Universal Design for Learning in Environmental Education

1 Units
Credit Validation

Course Description

Credit Validation for AEOE Participants Only

UDL improves and optimizes teaching and learning for all people based on scientific insights into how humans learn. UDL is a framework to guide the design of learning environments that are accessible and challenging for all, rather than making modifications for individual students’ needs. Ultimately, the goal of UDL is to support learners to become “expert learners” who are, each in their own way, purposeful and motivated, resourceful and knowledgeable, and strategic and goal-driven. This course is designed to encourage you to reflect deeply on your practice to focus on how you plan and teach to support all learners. The course content and associated assignments are geared towards practicing environmental and outdoor educators. We hope this course will inspire you to strengthen your pedagogical practices so they are more welcoming, inclusive, and accessible.

To register for the course, visit https://aeoe.org/event-5306005 

Course Details

Number of Units: 1.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours

Who Should Attend: This course provides continuing education for Educators that teach in and about the environment. This could include formal classroom teachers that utilize outdoor teaching settings, outdoor educators, naturalists, program leaders in informal or informal environmental education settings.

Directions to Enrolled Participants for University Credit:  Submit your Certificate of Completion by email to [email protected] after enrolling for credit and completing the course.

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What You Will Learn

  • Understand the principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL)
  • Describe terms, techniques, tools, and resources to promote inclusivity and access to better serve diverse populations, specifically those with learning differences, physical accessibility needs, and language barriers
  • Evaluate your current teaching practices/pedagogy and your setting to identify barriers to participation
  • Apply the principles of universal design for learning to your pedagogical practices to redesign a lesson, activity, or program


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Credit Validation

The University of San Diego’s Division of Professional and Continuing Education offers graduate-level extension credit for work completed in trainings, workshops, conferences, induction, credentials, and other professional development programs not offered directly by USD. Complete one of the above and a member of our division will help you earn credit for your hard work and dedication to continuing your education.

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