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IMSE Orders & Classroom Supplies

POs & Quotes

If you need a quote for approval from your school, place items in your shopping cart, then click the “Get Quote for PO” button to generate a PDF quote that you can print for approval. IMSE provides quotes for online orders. Follow the prompts and after submission you can print a pdf and receive an email confirmation with a quote number. To complete payment, submit your PO and quote to Quotes are 30-day non-obligation and we will not process the order until you or your district submits a copy of your signed and authorized purchase order per the instructions in the confirmation email referencing the quote number.

Please watch our Tutorial Video here

Shipping Policy

For classroom supplies orders, shipping charges are as follows:

  • Order total of less than $50 – flat $14.95 shipping charge
  • Order total of $50.01 to $250.00 – flat $19.95 shipping charge
  • Order total of $250.01 to $500.00 – shipping is calculated at 10% of the total order amount
  • Order total of $500.01 to $1,000.00 – shipping is calculated at 9% of the total order amount
  • Order total of $1,000.01 to $5,000.00 – shipping is calculated at 8% of the total order amount
  • Order total of $5,000.01 or more – shipping is calculated at 6% of the total order amount

Shipping charges are based on the total for physical products only and do not include digital products. For international shipping rates, please contact

Return Policy
  • For any items that arrive damaged, the product will be replaced free of charge if reported within 30 days of the original purchase. Visual documentation (picture) is required.
  • All returns for credit must be in original condition. 
  • Return shipping is the responsibility of the customer, IMSE does not provide shipping labels.
  • Any returns made within 30 days of the original purchase will be accepted and refunded in full.
  • Any returns after 30 days will be credited the original purchase price less a restocking fee 10% of the order total.

Returned products should be shipped back to Shiptrex. The address is below:   

IMSE Fulfillment Center

Attn: Returns (Your order # here)

35313 Beattie Dr

Sterling Heights, MI 48312



Here at IMSE we know that you would like to start using the products you’ve ordered as quickly as possible. In an effort to make that happen, we now have multiple product fulfillment centers. Your IMSE Workbooks and Classroom Kits will arrive in separate shipments.

IMSE's Trainings

Who would benefit from IMSE's Orton-Gillingham training?

Anyone who is interested in learning IMSE’s Orton-Gillingham methodology would benefit from a training. IMSE has successfully trained a variety of professionals including teachers, specialists, paraprofessionals, administrators, and parents. IMSE currently has trainings throughout the United States. Please check our Training Schedule to find a training near you!

IMSE also offers district or school trainings, where an IMSE Instructor comes to your school to work with your educators. In-school training is customized to meet the specific needs of your school, district, and individual students.

What is covered?

IMSE Phonological Awareness Course vs. Phonological Awareness in Comprehensive OG+

The PA course introduces the SoR, Structured Literacy and moves into assessment using Dr. David Kilpatrick’s Equipped for Reading Success. Participants watch videos of actual students being assessed using this tool and then analyze results with the instructor. Participants will also view a video of the RAN assessment and how to administer that assessment. The second day, participants are introduced and practice a plethora of activities to support the phonological awareness skills. The PA course is a deeper dive into Phonological and Phonemic Awareness than the Comprehensive course. 

The PA portion of the Comprehensive course provides participants with an introduction to Phonological Awareness using Yvette Zgonc’s book: Phonological Awareness: Interventions for All. Participants will be introduced to the informal assessment, Phonological Awareness Skill Test (PAST) as well as supporting activities for the classroom. The PA portion in the Comprehensive class is essentially an overview of phonological awareness. 

What is the Science of Reading?

The Science of Reading is a comprehensive body of research that encompasses years of scientific knowledge, spans across many languages, and shares the contributions of experts from relevant disciplines such as education, special education, literacy, psychology, neurology, and more. The Science of Reading has evolved from a wide span of research designs, experimental methods, participants, and statistical analyses. This conclusive, empirically supported research provides us with the information we need to gain a deeper understanding of how we learn to read, what skills are involved, how they work together, and which parts of the brain are responsible for reading development. From this research, we can identify an evidence-based best practice approach for teaching foundational literacy skills called Structured Literacy. 

Is Orton-Gillingham only for students with dyslexia or other special needs?

Orton-Gillingham was originally designed for use with individuals with dyslexia primarily in tutorial settings. However, national studies have shown that more than 30% of children are not reading at grade level when they enter third grade. This 30% requires direct, explicit instruction in order to become successful readers. IMSE has designed a program based on the Orton-Gillingham philosophy that can be used effectively not only by general education teachers in a large group setting, but by specialists teaching students with disabilities, English language learners, or at-risk populations in a small group or individually. We have found that all learners benefit from this program.

Do you have a training agenda or syllabus?

For a brief description of what you can expect from our 12.5-Hour Phonological Awareness course, 30-Hour Comprehensive OG+ course, or 30-Hour Moprhology course, please contact us at

Does the Institute for Multi-Sensory Education (IMSE) offer In-School district training for our professional staff?

In addition to public trainings that we offer at a variety of time zones and schedule formats, the Institute for Multi-Sensory Education specializes in on-site staff development for individual schools and districts. A minimum of 25 individuals are required for on-site trainings. In addition to our Comprehensive OG+ (30 hours) or Morphology (30 hours) courses, we offer districts the option of doing a 12.5 hour Phonological Awareness course. To contact an IMSE consultant regarding an on-site training for your school, please call us at 800-646-9788 or email us at

Will IMSE's Orton-Gillingham training help staff meet RTI requirements?

Yes, the IMSE Orton-Gillingham approach equips educators with strategies appropriate for every tier of the Response to Intervention (RTI) model. Teachers, specialists, and paraprofessionals can use these strategies to effectively intervene at levels 2 and 3 to develop this population of students into successful readers, writers, and spellers. We encourage general education teachers Pre-K to 3rd grade to use this methodology with every student in tier 1 as well. The 30-hour Comprehensive Training is unlike other programs. IMSE training is hands-on and personalized.

Is IMSE's training cost effective?

Considering that schools who have fully incorporated the IMSE approach into their literacy instruction have seen a significant decrease in special education referrals and a lower at-risk population in the general education classrooms, our trainings are very cost effective. Both of our 30 hour trainings will provide your staff with the knowledge, skills, and tools required to be able to fully implement this approach immediately. You will also receive the needed materials and resources to get you started in the classroom. To learn more about pricing for trainings as well as included materials, please contact us at 800-646-9788 or

Will IMSE's Orton-Gillingham disrupt my current reading program?

Our goal is to provide teachers with additional tools to incorporate into their current literacy instruction. This program offers the flexibility required to integrate the IMSE Orton-Gillingham philosophy into any existing reading program. IMSE seeks to provide a sequential, cumulative, multi-sensory approach that will benefit all learners and enhance the effectiveness of your current curriculum.

Can multiple teachers attend a virtual training together?

All of IMSE’s virtual courses include hands-on practice and multiple opportunities each day to interact with other participants by using breakout rooms. If you are sharing a computer or have colleagues using multiple computers in one room, you will not be able to fully participate in these learning experiences, which are a vital part of each IMSE training. Therefore, we ask that there is one person per camera, per room for this training in order to ensure the fidelity of the training and full participation.

Last day to register

IMSE closes public trainings 12 days prior to training start-date to ensure adequate shipping time. We want to make sure everyone has their materials ready for day one of training!

Alumni Group

IMSEs Alumni Facebook group is a great resource for answering your content or implementation questions.

You can find it here:

Tech Support

IMSE is available for basic tech support troubleshooting - missing registration/zoom link, password resets, and issues with digital products.

 Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM-5:00 PM EST. Please email

IMSE Certification Program

Why Educators and Districts choose the IMSE Practicum
  • The IMSE practicum provides support in implementing IMSE OG strategies with fidelity. Educators will be able to ask questions, receive resources, and receive feedback as they implement Orton-Gillingham strategies with their students. 
  • Graduates will be listed on the IMSE website as a certified IMSE OG educator/tutor. 
  • Graduates have the opportunity to be listed on the Learning Ally website as an OG certified educator/tutor.
  • Educators who complete one practicum may use their practicum to apply for the CERI Structured Literacy Dyslexia Interventionist certification.   
  • Graduates may have opportunities to apply to be an IMSE Instructor, IMSE District Instructor, IMSE Practicum Supervisor, or IMSE District Practicum Supervisor. 


Am I eligible to apply for the practicum?

Educational requirements:

Candidates must possess either a current and valid teaching certificate or another educational licensure; or a minimum of a Bachelor's degree in education (teaching, speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, social work, psychology) and proof of current employment in an education setting with a background check.  A letter from the school on letterhead stating that the applicant is currently employed and has passed the background check will be uploaded in place of a valid license.

If a candidate has a Bachelor's degree but it does not meet the requirements above, they may contact and request a waiver form.

Training requirements:

All training requirements must be completed prior to applying for the practicum.

Comprehensive/Comprehensive Orton-Gillingham Plus Practicum:

Candidates must complete the 30-hour IMSE Comprehensive/Comprehensive Orton-Gillingham Plus course and the 12.5-hour IMSE Phonological Awareness course to be eligible to apply for the Comprehensive/Comprehensive Orton-Gillingham Plus practicum.

Intermediate Practicum:

Candidates who have completed the Intermediate course within the last 24 months have met the training requirements for this practicum. 2023 will be the last year the Intermediate practicum is available. If it has been over 24 months since the candidate completed the Intermediate course, they are not eligible to apply for the Intermediate practicum.

IMSE Specialist Certification/Morphology Plus Practicum:

Candidates who have completed the IMSE Comprehensive/Comprehensive Orton-Gillingham Plus practicum and the Intermediate/Morphology Plus course have met the training requirements to be eligible to apply for the IMSE Specialist/Morphology Plus practicum.

Candidates who have ONLY taken the Morphology Plus course are not eligible to apply for an IMSE practicum unless they have already completed Comprehensive OG certification.

**The Specialist application is for participants that have already completed one practicum and are ready to complete their second practicum.

How long am I eligible to apply for the practicum?

Candidates must apply for the practicum within 24 months of completing a 30-hour course. If it has been over 24 months, Comprehensive/Comprehensive Orton-Gillingham Plus practicum candidates are required to complete the IMSE Fidelity course.  This is located in your IMSE account under 'Fidelity Certificate' (left margin).

When can I apply for the practicum?

The annual enrollment window opens at 9 a.m. EST on 8/1.

The online application will not be available until enrollment opens, but applicants should gather the required application documents ahead of time for this highly competitive program. Practicum enrollment will remain open until all the available spots are full. Once the maximum number of submitted applications is reached, applicants will be placed on a waitlist. If all submitted applications get approved, the waitlist will be cleared and no more candidates will be accepted. Those individuals not accepted will need to reapply during the next enrollment period. Candidates will not be charged an application fee while on the waitlist.

How do I apply for the practicum?

To access the online application, log into your IMSE account and click on 'OG Certification Program' (left margin). At the bottom of the page, there is a box for each practicum type. Please expand the appropriate certification box to access the required Literacy Knowledge quiz and the online application. You will be notified of acceptance on 10/13. You will be assigned a Practicum Supervisor at the time of acceptance.

What do I need to apply for the practicum?

The following application documents are required and must be uploaded in order to submit your application. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. It is best to gather these documents prior to enrollment opening.

  1. A valid education license or proof of a background check (confirmation from your school on letterhead or an FBI level background check). 
  2. Transcripts from your college/university (these may be copies).   The transcripts must reflect the completion of a Bachelor’s degree or higher.
  3. Two letters of recommendation.  One should come from an administrator or supervisor. The other can be from a co-worker or the parent of a student. Letters must include contact information.
  4. Certificate of completion from the IMSE Phonological Awareness course or the approved PA waiver form (this is required for Comprehensive/Comprehensive OG Plus applicants only).

Candidates must pass a Literacy Knowledge quiz prior to submitting an application.

The Literacy Knowledge quiz is untimed and open-book. Candidates are only permitted one attempt to pass and must score at least 80% or higher to be eligible to apply for the IMSE practicum. If the candidate does not receive 80% or higher on the quiz, they are required to complete a coaching session in order to be eligible to apply. You may email to purchase and schedule a certification coaching session. Each coaching session is $250.

To access the Literacy Knowledge quiz, log into your IMSE account and click on 'OG Certification Program' (left margin). There is a box for each practicum type at the bottom of the page. Please expand the appropriate certification box to access the button for the quiz. 

Graduates may have opportunities to apply to be an IMSE Instructor, IMSE District Instructor, IMSE Practicum Supervisor, or IMSE District Practicum Supervisor. 


When will I find out if I am accepted into the practicum?

Candidates will receive an approval or denial letter via email on 10/13. Please check your spam email if you don't receive an email by the end of the day.

How much does the practicum cost?
  • A nonrefundable $100 fee will be assessed for the application fee (regardless of acceptance).
  • In addition to the application fee, if paid in full, the practicum cost is $2250, which includes video observations. This must be paid before the first lesson is submitted. There may also be an option of breaking the practicum fee into payments through PayPal. If a practicum participant quits before any observations, a portion of the cost can be refunded. Contact Heather Manley at for more information.
  • If an applicant does not pass the Literacy Knowledge quiz and requires an Online Coaching session, each session is $250.
  • If an accepted participant receives an "ineffective rating" twice on the same strategy, the participant must complete a practicum tutorial which will cost an additional $175 in order to continue with the practicum.
    • More than two ineffective scores may result in removal from the practicum.

In addition to reading all IMSE materials and books included in your training, these are three required readings due over the course of the practicum. IMSE will provide the expectations packet upon acceptance, but participants must purchase or borrow the two books listed below:

Comprehensive Practicum:

  • Overcoming Dyslexia by Sally Shaywitz 
  • Uncovering the Logic of English by Denise Eide

Intermediate/Morphology Plus Practicum:

  • Equipped for Reading Success by David Kilpatrick
  • Reciprocal Teaching at Work by Lori Oczkus


Can I purchase graduate credits?

Upon completion of the practicum, participants are eligible to purchase three graduate credits through Ashland University in Ohio. Participants may also be eligible to purchase one graduate credit for the Fidelity Course/Practicum modules. Participants must wait until they receive their practicum exit documents to be eligible to purchase these credits. If you have questions, please email

IMSE’s Lesson Planning and Assessment Program

What is the Interactive OG 2.0 (IMSE's online lesson planning and assessment program)?

IMSE’s OG Lesson Planning and Assessment Program, Interactive OG 2.0, allows teachers to pull from a multitude of resources such as pre-made lesson plans, help in creating your own original lesson plans, digital lesson plan segments for each Comprehensive OG+ concept, and our assessment program all on-line. The program is currently available as a subscription service which can be accessed through your IMSE log-in.

I want to order the program, but it says I do not qualify. How can I subscribe?

In order to be able to purchase the subscription, you must have completed either the IMSE Gomprehensive or Comprehensive OG+ 30-hour training.

Is there a trial of the IMSE OG Lesson Planning and Assessment program?

IMSE does not currently offer a trial of the teacher tools program.

I’m having trouble printing from the program. Help!

For assistance with printing and other trouble-shooting, please email us at

Continuing Education

Can you take IMSE’s training for professional development credit and/or graduate credit?

The Institute for Multi-Sensory Education trainings qualify for continuing education credits as well as college credits in most states. A full list of states and institutions that qualify may be located on our website through the following link:

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at


What is the difference between the Complete Virtual Classroom and the IMSE Customizable K-2 Bundle?

These products both follow the K-2 IMSE Scope and Sequence. The main difference between the two products is that the Complete Virtual Classroom operates on Microsoft Powerpoint (only) while the Customizable K-2 Bundle operates on Google Slides and can be combined with other IMSE digital products such as the dictation slides and syllable division slides. The IMSE Customizable K-2 Slide Bundle also includes decodable reader slides, which are not included in the Complete Virtual Classroom.

How do I assign Digital Products?

Please watch our tutorial video here for assigning digital products to your account or to another Participant's account. 

IMSE Tech Corner

I completed an IMSE course, where is my Certificate?
  1. Login to your IMSE Account. 
  2. Click on "My Trainings" on the left side of the page
  3. Complete course survey
  4. Allow for one week after training end date for processing
  5. On this same "My Trainings" page, click "Download Certificate" 
How do I access my IMSE Digital Products - Google Slides/Virtual Classroom/Swift Products/Decodable Readers?
  • Login into IMSE.COM profile or click on "Account"
  • Click on "My Digital Resources"
  • Make sure the filter "In Library" is highlighted
  • Then you can filter by course type, favorites, etc. or search the search bar at the top to find what you need
My IMSE Digital Materials are not in “My Digital Resources”
  • You may have more than one profile or have assigned digital products to the wrong profile (email address). Please email to resolve this problem.
  • You may also have too many filters selected in the Digital Resources Library. Make sure you have the correct filters selected on the menu at the left.
How do I use my Google Slide lessons?
  • How to use the slides/digital product information here
  • How to make a copy of the entire presentation here
  • How to copy selected slides here
How to start on IOG 2.0

The best way to learn how to use IOG  2.0is to watch the tutorial videos on the IOG Dashboard. Click "Visit IOG2 Help Center" to see the video.

I did not receive my password reset email

Check your spam folder. If the email not in spam, please call 800-646-9788 and will reset it for you.

How do I download/print IMSE Decodable Readers

Please follow the link for instructions.

Decodable Reader printing black boxes

Please follow this link to resolve this issue.

Tech Support

IMSE is available for basic tech support troubleshooting - missing registration/zoom link, password resets, and issues with digital products..

 Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM-5:00 PM EST. Please email