National University




SPD638 Content Differentiation

Lead Faculty: Dr. Judith Menoher

Course Description

An indepth look at students with mild to moderate disabilities served both in and out of the general education classroom with an emphasis on differentiating instruction for successful learning.

Learning Outcomes

  • Describe atypical development and characteristics of a student with mild moderate disabilities and diverse learners, all categories, covered by Federal law under M/M disabilities and how it affects core curriculum.
  • Coordinate and collaborate the comprehensive instructional program for students with mild moderate disabilities and diverse learners using the core curriculum standards.
  • Utilize a variety of appropriate assessment tools and strategies in order to make effective educational decisions for students with mild moderate disabilities and diverse learners, and to develop effective instruction aligned with the core curriculum.
  • Collaborate with a general education teacher to differentiate lesson plans for a unit of instruction in order for students with mild/moderate disabilities and diverse learners to access the core curriculum. Analyze/evaluate completed differentiated lesson plans. Consult with a general education teacher to assist in differentiating lesson plans for a low-ability student included in a general education math class, given a brief background of the student's needs.
  • Integrate and apply the knowledge and skills needed to teach English language learners and students from diverse backgrounds and experiences.
  • Engage in multiple field experiences in a broad range of service delivery options for students with disabilities mild moderate disabilities and diverse learners.