(45 ISBE Clock Hours) This course will teach participants about six co-teaching instructional models, as well as how to successfully implement co-teaching in their classroom. The course covers co-teaching from the initial planning stages, all the way through setting curriculum goals, making modifications as needed, the importance of assessment, and concludes with a self-reflection component. Participants of this course will be provided with all the instruction, tools, and support needed to implement effective co-teaching in their classroom.

  • Total Price: $190
  • Credit Type: ISBE Clock Hours

  • Credits: 45 ISBE Clock Hours

  • 32 High-Quality Resources Provided With The Course


  • Special Education/Needs
  • Social/ Emotional Learning
  • Classroom Management/ Behavior
  • Lesson & Curriculum Planning
  • Teaching Strategies
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Course Objectives & What You Will Learn in this Course:

What You Will Learn
  • Learn The Key Principles, Strategies, & Models Behind Effective Co-Teaching
  • A Step-By-Step Guide & the Tools Needed to Organize, Plan, Manage, & Assess Your Co-Teaching Classroom
  • Learn How to Manage a Collaborative Classroom Environment & Utilize Co-Teaching to Positively Impact Student Learning

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Course Guiding Question:

Course Guiding Questions

How can I work successfully with a co-teacher to ensure that all students in our class are meeting their academic goals?

Beneficial course!

This course was very helpful in providing information on co-teaching and allowing you to plan your own co-teaching implementation plan.

-9th Grade Teacher

 45 ISBE Clock Hours

At the conclusion of this course, you will earn 45 ISBE clock hours, including a signed ISBE certificate.

Continuing Education hours through Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU) are offered as ISBE clock hours and indicated as continuing education clock hours on a University provided certificate. Although offered in partnership with NEIU, they do not result in graduate- level or academic credit and cannot be used toward a degree program. These courses are primarily intended for recertification or re-licensure and continuing education for teachers in the state of Illinois.

Northeastern Illinois University is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. It is recognized as an approved provider of ISBE clock hours by the state of Illinois.

Course Sections

Topics Covered and General Course Outline

Section 1 – An Overview of Co-Teaching

  • What Co-Teaching is and What it Isn’t
  • The Six Instructional Models of Co-Teaching
  • The Eight Components of Successful Co-Teaching
  • The Benefits and Potential Challenges for Both Students and Teachers in a Co-Teaching Situation

Section 2 – Instructional Presentation

  • The Six Most Commons Models of Co-Teaching
  • Advantages and Disadvantages of Each Model
  • How Classrooms Are Set-Up for Each Model and When They Are Most Effective

Section 3 – Interpersonal Communication

  • About the Importance of Interpersonal Communication
  • The Impact of Verbal and Non-Verbal Communication
  • How Your Personality Traits Impact Working Relationships
  • How to Address Conflicts When They Arise

Section 4 – Physical Arrangement

  • Different Ways the Co-Teaching Space Can be Physically Arranged
  • What Elements Make Up the Physical Space Other Than Desk Arrangements

Section 5 – Classroom Management

  • The Importance of Setting Up Structures and Routines With Students
  • The Importance of Building a Strong Classroom Community Through Relationships

Section 6 – Familiarity with Curriculum

  • Why Both Co-teachers Need to be Equally Familiar With the Curriculum
  • How to Increase Your Curriculum Knowledge
  • When it Might be Appropriate for Teachers to Have Different Levels of Knowledge of the Curriculum

Section 7 – Curriculum Goals and Modifications

  • How to Set Instructional Goals
  • The Difference Between Accommodations and Modifications
  • How to Make Appropriate Modifications

Section 8 – Instructional Planning

  • The Different Types of Instructional Planning and When They Should be Done
  • The Benefits of Regular, Intentional Planning
  • How to Plan Effectively

Section 9 – Assessment

  • About the Different Types of Assessments That Can be Used
  • How to Adjust Instruction Based on the Results of Those Assessments

Section 10 – Self-Reflection

  • How to Self-Reflect on Your Co-Teaching Practices to Determine Your Effectiveness
Professional Development Course Resources

Helpful Resources & Templates Included With the Course
The course comes with 32 templates, tools, and graphic organizers ready to be used in your classroom!
These Include:

  • Co-Teaching Quick Reference Guide
  • The 6 Co-Teaching Models Reference Guide
  • Choosing a Model Worksheet
  • Personality Self-Assessment & Reflection Tool
  • Conflict Resolution Worksheet
  • Physical Arrangement Checklist with Samples
  • Classroom Procedure & Compromise Plan with Samples
  • Routines & Procedures Evaluation Tool with Samples
  • Consequences Plan with Samples
  • Curriculum Knowledge Analysis with Samples
  • Common Modifications & Accommodations Reference Guide
  • Curriculum Goals & Modifications Planning Template with Samples
  • Planning to Plan Tool with Samples
  • Meeting Agenda Planner
  • Assessment Options Reference Guide
  • Assessment Planner with Samples
  • Co-Teaching Relationship Stages
    Reference Guide
  • Co-Teaching Implementation Checklist
  • Co-Teaching Self Reflection
  • Co-Teaching Plan of Action with Samples
  • Effectiveness Rubric
  • Implementation Observation Checklist with Samples

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  • Register for full access to the course for 1 full year
  • Get started immediately, work at your own pace, and earn 45 ISBE clock hours once complete
  • Once your course is complete you will receive a completed ISBE certificate from NEIU
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