Reading is the essential foundation upon which all learning is based and research shows that good reading skills reduce crime and poverty.  If we support teacher training in evidence-based, structured reading instruction methods, 95% of young learners can advance as proficient readers (Boon Philanthropy).

MRC is committed to the highest standards for teacher training in the Orton Gillingham approach providing a comprehensive, intense one year program of training. Upon completion, teachers will be awarded an Orton Gillingham Teacher certificate endorsed by the nationally accredited IMSLEC.

  • More than 75 hours of lecture

  • 30 hours of supervised practicum in the Fall with a student from 1st to 3rd grade

  • 30 hours of supervised practicum in the Spring with a student from 4th to 12th grade

  • Course is in English

  • Next Teacher Training course August 2019- May 2020

2018-2019 Class-12 teachers from the following educational institutions are currently undergoing the training:

  • Boys and Girls Clubs of PR

  • Saint John’s School

  • Commonwealth-Parkville School

  • Colegio Puertorriqueño de Niñas

Graduate Testimonials

  • After 9 years teaching English in an elementary school, I feel more confident and I teach with a purpose. I now have the tools needed to identify those students who need help and in what specific area (ex. comprehension, phonology, morphology) to guide them.

  • After 10 years of classroom experience, my understanding of language development has grown exponentially. I've gleaned more from OG training than I ever did from any other professional experience.

  • I would definitely recommend this program. You will gain the knowledge and tools not only to help struggling readers, but to further fluency and comprehension for all students. You will gain an understanding of language difficulties; how their brains work and how you can help them achieve success and enjoy reading and school.

If you are interested in becoming an Orton Gillingham certified teacher contact us at info@mrcpr.org!

Acccepting applications until March 1, 2019

Next Teacher Training starts August 2019 

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What is IMSLEC

The International Multisensory Structured Language Education Council (IMSLEC), is a nonprofit organization with the mission of accrediting quality Multisensory Structured Language Education (MSLE) training courses. Accredited courses meet IMSLEC criteria and instructional program standards for preparing specialists in Multisensory Structured Language Education. IMSLEC accredits training programs which offer extensive coursework and supervised teaching experience leading to professional certification. The training programs may be independent post-secondary training programs or may exist within already accredited institutions, such as colleges, universities or medical entities.   

IMSLEC promotes and ensures quality Multisensory Structured Language Education (MSLE) training for teachers and therapists of individuals with dyslexia and related disorders. IMSLEC’s accreditation process supports essential standards and criteria for academic and practicum work that are crucial to the successful training of dyslexia teachers, therapists and other specialists.

MSLE instruction certifies programs that which incorporate all the components demonstrated by the National Reading Panel as essential components in effective literacy intervention programs that would ensure best assistance to individuals with dyslexia and related disorders to gain literacy skills.

Currently only 19 programs are accredited by IMSLEC; MRC is the number 20. Multisensory Reading Centers of Puerto Rico is the only organization in Puerto Rico certified by IMSLEC.

 

Congratulations to the Teacher Training Class of 2017-2018

Congratulations to the Teacher Training Class of 2017-2018