This degree is designed for general or special education teachers in all developmental areas who wish to meet the needs of all students in increasingly diverse classrooms.
Coursework and field experience are designed to prepare teachers to meet the needs of students with special gifts and talents and those with significant learning and behavior challenges.
The Differentiated Instruction Master’s program provides teachers with extended research-based knowledge in the areas of assessment, differentiated instructional strategies, behavioral strategies, collaborative teamwork, assistive technology, and other inclusive education issues.
The program is intended to help prepare teachers to meet the needs of the full range of students in today's inclusive and heterogeneous classrooms and has been designed in response to the need for teachers skilled in differentiated instruction strategies appropriate to the growing population of learners who are diverse in their learning and/or behavioral characteristics.
This MSED meets the criteria for, and may be used in partial fulfillment of, the requirements for professional (permanent) teacher certification in New York, and also meets the coursework requirement for the gifted education extension. The degree can be completed in as little as one year on the Olean campus and 16 months at the Buffalo Center.
Students who are interested in obtaining a Students with Disabilities certification should see the Differentiated Instruction – Students with Disabilities program description.
For more information about this and other Differentiated Instruction
programs, please contact Dr. René Garrison, program director. (see
Differentiated Instruction Internships
If you wish to apply to this program, please contact the Graduate Admissions Office at St. Bonaventure University at (716) 375-2021 or firstname.lastname@example.org for graduate admission materials.
For more information regarding the degree in differentiated instruction, please contact
Dr. Rene' Garrison, Director
Plassmann Hall B06, St. Bonaventure University
St. Bonaventure, NY 14778