Masters of Education

Differentiated Instruction

Program Overview

Develop the flexibility to meet the needs of all types of students with the online Master of Education in Differentiated Instruction degree from Concordia University Texas. Our program gives teachers the specialized skills needed to connect with struggling students with unique learning habits and those from different cultural backgrounds. With the accessibility and convenience of Concordia’s online classroom, peers and professors can engage in the same collaboration that takes place in a traditional classroom.

The learning dynamics in a classroom can vary wildly and change constantly. The key to creating an inviting and successful learning environment is to adapt learning to any student population. The lessons learned in our program will prepare you to support students of all backgrounds, making you a more effective teacher and a leader in your education community.

The Master of Education in Differentiated Instruction will prepare you to move beyond the classroom and will make you an expert in differentiation strategies. You’ll explore a number of strategies that can immediately be applied in the classroom. Our program focuses on real-world examples to ensure you’re prepared for the challenges you will face in the classroom.

Benefits of the program include:

  • Focused curriculum: All of our differentiated instruction courses offer in-depth instruction into key skills and knowledge needed to accommodate the needs of all students. Topics include curriculum design, learning theory and assessment strategies.
  • A trusted education: Since 1926, Concordia has provided students with valuable degrees rooted in the liberal arts.
  • Convenience: Our online program allows you to balance your degree program with your work schedule and personal commitments at a pace that works for you.
  • Year-round support: Our online help desk is available 24/7/365.
  • Next Start Date: 08/24/2015
  • Credit Hours: 30
  • Course Length: 8 Weeks

Program Outcomes

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, career opportunities for instructional coordinators who specialize in differentiated instruction have a bright outlook. The field has a projected employment increase of 23 percent by 2018, much higher than the national average. Instructional coordinators earn a median annual pay of $60,050 according to the BLS.

Admission Requirements

  • A completed online graduate admission application.
  • A minimum GPA of 2.50 (on a 4.0 scale); if your GPA falls below that you will be asked to submit an essay to be reviewed.
  • Official transcripts from the college or university where you earned your bachelor’s degree and/or attempted graduate coursework.
  • Three letters of recommendation from your last two immediate supervisors and a professional colleague through our online application system.
  • A copy of your teaching certificate.

For more admissions information, please visit our admissions page or contact our admissions office today. Our supportive staff is here to help. Email us at onlineadmissions@concordia.edu or call 844-CTX-CTX1 (844-289-2891) to learn more about the M.Ed. in Differentiated Instruction, or, click here to begin your application.

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Course List

Degree Requirements (30 credits)

To earn an online M.Ed. in Differentiated Instruction degree, students must complete the following courses. To graduate, 30 credit hours are required,which typically can be completed in 18 months. Classes are offered throughout the year.

MED 5303      Curriculum Design & Practice
MED 5305      Education Research
MED 5308      Ethics and Leadership in Education
MED 5309      Differentiated Instruction & Learning Theory
DIFN 5311      Introduction to the Exceptional Learner
DIFN 5312      Language & Intercultural Communication Issues
DIFN 5313      Teaching & Assessment Strategies
DIFN 5314      Consultation & Collaboration for Exceptional Learners
DIFN 5315      Introduction to Gifted & Talented Learners
CAI 5330         Action Research