Response to Intervention: Understanding RTI

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3 Semester Credits

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Course Description

This teacher professional development course familiarizes educators with the RTI system for redesigning schools and possible implementation. RTI aims to meet the needs of struggling students through a pyramid of interventions. The course provides a practical RTI model for teachers, administrators and parents with clear examples of strategies to implement the RTI system components into a school setting. Educators will research the concept and results of the RTI system in districts nationwide. They will develop plans or activities for implementing RTI or its variety of recommendations for school improvement and reform.

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3 Semester Graduate Credits

Response to Intervention: Understanding RTI

- 3 Graduate Credits -

Course Objectives

  1. Educators will acquire an understanding of the basic components and philosophy of the RTI system and design for school for reform.
  2. Participants will study the RTI Multi-tiered Interventions Model Pyramid that explains the intensive, targeted and universal levels of RTI best practices.
  3. Educators will be presented with solutions to address the root causes of student deficiencies and applications of RTI problem solving strategies.
  4. Participants will be able to use data and benchmarks for addressing special education issues and concerns along with RTI professional development needs.
  5. Educators will research the RTI system regarding its effectiveness in schools where it has been implemented and apply RTI concepts for use in their school district.

Credit Hours

3 Semester Credits (post-baccalaureate professional development credit)

Course Instructor

Joseph C’de Baca MaEd.

Grade Type

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Response to Intervention: Understanding RTI

What Others Are Saying About This Course

Megan S. – OR –

“Thank you very much! As discussed, I modified my final essay to be more of a working document for the preparation to guide our newly formed bullying awareness and prevention group in our county. My research outside of the book has really helped to supplement ideas for implementation, as well. I hope you enjoy my work! I have to renew my license by June, so I just wanted to be sure I got this in to you right away!”                                    

Peter M. – NJ –

“Thank you for being so considerate and understanding. If you need anything else please let me know.“

TLC Testimonials

I would like to personally thank the individual or group who decided to offer courses that were very ideally fitting for educators. I am more excited about these courses than any professional development I have taken in over ten years. Thank you for thinking outside the box and offering courses that sound so fascinating and meaningful.” – Tina B. , Maryland
Thank you very much, I appreciate your help in getting this to me for timely processing with my district.” – Christine G. , Indiana
Thank you for your willingness to e-mail me promptly regarding my questions. I really, really appreciate the format that TLC provided me. I will definitely continue to share my positive experience with fellow staff and hopefully you will see continued fruit from that. I will definitely use TLC again.” – Darin K. , Oregon
My superintendant forwarded an email about TLC to me” – J. Churchill. Danvers, MA
I heard about this program through a friend. The courses were approved by the Virginia Board of Education” – M. Barry. Fairfax, VA
Thanks for the feedback on Part B of the coursework. I used it as part of a World Geography course, and it was a success, so I will make it a regular part of curriculum!…” – Carolyn P. Boulder, CO – Understanding Hispanic Students and Issues


(3 Semester Graduate Credits)