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UTL 101 • Intro To Teaching Profession

46620 • Martin, Kristie
Meets W 1:00PM-2:00PM GAR 2.128
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Prerequisites

2.5 grade point average; students must use a word processor, e-mail, and have access to a web browser. A grade of A or B (84 or above) is required to remain in the program without appeal. Plus/minus grading is used in the calculations as well as penalties for absences in determining the final class grade.

Course Description

UTL101 provides students with early field experience in teaching as well as an introduction to the theory and practice. Both are necessary to design and deliver excellent instruction. Students attend a weekly class on the UT campus. Students will visit campus a minimum of 10 times, during which they will teach three lessons to the elementary students they observe under the guidance of a cooperating teacher (CT). The total is 10 days in the school for a total of, minimally, 10 hours. The elementary classrooms are selected both for the diversity of the student body and for the quality of the classroom teacher who serves as a CT. The CTs will work with the UTeach-LA students to improve their teaching abilities as the semester progresses. The cooperating teacher will remain in the classroom at all times and will provide immediate feedback on the quality of the UTeach-LA student’s instruction. Additionally, this course begins the teacher preparation sequence and therefore, emphasizes quality, timeliness, dependability, and professional behavior.

Course Objectives

UTL101 students will:

  • Assess whether they wish to pursue teaching as a profession.
  • Determine their own learning style and relate the findings to the students they are and the teachers they may become.
  • Develop an awareness of diverse student populations.
  • Understand the concept of interactive lessons.
  • Distinguish between learner-centered and teacher-centered instructional strategies.
  • Discuss state and national standards and their value to curriculum issues.
  • Write performance objectives, lesson plans, and one assessment activity.
  • Follow the UTL101 lesson plan format and deliver three lessons.
  • Examine various methods of assessment.
  • Design an effective rubric.
  • Become reflective practitioners, using reflection to improve over time.
  • Utilize technology to communicate, collaborate, and instruct.
  • Explore and begin to practice the basic components of good classroom management.
  • Exhibit positive expectations for all students.
  • Serve as a role model by demonstrating clear communication, pleasant demeanor, interest in each individual student, and accurate content.
  • Become familiar with teacher certification requirements, including course sequence, UTeach-LA portfolio requirements, state certification exams, and minimum grade point average to be eligible for student teaching.

UTL 101 • Intro To Teaching Profession

46610 • Martin, Kristie
Meets W 9:00AM-10:00AM GAR 2.128
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Prerequisites

2.5 grade point average; students must use a word processor, e-mail, and have access to a web browser. A grade of A or B (84 or above) is required to remain in the program without appeal. Plus/minus grading is used in the calculations as well as penalties for absences in determining the final class grade.

Course Description

UTL101 provides students with early field experience in teaching as well as an introduction to the theory and practice. Both are necessary to design and deliver excellent instruction. Students attend a weekly class on the UT campus. Students will visit campus a minimum of 10 times, during which they will teach three lessons to the elementary students they observe under the guidance of a cooperating teacher (CT). The total is 10 days in the school for a total of, minimally, 10 hours. The elementary classrooms are selected both for the diversity of the student body and for the quality of the classroom teacher who serves as a CT. The CTs will work with the UTeach-LA students to improve their teaching abilities as the semester progresses. The cooperating teacher will remain in the classroom at all times and will provide immediate feedback on the quality of the UTeach-LA student’s instruction. Additionally, this course begins the teacher preparation sequence and therefore, emphasizes quality, timeliness, dependability, and professional behavior.

Course Objectives

UTL101 students will:

  • Assess whether they wish to pursue teaching as a profession.
  • Determine their own learning style and relate the findings to the students they are and the teachers they may become.
  • Develop an awareness of diverse student populations.
  • Understand the concept of interactive lessons.
  • Distinguish between learner-centered and teacher-centered instructional strategies.
  • Discuss state and national standards and their value to curriculum issues.
  • Write performance objectives, lesson plans, and one assessment activity.
  • Follow the UTL101 lesson plan format and deliver three lessons.
  • Examine various methods of assessment.
  • Design an effective rubric.
  • Become reflective practitioners, using reflection to improve over time.
  • Utilize technology to communicate, collaborate, and instruct.
  • Explore and begin to practice the basic components of good classroom management.
  • Exhibit positive expectations for all students.
  • Serve as a role model by demonstrating clear communication, pleasant demeanor, interest in each individual student, and accurate content.
  • Become familiar with teacher certification requirements, including course sequence, UTeach-LA portfolio requirements, state certification exams, and minimum grade point average to be eligible for student teaching.

UTL 202 • Intro To Teaching Middle Schl

46630 • Lopez, Michael
Meets MF 1:00PM-2:00PM MEZ 1.202
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Prerequisite:

A or B in UTL 101
Grade point average minimum of 2.6
SSP(for Spanish majors) You must take the SSP again during UTL 202 unless you scored a 7 or 8 in UTL101

Course Description:     

UTL  202  will  provide  students  with  field  experience   in  a  middle  school classroom  selected  for the diversity of the student body and the quality of the classroom  teacher who serves as a cooperating teacher. Students attend a twice-weekly class on the UT campus and complete a twenty- hour field experience  component in a middle school. For the field experience,  students will attend fourteen observation/participation  periods of one hour each and teach an additional six lessons. The mentor teachers will work with the UTeach students to improve their teaching abilities as the semester  progresses.  The  mentor  teacher  will  remain  in  the  classroom  at  all  times  and  will  provide immediate feedback on the quality of the UTeach student’s instruction.

Course Objectives:

Students will

  • assess whether they wish to pursue teaching as a profession.
  • discuss strategies and techniques for creating a positive classroom.
  • examine various classroom management styles.
  • examine different strategies for designing learner-centered activities.
  • examine various theories of multiple intelligence as they apply to teaching strategies.
  • explore and implement national and state standards to develop semester and unit lesson plans
  • exhibit positive expectations for all students.
  • serve  as   role  model  by demonstrating  clear  communication,  pleasant  demeanor,  interest  in each individual student.
  • design and deliver lessons that are age appropriate for the class they are observing
  • examine various methods of assessment
  • become reflective practitioners who keep improving over time
  • explore professional development possibilities
  • become familiar with teacher appraisal systems
  • become familiar with teacher certification requirements,
  • develop a portfolio documenting the UTL 202 field and seminar experience

UTL 202 • Intro To Teaching Middle Schl

46625 • Lopez, Michael
Meets MF 11:00AM-12:00PM GEA 127
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Prerequisite:

A or B in UTL 101
Grade point average minimum of 2.6
SSP(for Spanish majors) You must take the SSP again during UTL 202 unless you scored a 7 or 8 in UTL101

Course Description:     

UTL  202  will  provide  students  with  field  experience   in  a  middle  school classroom  selected  for the diversity of the student body and the quality of the classroom  teacher who serves as a cooperating teacher. Students attend a twice-weekly class on the UT campus and complete a twenty- hour field experience  component in a middle school. For the field experience,  students will attend fourteen observation/participation  periods of one hour each and teach an additional six lessons. The mentor teachers will work with the UTeach students to improve their teaching abilities as the semester  progresses.  The  mentor  teacher  will  remain  in  the  classroom  at  all  times  and  will  provide immediate feedback on the quality of the UTeach student’s instruction.

Course Objectives:

Students will

  • assess whether they wish to pursue teaching as a profession.
  • discuss strategies and techniques for creating a positive classroom.
  • examine various classroom management styles.
  • examine different strategies for designing learner-centered activities.
  • examine various theories of multiple intelligence as they apply to teaching strategies.
  • explore and implement national and state standards to develop semester and unit lesson plans
  • exhibit positive expectations for all students.
  • serve  as   role  model  by demonstrating  clear  communication,  pleasant  demeanor,  interest  in each individual student.
  • design and deliver lessons that are age appropriate for the class they are observing
  • examine various methods of assessment
  • become reflective practitioners who keep improving over time
  • explore professional development possibilities
  • become familiar with teacher appraisal systems
  • become familiar with teacher certification requirements,
  • develop a portfolio documenting the UTL 202 field and seminar experience

UTL 640 • Teaching In Secondary Schools

46640 • Biggerstaff Haug, Julia
Meets MW 2:00PM-5:00PM JES A205A
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Prerequisites

  • A grade of A, A-, B+ or B in UTL 101 and UTL202
  • Grade point average minimum of 2.75 overall and 3.0 in your major
  • Laptop computer  with MS office programs – MAC or other

CoursDescription: UTL 640 will provide students with early field experience and an in-depth study of the theory and practice that is necessary to design and deliver excellent instruction. Students attend a six-hour course on the UT campus as well as complete the field experience. Students will attend thirty-sixobservation hours as well as teach nine lessons (three may be repeated) to the students  they are observing, for a total of 45 hours in the field. The classes are selected both for the diversity of the student body and the quality of the classroom teacher who serves as a mentor.  The mentor teachers will work with the UTeach-LA students to improve their teaching abilities as the semester progresses.  The mentor teacher will remain in the classroom at all times and will provide immediate feedback on the quality of the UTeach-LA student’s instruction.

CoursObjectives:

Students will

  • implement instructional strategies that meet the needs of a diverse student  population
  • address curricular issues such as vertical and horizontal alignment, organization of content,  and development  of skills.
  • design and deliver interactive lessons.
  • prepare  and implement learner-centered instructional activities.
  • focus on time-on-task issues during instruction.
  • construct  and implement a successful classroom management strategy appropriate for high school students.
  • maintain a digital portfolio documenting the UTL 640 field and seminar experience.
  • apply state and national standards when designing lessons.
  • analyze their own personality and learning style as it relates to teaching.
  • serve as a role model by demonstrating clear communication, pleasant demeanor,  interest in each individual student, and accurate content.
  • design and teach lesson plans appropriate for the subject area observed.
  • demonstrate how and when to assess student  performance.
  • become  reflective practitioners using course  material and reflections to improve over time.
  • begin to prepare  for state certification exams, professional development  opportunities, and appraisal systems.
  • utilize technology to communicate, collaborate, investigate, and instruct.

UTL 640 • Teaching In Secondary Schools

46635 • Potter, Rose
Meets MW 2:00PM-5:00PM UTC 4.114
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Prerequisites

  • A grade of B or higher in UTL 101 and UTL 202
  • Grade point average minimum of 2.75 overall and 3.0 in your major
  • Laptop computer with MS Office – MAC or other

Course Description

UTL 640 introduces you to the ideas and concepts of Languages Other Than English (LOTE) education that will help you become an effective LOTE teacher. You will develop a deeper understanding of the exploration of language acquisition, assessment and learning theories through:

  • Readings, seminar discussion and active participation.
  • Written assignments often presented and discussed in class.
  • Fieldwork experience that includes observations, lesson planning and execution, and reflections.

General Course Objectives

The following areas of study and practice support and increase your knowledge and skills to prepare you for the LOTE classroom.

  • LOTE acquisition and learning theories and their implications regarding teaching a LOTE.
  • LOTE standards, The Five C’s (Communication, Culture, Comparisons, Connections and Community).
  • Readings, presentations, seminar discussions, hands-on activities, fieldwork observations, lesson planning and instruction.
  • Technology, authentic assessment, and culture and their integration into lesson plans. 

UTL 640 • Teaching In Secondary Schools

46645 • Melcher, Tina
Meets TTH 8:00AM-11:00AM PAR 206
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PREREQUISITES

  • Successful completion of UTL 101
  • A grade of A or B (84 or above) in UTL 202, overall and certification area GPA of 2.75 overall and 3.0 in content area 

COURSE DESCRIPTION

  • UTL  640  is  a  6-hour  course  that  will  provide  an  in-depth  study  of  teaching  and  learning  and  field experience in a high school classroom. Students will be expected to attend a twice-weekly seminar on the UT campus and develop nine lessons that will be taught and evaluated in a field experience.  The field experience will occur in a high school setting chosen for the diversity of its student body and the quality of the classroom teacher who serves as a cooperating teacher. Your seminar instructor will provide specific guidelines for the field experience and the evaluation of your work.

COURSE OBJECTIVE

  • Students will
  • Use and become familiar with state and national standards
  • Design and deliver engaging, interactive, learner-centered lessons
  • Implement instructional strategies that meet the needs of a diverse student population
  • Demonstrate how and when to assess student performance
  • Address curricular and educational issues
  • Construct and implement successful classroom management strategies
  • Serve as a role model by demonstrating clear communication, pleasant demeanor, and interest in each individual student
  • Use reflection to improve over time
  • Explore professional development opportunities
  • Prepare for state certification exams and appraisal systems
  • Utilize technology to communicate, collaborate, investigate, and instruct
  • Create and submit a portfolio documenting the UTL 640 field and seminar experience