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UTL 101 • Intro To Teaching Profession

29875 • Martin, Kristie
Meets W 9:00AM-10:00AM GAR 2.128
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Prerequisite

2.5 grade point average

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 ten hours during the semester, under the supervision of a cooperating teacher.

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
    • Introduction to types of student learning
    • 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 legal and ethical requirements of the profession
    • Technology used as a tool for communication, collaboration and instruction

UTL 101 • Intro To Teaching Profession

29880 • Martin, Kristie
Meets W 11:00AM-12:00PM MEZ 1.204
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Prerequisite

2.5 grade point average

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 ten hours during the semester, under the supervision of a cooperating teacher.

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
    • Introduction to types of student learning
    • 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 legal and ethical requirements of the profession
    • Technology used as a tool for communication, collaboration and instruction

UTL 202 • Intro To Teaching Middle Schl

29890 • Lopez, Michael
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.

 

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 Teaching Middle Schl

29895 • Lopez, Michael
Meets MF 1:00PM-2:00PM PAR 310
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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 Secondary Educ

29915-29925 • Biggerstaff Haug, Julia
Meets TH 5:00PM-6:30PM RLP 1.102
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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

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 a three-hour course on the UT campus as support for teaching on a middle school or high school campus. For UTL 670, students will begin teaching one to two classes then reach the maximum number of classes allowed after about three weeks. The cooperating teacher will work with the UTeach student to improve their teaching abilities as the semester progresses. The three-way formative evaluation—including the student teacher, cooperating teacher (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.

Learning Outcomes (Course Objectives):

Students will

  • Design and deliver interactive lessons 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 communicate, collaborate, investigate, and instruct.
  • Demonstrate how and when to assess student performance.
  • Focus on time-on-task issues during instruction.
  • Construct and implement a successful 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 professional development opportunities.

UTL 640 • Teaching In Secondary Schools

29900 • Wilson, Nina
Meets MW 8:00AM-11:00AM 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,a twice-weekly three-hour seminar,introducesyou to the ideas and concepts of LanguagesOther 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, video analysis and active participation.
  • Written assignments with some content presented and discussed in class or online.
  • Fieldwork 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, National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities Standards (EC-Grade 12) and the ACTFL World Readiness Standards for Language Learnersinto lesson planning.
  • Seminar readings, presentations, discussions, mock lessons and hands-on activities.
  • Fieldwork observation, lesson planning, instruction, performance evaluation.
  • Technology applications, authentic assessment, culture and their integration into lesson plans.

UTL 640 • Teaching In Secondary Schools

29910 • Biggerstaff Haug, Julia
Meets MW 2:00PM-5:00PM PAR 10
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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, 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. 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 or online.
  • Fieldwork experience that includes observations, lesson planning and execution, and reflection.

UTL 640 • Teaching In Secondary Schools

29905 • Denning-Knapp, Kim
Meets TTH 8:00AM-11:00AM MEZ 1.206
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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, a twice-weekly three-hour seminar, introduces you to the concepts and practices necessary to design and deliver effective instruction in secondary Social Studies. You will develop a deeper understanding of effective methods for teaching Social Studies through:

  • Readings, seminar discussion, video analysis, and active participation.
  • Written assignments with some content presented and discussed in class or online.
  • Fieldwork 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 Social Studies classroom.

  • Methods for teaching Social Studies skills including, analysis skills, reading and writing for Social Studies, historical thinking, etc.
  • The integration of the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) for Social Studies middle or high school into lesson planning. (Click the link, CTRL+F/ Command+F,  or scroll to your course.)
  • Seminar readings, presentations, discussions, hands-on activities, etc.
  • Fieldwork observation, lesson planning, instruction, performance evaluation.
  • Technology applications and authentic assessment into lesson plans.