Canisius College

School of Education and Human Services

MS in Differentiated Instruction


2001 Main Street

Buffalo, NY 14208

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.S. in Differentiated Instruction, Gifted Education

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Our Master's in Differentiated Instruction is designed for NYS Certified Teachers and meets the master’s degree requirements for Professional Teacher Certification in New York State. It also meets requirements for a certification extension in Gifted Education.

The Differentiated Instruction program 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.

This on campus program can be completed in one year and you will participate in the college’s week-long summer practicum applying your teaching skills in a summer camp for children in kindergarten through eighth grade.

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 • 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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