M.S.Ed. - Differentiated Instruction Completion Options

Successful completion of the nine required courses (30 credit hours; see curriculum link) is required for the Master of Science in Education degree. The courses are sequential but the program of study has been laid out so that practicing teachers can select either an intense one-year of study or a more manageable two year program of study. Both sequences are below. For the practicing teacher who desires to take only some of these courses, we also offer a five-course Graduate Certificate in differentiated instruction.

 

One-year program of study

Summer 1

EDU 501
Introduction to Differentiation Instruction (4)

EDU 502
Differentiated Instruction Toolkit (4)

EDU 601
Defining Research In Education (4)

Fall

EDU 503
Effective assessment and teaching for mastery (3)

EDU 602
Teacher Action Research (3)

Spring

EDU 504
Meeting the needs of every student (3)

EDU 603
Research Analysis, Synthesis and Presentation (3)

Summer 2

EDU 505
Differentiating the Curriculum (3)

EDU 506
Using student data to inform instructional practice (3)

 

OR

Two-year program of study

Summer 1

EDU 501
Introduction to Differentiation Instruction (4)

EDU 502
Differentiated Instruction Toolkit (4)

Fall 1

EDU 503
Effective assessment and teaching for mastery (3)

Spring 1

EDU 504
Meeting the needs of every student (3)

Summer 2

EDU 601
Defining Research In Education (4)

EDU 505
Differentiating the Curriculum (3)

Fall 2

EDU 602
Teacher Action Research (3)

Spring

EDU 603
Research Analysis, Synthesis and Presentation (3)

Summer 3

EDU 506
Using student data to inform instructional practice (3)

 

 

OR

Graduate Certificate in Differentiated Instruction 
Select any five courses that contribute to your professional development to earn the Graduate Certificate in Differentiated Instruction. A logical sequence for someone new to differentiated instruction would be EDU 501-505. The number of credits required for the certificate will vary between 15 credits and 18 credits depending upon the courses selected. We advise that the research courses be taken in order if those are selected. The person who completes the graduate certificate may subsequently apply for the master’s degree program and complete the remaining courses to earn the degree if they are admitted.  

 
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