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UTL 101 • Intro To Teaching Profession

31235 • Martin, Kristie
Meets W 9:00AM-10:00AM GAR 3.116
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Prerequisite

2.5 grade point average

UTeach- Liberal Arts Website/Handbook

Website: https://liberalarts.utexas.edu/uteach/index.php
Handbook: https://liberalarts.utexas.edu/uteach/_files/pdf/handbooks/209-student-intern-handbook2.pdf

Course Description

UTL 101 involves one on-campus seminar hour per week with a university faculty member, as well as field placement in an elementary school for a minimum 9-10 hours during the semester, under the supervision of a Cooperating Teacher (CT).

Course Objectives

  • Course objectives and seminar topics reflect the state standards established for teacher preparation programs. Standards addressed by students in UTL 101 will include:
  • Instructional planning and delivery which is both engaging and standards-based § Formative assessment
  • Development of a safe, respectful and positive learning environment
  • Basic classroom management techniques
  • The use of reflection to improve over time
  • Professional practices and responsibilities as well as ethical requirements of the profession
  • Technology used as a tool for communication, collaboration and instruction
  • The importance of self-care for educators

UTL 101 • Intro To Teaching Profession

31240 • Martin, Kristie
Meets W 11:00AM-12:00PM MEZ 2.118
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Prerequisite

2.5 grade point average

UTeach- Liberal Arts Website/Handbook

Website: https://liberalarts.utexas.edu/uteach/index.php
Handbook: https://liberalarts.utexas.edu/uteach/_files/pdf/handbooks/209-student-intern-handbook2.pdf

Course Description

UTL 101 involves one on-campus seminar hour per week with a university faculty member, as well as field placement in an elementary school for a minimum 9-10 hours during the semester, under the supervision of a Cooperating Teacher (CT).

Course Objectives

  • Course objectives and seminar topics reflect the state standards established for teacher preparation programs. Standards addressed by students in UTL 101 will include:
  • Instructional planning and delivery which is both engaging and standards-based § Formative assessment
  • Development of a safe, respectful and positive learning environment
  • Basic classroom management techniques
  • The use of reflection to improve over time
  • Professional practices and responsibilities as well as ethical requirements of the profession
  • Technology used as a tool for communication, collaboration and instruction
  • The importance of self-care for educators

UTL 202 • Intro To Teaching Middle Schl

31250 • Dille, Sarah
Meets MF 1:00PM-2:00PM PAR 101
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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 UTL 101

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.

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

Course Objectives:

● Learn strategies and techniques for creating a positive classroom environment ● Explore various classroom management styles
● Practice strategies for designing student-centered activities
● Implement national and state standards to develop lesson plans

● Create a culture of high expectations for all students
● Design and deliver lessons that are appropriate for the class you are observing ● Become a reflective practitionerswho keep improving over time
● Become familiar with teacher certification requirements
● Develop a portfolio documenting the UTL 202 field and seminar experiences


UTL 202 • Intro To Teaching Middle Schl

31245 • Dille, Sarah
Meets MF 11:00AM-12:00PM WAG 208
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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 UTL 101

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.

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

Course Objectives:

● Learn strategies and techniques for creating a positive classroom environment ● Explore various classroom management styles
● Practice strategies for designing student-centered activities
● Implement national and state standards to develop lesson plans

● Create a culture of high expectations for all students
● Design and deliver lessons that are appropriate for the class you are observing ● Become a reflective practitionerswho keep improving over time
● Become familiar with teacher certification requirements
● Develop a portfolio documenting the UTL 202 field and seminar experiences


UTL 360 • Probs/Prins Of Secondary Educ

31270-31280 • Biggerstaff Haug, Julia
Meets TH 5:00PM-6:30PM RLP 1.102 • Hybrid/Blended
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UTL 640 • Teaching In Secondary Schools

31260 • Denning-Knapp, Kim
Meets TTH 8:00AM-11:00AM MEZ 1.206
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NOTE: Due to rising rates of Covid-19, this course will be taught in a hybrid format for the first few weeks of the semester. This means we will meet synchronously online for one class, and in person for the other class each week in order to reduce contact. Please be prepared for things to change during the semester. The 18 mos. have demonstrated how schedules can shift quickly, so it is imperative that we all remain flexible. Flexibility is a must-have trait for teachers, so maintaining a positive attitude in the face of uncertainty is good practice and it will help you survive the rigors of the professional development sequence.

Seminar Day / Time: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 8 AM to 11AM

Location: MEZ 1.206 or online*

*Connect through the Zoom link in Canvas when meeting online.  

Prerequisites

  • Successful completion of UTL 101
  • A grade of A or B (84 or above) in UTL 202
  • A grade of A or B (84 or above) in UTL 640
  • Overall UT GPA of 2.75 or above and GPA of 3.0 in certification area
  • Laptop computer with a functional camera

Course Description

UTL 640 is a twice-weekly three-hour seminar introducing you to the concepts and practices necessary to design and deliver effective instruction in secondary History and Social Studies courses. In this course, students develop a deeper understanding of effective methods for teaching through—

  • Readings, seminar discussion, and active participation.
  • Written assignments and reflections with some content presented or discussed in class or in the Canvas discussion forum.
  • Fieldwork experience which includes 45 hours of virtual or in-person observations, lesson planning, virtual or in-person instructional delivery and facilitation, reflections, and assessment of professional growth.
  • Throughout the semester, students will study for their state certification exams outside of class. Full participation in seminars and field experience is a vital part of exam preparation, but students must reflect and review for the PPR and rigorous content area exams in order to be successful. Students are strongly advised to form study groups within the cohort.

UTL 640 • Teaching In Secondary Schools

31265 • Biggerstaff Haug, Julia
Meets MW 2:00PM-5:00PM PAR 303
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NOTE: This is an IN-PERSON course, but we will meet in a SYNCHRONOUS ONLINE format for specific seminars as scheduled (perhaps much less frequently as COVID conditions improve). You will need access to a laptop (modern and updated operating system) during this class regardless of our meeting format. When meeting remotely, you will further need a reliable internet connection and a functional camera; for such seminars, you’ll access the Zoom classroom through Canvas. This class will meet at the same time each week—whether we’re in person or online—unless otherwise directed.

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 and a functional camera – MAC or other

Course Description

UTL 640, a twice-weekly three-hour seminar, provides you with an in-depth study of the theory and practices necessary to design and deliver excellent instruction in secondary English Language Arts & Reading. You will develop a deeper understanding of effective methods for teaching English literature and language through:

  • Readings, seminar discussion, and active participation.
  • Written assignments with some content presented and discussed in class via face-to-face, synchronous online, and/or asynchronous means.
  • Fieldwork experience (virtual or in person) that includes observations, lesson planning and execution, and reflection. 

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

General Course Objectives

The following areas of study and practice will support and increase your knowledge and skills to prepare you for the English Language Arts & Reading (ELAR) classroom.

  • The integration of the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) for ELAR into lesson planning.
  • Seminar readings, presentations, discussions, mock lessons, and hands-on activities.
  • Fieldwork observation, lesson planning, instruction, self-reflection, and performance evaluations.
  • Technology applications and authentic assessment and their integration into lesson plans.

UTL 640 • Teaching In Secondary Schools

31255 • Wilson, Nina
Meets MW 2:00PM-5:00PM UTC 1.136
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NOTE:

  • This is a SYNCHRONOUS hybrid The cohort will meet face-to-face from 2:00pm-5:00pm each Monday and Wednesday in a physical classroom on campus at UTC 1.136 for all seminars, and online (Zoom or BBB in Canvas) for any that are not in person. You will be provided ample advance notification of any online seminar.
  • As a part of this course, you are required to take the ACTFL Proficiency Placement Test to assess your proficiency level. Information on accessing this assessment is provided during Seminar 1.                     

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 a functional camera

Course Description

UTL 640, a twice-weekly three-hour seminar, introduces you to the ideas and concepts of Languages Other Than English (LOTE)

education that will help you become an effective, proficiency-based LOTE teacher. During the 2021 fall semester, all students

will attend the class in person and/or remotely. You will develop a deeper understanding of the exploration of language

acquisition, assessment and learning theories through:

  • Readings, seminar discussion, video analysis and active participation.
  • Written assignments with some content presented and discussed in class or online.
  • Fieldwork (virtual or in person) experience that includes observations, lesson planning and execution, and reflections.

What will I learn? • General Course Objectives:

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

  • LOTE acquisition and learning theories and their implications regarding the teaching of a LOTE.
  • The integration of the TEKS for LOTE, National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities Standards (EC - 12) and the ACTFL World Readiness Standards for Language Learners into lesson planning.
  • Seminar readings, presentations, discussions, mock lessons and hands-on activities.
  • Fieldwork observation, lesson planning, instruction, self-analysis, performance evaluation.
  • Technology applications, authentic assessment, culture and their integration into lesson plans.