EDUC590 - Differentiation for Learners in Mixed Ability Classrooms

Course Details

Course Code: EDUC590 Course ID: 4087 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate

This course is designed to give regular education teachers strategies to use in academically and culturally diverse classrooms. Using case studies as a launching point, course participants will examine the complexities of balancing the needs of gifted education, general education, special education, and culturally diverse students in a standards-driven climate. Use of tiered assignments, alternative assessments targeting different intelligences, and other modifications will be evaluated, implemented, and refined. Course participants will collaborate to address beliefs, best practices, challenges, current research, and ways to apply them to their own teaching practice.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Start Month Session Weeks
06/26/2023 - 12/01/2023 12/04/2023 - 01/28/2024 December Fall 2023 Session D 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand differentiation.
  • Analyze the need for diversified assessment strategies to demonstrate students’ achievement of academic, behavioral, and functional skills and to make continuous instructional decisions.
  • Analyze diverse student characteristics and environmental factors (to plan, deliver, and evaluate instruction and learning).
  • Apply information related to best practices and/or demonstrate appropriate strategies for teaching students of all abilities across grade levels (including assessment, differentiation of instruction, research-based instructional strategies, age appropriate instructional materials, instructional and assistive technology, co-teaching, collaboration, and classroom management).
NameGrade %
Discussions 35.00%
Discussion 1 3.89%
Discussion 2 3.89%
Discussion 3 3.89%
Discussion 4 3.89%
Discussion 5 3.89%
Discussion 6 3.89%
Discussion 7 3.89%
Discussion 8 3.89%
Discussion 9 3.89%
Assignments 65.00%
Assignment 1 8.13%
Assignment 2 8.13%
Assignment 3 8.13%
Assignment 4 8.13%
Assignment 5 8.13%
Assignment 6 8.13%
Assignment 7 8.13%
Assignment 8 8.13%

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.