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UTL 101 • Intro To Teaching Professn-Wb

29860 • Martin, Kristie
Meets W 9:00AM-10:00AM • Internet
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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 seminar hour per week with a University faculty member. ALL class meetings will be online with both synchronous and asynchronous meetings using Zoom and Nearpod. Students will also be assigned a Cooperating Teacher for 3-4 meetings via Zoom. 

Course Objectives 

Course objectives and seminar topics reflect the state standards established for teacher preparation programs. Standards addressed by students in UTeach-101 will include: 

▪ Instructional planning and delivery which is both engaging and standards-based 

▪ Formative assessment 

▪ Identification of diverse student populations 

▪ 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 Professn-Wb

29865 • Martin, Kristie
Meets W 11:00AM-12:00PM • Internet
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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 seminar hour per week with a University faculty member. ALL class meetings will be online with both synchronous and asynchronous meetings using Zoom and Nearpod. Students will also be assigned a Cooperating Teacher for 3-4 meetings via Zoom. 

Course Objectives 

Course objectives and seminar topics reflect the state standards established for teacher preparation programs. Standards addressed by students in UTeach-101 will include: 

▪ Instructional planning and delivery which is both engaging and standards-based 

▪ Formative assessment 

▪ Identification of diverse student populations 

▪ 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 Tchg Middle Schl-Wb

29875 • Lopez, Michael
Meets MF 1:00PM-2:00PM • Internet
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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.

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 a 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 Tchg Middle Schl-Wb

29870 • Lopez, Michael
Meets MF 11:00AM-12:00PM • Internet
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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.

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 a 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 360 • Probs/Prins Of Secndry Educ-Wb

29895-29905 • Biggerstaff Haug, Julia
Meets TH 5:00PM-6:30PM • Internet
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NOTE: This is a SYNCHRONOUS ONLINE course. While the cohort will not meet together in a physical classroom this fall, we will meet online at the same time each week (unless otherwise directed).

  • Seminar Day / Time: Thursdays from 5:00 to 8:00PM
  • Location: Connect through Canvas – we’ll use Big Blue Button (BBB) or Zoom

Pre-requisites: 

  • 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 360 will provide students with support for the student teaching experience and an in-depth application of the theory and practice that is necessary to design and deliver excellent instruction. Students attend this three-hour course as support for teaching on a middle school or high school campus. During the 2020 fall semester, all students will attend the class remotely.

For UTL 670, students will begin teaching one to two classes then reach the maximum number of classes allowed after approximately three weeks; a student teacher’s “takeover” timeline may be adjusted by the cooperating teacher (CT) and/or the UTL professor if it fails to comply with the placement district’s COVID-19 protocol and FERPA requirements. The CT will work with the UTeach-LA student to improve their teaching abilities as the semester progresses. The three-way formative evaluation—including the student teacher (ST), CT, and university field supervisor (FS)—will be completed mid-way through the teaching experience. The three-way summative evaluation will be completed at the end of the teaching experience.

Required Text:

Culturally Responsive Teaching & The Brain: Promoting Authentic Engagement and Rigor Among Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students by Zaretta L. Hammond

ISBN-13: 978-1483308012

Learning Outcomes (Course Objectives):

Students will

  • Design and deliver interactive lessons—in person or online—that align to state and national standards.
  • Prepare and implement learner-centered 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.
  • Utilize technology to research, communicate, collaborate, curate, create, and instruct.
  • Demonstrate how and when to assess student performance.
  • Focus on time-on-task issues during instruction.
  • Construct and implement a successful physical and/or virtual classroom management strategy appropriate for middle or high school students.
  • Serve as a role model by demonstrating clear communication, pleasant demeanor, interest in each individual student, and accurate content.
  • Regularly reflect on practice, including appraisal input provided by CT and FS, to set and achieve relevant professional goals over time.
  • Participate in and seek out professional development opportunities.

 

Student Teaching Experience:

  • You are responsible for teaching as many classes (minimum of two) as you can during the semester. Specific guidelines for student teaching and evaluations of your work will be provided. Your FS and CT will conduct periodic observations (4-5 total) and will provide written feedback to you. The formative and summative evaluations will take place following observation 2 and the final observation, respectively; the ST, CT, and FS will all prepare for and participate in these.
  • A schedule for the student teaching experience and for course assignments due is included in this detailed course syllabus.

  • If physically reporting to the field, check in at school’s front office each day until you have an official school ID. For security reasons, most schools require that you pick up a guest pass before walking through the school.Introduce yourself to the receptionist and to the principal if you see him or her. Learn their names!
  • Track your tardies and absences as you go through the semester. A copy of the Attendance Documentation Form is available for your review in Canvas; ultimately, you and your CT will complete and submit an electronic version of this document through DocuSign on the final day of your placement.

  • Dress professionally and appropriately when student teaching—whether you are physically in the field or working in a virtual environment.
  • Professionalism is a must! Be on time and prepared—in person or online. See box below!

  • Immediately report ANY problems to your FS and your UTLA Professor.

If an emergency arises and you MUST run late or be absent from a day—either virtually or physically—in the field, NOTIFY your CT and your UTLA professor ASAP. Plan to add extra time to your student teaching experience in order to meet TEA’s requirement of 70 consecutive days in your placement.* If you are unexpectedly absent on the day of a SCHEDULED OBSERVATION, NOTIFY your FS, CT, and your UTLA professor immediately and request to reschedule.

Avoid missing time from your teaching assignment due to a problem with transportation or technology. Remember, your students, CT, FS, and UTLA Professor are all counting on you.

 

* TEA has the option to reduce the 70-day requirement by 20% if necessary due to school closures. UTLA will alert students to any such reductions as made.


UTL 640 • Teaching Secondary Schools-Wb

29880 • Wilson, Nina
Meets MW 2:00PM-5:00PM • Internet
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NOTE: This is a SYNCHRONOUS ONLINE course. While the cohort will not meet together in a physical classroom this fall, we will meet online at the same time each week (unless otherwise directed).

  • Seminar Day / Time: Mondays and Wednesdays from 2:00 to 5:00PM
  • Location: Connect through Canvas – we’ll use Big Blue Button (BBB) or Zoom

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 2020 fall semester, all students will attend the class 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.

 


UTL 640 • Teaching Secondary Schools-Wb

29890 • Biggerstaff Haug, Julia
Meets MW 2:00PM-5:00PM • Internet
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NOTE: This is a SYNCHRONOUS ONLINE course. You will need access to a laptop or desktop computer (modern and updated operating system), a reliable internet connection, and a functional camera. While the cohort will not meet together in a physical classroom this fall, we will meet online at the same time each week (unless otherwise directed).

  • Seminar Day / Time: Mondays/Wednesdays from 2:00–5:00PM
  • Location: Connect through Canvas – we’ll use Zoom or Big Blue Button (BBB)

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. During the 2020 fall semester, all students will attend the class remotely. 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 synchronous and/or asynchronous means.
  • Fieldwork experience (virtual or in person) that includes observations, lesson planning and execution, and reflection.

UTL 640 • Teaching Secondary Schools-Wb

29885 • Denning-Knapp, Kim
Meets TTH 12:30PM-3:30PM • Internet
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NOTE: This is a SYNCHRONOUS ONLINE course. You will need access to a laptop or desktop computer (modern and updated operating system), a reliable internet connection, and a functional camera. While the cohort will not meet together in a physical classroom this fall, we will meet online at the same time each week (unless otherwise directed).

  • Seminar Day / Time: Tuesdays & Thursdays from 12:30 to 3:00PM
  • Location: Connect through Canvas – we'll use Big Blue Button (BBB) or Zoom

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 Social Studies. During the 2020 fall semester, all students will attend the class remotely. 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 synchronous and/or asynchronous means.
  • Fieldwork experience (virtual or in person) that includes observations, lesson planning and execution, and reflection.