Beginning Decoding/Encoding Seminar

These seminars consist of 30-35 class hours and five observations, class and lesson plan preparation, and one-on-one practice teaching with a student that will be observed and critiqued. Participants will be prepared to teach students from early education to about sixth grade reading, writing, spelling, and comprehension. Successful completion of the Seminar meets the AOGPE's application criteria for Subscriber Level membership, and begins the process for completion of the Associate Level or Classroom Educator membership.

Fees include all materials and supervised one-on-one practice teaching.

Other Associate Level Beginning O-G Classes Sometimes additional classes are scheduled upon request of MDI Centers or public and private schools. Call (5l7) 485-4000 or check our calendar for information on additional classes that may be offered in your area.


Cost: $995.00, $250 of which is due as a deposit upon registration

If you are interested in working toward Academy Status, please visit their website at

The D/E Course Application is available here, and the Course Brochure is available here.


Abrams Teaching Laboratory
​532 E. Shiawassee St. Lansing, MI 48912

March 2020, TBD

Abrams Teaching Laboratory
532 E. Shiawassee St. Lansing, MI 48912

July 8,9,10,11,12,15,16, and 17

Hours 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

Fee: $950​ if registered by June 1

Fee: $995 after June 1

Please Register by June 28

Detroit Metro Center  
3384 W. 12 Mile Rd. Berkley, MI 48072

October 17,18,19,25, and 26

Hours 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

Fee: $995

Please Register by Oct. 8