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Diverse Learners Concentration

The Diverse Learners concentration tackles critical challenges of teaching in the 21st century.  This program prepares teachers to identify and address the opportunities and challenges of a diverse student population and supports teachers in the development of knowledge, dispositions and practices to best serve their students’ varied needs and talents. Graduates of this program will have the ability to create an inclusive environment for classroom populations that might include diversity in areas such as ethnicity, culture, religion, economic advantage and disadvantage, learning challenges and disability and second language learners. 

Required courses for the Diverse Learners concentration:

  • EDU 528 Differentiated Instruction
  • EDU 529 Enhancing Student Achievement Through Positive Behavioral Supports
  • EDU 530 Understanding Diverse Learners
  • EDU 551 Literature-Based Reading for Diverse Learners

Diverse Learners concentration: 12 credit hours

Required core: 11 credit hours

Electives: 9 credit hours

Program total: 32 credit hours


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