Fellow Level

Fellows are independent practitioners qualified to train and supervise others in the Orton-Gillingham Approach as well as provide instruction for the dyslexic learner (Tier 3).

The following are minimum requirements. It is up to the discretion of the Fellow if more coursework and/or practicum hours are required.

Prerequisites
  1. Master’s Degree in any area of study (or international equivalent) at the time of application to the Academy
  2. Certified level membership in the Academy
  3. Experience teaching students of various ages and learning profiles
  4. Evidence of continuing professional growth and development in the field of dyslexia beyond the Certified level
  5. Notice to Academy office of the Fellow-in-Training from the Principal Training Fellow.
Coursework
  1. 90 hours, minimum (in addition to 160 hours at Certified for a total of 250 hours)
  2. 20 hours of attendance at conferences may be applied to this requirement
Practicum 300 hours of supervised practicum over 3 academic years, minimum (in addition to 300 hours at Certified for a total of 600 hours over 6 years, minimum), which includes 10 observations of the FIT by a Fellow in a variety of settings, for example: teaching courses, supervising trainees, conducting observations, and giving feedback to trainees.
Training Participate in a minimum of 3 complete trainings over the 3-year period, to include both Associate and Certified Trainings.
Readings AOGPE Fellow Reading List 6/2011
Curriculum Fellow curriculum guidelines
Application Application to the Academy through the FluidReview website including 2 letters of support (https://orton-gillingham.fluidreview.com)
Warranty Fellow Warranty
Code of Ethics
AOGPE Code of Ethics

The Fellow curriculum is in addition and in more depth to the topics covered in the Certified level. The purpose of the Fellow-in-Training (FIT) program is to prepare an individual to train teachers in the Orton-Gillingham Approach by gaining in-depth knowledge and experience in prescriptive, diagnostic instruction, in supervision , and curriculum development. At the Fellow level, the FIT has demonstrated proficiency in meeting the requirements at the Associate and Certified levels. The information below outlines the course work and practicum hours beyond the requirements at the Certified Trainees are eligible to apply at the Fellow level upon completion of the coursework and practicum requirements.

The training curriculum for the Fellow level includes the following goals of the Orton-Gillingham Approach.

Goal 1 The Fellow-in-Training (FIT) demonstrates conformity to the professional and ethical standards of the Academy.
Goal 2 The FIT demonstrates mastery of the Academy’s curriculum standards at the Subscriber, Classroom Educator, Associate, and Certified levels.
Goal 3 The FIT demonstrates the knowledge and competence to administer Orton-Gillingham training programs at the Subscriber, Classroom Educator, Associate, and Certified levels in accordance with the standards of the Academy.
Goal 4 The FIT communicates clearly and concisely with other professionals, students, parents, and the general public, about issues relating to dyslexia and the Orton-Gillingham Approach.
Goal 5 The FIT maintains knowledge of current federal and state special education laws and can teach this information to others.

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What is my next step?

  1. Ask the Fellow that supervised you through Certified level membership to mentor you through the Fellow-in-Training program.
  2. If you are not a Certified member, please check the following links to complete Certified level training prior to entering a Fellow-in-Training program: