and practice multisensory techniques for teaching reading, spelling, and handwriting for instruction in the classroom or small groups within a school setting only.

Presentations include lectures, multisensory experiences, lesson planning, and teaching demonstrations. Topics covered will prepare participants to teach students from kindergarten to primary grades, reading, writing, spelling, and comprehension.

Homework requirements include the completion of the Academy’s required readings, written summaries, lesson plans, and quizzes.

* The Orton-Gillingham Classroom Educator is qualified to apply principles of the Orton-Gillingham Approach to modify and provide literacy instruction for the classroom or small groups, within a school setting only.  Utilizing direct instruction, teachers bring a multisensory, structured, sequential, phonics, and linguistic approach into the classroom and small groups.

It is NOT intended for one-on-one remedial work. Reading teachers, Special Education teachers, Literacy Coaches, and tutors are eligible for the Associate Level Certification.

Instructor: Laurie D. Leason, Accredited Training Fellow of the Orton-Gillingham Academy

Dates: Academic Year or Summer: 5 days

Fees: $1,100.00

Location:  Completed online live via Zoom.

Please contact me directly to inquire about other available training days and times.


Orton-Gillingham Classroom Educator Level: Practicum

The Orton-Gillingham Associate Level practicum will provide my trainees with the opportunity to apply the Orton-Gillingham approach when instructing a classroom or small groups at their own school site. With this practicum, I will provide support and instruction as the classroom teacher designs and teaches 5 lessons for a total of 50 hours under my supervision. This practicum must be completed at a minimum of 8 consecutive months, during which the trainee will work with a classroom or small group. My observation includes a comprehensive review with recommendations via Zoom.

Upon the completion of their coursework, practicum hours, required readings, lesson plans, and quizzes, trainees will have met the requirements of the Orton-Gillingham Academy for certification at the Classroom Educator Level of membership.

Dates: Arranged on an individual basis

Fees: $200 per lesson

Orton-Gillingham Classroom Educator Level: Application for Certification

Following the successful completion of the Classroom Educator Level Course, trainees may apply for membership at the Classroom Educator Level in the Orton-Gillingham Academy.

The requirements for admission to the Academy at the Classroom Educator Level are:

  • Bachelor’s degree

  • OG coursework totaling a minimum of 30 hours

  • OG-supervised practicum experience, teaching 50 hours of supervised classroom or group instruction, over a minimum period of 1 academic year

  • 5 complete lesson observations by a Fellow

  • Evidence of completion of Academy-required readings

If a Classroom Educator wishes to pursue Associate level certification by the Academy, all coursework and practicum training may be applied to the Associate training requirements.

The Academy of Orton-Gillingham Levels of Certification O-G Classroom Educator and Associate Membership Comparison Chart

Trainees contemplating application should begin by reading the Notice to Applicant and then by proceeding to download the appropriate membership documents at

May 2023 Registration Form: OG CE Application - May 2023

June 2023 Registration Form: The class is Full.

September Registration Form: OG CE Application - Fall 2023

Other sessions are to be scheduled shortly

Custom training dates may be requested.

Academy of Orton-Gillingham Levels of Membership & Certification Comparison Chart

Classrooom Educator Level Registration Forms

Classroom Educator Level


For small groups, and classroom instruction, within a school setting.

June 2023: June 26, 27, 28, 29, 30

    • June 2023 Registration Form: The class is Full.

Fall 2023: September 22, 27, 29, October 2, 4

  • Other sessions are to be scheduled shortly
  • Custom training dates may be requested.

Classroom Educator Level Coursework Fees:

  • 5 Days or 35 hours: $1,100

Forms of Payment:

  • Zelle
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • PayPal
  • Venmo
  • Purchase Order
  • Payment Plans are available

Materials Included:

  • All resources and materials for each trainee are provided electronically
  • Includes slides of instruction, handouts, quizzes, lesson plans, activities, worksheets, informal assessments, charts, resources, etc.
  • Graduate Credits are available
  • Certificate of Completion

Continued Support:

  • I provide personalized support via phone, email, or Zoom for all my trainees at no extra charge
  • Upon completion of the coursework, trainees may audit the course again at no additional charge.

My goal is to have properly trained
teachers to assist these students.

Nationally Accredited

Our training meets the highest educational standards. Accredited by the Orton-Gillingham Academy and the International Dyslexia Association.