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Integrating Standards Effectively

Integrating Standards Effectively

Course Description

This course provides strategies to help students effectively integrate their course standards into their lessons in order to ensure their own students are learning the required standards.  Through the development of a Standards Wall, students will take time to analyze their standards, make their standards known within the classroom, and help their own students towards mastery of those standards.

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Course Numbers

  • Adams State: ED 589
  • UMass Global: EDDU 9615


Course Learning Objectives

Students will be able to:

  • Students will be able to create a concept map for a Standards Wall within their classroom.
  • Students will be able to analyze their curriculum’s standards and explain how to integrate those standards into their lessons.
  • Students will make learners aware of the curriculum’s standards through the use of a Standards Wall and therefore increase student mastery of those standards.
  • 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:

  • Strategies to integrate content standards into lessons to ensure clear learning goals are established and therefore promote students’ understanding of the standards.
  • Making the unit’s essential question and standards regularly visible in the classroom for students through the use of a Standards Wall.
  • Increasing learners’ awareness of the content standards and helping learners towards mastery of those standards by posting and using the Standards Wall regularly in lessons.
  • Becoming more familiar with your curriculum’s standards in order to know what you want your students to know in advance.
  • Incorporating standards daily in every lesson so that students interact with the standards daily.
  • Rewriting content standards into student friendly language to be posted in the classroom.
  • Connecting the academic vocabulary within a unit to the unit’s standards in order to enhance mastery of the standards.

Course Format 

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

Communicating with Parents & Families Syllabus

Click below for a preview syllabus for this course. This syllabus applies to students receiving credits from Adams State University or UMass Global or those taking the course for Continuing Education (no credits).

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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.