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Providing Student Choice Opportunities

Providing Student Choice Opportunities

Course Description

This course provides ways to incorporate more opportunities for student choice in the classroom in a controlled setting in the form of choice boards.  Within the course, a variety of choice boards are offered as a way to not only increase student choice opportunities in the classroom, but also to differentiate for students in the classroom.  As a result, this course helps increase student motivation as it allows students to get more involved in their own learning.

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Course Numbers

  • Adams State: ED 589
  • UMass Global: EDDU 9629


Course Learning Objectives

Students will be able to:

  • Students will be able to implement more student choice opportunities to give students more choices in their own learning.
  • Students will learn a variety of choice boards and how to create one.
  • Students will be able to develop a choice board and implement it with their own students.
  • Students will be able to use choice boards to increase student motivation.
  • 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:

  • Providing students with more opportunities for choice in their learning by incorporating choice boards in the classroom.
  • Strategies for implementing student choice activities and how to use them with your students effectively.
  • Differentiating for your students through the use of choice boards.
  • Implementing different types of choice boards as well as the essential features of differentiated choice boards.
  • Giving students influence and increasing engagement by providing meaningful choices in the classroom over how and what they learn.
  • Evaluating how you currently provide opportunities for student choice and making necessary changes to make practices more effective.
  • Overcoming challenges associated with using choice boards.

Course Format 

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

Providing Student Choice Opportunities 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



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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.