UDL in the Primary Classroom

Implementing UDL into grades PreK through 3rd grade takes special consideration. Educators are often bewildered about whether or not it is even possible. How do you introduce choice, autonomy, and self-assessment to students who are still learning how to read, write, and regulate their emotions?

This course will engage participants in research, activities, and strategies for universally designing the PreK-3rd grade classroom. The primary focus will be on gaining a deeper understanding of the UDL Framework and how to apply the guidelines in a primary classroom, in order to reach the variability of all learners. Participants will explore various tips and techniques for universally designing the classroom and will develop lessons or units that implement the UDL guidelines that are aligned to educational standards.

The course is designed to provide participants with an option to engage in professional development in Universal Design for Learning in a flexible, universally-designed online structure.

Click the link below to schedule a personalized, facilitated online course for your district.

At a Glance















Course Objectives


Learn more about the UDL Framework and its application in a primary classroom.


Learn how to reach all students when planning lessons and instructing using the UDL framework.


Increase your ability to identify barriers facing students and become more competent in your ability to universally design lessons for struggling students as well as those performing above grade level.

Laura Taylor

About Your Instructor

Laura Taylor, M.Ed., is an assistant principal in MA and is a former kindergarten teacher. After 28 years of teaching kindergarten, she shifted gears and moved into school administration in the same school district. She holds a bachelors and masters degree from Lesley University and has presented various courses and workshops on Universal Design for Learning. Laura is passionate about inspiring every child to achieve success and is known for using innovative ways to reach children. She believes that you can maintain the rigor in lessons while also creating a classroom that is stimulating and engaging.


What to Expect


  • Eight online learning modules containing videos, resources, and weekly assignments and/or discussions.
  • Direct interaction and feedback from your instructor and the opportunity to build community with your classmates through course discussion boards.
  • Lots of options and choices - UDL is at the foundation of everything we do.
  • Participants will be expected to pass in work by the due date, but will also be given the opportunity to revise and improve upon their work (just as students in their class should be given the same respect using the UDL framework). 
  • All assignments can be resubmitted for feedback and grading up until the last day of the course.

Pricing Options

The fee listed above covers your course registration with Novak Educational Consulting. You may also choose to purchase graduate credits or clock hours (for Washington State teachers) at the time of registration. Bulk discounts are available on registration fees for groups of 3 or more. Please contact Lindie Johnson for details.

Course Certificates & Transcripts

As long as you receive a grade of C or better, you will receive a completion certificate from Novak Education at the conclusion of the course. Please check in with your school or district to determine if this alone will be sufficient for salary points or advancement. Some states require additional proof of completion such as clock hours, contact hours, or credits. Graduate credits (3 continuing education credits) may be obtained through our university partner. Please check with your school or district to ensure these will satisfy their requirements prior to enrolling. Learn more about our graduate partner Gordon College.