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Co-Teaching: How to Maximize Your Teaching Resources

Course Description

For educators who are lucky enough to have a co-teacher in the classroom, this course offers strategies to help co-teaching be done more effectively.  This course provides key elements for effective co-teaching as well as multiple models of co-teaching for educators to choose from.  Finally, there is a focus within the course on strategies for co-teaching with special education teachers, paraeducators, and English Language Learners (ELL) specialists.  However, the strategies can be applied to almost any co-teaching situation.  With the wide range of techniques offered, educators are sure to be able to work together to co-teach all students to improve learning.

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Course Numbers

  • Adams State: ED 589
  • UMass Global: EDDU 9614
  • CSU Pueblo: ED 501


Course Learning Objectives

Students will be able to:

  • Students will learn the key elements to co-teaching as well as multiple models for co-teaching.
  • Students will be able to establish a classroom climate, continuous communication, goals, and clear roles and responsibilities with their co-teacher.
  • Students will be able to apply multiple co-teaching models to most effectively co-teach with their respective partner and most effectively utilize the skills of the specialist in order to meet the needs of all students within the general education classroom.
  • Students will develop skills to reflect on & improve their own teaching practices.


Relevancy to Practice: This course provides educators with the following relevant information to help improve their practice:

  • A variety of strategies, tips and techniques to co-teach more effectively in different co-teaching partnerships.
  • Strategies to develop a working relationship with your co-teacher.
  • Working together with your co-teacher to develop a positive classroom climate and to define roles and responsibilities for the both of you.
  • Incorporating effective communication techniques between co-teachers.
  • Acknowledging differences in strengths/weaknesses, teaching philosophies, goals and teaching styles among co-teachers.
  • Multiple co-teaching models including the positives and challenges with each one.
  • Specified strategies for effectively co-teaching with partners of a variety of roles and specialties, including ELL specialists, Special Education teachers, and Paraeducators.
  • Overcoming common challenges associated with co-teaching and using effective solutions to these challenges.


Course Assignments

  1. Current Practices Reflection
  2. Reading Reflection
  3. Final Reflection on Co-Teaching

Course Format 

This is an online course. Please use course materials emailed to you upon your original registration.

No-Risk Guarantee: You can cancel a course registration within 30-days and receive a 100% refund, no questions asked.

Registration Now Open: Register now and receive your course materials within 24 hours.  Course materials are due within 6 months of registering for the course.


Starting at $189.00



Graduate Credits

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University Fee

Course fee may or may not include the university’s registration fee depending on the university partner. University fees are not included in the registration fee for Adam’s State University and University of Massachusetts Global. 

Those additional fees are:
University of Massachusetts Global: $70/credit
Adam’s State University: $55/credit  

Instructions for how to register with your selected University Partner and pay additional fees will be provided after registering with Credits for Teachers.

University fees for Colorado State University Pueblo are included in the course fees. 

Please note that we cannot grant refunds for students who have already turned in work for a course, even if it is within the 30-day window.

Refunds Policy

Students are able to request a full refund of any Credits for Teachers course within 30 days of registration.  In order to do so, please fill out the “Contact Us” form including your full name and the course you registered for and we will complete the refund.

Exchange Policy

Students are able to exchange one course for another within 30 days of registration as long as the course price is the same and the student does not change the university Partner.  In order to exchange a course, please fill out the “Contact Us” form including your full name, course you have registered for and the course you would like to switch to.

Please note that we cannot exchange a course once for students who have already submitted their course for grading, even if it is within the 30-day window.

Transfer Policy

Students that would like to transfer their course from one university partner to another may have the opportunity to do so within the first 30 days of registering for a course.  In order to transfer your course to a different University Partner, please fill out the “Contact Us” form including your full name, the course you are currently registered for and the new University Partner you’d like to switch to.

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