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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.
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
|EDU 611||Research Development and Literature Analysis||3|
& EDU 679
|Master Education Experience I|
and Master Education Experience II
|or EDU 630||Capstone|
|EDU 661||Multidisciplinary Approaches in Differentiated Instruction||3|
|EDU 662||Teacher Leadership for Differentiated Instruction||3|
|TSL 560||Methods of Teaching ELLs||3|
|EDU 677||Advanced Methods, Differentiation, and Instruction||3|
|Optional Courses- Take three courses from the following five:||9|
|Materials and Assessments for ELLs|
|Language and Culture|
|Collaborating with Families and School Personnel for Inclusion|
|Foundations of Professional Ethics|
Approved graduate-level elective course(s)
|Total Credit Hours||33|
- Filing an approved Application for Graduation.
- Satisfactory completion of all required coursework as listed on the approved Program of Study.
- Earn a minimum overall GPA of 3.0, with no more than 6 credit hours of C in all required coursework.
- Official approval of required Master Educator Experience (or capstone).
About Our Graduate Programs
Delivery: 100% online
- Summer: April 29
- Fall: July 15
- Spring: November 1