CONT691: Universal Design for Learning


I liked that the instructor demonstrated different tools and techniques to use when teaching to create a UDL classroom.


This course will count towards completion of the Post-Graduate Certificate in Workplace Training and Development

Empower adult learners: applying UDL principles for effective teaching and leadership

This course provides an understanding of adult learning theory and related practical activities for teaching and training scenarios. You will explore principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and how they can be applied to planning and delivering adult learning opportunities. At the end of this course, you will come away with practical tools for planning and delivering lessons to adult learners.

Who Should Take This Course?

This course is ideal for

  • individuals who are responsible for planning and delivering adult learning opportunities, such as trainers, teachers and educators
  • professionals who are interested in learning about Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and its practical application in teaching and learning scenarios
  • leaders who want to understand the role of a facilitator in the adult learning environment and how to build flourishing teams
  • individuals who want to improve their decision-making skills and learn how to embrace failure as a crucial part of innovation and leadership

Delivery Method

This course is delivered asynchronously online allowing participants to engage with flexibility at their own convenience. This method provides a balance between self-paced learning and structured coursework while promoting a supportive community where participants can share experiences and ideas.

Professional Development

This course will count towards completion of the Post-Graduate Certificate in Workplace Training and Development.

Students who complete the Post-Graduate Certificate will be eligible to receive advanced standing in the laddering option offered by the Faculty of Education. 

Queen’s University Faculty of Education has designed this the laddering option as a customizable graduate experience, with the inclusion of three different credentials within one course. Laddering will allow you to progress through successive credentials while carrying forward course credits. Students can receive three different credentials: a Post-Graduate Certificate, a Graduate Diploma in Education, and a Professional Master of Education. If you follow the laddering system, you can earn all three credentials with fewer classes overall.

Contact us at edonline@queensu.ca or visit educ.queensu.ca/ladder for more information

Course Fees

CAD$650.00

Course fees include

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Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • understand UDL and its three key principles
  • explore the benefits of using a UDL framework
  • apply three key UDL principles to teaching and learning tasks
  • recognize the role of a facilitator in the adult learning environment
  • apply planning and assessment in the adult learning environment
  • consider challenges and solutions in the adult learning environment
  • create original UDL teaching and learning tasks

Course Outline

  Modules

 Minimum hours 

  Module 1: Intro to Universal Design for Learning  

14

  Module 2: Engagement Principle

14

  Module 3: Representation Principle

14

  Module 4: Expression Principle

14

  Module 5: Planning and Delivery

14

  Module 6: Workshop Design

15

Total hours  

85


Course Schedule

Session Course Dates Registration Deadline Payment Deadline
Summer 2024 Jun 24, 2024 – Aug 09, 2024 Jun 14, 2024 at 4pm ET Jun 20, 2024 at 4pm ET
Fall 2024 Sep 30, 2024 – Dec 06, 2024 Sep 24, 2024 at 4pm ET Sep 26, 2024 at 4pm ET
Late Summer 24 Aug 12, 2024 – Oct 04, 2024 Aug 06, 2024 at 4pm ET Aug 08, 2024 at 4pm ET
Fall/Winter 2024 Nov 04, 2024 – Feb 07, 2025 Oct 29, 2024 at 4pm ET Oct 31, 2024 at 4pm ET
Late Winter 2025 Feb 17, 2025 – Apr 18, 2025 Feb 11, 2025 at 4pm ET Feb 13, 2025 at 4pm ET
Winter 2025 Jan 20, 2025 – Apr 04, 2025 Jan 14, 2025 at 4pm ET Jan 14, 2025 at 4pm ET

Summer 2024

  • Dates: Jun 24, 2024 – Aug 09, 2024
  • Deadline: Jun 14, 2024 at 4pm ET
  • Payment Due: Jun 20, 2024 at 4pm ET

Fall 2024

  • Dates: Sep 30, 2024 – Dec 06, 2024
  • Deadline: Sep 24, 2024 at 4pm ET
  • Payment Due: Sep 26, 2024 at 4pm ET

Late Summer 24

  • Dates: Aug 12, 2024 – Oct 04, 2024
  • Deadline: Aug 06, 2024 at 4pm ET
  • Payment Due: Aug 08, 2024 at 4pm ET

Fall/Winter 2024

  • Dates: Nov 04, 2024 – Feb 07, 2025
  • Deadline: Oct 29, 2024 at 4pm ET
  • Payment Due: Oct 31, 2024 at 4pm ET

Late Winter 2025

  • Dates: Feb 17, 2025 – Apr 18, 2025
  • Deadline: Feb 11, 2025 at 4pm ET
  • Payment Due: Feb 13, 2025 at 4pm ET

Winter 2025

  • Dates: Jan 20, 2025 – Apr 04, 2025
  • Deadline: Jan 14, 2025 at 4pm ET
  • Payment Due: Jan 14, 2025 at 4pm ET

Application Requirements

While a postsecondary degree/diploma is not required, it is recommended for this course.

Required Technology

A smartphone or a computer with a web camera and microphone.


Course Materials

This course has no required resources.


Accommodations

Applicants who require special accommodations are asked to:

  • Contact us at least 1 week prior to the start of the course to allow enough time for appropriate accommodations to be made.
  • Provide necessary documentation upon request.