Master of Arts in Universal Design for eLearning

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Master of Arts in Universal Design for eLearning

Overview

The new Master of Arts in Universal Design for eLearning is a project-based program that prepares students for careers in online and hybrid education and training fields. There is a fast-growing need for teachers, trainers, and instructional designers well versed in universal and inclusive learning design considerations that meet the needs of all learners in digital spaces. With the recent shift in educational modalities, it is imperative that educators improve the design of online and hybrid learning spaces to reach every student.

Program is pending further campus approval. Applications will be accepted for fall 2022. Please contact us for information on the process.

Benefits

This program was developed to meet the growing need in our schools and community for accessible and effective pedagogy in the ever-increasingly important realm of e-Learning.

  • 100% online
  • Can be completed in one year
  • Designed for students who want to advocate for diversity, equity, and inclusion in course design
  • Learn ways to remove barriers to increase access to instructional materials, technology, support services, and assessment methods.

Audience

The program includes degree opportunities for educators, learning designers, instructional coordinators, trainers, and technology specialists. Students will be prepared for a career as Instructional Designers, Instructional Specialists, and leaders in Universal Design for Learning in online, on-ground and hybrid learning modalities.

Structure

Each course is designed to provide options and choices in various contexts. It will incorporate social learning and provide students with the opportunity to contribute, collaborate, and challenge their thoughts. Course work will present real-life, authentic connections that make the information relevant to students’ lived experiences.

The coursework is project-oriented and will consist of field-based work. The Culminating Experience (Project) will consist of an ePortfolio where students will add equity and/or technology-based artifacts they developed in each course throughout the program.