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UTL 101 • Intro To Teaching Profession

47560 • Kieke, Joseph A.
Meets W 900am-1000am JES A216A
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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.

Course Description:  UTL101 provides students with early field experience in teaching and an introduction to the theory and practice which is necessary to design and deliver excellent instruction. Students attend a weekly seminar on the UT campus.  Students also attend seven school visits of one hour each and teach three lessons to the elementary students they observe.  The total is 10 days in the school for a total of 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 cooperating teacher.  The cooperating teachers 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.
  • examine various methods of assessment.
  • write performance objectives, lesson plans, and one assessment activity.
  • follow the UTL101 lesson plan format and deliver three lessons.
  • become reflective practitioners, using reflection to improve over time.
  • utilize technology to communicate, collaborate, and instruct.
  • understand 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 apprentice teaching.

Grading System:

  • Field Experience  (Attendance, Cooperation, Lessons, Evaluations and Observations): 25%
  • Seminar (Attendance, Participation, Technology, Lesson Plans, Lesson Reflections, Observation Write-ups): 50%
  • Portfolio: 25%

UTL 101 • Intro To Teaching Profession

47565 • Myers, Pamala
Meets W 1100am-1200pm CBA 4.326
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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.

Course Description:  UTL101 provides students with early field experience in teaching and an introduction to the theory and practice, which is necessary to design and deliver excellent instruction. Students attend a weekly seminar on the UT campus.  Students also attend seven school visits of one hour each and teach three lessons to the elementary students they observe.  The total is 10 days in the school for a total of 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 cooperating teacher.  The cooperating teachers 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.
  • examine various methods of assessment.
  • write performance objectives, lesson plans, and one assessment activity.
  • follow the UTL101 lesson plan format and deliver three lessons.
  • become reflective practitioners, using reflection to improve over time.
  • utilize technology to communicate, collaborate, and instruct.
  • understand 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 apprentice teaching.

Grading System:

  • Field Experience  (Attendance, Cooperation, Lessons, Evaluations and Observations): 25%                      
  • Seminar (Attendance, Participation, Technology, Lesson Plans, Lesson Reflections, Observation Write-ups): 50%
  • Portfolio: 25%

UTL 101 • Intro To Teaching Profession

47570 • Myers, Pamala
Meets W 100pm-200pm 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.

Course Description:  UTL101 provides students with early field experience in teaching and an introduction to the theory and practice, which is necessary to design and deliver excellent instruction. Students attend a weekly seminar on the UT campus.  Students also attend seven school visits of one hour each and teach three lessons to the elementary students they observe.  The total is 10 days in the school for a total of 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 cooperating teacher.  The cooperating teachers 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.
  • examine various methods of assessment.
  • write performance objectives, lesson plans, and one assessment activity.
  • follow the UTL101 lesson plan format and deliver three lessons.
  • become reflective practitioners, using reflection to improve over time.
  • utilize technology to communicate, collaborate, and instruct.
  • understand 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 apprentice teaching.

Grading System:

  • Field Experience  (Attendance, Cooperation, Lessons, Evaluations and Observations): 25%                      
  • Seminar (Attendance, Participation, Technology, Lesson Plans, Lesson Reflections, Observation Write-ups): 50%
  • Portfolio: 25%

UTL 202 • Intro To Teaching Middle Schl

47575 • Lopez, Michael
Meets MF 900am-1000am SZB 426
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Prerequisites:

  • 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 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

Grading System:

  • Field Experience (attendance, cooperation, lessons): 33%
  • Seminar (attendance, lessons, evaluations, reflections, observations, web activities): 33%
  • Portfolio: 33%

Remember 5 points are deducted from your total grade for each absence beyond the first in the seminar.

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UTL 202 • Intro To Teaching Middle Schl

47580 • Lopez, Michael
Meets MF 1100am-1200pm BUR 136
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Prerequisites:

  • 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 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

Grading System:

  • Field Experience (attendance, cooperation, lessons): 33%
  • Seminar (attendance, lessons, evaluations, reflections, observations, web activities): 33%
  • Portfolio: 33%

Remember 5 points are deducted from your total grade for each absence beyond the first in the seminar.

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UTL 202 • Intro To Teaching Middle Schl

47585 • Lopez, Michael
Meets MF 100pm-200pm GAR 2.128
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Prerequisites:

  • 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 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

Grading System:

  • Field Experience (attendance, cooperation, lessons): 33%
  • Seminar (attendance, lessons, evaluations, reflections, observations, web activities): 33%
  • Portfolio: 33%

Remember 5 points are deducted from your total grade for each absence beyond the first in the seminar.

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UTL 640 • Teaching In Secondary Schools

47595 • Potter, Rose M.
Meets TTH 800am-1100am GEB 1.310
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Course Description

UTL640 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 though:

  • readings, seminar discussion, and active participation.
  • written assignments, often presented and discussed in class.
  • your field work 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.

Grading

  • Field Experience (attendance/tardiness, cooperation with cooperating teacher, lessons, observations, evaluations): 40%
  • Seminar (participation, assignments, lesson plans, reflections, technology): 30%
  • Portfolio: 10%
  • Fitness to Teach Rubric: 20%

Reminder: 5 points are deducted from your total grade for each absence in the seminar beyond the FIRST, unexcused absence (medical documentation required).

UTL 640 • Teaching In Secondary Schools

47600 • Haug, Julia
Meets MW 200pm-500pm MEZ 2.124
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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

 

Required Texts:

  • The English Teacher’s Companion, 4th ed. by Jim Burke; ISBN-13: 978-0-325-02840-8 ($40.95 on Amazon.com)
  • Teaching English By Design by Peter Smagorinsky; ISBN-13: 978-0-325-00980-3 ($27.95 on Amazon.com)

 

Course Description: 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-six observation hours as well as teach nine lessons (three may be repeated) to the students they are observing. 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 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

  • 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 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.

Grading System:

  • Field Experience  (Attendance to school, Cooperation with mentor and students, Lesson Plans, Observations, Required Reflections over Lessons and Observations, Anecdotal records, and TExES-based observation questions): 50% *Fitness to teach is 20% of this grade.
  • Seminar (Attendance in seminar; Reading and Writing Assignments, including reader responses; Technology Assignments; Presentations; Participation): 30%
  • Unit Map Project: 10%                                                                             
  • Portfolio: 10%

UTL 640 • Teaching In Secondary Schools

47605 • Kieke, Joseph A.
Meets TTH 800am-1100am MEZ 1.204
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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
  • laptop computer or tablet with programs to complete all required assignments and access the internet- YOU WILL NEED THIS ON THE FIRST DAY OF CLASS

Course Description:  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 completing the field experience. Students will attend thirty-six observation periods of one hour each and teach nine lessons to the students they have observed. 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 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

  • 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 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 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.

Grading System:

  • Field Experience  (Attendance to school, Cooperation with mentor and students, Lessons, Plans, Observations, Reflections over Lessons and Observations, Anecdotal records, and TExES-based observation questions): 40%
  • Seminar (Assignments, Attendance to seminar, Presentations, Participation, Projects,Technology): 30%
  • Portfolio: 10%
  • Fitness Rubric: 20%

UTL 360 • Probs/Prins Of Secondary Educ

47620 • Morrow, Rosemary
Meets TH 500pm-600pm CLA 0.112
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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

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 high school campus. 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 teacher abilities as the semester progresses. The formative evaluation with the student teacher, cooperating teacher, and observer will be completed mid-way through the teaching experience. The summative evaluation with the student teacher, cooperating teacher, and observer will be completed at the end of the teaching experience.

Course Objectives:

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 middle or high school students.
  • Apply state and national standards when designing lessons.
  • Analyze one's 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 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.

Grading System:

  • Effective Student Management 20%
  • Unit Plan First Draft 20%
  • Constructing Résumé and Philosophy 20%
  • Unit Plan Second Draft 30%
  • Presentation of Unit Plan 10%
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