Griffons Support Others
Today’s Pre-K – 12 classrooms are more diverse than ever, and finding effective ways to teach all students is more important than it’s ever been.
Gain a deep understanding of how to effectively differentiate instruction for learners who are: English learners, gifted, at-risk for school failure, or who experience mild to moderate disability. Graduates of the program will gain specific skills associated with differentiating:
- content: what is to be learned
- process: how learners acquire information
- product: how learners demonstrate learning
- learning environments: where and with whom learners learn.
All the courses for this degree are available 100% online.
Master of Applied Science in Assessment
The Master of Applied Science in Assessment – Differentiated Instruction option provides a deep understanding of fundamental issues associated with differentiating instruction methods.
Students will obtain:
- Knowledge of differentiated instructional methods needed to successfully teach all learners in diverse classrooms
- Knowledge of effective approaches to differentiated instruction
- Opportunities to develop leadership skills, including: needs analysis, shared vision, improved communication, adult learning, measurement of efficacy and overcoming resistance
- Enhanced general knowledge of diverse, inclusive classroom settings
- Training in analytical and critical thinking methods
- Support for an internship experience
The Differentiated Instruction option is designed to meet the needs of the following professionals:
- Current and future teachers, from early childhood, elementary and secondary education, who want to learn techniques to more effectively support all learners in diverse, inclusive, PreK-12 classrooms
- School administrators, who are interested in improving instructional practices in their school or district
- Current or future educational policy makers, who wish to enhance their understanding of the power of differentiated instruction for meeting the unique needs of ALL learners in diverse, inclusive, PreK-12 classrooms
While successful completion of the Differentiated Instruction master’s degree will prepare graduates to better meet the diverse challenges of teaching in today’s classrooms, it is not a program that will lead to licensure. The State of Missouri does not currently offer a teacher certification unique to differentiated instruction.
- Strong foundation in current research in the field of differentiating instructional content, process, product and learning environments
- All required courses are available online
- A professional core sequence, which focuses on critical reading of education literature and analyzing research in education
Dr. Elizabeth Potts
Graduate Program Director & Associate Professor
Are you ready to declare a program of study? Download, sign and submit the form(s) to the program director.
About Our Graduate Programs
Delivery: 100% online
- Spring 2023: Jan. 10, 2023
- Summer 2023: May 23, 2023
- Fall 2023: Aug. 21, 2023
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