Differentiated Instruction in Reading for K-12 Certified Teachers – Spring 2016


Registration Deadline – January 9, 2016

Q: Do you sometimes feel something is missing in how to meet the individual needs of your students to help them become strategic, enthusiastic readers?
Q: Do you want to know more about best instructional practices in diagnosis, intervention and differentiated instruction in reading?
Q: Are you ready to move from the Provisional to Professional level of certification but still need the reading course required by the State of Michigan?
A: RDG 4913 – Diagnosis and Differentiated Instruction in Reading*

This course is designed to be a “hybrid” learning experience, with some assignments being completed online while retaining the benefits of several in-person class meetings on campus.
Class meetings take place on the main campus of Rochester College in Ham Library (HL) 117 on Saturdays, 12–3 p.m., on the following dates:

  • January 16
  • January 30
  • February 6
  • February 20
  • March 5

The course shell will open January 10, 2016 to students enrolled in the course.
Class begins January 16, 2016 and runs through April 12, 2016.

Elements of the course include:

  • Collaboration and sharing knowledge with other educators
  • Adapting course curriculum to teachers’ classroom instructional needs
  • Small size class sessions grounded in participants’ questions, inquiry and experimentation, as well as research.
  • A required literacy practicum where students are assessed and provided with differentiated literacy instruction. A written case study is developed from this experience. Each teacher is responsible to find his or her own students for the practicum.

Tuition for this three semester hour course is $990.
*Beginning July 1, 2009, all teachers advancing to the Professional Education Certificate must have completed 3 semester credits of reading diagnostics and remediation, which includes a field experience, in accordance with Michigan Revised School Code MCL 380.1531(4)

For additional course information or questions, please contact Dr. Mel Blohm at mblohm@rc.edu or at 248-218-2119.

Note: This course is offered only in the spring semester.