Common Core and the Special Education Student


  • Research ELA and Math Common Core Instructional Shifts
  • Differentiate instruction based on the CCS curriculum changes for special education students
  • Develop reading comprehension and writing activities to reinforce the CCS for diverse learning populations


The Common Core has brought wide reaching shifts in K-12 education. While much of the emphasis has been placed on particular content areas – there is still much to examine when discussing best practices for implementing Common Core standards in special education classrooms. Participants will examine how to increase reading and writing skills to meet the diverse needs of learners in today’s schools. This course will examine the curriculum changes that have resulted from Common Core and how to differentiate instruction to meet the needs of special education students. Participants will develop strategies for teaching note taking skills, reading comprehension skills, math and writing skills. This course is appropriate for all K-12 educators.

Graduate Credits

MidAmerica Nazarene University

You can earn 3 Graduate Level Credits ($120) from MidAmerica Nazarene University for this course. Select “Open Enrollment” as the credit type when adding the course to your cart. Directions for registering with MidAmerica Nazarene can be found here.
Click here for Graduate Course Number and Registration Link for MidAmerica Nazarene University.
**To earn graduate level credit, participants will need to complete an additional graduate level assignment**


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