This course is designed to provide educators with the resources to create a learning environment that will maximize the potential for student success by using the strategies associated with differentiated instruction. In this course the educator will gain knowledge of how to manage instructional time in a way that meets the standards and also provides motivating, challenging, and meaningful experiences for school age students by differentiating instruction. Participants will understand what defines differentiation and recognize their role and responsibilities in a differentiated learning community. Practical applications of how to differentiate with the content, process, and product will be explored while planning differentiated lessons. At the end of this course the educator will possess a repertoire of strategies for differentiating instruction that will allow them to respond to the diverse needs of the students in their classroom.
Carlow University ED 639 • Madonna University EDU 5830.12 • Notre Dame College ED 607 A • The College of Saint Rose EDT 660
The required text for this course is Differentiating Instruction in the Regular Classroom: How to Reach & Teach All Learners, Updated Anniversary Edition by Diane Heacox. 978-1575-42416-3
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: Understanding Differentiated Instruction
Session 2: The Role, Responsibility and Tasks of the Teacher in a Differentiated Classroom
Session 3: Essential Questions
Session 4: Curriculum Compacting and Curriculum Mapping
Session 5: The Challenge and Variety of Differentiated Instruction
Session 6: Flexible Grouping and Tiered Assignments
Session 7: Differentiating Content, Process and Products
Session 8: How to Differentiate for Special Populations
Session 9: Assessment
Session 10: Planning a Differentiated Unit of Study
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.