The purpose of this course is to provide educators with a strong foundation for planning, implementing, and maintaining successful co-teaching programs. Since most of today's classrooms include a diverse student population that has different learning styles, cultural differences and educational needs, co-teaching has become a more common practice. Starting with developing a clear definition of co-teaching, then examining critical components of co-teaching models, and finally evaluating current co-teaching programs, this course will be explore both the conceptual and operational aspects of this approach to delivering instruction. This course examines the most commonly accepted co-teaching practices between general and special education teachers on the elementary, middle and high school levels. It is based on current research in the field of education.
Carlow University ED 637 • Madonna University EDU 5830.10 • Notre Dame College ED 608 A
The required text for this course is Best Practices in Co-teaching & Collaboration: The HOW of Co-teaching - Implementing the Models by Susan Gingras Fitzell
Graduate participants earn 3 semester hours of graduate credit and will receive a transcript from one of our partner institutions below. Professional development participants will receive a certificate of completion for 45 hours of professional developments credit for face-to-face classes and 60 hours of professional development credit for online classes.
Session 1: Defining a Collaborative Relationship
Session 2: Establishing a Rationale for Co-Teaching a it Relates to Research and Legislation
Session 3: Examining and Evaluating the Key Elements for Effective Collaborative Relationships
Session 4: Essential Components of a Co-Teaching Relationship
Session 5: Co-Teaching Models
Session 6: Working with Support Personnel: Paraprofessionals as Part of the Co-Teaching Team
Session 7: Response to Intervention (RtI)
Session 8: The Use of Differentiated Instruction in the Co-Teaching Classroom
Session 9: Assessing Co-Teaching
Session 10: Final Projects and Final Exam
Online 3-graduate credit courses are 13 weeks in length.
On-site weekend courses are held Friday evening from 6:00pm-9:00pm and Saturday/Sunday, 8:30am-5:30pm.
Weekday courses are Monday-Friday from 8:00am- 6:00pm.
It is the responsibility of the student to check with their state, county, district, or school to ensure that all requirements are being met by the course you're taking.
Check the Partner Universities page for specific university information as well as course numbers which are specific to the university partner.
Students are required to purchase their own textbook, the information for which can be found here. If no book is required it will be specified on the list. We have copies of many of the textbooks should you wish to purchase directly from TEI.
Professional development (PD) participants receive a certificate of completion from TEI for 45 hours of PD credit for face to face classes and 60 hours of PD credit for online classes. These certificates are mailed within one week of the end of the class and reflect the course title, dates of attendance, and credit hour information.