Certificate in Universal Design: Technology Integration

Unique opportunity for professional development and career enhancement!

professionals learning in classCreate learning environments in which all students thrive, regardless of their learning preferences and abilities by earning a Certificate in Universal Design: Technology Integration.

The UD-TI Certificate program is designed for professionals and graduate students in the fields of education, technology and support services. Students in the program:

  • Discover the dynamic role of assistive technology in creating accessible instruction within the context of Universal Design
  • Create materials based on the principles of Universal Design that can be used immediately to enhance educational practices
  • Acquire in-depth understanding of principles and applications of Universal Design in education
  • Learn up-to-date information about neuro-developmental conditions that affect learning, such as dyslexia and other learning disabilities, ADHD, and ASD

Courses are taught using a combination of online instruction and real-time face-to-face learning via social platforms such as Skype.   

In partnership with Marlboro College Graduate School, students enrolled in the Landmark College Certificate in Universal Design: Technology Integration program also have the option to apply to receive graduate level credits for their coursework.

A low-residency component (only one weekend on-site for the third course and one week for the Capstone course) together with a blended course format, make this an ideal option for busy educators and graduate students. The program culminates in a Capstone project that is individualized and designed collaboratively by the participant and instructor. With direct application to the participant’s current or future work, the Capstone project offers a unique opportunity for experiential learning from expert faculty at Landmark College, and from Landmark students, who know what it means to be non-traditional learners.

The program offers a variety of flexible options, including the opportunity to take selected courses for professional development, for credit, or as electives in other graduate programs.

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The Curriculum

Program Description

A new understanding of the ways in which students learn and teachers guide the learning process is shaping education in the 21st century. It is students at the margins, particularly those who learn differently, who are informing contemporary pedagogical practices. At Landmark College, experienced faculty work closely with researchers at the Landmark College Institute for Research and Training (LCIRT) to identify creative instructional practices and to test their effectiveness.

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Certificate FAQs

What are the benefits of a Certificate in Universal Design: Technology Integration?

This certificate program is designed to equip educational professionals and educators-in-training with a comprehensive understanding and practical experience in Universal Design for Instruction (UDI). In addition, the program will foster an understanding of learning differences among students, evidence-based pedagogical practices using UDI, and emerging technologies. The courses are taught by experienced Landmark College and Marlboro College Graduate School faculty, and LCIRT instructors with many years of experience in working with students who learn differently. Participants have the opportunity to observe how Landmark College instructors teach and promote Universal Design.

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Meet the Instructors

The Certificate Program in Universal Design: Technology Integration is taught by a mix of Landmark College and Marlboro College Graduate School faculty and staff. Each one brings unique experience to provide program participants with a wide range of views and knowledge.

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Calendar and Costs

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Apply online for the entire program or single courses.

Supporting documents can be scanned and e-mailed to admissions@landmark.edu

Or sent via postal mail to the following address:
Landmark College Admissions
1 River Road South
PO Box 820
Putney, VT 05346

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Program Outcomes

The outcomes for the certificate program incorporate selected goals from the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) professional standards for practice (See http://www.cec.sped.org/Standards)

Upon completion of this program students will:

  1. Demonstrate familiarity with current thinking in special and general education and changes in philosophical thinking, evidence-based practices, relevant laws and policies, and diverse and historical points of view that have shaped our understanding of teaching and learning of students who learn differently (Standard #1 – Foundations)
     
  2. Understand  specific characteristics, prevalence, etiology and diagnoses of students with learning disabilities, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, and Autism Spectrum Disorder (Standard # 2 – Development and Characteristics of Learners)
     
  3. Recognize the interactions between the individual student, educational demands, and social and family circumstances that create for individual learning differences and ways to adapt instruction based on the principles of Universal Design (Standard # 3 – Individual Learning Differences)
     
  4. Exhibit fluency with a repertoire of evidence-based instructional practices guided by the principles of Universal Design and instructional and assistive technologies (Standard #4 – Instructional Strategies)
     
  5. Demonstrate ways of creating a community of learners and instructional climate that is inclusive of diversity and differences in approaches to learning, as informed by Universal Design for Instruction in multiple settings , including traditional and online/blended courses (Standard #5 – Learning Environments and Social Interactions)
     
  6. Exhibit fluency in vocabulary and a common vernacular for dialogue among  professionals based on inclusive pedagogical practices and philosophy (Standard # 6 – Language)
     
  7. Plan, deliver and assess instructional practices that embrace diversity and the underlying paradigm of Universal Design (Standard # 7 – Instructional Planning)
     
  8. Utilize an array of assessment tools and strategies for evaluating student learning outcomes by providing students with multiple means of engagement and expression (Standard # 8 – Assessment)
     
  9. Apply an understanding of  personal attitudes and behaviors when communicating and engaging with peers, students, and families in the digital age (Standard # 9 – Professional and Ethical Practice)

Student Learning Outcomes

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Questions? Contact us for more information!

Landmark College Institute 
for Research and Training
802.387.1662
institute@landmark.edu