Orton-Gillingham training is based on the Science of Reading. Orton-Gillingham of MN is accredited through the International Multisensory Structured Language Education Council. The Introductory, Intermediate and Advanced are eligible for graduate credit from the College of St. Scholastica.

Summer 2021 Course Registration is Open.

Due to uncertainty with COVID-19 transmission and related vaccines the June and July sessions will be online. We are carefully evaluating an in-person August Introductory course. We will keep you informed with updates here on this site.



  • Extended Practicum
    January 28, 2020 - April 16, 2021
    2:00 am - 1:00 pm

The Extended Practicum course work is required for certification and a prerequisite for the Advanced Course.  During this course, the participant will work directly with an instructor mentor.  The instructor will observe the participant a minimum of three times in a one-to-one setting.  After the first session, the instructor will teach the participant roots and (more…)


  • Adult Introductory Course
    June 21, 2021 - July 2, 2021
    8:30 am - 2:30 pm

Adults The participants will learn the OG approach to teach beginning reading including phonemic awareness, phonics, and spelling.  The OG approach is a direct, explicit, structured, systematic, cumulative and multi-sensory method that includes supportive error correction and analysis to drive instruction. Participants will create lesson plans to implement with students during the supervised practicum. This (more…)


  • Adult Intermediate Course
    June 21, 2021 - July 2, 2021
    8:30 am - 2:30 pm

To be eligible to enroll in the Intermediate Course and Practicum a participant must complete 100 hours of tutoring.  All those wishing to enroll in the Intermediate Course must complete the ‘100 Hour Tutoring’ form. Click Here To complete form. Participants will receive either a confirmation with a registration link or a request for additional (more…)


  • Adult Advanced Course
    June 21, 2021 - July 2, 2021
    8:30 am - 2:30 am

Adults In order to enroll in the Advanced Course, a participant must have successfully completed the Extended Practicum. The participants will learn strategies to teach advanced reading and spelling skills including morphology, assimilative prefixes, roots, and advanced suffixes, semantics, and syntax to improve fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension using an OG approach which is direct, explicit, (more…)


  • Student Introductory Course
    June 22, 2021 - July 2, 2021
    9:30 am - 11:20 am

Students entering grades 1-4 are usually a good fit for this intense OG tutoring. However, some children outside of this grade range might benefit from this level. If you have questions about your specific child, email registrar@ogmn.org . Sessions are held at 9:30am or 10:30am. Students must attend all 9 sessions (Tuesday – Friday and (more…)


  • Student Intermediate Course
    June 22, 2021 - July 2, 2021
    9:30 am - 11:20 am

Students entering grades 4-6 are usually a good fit for this intense OG tutoring. However, some children outside of this grade range might benefit from this level. If you have questions about your specific child, email registrar@ogmn.org . Sessions are held at 9:30am or 10:30am. Students must attend all 9 sessions (Tuesday – Friday and (more…)


  • Student Advanced Course
    June 22, 2021 - July 2, 2021
    9:30 am - 11:20 am

Students entering grades 7 and up are usually a good fit for this intense OG tutoring. However, some children outside of this grade range might benefit from this level. If you have questions about your specific child, email registrar@ogmn.org. Sessions are either at 9:30am or 10:30am. Students must attend all 9 sessions (Tuesday – Friday (more…)


  • Adult Introductory Course
    July 12, 2021 - July 23, 2021
    8:30 am - 2:30 pm

Adults The participants will learn the OG approach to teach beginning reading including phonemic awareness, phonics, and spelling.  The OG approach is a direct, explicit, structured, systematic, cumulative and multi-sensory method that includes supportive error correction and analysis to drive instruction. Participants will create lesson plans to implement with students during the supervised practicum. This (more…)


  • Adult Introductory Course
    July 12, 2021 - July 16, 2021
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Adults The Early Learner Workshop is for all teachers of our youngest learners, both in pre school and primary grades. The workshop covers the foundations of reading instruction, even before formal reading instruction takes place. Teachers will learn how to assess phonemic awareness skills, and also how to build phonemic awareness with their students. Alphabet (more…)


  • Student Introductory Course
    July 13, 2021 - July 23, 2021
    9:30 am - 11:20 am

Students entering grades 1-4 are usually a good fit for this intense OG tutoring. However, some children outside of this grade range might benefit from this level. If you have questions about your specific child, email registrar@ogmn.org . Sessions are held at 9:30am or 10:30am. Students must attend all 9 sessions (Tuesday – Friday and (more…)