Canisius College

School of Education and Human Services

Differentiated Instruction - Certificate


2001 Main Street

Buffalo, NY 14208

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Gifted Education

Format: Campus

Program Description:

No two students enter a classroom with identical abilities, experiences, and needs. Learning styles, language proficiencies, background knowledge, readiness to learn and many other factors vary from student to student. Differentiated instruction is an instructional theory that will allow you as a teacher to plan and deliver instruction taking all of this into account. Earning a master’s degree from Canisius in differentiated instruction will prepare you to meet every learner’s needs. Our program pairs academic research with practical experience. You’ll design and run a camp called Canisius for Kids. It’s just one of the many ways we help you put your learning into action – so you graduate experienced in the art of teaching. Program Highlights • Start when it works best for you – fall, spring, or summer. • Design and participate in Canisius for Kids, an interdisciplinary camp for grades 2-8 that promotes creative thinking. • Enroll in the only graduate differentiated education master’s degree in the region. • Add New York certification in Gifted and Talented Education to your résumé. • Complete the program in three to four semesters.


The School of Education and Human Services is accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

International Student Requirements:

Additional Requirements for International Students Canadian and other international applicants must provide a completed Certification of Finances Form. International students who have completed university coursework outside the U.S. and Canada are required to have their transcripts and degrees evaluated by a foreign credential evaluation service such as World Education Services (WES) TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score, IELTS (International English Language Testing System) score, or a CAEL (Canadian Academic English Language) score. TOEFL: 79 IBT or 550 PBT IELTS: 6.5 overall CAEL: 70 overall Students from Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa are waived from the language proficiency requirement. Student who completed a 4 year degree (on campus) at a U.S. college/university are waived from the language proficiency requirement.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 30

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): $819 USD

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 3,000-5,999

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