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Jacob Hackett
EDTEP 544
Seattle Campus

Differentiated Instruction

Introduction to the concepts and practice of differentiated instruction for children with diverse developmental, linguistic, and cultural characteristics. Prerequisite: elementary TEP student.

Class description

Differentiated Instruction. This class will introduce Elementary TEP candidates to definitions and foundations in Special Education. In addition to familiarizing teacher candidates with the historical and legal background of education for students with disabilities and disability categories, this course will focus on building pre-service teachers’ knowledge and skills in supporting students with disabilities in the general education setting.

Student learning goals

instructional methodology and the research basis for selection of instructional methods for students with disabilities;

multiple accommodations for use with students with special needs;

why it is important for teachers take responsibility for the learning and well-being of all their students, including students with disabilities;

lesson planning and universal design principles that lead to differentiated instruction for students with a wide range of needs;

adaptations and modifications in environment, presentation, materials, and responses for content area instruction (e.g., reading, math, science, social studies)

evidence-based practices to support students with a variety of learning needs.

General method of instruction

Recommended preparation

Class assignments and grading


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Additional Information
Last Update by Jacob Hackett
Date: 09/24/2013