Online Post-Baccalaureate Differentiated Instruction Certificate

Graceland University in Independence, Missouri, is proud to offer a master's-level online teaching certificate program in differentiated instruction. This post-master's program in Missouri consists of 15 credit hours based on the philosophy and theories of Dr. Carol Tomlinson. Addressing the issue of response to intervention (RTI), this program provides a thorough introduction to differentiated instruction.

Topics that will be covered include the following:
  • identifying learning styles and preferences.
  • designing more dynamic and engaging lessons and units.
  • challenging all students at appropriate levels.
  • developing ongoing, authentic assessment techniques.
  • utilizing differentiated instruction to benefit both general and special education students.

Dr. Tomlinson, who appears as a video instructor in several of the program's courses, is a world-renowned expert in differentiated instruction and assessment strategies and techniques. Dr. Tomlinson is author of "The Differentiated Classroom: Responding to the Needs of All Learners," "How to Differentiate Instruction in Mixed-Ability Classrooms," and "Fulfilling the Promise of the Differentiated Classroom: Strategies and Tools for Responsive Teaching."

Program Delivery

The online teaching certification program provides meaningful course of study regardless of subject area certification and is open to all licensed K-12 teachers who are currently teaching.

Courses and admission requirements are listed below. Choose the Course Descriptions link in the left column to view complete descriptions of all courses.

Program Coursework

Post-Baccalaureate Differentiated Instruction Certificate

Students desiring a post-baccalaureate certificate in Differentiated Instruction must complete 15 semester hours of coursework as prescribed below:

EDUC5660 Introduction to Differentiation: Applying Learner-Centered Instruction 3 s.h.
EDUC5670 Differentiated Instructional Strategies: Meeting the Diverse Needs of Learners 3 s.h.
EDUC5680 Differentiated Assessment Strategies: Identifying Learners' Strengths and Needs 3 s.h.
EDUC5690 Teaching in the Inclusive Classroom: Instructional Strategies for All Students 3 s.h.
EDUC5700 Differentiation and Literacy 3 s.h.

Our program has multiple start dates per year. Please contact our School of Education Admissions Representative for tuition and application deadline dates. Groups rates are also available.

Questions? Please contact us: 

Admissions Team
Graceland University
1401 W. Truman Rd.
Independence, MO 64050

800.833.0524, ext. 4716