The UT Global Initiative for Education and Leadership combines the expertise of our member organizations to provide customized programming that meets our clients' specific training needs.
The consortium includes the following members (click to expand):
The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) works closely with colleges, departments, students, and individual faculty at UT Austin to support strategic initiatives that advance educational excellence. The CTL is committed to advancing best practices and innovation in teaching and learning at the post-secondary level. Services offered by the CTL include instructional consulting, course redesign, test administration, and workshops on teaching, learning, and technology. In addition, the CTL partners with UT Austin faculty, staff, and administrators in conducting educational research.
Human Dimensions of Organizations (HDO) is a cutting-edge executive education program developed by UT Austin professors. HDO courses cater to working professionals, providing engaging content and practice methods for solving problems and encouraging growth. HDO seminars offer the opportunity to deepen knowledge of subjects often unavailable in an executive-friendly format.
In 2013, HDO launched a Master of Arts degree program, targeting business and nonprofit leaders searching for a more comprehensive understanding of human behavior and experience as it relates to today's global marketplace.
A globally recognized interdisciplinary research unit focused on entrepreneurial wealth creation and offering programs on technology transfer, entrepreneurship education, and business incubation designed to accelerate regional technology and economic development.
An interdisciplinary research unit of UT Austin, the IC² Institute advances the theory and practice of entrepreneurial wealth creation. Theories developed at IC² are tested through several world-recognized programs: the Austin Technology Incubator (ATI), an internationally prominent business incubator; the Bureau of Business Research, providing leaders with key economic data; and the Global Commercialization Group, catalyzing emerging knowledge-based economies. Supporting these programs are a proactive staff, ATI alumni, and a network of 160 active Global Fellows who extend the talent reach of the institute. Eighteen are Endowed Fellows, professors at UT Austin.
A key provider of intensive English language instruction services (ESL) to international students at the university as well as a trainer of English as a Foreign Language (EFL) instructors.
The International Office at The University of Texas at Austin delivers a range of services for students, faculty, staff, and visiting scholars including English as a second language (ESL), study abroad, and international student and scholar services.
ESL Services offers current and future international students and scholars high-quality English language training and orientation programs to assist them in attaining better proficiency in English and in broadening their cultural awareness in order to ensure their academic success at the university level. ESL Services customizes similar intensive English programs for external organizations and runs a program for students who wish to be certified to teach ESL: the Certificate in English Language Teaching to Speakers of Other Languages, or CELTA.
The Study Abroad Office facilitates specific overseas travel opportunities and advises students. International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) provides orientations, workshops, and advising to international students, visiting faculty, and scholars on topics such as immigration, financial aid, student exchange, employment, insurance, and residency issues.
A prestigious teacher preparation program that trains new and experienced teachers to foster critical thinking and active student learning as students master specific content areas.
UTeach-Liberal Arts is a professional teacher preparation program at UT Austin for undergraduate and graduate students planning to teach languages or social studies. It is a nationally recognized model for teacher training and has exceeded 600 graduates, many teaching in public schools and assuming leadership roles.
The four-semester program transforms secondary school teacher certification with a balanced practical and theoretical approach emphasizing hands-on classroom experience, intensive coursework, and field experiences in local schools. UTeach-Liberal Arts provides a networking environment for students through peer and faculty interaction. The personal attention and guidance of UT faculty, many of them master teachers, prepares students for a career in the classroom.
The UT Global Initiative is run from The College of Liberal Arts at The University of Texas at Austin.