Online Spatial Literacy Training

REDLANDS, CA (June 23, 2011)—The School of Education at the University of Redlands is offering training in the critical area of spatial literacy to educators of all types and in all locations through an innovative, completely online program starting this fall.

The University of Redlands Spatial Literacy Program introduces educators to spatial thinking and prepares them to use this emerging practice in the classroom. Students from any location in the country can earn a graduate certificate in spatial literacy by completing a four-course program online.

Spatial thinking is an ability to visualize and interpret location, distance, direction, relationships, movement and change through space. It is increasingly recognized as essential to success in mathematics, science, engineering and technology fields— yet it is not clearly integrated in the K-12 curriculum, according to the program organizers.

Redlands’ program is a broad-scale effort to prepare teachers and others to help students apply spatial thinking and purposefully address spatial concepts across all curricular areas and developmental levels.

The application deadline is August 19 for the program’s Sept. 12, 2011 start date. For more information and to apply, contact admissions in the School of Education at 909-748-8064 or

The University of Redlands School of Education offers several post-baccalaureate credential and degree programs tailored to working adults. Accelerated credential programs prepare students for a teaching career in just 10 months. Master’s and doctorate programs equip students for educational leadership in the classroom and at the administrative level.

The School of Education at the University of Redlands has a unique focus on educational justice, from the doctoral level with its Ed.D. in Educational Justice to courses and programs throughout the School.

For more information about its programs and offerings, contact the School of Education at, 1-877-299-7547 or

There are more than 1,700 trees on the University of Redlands campus.

In April 2010, it was designated a Tree Campus USA by the Arbor Day Foundation. Redlands is among just three other colleges or universities in California to receive this designation.

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