Program Outcomes

Certificate in Universal Design: Technology Integration

The outcomes for the certificate program incorporate selected goals from the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) professional standards for practice (See

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