Online K-12 Teacher License Renewal Courses

Understanding Special Learning Populations (1 Graduate Professional Development Credit - University of North Dakota)

Understanding Special Learning Populations (1 Graduate Professional Development Credit - University of North Dakota)

As teachers, we all face situations where we accommodate students with special needs in our classrooms. In such situations, how can we modulate our teaching to ensure that we reach each and every child? This integrated course, Understanding Special Learning Populations, is designed to help teachers encourage and maximize each child’s potential.

Terms like Autism, ADHD, learning disability and gifted learners are being constantly used. What is it? What makes these children unique? And most importantly, how as an educator can you enhance their learning ability? These are questions that are answered in this course.

The integrated course has three parts, each one dedicating to a particular special population, namely Introduction to Autism, Understanding ADHD and Differentiation for Gifted Learners in the Classroom. The course presents various strategies, adaptations and modifications to the environment and the mode of instruction that help teachers accommodate and teach students with these conditions. Along with enhancing an educator’s skills, the course is rich and filled with ideas and suggestions that promote your confidence in handling children of differing abilities.

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  •     Recognize characteristics of students with special needs including giftedness, Autism and ADHD.
  •     Predict accommodations to meet student's needs.
  •     Modify teaching materials and strategies to better reach all learners.
  •     Outline means to curb disruptive behaviors.

Online semester graduate PD credit courses help teachers complete continuing education requirements.

  • Start ANY Time
  • All ONLINE 24 x 7
  • Regionally Accredited
  • 1 semester Graduate PD Credit Courses
  • A-F Grading
  • No Textbook Needed
  • Includes ALL Content
  • Complete in 4 to 6 Weeks
  • Official Transcript in Approximately 1 Month
    After completing the course, you will be directed to the university for registration.


  • Wow! By far this was the most informative and beneficial course I've taken. Regardless of which students I may be working, this helps me to have a better understanding of why a student may be doing something or other, and gives me pause to be a bit more aware of particular needs (which is asking for a bit more understanding and a lot more patience on my part.)
    Mike J.
  • I feel like it would be beneficial for every teacher to have more training in identifying these special populations and in addressing their special needs. I now feel that by taking courses like this one, we as educators could be more effective in meeting the needs of special populations.
    Carrie P.
  • This course has helped me have a better understanding of what a typical autistic child goes through a school day. Glad I took the class thank you.
    Denis L.
  • I found this course to have a lot of great resources included in the content. I am hoping to utilize them in my teaching.
    Laura H.
  • I really enjoyed this class. I thought the material was valuable and practical. I would recommend it to anyone in public school teaching!
    Jane D.
Back to shopping

Pay $140 today
Pay $55 university credit
Total Price = $195

Select Online Courses


Your Cart

Your cart is empty. Click here to continue shopping.

Search ALL COURSES ACROSS SITE

Arizona Courses

Professional Learning Board, LLC BBB Business Review

Back to Top