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Education 104: Differentiated Instruction


20 hours (15 weeks).

Various; distance learning format.

December 2012 - February 2023.

Instructional delivery format: 
Online/distance learning
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: apply the principles of differentiated instruction; create differentiated instruction plans based on student readiness, student interests, and learner profiles; summarize the benefits of technology as an instructional tool; evaluate the importance of assessments in differentiated instruction; identify and utilize different strategies of differentiated instruction; explain classroom management techniques for the differentiated instruction classroom; and apply strategies for adapting instruction to learner needs.


Major topics include: basics of differentiated instruction; creating differentiated instruction plans; student profiles and differentiated instruction; adapting to learner needs; differentiating instruction in the classroom; techniques for differentiating instruction; using assessments with differentiated instruction; student motivation and differentiated instruction; and using technology as an instructional tool.

Credit recommendation: 

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 2 semester hours in Teacher Education Pre-K-12 (12/16).