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UDL Fellows Program Applications Now Open

February 5, 2010
Contact: Janet Gronneberg
jgronneberg [at] cast [dot] org
40 Harvard Mills Square, Suite 3
Wakefield, MA 01880
Tel: 781-245-2212 ext. 275





Wakefield, MA, Feb. 5, 2010 — CAST and the Boston College Lynch School of Education announced today they are now accepting applications for 2010-2011 UDL Fellowships. The program, funded by the US Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs, aims to prepare a new generation of leaders in Universal Design for Learning (UDL).

Applications are due March 15, 2010. Fellows will be notified by April 15, and the fellowships begin in September 2010. For application information, email udlfellows [at] cast [dot] org.

UDL Fellows spend one year in residence at CAST. They will collaborate with research scientists, policy experts, and teacher education professionals from Boston College and CAST on UDL-based projects in two of the following four leadership areas:

  • Teacher Preparation and Professional Development
  • Policy Development at National, State and Local Levels
  • Curriculum and Instructional Practices
  • Formative and Summative Assessment Systems

UDL Fellows are paid $60,000 per year, receive tuition credits, and have access to  resources and facilities at Boston College. To read about current UDL Fellows, see

UDL is an educational framework based on a set of principles that guide the development of instructional goals methods, assessments and materials that offer all individuals genuine opportunities to learn by providing appropriate supports and challenge.

About the National Center on UDL
The National Center on Universal Design for Learning ( was launched in October 2009 with support from the Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation. The Center aims to advance the field of UDL by supporting effective implementation of UDL in schools nationwide through information dissemination, sharing of best practices, convening key stakeholder organizations in education policy and advocacy, and sharing research that validates UDL approaches.

About CAST
Founded in 1984 as the Center for Applied Special Technology, CAST has earned international recognition for its development of innovative learning resources and for articulating the principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL), a framework for creating inclusive educational environments. For more information, go to

Last Updated: 03/11/2011

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