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EDU 691 - Supplemental Programs Supporting Instruction

This course is designed to offer prospective curriculum leaders an introductory course in the study of the myriad of differentiated and supplemental state and federal programs. The history, purpose, procedures, requirements and financial implications of common programs impacting instruction will be examined. These programs are dynamic in nature and often reflect revisions and mandates annually as per the state and federal offices of education. Consequently, the course will be updated as changes evolve in the various programs studied. Additionally, the course facilitator may provide updated information regarding programs listed and/or new programs initiated.



Course content focuses on state and federal educational programs dating back to the historic 1965 Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). The Title I program within this Act has become the largest source of federal aid to elementary and secondary schools. This course will also examine current state supplemental programs from the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) and other evidence-based programs.



Emphasis is placed on developing a broad-based understanding of the myriad of programs available to support the needs of students and schools. Often, these supplemental and differentiated programs directly impact the curriculum and instruction available in schools. Upon completion of this course, students will have gained the knowledge needed to assist in the effective administration of state and federal differentiated and supplemental programs.



In addition, this course will review and reflect on efforts DESE and Missouri school leaders are making to ensure our classrooms are led by effective educators who are equipped to support all students in becoming college and career ready. Students will become familiar with DESE’s recently created plan to recruit, prepare and retain effective teachers for all public schoolchildren in the state, especially in high-poverty, high-minority or rural districts.

Credit Hours: 3.00

Course Fees: $0.00

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