EDUC 656 Teacher Engineering Education: Universal Design for Learning (Graduate)

This course is designed for K-12 teachers who seek to understand the need to build more engineering capacity in K-12 education, expand practice by integrating engineering principles & projects into content areas, and design experiences through an inclusive and accessible lens. Teachers will be introduced to multimodal composition and inclusive design to create more accessible books, games, and classroom materials. Modules are designed to enable teachers to flexibly apply the projects in their classrooms or other formal/informal contexts. The modules will range from the use of physical computing devices to the design of cranky cardboard contraptions. A service learning/community-based project will serve as a capstone experience.

Prerequisite: Certified Indiana teacher

Graduate Certificate: If you are seeking the STEM certificate, the completion of EDUC 653, 654, 655, 656 is required.

Master’s Completion: The four EDUC courses offered by University of Indianapolis through STEM Teach (EDUC 654, EDUC 655, EDUC 656, & EDUC 653) can also be used to complete a master’s degree for dual credit credentialing if 18 graduate credits are completed in a specific content area.

Related Offerings:
EDUC 654 Designing & Implementing a STEM Project-Based Learning Unit (Summer I 2024 & Summer I 2025)
EDUC 655 STEM Methods (Summer II 2024 & Summer II 2025)
EDUC 656 Teacher Engineering Education: Universal Design for Learning (Fall II 2023 & Fall II 2024)
EDUC 653 Integrating Tech into STEM (Winter/Spring 2024 & Winter/Spring 2025)

University of Indianapolis

Semester: Fall II 2024

Instructor: Dr. John W. Somers

Credit Hours: 3 Graduate

Dates: 10/17/24 – 12/13/24

Location: Online

Teacher Level: Grades K-12

Graduate Certificate Available: Yes

Master’s Completion: Yes

EDUC 656 Syllabus

Master’s in Curriculum & Instruction