Master of Education in Differentiated Instruction

Master of Education in Differentiated Instruction

Educators need to modify lesson plans or curriculum to meet the needs of students. Perhaps the learning style of a group of students isn’t complementary to how the rest of the class learns. Maybe cultural backgrounds are creating tension among peers. Perhaps you are trying to accommodate new students. Any of these issues, or others, can change the learning dynamic in a classroom. The key is adapting learning to any student population.

The Master of Education in Differentiated Instruction program at Concordia University Texas online is specifically designed for teachers wanting to improve their classroom adaptation strategies. We are committed to giving educators the skills to provide specialized teaching in all classrooms. With our program, you will become a resource in your educational community. This program will move you beyond entry-level areas of an educational career path and mark you as an expert in differentiation strategies.

Program Benefits

While a student in our online M.Ed. program, you will learn countless techniques to tailor instruction to every student. With the strong courses developed by our highly qualified instructors, we will give you lessons that are applicable in the classroom. Our program uses real-world application to ensure that you understand how to apply your coursework to the classroom. Features include:

  • Specialization: Our program will train you in the most trusted methods in differentiating instruction in the classroom, allowing you to be a change agent at your school and giving you the ability to share your skills with colleagues.
  • An emphasis on the exceptional learner: A large portion of our courses concentrate on the field of special education and students who have been diagnosed with learning issues. . By graduation, you will have the tools needed to educate these students and help them thrive.
  • Application at every level: The lessons learned in our courses are suitable for students in every level of the curriculum. We will give you tools to use whether you are teaching early education or at the high school level.
  • Convenience: Our experienced teachers and administrators understand the difficulties that come with balancing an online degree program with working as a teacher. We will ensure that you earn your degree at your own convenience.
  • Year-round support: Our online help desk is available for students 24/7.

Program Map

To earn an online M.Ed. in Differentiated Instruction degree, students must complete the following courses. To graduate, 30 credit hours are required; classes are offered all year.

Course Number

Course Name

MED 5303 Curriculum Design & Practice
MED 5305 Classroom Teacher as Researcher
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


How to Apply

Applying is simple and fast.

You must submit:

  • A completed graduate school application
  • A transcript from the school in which you attained your bachelor’s degree
  • A copy of your teaching certificate
  • Three letters of recommendation from your last immediate supervisors and a professional colleague
  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50 on undergraduate work is required, or a GPA of 3.0 on at least 12 hours of graduate work

If your GPA does not meet the minimum requirements, you will be asked to submit an essay which will be reviewed by our Admissions Committee. For essay details, please email online@concordia.edu.

Our supportive staff is here to help. Email us at online@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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