Course Description

This course assists administrators and teachers to implement differentiated instruction throughout their school. It also guides schools to make faculty-wide changes to this dynamic form of teaching and learning. Specific elementary and high school examples show how the school changes occurred and their sweeping positive effects for staff and students. The course focuses on schools' specific culture, how to support educators' to encourage each others' strengths, expand flexibility of instructional approaches, and foster growth and skill development with differentiation in the classroom.


A link to the Armchair Ed course assignments and exams will be included in the registration confirmation and receipt email that will be automatically sent to students immediately upon completion of the registration process. Any required textbooks must be purchased separately.

The link can also be accessed after enrollment by logging into the Student Portal and clicking the link listed under View Online Resources.

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Section Title
Book Study: The Differentiated School
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Delivery Options
Distance Learning  
Course Fee(s)
Tuition credit (5 units) $425.00
Available for Credit
5 Quarter Credits
Reading List / Textbook

Must be Purchased Separately:

The Differentiated School: Making Revolutionary Changes in Teaching and Learning, by Carol Ann Tomlinson, ASCD, ISBN: 978-1416606789

Section Notes

This course is offered in collaboration with ArmchairEd.

Course is self-paced. Completion time: up to one year from date of enrollment.

Refund Policy: Withdrawals submitted online through SPU within 7 days of enrollment will receive a 95% refund. Withdrawals received after that point will not receive a refund and no withdrawals will be accepted after the completion deadline for the course. Instructions on how to withdraw are located on our website under Students/Withdrawal and Refund Policies.


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