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: If you are seeking the STEM certificate, then completion of EDUC 654 and 655 is recommended.

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

Related Offerings:
EDUC 654 Designing & Implementing a STEM Project-Based Learning Unit (Summer I 2022 & Summer I 2023)
EDUC 655 STEM Methods (Summer II 2022 & Summer II 2023)
EDUC 656 Teacher Engineering Education: Universal Design for Learning (Fall I 2022)
EDUC 653 Integrating Tech into STEM (Winter/Spring 2023)

University of Indianapolis

Semester: Fall I 2022

Instructor: Dr. John W. Somers

Credit Hours: 3 Graduate

Dates: 9/15/2022 – 11/3/2022

Location: Online

Teacher Level: Grades K-12

Graduate Certificate Available: Yes

Master’s Completion: Yes

EDUC 656 Syllabus