What do I do about textbooks? Are they required and if so how do I purchase the required books?
All materials required for the course are included in the course cost. You do not have to purchase a textbook.
What is the Orton Gillingham Multisensory Instruction Method?
The IMSE approach allows teachers to incorporate into their daily lessons the five components essential to an effective reading program: phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary development, fluency, and comprehension strategies.
What makes IMSE unique is our face-to-face, hands-on technique. Our method works to support your current reading program instead of disrupting it. It is an additional tool to incorporate into your literacy instruction, and since it’s integrated in the general classroom, it’s flexible enough to fit the needs of all types of learners. Teachers can group students based on their need for greater challenges or additional support.
Each district has its own needs and budget, but all districts want to produce proficient readers. Whether you’re a teacher who wants to enhance your classroom reading curriculum or an administrator who wants to empower your teachers to help every child achieve his reading potential, IMSE training unlocks the door to reading fluency. (from the Orton-Gillingham webpage).
For addition information please visit the Orton-Gillingham program website. (http://orton-gillingham.com/)
How do I register for a class?
Graduate students may register for either concentration here. Under "Program Applying for," please select STEM/Orton-Gillingham Specialized Courses. Please note: transcripts from previous institutions are not required for non-degree seeking students. Additionally, letters of reference, a resume, a personal statement, and a teaching certificate are not required.
Undergraduate students may register here. Please note: Under "Program Applying for," please select Non-Degree; Under "Non-Degree," please select Specialized Education Courses.
Who do I contact if I have questions about the program?
Please call the School of Adult and Graduate Education at 863.680.4205 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How do I cancel my registration if I need to withdraw?
A full refund is available if your registration is cancelled no later than the Wednesday prior to the course start date. All cancellations or requests for withdrawal must be faxed to 863.680.4565 or emailed to email@example.com. Please include the course title and dates which the class is scheduled to meet in your withdrawal information/correspondence.
I’d like to receive a certificate of completion when I have completed the two STEM or reading courses. How do I obtain a certificate?
Please complete this form and submit to the School of Adult and Graduate Education to obtain a certificate of completion.
I’d like for the school district that I work for to receive a copy of my transcript verifying my completion of these courses. How do I request a transcript for course work completed?
We offer online transcript ordering through our partner, the National Student Clearinghouse. The cost is $7.50 per copy and you will need a credit card and a valid email account. Transcripts will not be released if there is an outstanding balance on your FSC account. If you have questions, please contact the registrar’s office at 863.680.4127.
How much do the courses cost?
EDU 1102 (2 Credit Hours) Introduction to STEM Education in the Classroom ($310.00 per Credit Hour, 2 Credit Hours=$620.00)
EDU 2202 (2 CH) STEM Education in the Classroom ($310.00 per Credit Hour, 2 Credit Hours=$620.00)
EDU 3302 - 01 (2 Credit Hours) Orton Gillingham for the Classroom Teacher ($550.00)
EDU 3303 - 01 (2 Credit Hours) Orton Gillingham for the Classroom Teacher II ($550.00)
When do I have to pay for the courses?
After submitting the online application you will receive an email stating that we received your application. Within 7 to 10 business days you will receive an email confirmation which includes your password and user ID# so that you can go on to the FSC Portal and make payment for the course. Payment is required upon receipt of your registration email. Please be aware that courses will be dropped from the student’s schedule on the day after the registration deadline (the Wednesday prior to the course starting date) if not paid for in full or if no arrangements have been made through student accounts.
Please log into the FSC Portal with your FSC ID# and password to submit your payment; Discover, MasterCard, Visa, and American Express is accepted. You can find the payment option in the portal by clicking on the student tab and then clicking on the Financial Information link in the left sidebar, and lastly click “Go to CashNet” near the bottom of the page. If you have any questions regarding your student account, please contact the Office of Student Accounts at 863.680.4154 (Monday to Friday, 8:00 AM–4:00 PM).
Failure to pay course fees does not withdraw you from the course(s). Unless you withdraw from the course as described above, you will be liable for payment.
How do I obtain my ID# if I lost or misplaced it?
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the School of Adult and Graduate Education at 863.680.4205.
How do I obtain a password and user ID# to log on to FSC’s Portal?
Your password is provided to you on the Registration Confirmation email that is sent within 7 to 10 business days after you have applied for a course. If you need to request the password again, please call our Help Desk for assistance at 863.616.6426. The Help Desk hours are located here.
Who do I contact if I have an issue with course payment?
Please call the FSC Student Accounts Office at 863.680.6217 or by email at email@example.com.
Can I enroll in the course as a non-degree seeking student?
Yes, simply indicate on the registration form that you are a non-degree seeking student.