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Violence in Schools EDUC 019.52, CRN 25885


Provides a foundational understanding of violence and the motivational purposes behind aggression, and investigates the impact of the media, community, and family. You'll receive information on national resources for parents and teachers. 40 Graduate PDP’s This course requires additional writing assignments. Students must achieve at least an average of 80% in all exams with no exam below 70%.

Why DI?: An Introduction to Differentiated Instruction (UPDL 45 PDP's online) EDUC 022.51, CRN 15239

This course is an interactive computer-based instruction course, designed to give you an understanding of the framework of and need for creating supportive learning environments for diverse learning populations. In this course you will learn what is meant by Differentiated Instruction (DI) and the common myths associated with creating the differentiated classroom. We will discuss the legal, theoretical, and pedagogical foundations in the field of education that support the utilization of differentiated instructional practices and principles. We will reflect on best practices and national trends in the design of the educational setting to meet the needs of a diverse learning population. Why DI?: An Introduction to Differentiated Instruction will also provide connections to a variety of concepts, variables, and resources that will assist practitioners in aligning their own professional practices with those found in the differentiated classroom. Tuition $250 • Students have 6 months to complete course from the time of registration; • You must have an overall exam score of 70% with no individual exam score below 60% to pass; • We recommend that you check with your school district/supervisor to verify which level you should enroll in (Undergraduate Professional Development Level or Graduate Professional Development Level) and whether or not these course offerings will meet your district requirements for state certificate re-licensure.

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