Universal Design for Learning and High School Science: An Introduction to Implementation with Case Stories – A Facilitated Self-paced Course


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This facilitated, self-paced course consists of 15 sessions.  In this course, participants learn the research basis for and application of UDL to science lesson design.


This Universal Design for Learning (UDL) course is designed to equip participants with the ability to evaluate, create, and recreate science lesson plans that ensure that all learners can engage with the concepts and achieve the goals within a high standards-based science curriculum. Course sessions have been created within the context of current Next Generation Science Standards and allow for the alignment with existing state and local academic standards and benchmarks.

This is a facilitated experience. In this course participants are asked to explore media, and engage in “Try It” activities to put the principles of UDL into action in their own science classrooms. Students are also asked to discuss their learning with the course facilitator each week, and will receive feedback.

To learn more about this online course, including the option of taking the course for graduate credit, contact Alie Berg at 781-245-2212, ext 248 or aberg@cast.org.

We also offer this course (in a facilitated, scheduled format) to PreK-postsecondary institutions, as well as other organizations. For more information please contact Madeline Reggiannini, Operations & Marketing Manager, at 781-245-2212, ext 240 or mreggiannini@cast.org.


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You can take this course at any time. Upon enrolling in the course, participants will have access to the course for 4 months.


A 10% discount is offered to teams of three or more people from the same institution who register together.

Who Should Enroll?

This course is appropriate for high school science teachers or science coaches who are interested in learning about:

  • How to address the learner variability in science classrooms
  • How to support high school students to become expert learners in science.
  • Cutting-edge research from the learning sciences.
  • How to implement UDL strategies into their practice.

Credit Equivalency

Coursework for this module is equivalent to a 45-contact-hour, graduate-level course. Participants who complete the course with a C- (71%) or better will receive an email that contains a printable PDF of an official CAST certificate.