Differentiated Instruction in Reading for K-12 Certified Teachers – Winter/Spring 2014


Registration Deadline – January 17, 2014

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:

  • February 8
  • February 22
  • March 1
  • March 15
  • March 29

The course shell will open February 3, 2014 to students enrolled in the course.
Class begins February 8, 2014 and runs through April 21, 2014.
There will be no course meetings nor assignments during the week of Spring Break, April 4 – April 12, 2014

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 two 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 winter/spring semester.