Universal Design for Learning in the STEAM Classroom

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2 Units
Online Self-Paced

Course Description

Research and Design Curriculum for All Learners

This course explores all students experiencing STEAM curriculum, but particularly students who have not been served well in their STEAM courses. We will explore what systems are currently in place for STEAM courses and how making incremental changes can ensure that all children can be successful in STEAM education. Students will then work to design their own curriculum that provides all students a Low Floor High Ceiling.

Course Details

Number of Units: 2.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours

Who Should Attend: This course provides continuing education for K-12 educators, as well as other school professionals, including higher education faculty, that want to be informed on STEAM teaching

Course Materials: There is no textbook requirement in this course

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Course Date Units Price
EDU-X715R – 006 Start now, you have 180 days to complete this course once enrolled 2 $317

Universal Design for Learning in the STEAM Classroom

Start now, you have 180 days to complete this course once enrolled
Online Self-Paced
Michael Salamanca

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What You Will Learn

  • Identify gaps in STEAM education for specific learning groups
  • Design curriculum that helps all learners
  • Discover the role of gender, language, race, ethnicity and culture in the STEAM classroom
  • Explore individuals with disabilities, and how to best support their needs


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  • Required readings (textbook, articles, journals, websites, etc.) and presentations (audio and/or video).
  • Assignments (which may include: written assignments, quizzes, blogs, etc.) based on the readings and presentations.
  • Module conclusion to review the topics and what you should have learned.
  • Typically, there is a final project, paper, or exam due in the last module that culminates all of the topics covered in each of the learning modules. You’ll find that the design of the learning modules has a rhythm to help you manage your time in the course.

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This was really an eye opening course. Redesigning my course to be not only more accessible, but more streamlined and focused for all students was a real game changer. I’m redesigning all my courses to make use of this valuable information.