Flipped-Mastery Learning

The Flipped Classroom introduces educators to an instructional method that allows students to receive a personalized education with opportunities for individualized support. This revolutionary system promotes self-directed learning by changing the content that was traditionally presented through lectures in the classroom to independent review at home. Students will have the freedom and flexibility to watch and rewind videos for maximum retention of the lessons. This allows the teacher to provide a more engaging, pro-active, and adapted approach to the practice and interaction they have with their students during their classroom sessions. Students will discover why the flipped classroom works, what strategies are effective, how to design a flipped classroom lesson, and much more!

Course Name: The Flipped Classroom

Course Number: EDUC 717I

Semester Credits: 3

Course Description

In The Flipped Classroom, the teacher's lectures are delivered to students online outside the classroom. Inside the classroom, students engage in discussion and hands-on activities, providing teacher-to-student and student-to-student interaction. In this course, you will learn the difference between traditional and flipped-mastery learning, why the flipped classroom works, what strategies are effective for flipping your classroom, how to design a flipped classroom lesson plan, and what you need to flip your own classroom.


  • utilize strategies to flip their classroom based on the experiences of other educators
  • compare traditional versus flipped-mastery methods
  • explain in a parent letter what the flipped classroom is, why teachers are flipping their classroom, how parents can support their child's learning, and how students will take responsibility for their own learning
  • plan how to flip their classroom
  • create a detailed lesson plan which includes the key components of a flipped classroom
  • locate a video online or create a video to replace a direct instruction lesson

Course Contents

  • How did the Flipped Classroom get started?
  • A Description of the Flipped Classroom.
  • Why You Should Flip Your Classroom.
  • How to Implement the Flipped Classroom.
  • The Flipped-Mastery Classroom.
  • The Case for the Flipped-Mastery Model.
  • How to Implement the Flipped-Mastery Model.

Evidence of Learning Outcomes

Upon completing The Flipped Classroom, the student will demonstrate an understanding of the flipped classroom, a comparison of traditional and flipped-mastery learning, why the flipped classroom works, how to implement the flipped classroom, how to create a flipped classroom lesson plan, and how to utilize videos for a flipped lesson through the application of flipped-mastery concepts.

How to Register

The Flipped Classroom can be completed in either an online or via emailed PDF format. It is open for anyone to register at any time during an open semester. After completion, students receive graduate, non-degree semester credit on official transcripts from the University of La Verne, an accredited university in La Verne, California. 

Registration is fast and straightforward and can be done online or over the phone. Courses are offered on a rolling basis during three standard semesters, and you can begin whenever you are ready! The registration dates are:

  • Fall: September 1 - January 31
  • Spring: February 1 - May 31
  • Summer: June 1 - August 31

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