A Master's in Differentiated Instruction is an educational approach that considers the varied learning needs of students, enabling teachers to provide personalized instruction so that each child in the classroom can learn effectively. Study in this program if you are a certified teacher and wish to advance your career by teaching based on the learning styles, language proficiencies, and many other factors that vary from student to student.
The Differentiated Instruction program prepares you to specialize in meeting the needs of learners in mixed ability classrooms. You will learn to challenge all students, including gifted students, English language learners, and students who struggle in school.
The program can be completed in one year and meets the master’s degree requirements for permanent or professional teacher certification in New York State. It also meets requirements for a certification extension in Gifted Education. You will participate in the college’s week-long summer practicum and apply your teaching skills in a summer camp for kids in kindergarten through eighth grade.
- EDDI 505 Introduction to Differentiated Instruction
- EDDI 510 Introduction to Gifted Education and Collaboration
- EDDI 600 Practicum and Seminar in Gifted Education
The college offers one of the only differentiated education master’s degree programs in the Western New York region and the degree can be completed in just three to four semesters.