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Differentiated Instruction

12 months
840 USD/credit 25200 USD/year
840 USD/credit 25200 USD/year
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A master's in Differentiated Instruction from Canisius College is an educational approach that considers the varied learning needs of students, enabling teachers to provide personalized instruction. 


The Differentiated Instruction program at Canisius College prepares you to specialize in meeting the needs of learners in mixed ability classrooms. You will learn to challenge all students, including gifted students, English language learners, and students who struggle in school.

Program structure

The program can be completed in one year and meets the master’s degree requirements for permanent or professional teacher certification in New York State. It also meets requirements for a certification extension in Gifted Education. You will participate in the college’s week-long summer practicum and apply your teaching skills in a summer camp for kids in kindergarten through eighth grade.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Dimensions of Learning
  • Identification and Assessment of Students in Gifted Education
  • Curriculum Development for Gifted Students
  • Action Research for a Differentiated Classroom
  • Differentiated Instruction in Mathematics K-12
  • Social and Emotional Issues in Gifted Education

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • National - Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis
  • International - at least 30 days prior to the start date


30 SCH


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Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Free Online Application
  • Personal Statement
  • Resume
  • Two Letters of Recommendation - letters can be personal, professional or academic references
  • Transcripts from the institution you have, or will be receiving, your degree from - unofficial or in progress transcripts are acceptable to begin the admissions review process
  • Applicants with less than a 3.0 undergraduate GPA will undergo additional review
  • Teaching certification - valid or in progress

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25200 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 840 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    25200 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 840 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Buffalo

920 - 1560 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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