EDU 54410 Elementary Differentiation and Classroom Management

This course examines the specific demands required for differentiated instruction in diverse elementary classroom settings. Teacher candidates in this course will identify specific strategies necessary for creating a productive environment for academic achievement including establishing rules and routines that set expectations for behavior; maximizing learning time by managing time materials and physical space and promoting student engagement. Teacher candidates will examine how to strategies for reinforcing student behavior, redirecting off task behaviors and serious misbehavior of elementary students. Teacher candidates will examine the process of consulting and collaborating with other professionals for cooperative teaching situations. Students in this course will explore techniques of classroom management and understand how to identify best practices in managing the needs of students with a range of abilities and needs. Teacher candidates will create lesson plans aligned to the Missouri Learning Standards (MLS) and incorporate the use of technology to enhance student learning and demonstrate effective teaching pedagogy. Legal and ethical issues that control the use of technology in the classroom will be investigated. This course has a 45-hour practicum.




EDU 51500; EDU 52210.