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Michael Lopez

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Michael López is a Master Teacher of Middle School and Social Studies Education for the UTeach-Liberal Arts program.  Michael earned his B.A. from Angelo State University and M.A. from The University of Texas Pan-American. He taught in public schools for twenty-three years before coming to the UTeach-Liberal Arts program at The University of Texas at Austin in 2001. Most of his twenty-three years was spent teaching middle school in Laredo, TX and Brownsville, TX.

UT Courses: UTL 202 – Introduction to Teaching in the Middle School
Years Taught in K-12: 23 years
Schools: Laredo Independent School District in Laredo, TX and Brownsville Independent School District in Brownsville, TX
Subjects: Social Studies grades 6-8

UTL 202 • Intro To Teaching Middle Schl

47575 • Fall 2014
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.

UTL 202 • Intro To Teaching Middle Schl

47580 • Fall 2014
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.

UTL 202 • Intro To Teaching Middle Schl

47585 • Fall 2014
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.

UTL 202 • Intro To Teaching Middle Schl

47770 • Spring 2014
Meets MF 900am-1000am SZB 526
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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.

UTL 202 • Intro To Teaching Middle Schl

47775 • Spring 2014
Meets MF 1100am-1200pm WAG 208
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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.

UTL 202 • Intro To Teaching Middle Schl

47780 • Spring 2014
Meets MF 100pm-200pm MEZ 2.118
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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.

UTL 202 • Intro To Teaching Middle Schl

47550 • Fall 2013
Meets MF 1100am-1200pm CBA 4.344
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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%

UTL 202 • Intro To Teaching Middle Schl

47555 • Fall 2013
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%

UTL 202 • Intro To Teaching Middle Schl

47560 • Fall 2013
Meets MF 300pm-400pm PAR 210
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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%

UTL 202 • Intro To Teaching Middle Schl

47120 • Spring 2013
Meets MF 1100am-1200pm 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  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: 33%

  • attendance
  • cooperation
  • lessons completed (6 lessons: lesson plan, presentation, teacher evaluation, student reflection)

Seminar: 33%

  • Attendance
  • Lessons , evaluations and reflections checked off in my grade book
  • reflections( expectations of Middle School and 202 Experience
  • observations(1,2,3,4,5&6,7&8,9&10,11&12,13&14)
  • web activities(1,2,3)   

Portfolio: 33%

UTL 202 • Intro To Teaching Middle Schl

47125 • Spring 2013
Meets MF 100pm-200pm PAR 306
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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  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: 33%

  • attendance
  • cooperation
  • lessons completed (6 lessons: lesson plan, presentation, teacher evaluation, student reflection)

Seminar: 33%

  • Attendance
  • Lessons , evaluations and reflections checked off in my grade book
  • reflections( expectations of Middle School and 202 Experience
  • observations(1,2,3,4,5&6,7&8,9&10,11&12,13&14)
  • web activities(1,2,3)   

Portfolio: 33%

UTL 202 • Intro To Teaching Middle Schl

47130 • Spring 2013
Meets MF 300pm-400pm PAR 306
show description

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  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: 33%

  • attendance
  • cooperation
  • lessons completed (6 lessons: lesson plan, presentation, teacher evaluation, student reflection)

Seminar: 33%

  • Attendance
  • Lessons , evaluations and reflections checked off in my grade book
  • reflections( expectations of Middle School and 202 Experience
  • observations(1,2,3,4,5&6,7&8,9&10,11&12,13&14)
  • web activities(1,2,3)   

Portfolio: 33%

UTL 202 • Intro To Teaching Middle Schl

46900 • Fall 2012
Meets MF 1100am-1200pm CBA 4.344
show description

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  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: 33%

  • attendance
  • cooperation
  • lessons completed (6 lessons: lesson plan, presentation, teacher evaluation, student reflection)

Seminar: 33%

  • Attendance
  • Lessons , evaluations and reflections checked off in my grade book
  • reflections( expectations of Middle School and 202 Experience
  • observations(1,2,3,4,5&6,7&8,9&10,11&12,13&14)
  • web activities(1,2,3)   

Portfolio: 33%

UTL 202 • Intro To Teaching Middle Schl

46905 • Fall 2012
Meets MF 100pm-200pm GAR 2.128
show description

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  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: 33%

  • attendance
  • cooperation
  • lessons completed (6 lessons: lesson plan, presentation, teacher evaluation, student reflection)

Seminar: 33%

  • Attendance
  • Lessons , evaluations and reflections checked off in my grade book
  • reflections( expectations of Middle School and 202 Experience
  • observations(1,2,3,4,5&6,7&8,9&10,11&12,13&14)
  • web activities(1,2,3)   

Portfolio: 33%

UTL 202 • Intro To Teaching Middle Schl

46910 • Fall 2012
Meets MF 300pm-400pm PAR 210
show description

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  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: 33%

  • attendance
  • cooperation
  • lessons completed (6 lessons: lesson plan, presentation, teacher evaluation, student reflection)

Seminar: 33%

  • Attendance
  • Lessons , evaluations and reflections checked off in my grade book
  • reflections( expectations of Middle School and 202 Experience
  • observations(1,2,3,4,5&6,7&8,9&10,11&12,13&14)
  • web activities(1,2,3)   

Portfolio: 33%

UTL 202 • Intro To Teaching Middle Schl

46840 • Spring 2012
Meets MF 900am-1000am MEZ 1.202
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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  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: 33%

  • attendance
  • cooperation
  • lessons completed (6 lessons: lesson plan, presentation, teacher evaluation, student reflection)

Seminar: 33%

  • Attendance
  • Lessons , evaluations and reflections checked off in my grade book
  • reflections( expectations of Middle School and 202 Experience
  • observations(1,2,3,4,5&6,7&8,9&10,11&12,13&14)
  • web activities(1,2,3)   

Portfolio: 33%

UTL 202 • Intro To Teaching Middle Schl

46845 • Spring 2012
Meets MF 1100am-1200pm 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  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: 33%

  • attendance
  • cooperation
  • lessons completed (6 lessons: lesson plan, presentation, teacher evaluation, student reflection)

Seminar: 33%

  • Attendance
  • Lessons , evaluations and reflections checked off in my grade book
  • reflections( expectations of Middle School and 202 Experience
  • observations(1,2,3,4,5&6,7&8,9&10,11&12,13&14)
  • web activities(1,2,3)   

Portfolio: 33%

UTL 202 • Intro To Teaching Middle Schl

46850 • Spring 2012
Meets MF 100pm-200pm PAR 306
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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  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: 33%

  • attendance
  • cooperation
  • lessons completed (6 lessons: lesson plan, presentation, teacher evaluation, student reflection)

Seminar: 33%

  • Attendance
  • Lessons , evaluations and reflections checked off in my grade book
  • reflections( expectations of Middle School and 202 Experience
  • observations(1,2,3,4,5&6,7&8,9&10,11&12,13&14)
  • web activities(1,2,3)   

Portfolio: 33%

UTL 202 • Intro To Teaching Middle Schl

46765 • Fall 2011
Meets MF 900am-1000am JES A203A
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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  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: 33%

  • attendance
  • cooperation
  • lessons completed(1,2,3,4,5,6: lesson Plan, presentation, teacher evaluation, student Reflection)

Seminar: 33%

  • Attendance
  • Lessons, evaluations and reflections checked off in my grade book
  • reflections( expectations of Middle School and 202 Experience
  • observations(1,2,3,4,5&6,7&8,9&10,11&12,13&14)
  • web activities(1,2,3)

Portfolio: 33%

UTL 202 • Intro To Teaching Middle Schl

46770 • Fall 2011
Meets MF 1100am-1200pm CBA 4.344
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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  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: 33%

  • attendance
  • cooperation
  • lessons completed(1,2,3,4,5,6: lesson Plan, presentation, teacher evaluation, student Reflection)

Seminar: 33%

  • Attendance
  • Lessons, evaluations and reflections checked off in my grade book
  • reflections( expectations of Middle School and 202 Experience
  • observations(1,2,3,4,5&6,7&8,9&10,11&12,13&14)
  • web activities(1,2,3)

Portfolio: 33%

UTL 202 • Intro To Teaching Middle Schl

46775 • Fall 2011
Meets MF 100pm-200pm GAR 2.128
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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  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: 33%

  • attendance
  • cooperation
  • lessons completed(1,2,3,4,5,6: lesson Plan, presentation, teacher evaluation, student Reflection)

Seminar: 33%

  • Attendance
  • Lessons, evaluations and reflections checked off in my grade book
  • reflections( expectations of Middle School and 202 Experience
  • observations(1,2,3,4,5&6,7&8,9&10,11&12,13&14)
  • web activities(1,2,3)

Portfolio: 33%

UTL 202 • Intro To Teaching Middle Schl

47455 • Spring 2011
Meets MF 900am-1000am MEZ 1.202
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Prerequisite: A or B in UTL 101; Grade point average: minimum of 2.6

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


Field Experience (specific dates are listed for observations and lessons in the detailed course syllabus):

  • 20 hours: you are responsible for 14 hours of observation/ participation and six lessons. Specific guidelines for the fieldwork and evaluations of your work will be provided. An assessment by your mentor teacher will be turned in after each lesson. Your mentor will fill out a final evaluation at the end of the semester.
  • Observations: students will
  1. document their observation and teaching experiences
  2. participate in classroom activities as suggested by the mentor teacher
  3. participate in class discussions concerning the observations and the various
  4. strategies and rationales used by the mentor teacher, as well as alternative options
  • Lessons: students will
  1. design and implement six lessons based on the TEKS and strategies covered in the seminar
  2. provide lesson plans to both the mentor teacher and the course instructor before the lesson is taught
  3. write a reflection over each of the lessons taught
  4. receive evaluative, constructive feedback from the mentor teacher after each lesson
  5. receive a final evaluation after completion of the field experience
  • Check in at the front office of the school each day you are there. 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!
  • Your mentor teacher will give you written feedback at the end of each lesson. You are responsible for getting the form from your mentor before you leave, and for giving it in to your instructor at the next class seminar. Your mentor teacher will also write a final evaluation of your progress.
  • E-mail reflections and other assignments as required to your instructor as listed on the detailed syllabus. A reflection is a page or more describing your experience in the classroom that day. Keep a hard copy for yourself.
  • Dress appropriately and professionally when going to schools. Avoid t-shirts with messages that could be offensive in a middle school environment. Don't wear shorts i.e. flip-flops.
  • Immediately report any problems to your instructor
  • Do not deviate from the schedule you and your cooperating teacher have set-up for observations and lessons.
  • Professional behavior is a must! Be on time and prepared. If an Emergency arises and you have to miss your scheduled class, notify your Mentor and your instructor as soon as you know. Be sure to reschedule and complete the missed lesson or observation within a week. No absence from field experience will be allowed.


Seminar Expectations:

  • Regular class attendance is important for success. (5pts. will deducted from your final grade for each absence after the first. If an emergency arises and you have to miss your scheduled class notify your instructor as soon as possible. Be sure to reschedule and make up the missed day within a week.
  • Professional behavior is a must! Be on time and prepared for the class. 3 tardies will equal 1 absence.
  • Complete in assignments on time. See the detailed syllabus for dates. All late work will receive a reduced grade. Lesson must be emailed to instructor before lesson is taught. Lesson reflections and teacher evaluations must be turned in within five days of lesson being taught


Technology

UTL 202 requires the following:

  1. communicating via e-mail, including attaching documents
  2. word-processing
  3. searching Web sites for new materials, educational resources, and school information


GRADING SYSTEM:

  • Field Experience: 33%

           a. Attendance
           b. Cooperation
           c. Lessons Completed (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)
              1. Lesson Plan
              2. Presentation   
              3. Teacher Evaluation (copy turned in to instructor)
              4. Student Reflection                                                 

  • Seminar: 33%

           a. Attendance
           b. Lessons, evaluations and reflections checked off in my grade book
           c. Reflections (expectations of Middle School and 202 Experience)
           d. Observations (1, 2, 3, 4, 5&6, 7&8, 9&10, 11&12, 13&14)
           e. Web activities (1, 2, 3)

  • Portfolio (see portfolio information sheet): 33%

UTL 202 • Intro To Teaching Middle Schl

47460 • Spring 2011
Meets MF 1100am-1200pm WAG 208
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Prerequisite: A or B in UTL 101; Grade point average: minimum of 2.6

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


Field Experience (specific dates are listed for observations and lessons in the detailed course syllabus):

  • 20 hours: you are responsible for 14 hours of observation/ participation and six lessons. Specific guidelines for the fieldwork and evaluations of your work will be provided. An assessment by your mentor teacher will be turned in after each lesson. Your mentor will fill out a final evaluation at the end of the semester.
  • Observations: students will
  1. document their observation and teaching experiences
  2. participate in classroom activities as suggested by the mentor teacher
  3. participate in class discussions concerning the observations and the various
  4. strategies and rationales used by the mentor teacher, as well as alternative options
  • Lessons: students will
  1. design and implement six lessons based on the TEKS and strategies covered in the seminar
  2. provide lesson plans to both the mentor teacher and the course instructor before the lesson is taught
  3. write a reflection over each of the lessons taught
  4. receive evaluative, constructive feedback from the mentor teacher after each lesson
  5. receive a final evaluation after completion of the field experience
  • Check in at the front office of the school each day you are there. 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!
  • Your mentor teacher will give you written feedback at the end of each lesson. You are responsible for getting the form from your mentor before you leave, and for giving it in to your instructor at the next class seminar. Your mentor teacher will also write a final evaluation of your progress.
  • E-mail reflections and other assignments as required to your instructor as listed on the detailed syllabus. A reflection is a page or more describing your experience in the classroom that day. Keep a hard copy for yourself.
  • Dress appropriately and professionally when going to schools. Avoid t-shirts with messages that could be offensive in a middle school environment. Don't wear shorts i.e. flip-flops.
  • Immediately report any problems to your instructor
  • Do not deviate from the schedule you and your cooperating teacher have set-up for observations and lessons.
  • Professional behavior is a must! Be on time and prepared. If an Emergency arises and you have to miss your scheduled class, notify your Mentor and your instructor as soon as you know. Be sure to reschedule and complete the missed lesson or observation within a week. No absence from field experience will be allowed.


Seminar Expectations:

  • Regular class attendance is important for success. (5pts. will deducted from your final grade for each absence after the first. If an emergency arises and you have to miss your scheduled class notify your instructor as soon as possible. Be sure to reschedule and make up the missed day within a week.
  • Professional behavior is a must! Be on time and prepared for the class. 3 tardies will equal 1 absence.
  • Complete in assignments on time. See the detailed syllabus for dates. All late work will receive a reduced grade. Lesson must be emailed to instructor before lesson is taught. Lesson reflections and teacher evaluations must be turned in within five days of lesson being taught


Technology

UTL 202 requires the following:

  1. communicating via e-mail, including attaching documents
  2. word-processing
  3. searching Web sites for new materials, educational resources, and school information


GRADING SYSTEM:

  • Field Experience: 33%

           a. Attendance
           b. Cooperation
           c. Lessons Completed (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)
              1. Lesson Plan
              2. Presentation   
              3. Teacher Evaluation (copy turned in to instructor)
              4. Student Reflection                                                 

  • Seminar: 33%

           a. Attendance
           b. Lessons, evaluations and reflections checked off in my grade book
           c. Reflections (expectations of Middle School and 202 Experience)
           d. Observations (1, 2, 3, 4, 5&6, 7&8, 9&10, 11&12, 13&14)
           e. Web activities (1, 2, 3)

  • Portfolio (see portfolio information sheet): 33%

UTL 202 • Intro To Teaching Middle Schl

47465 • Spring 2011
Meets MF 100pm-200pm MEZ 1.102
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Prerequisite: A or B in UTL 101; Grade point average: minimum of 2.6

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


Field Experience (specific dates are listed for observations and lessons in the detailed course syllabus):

  • 20 hours: you are responsible for 14 hours of observation/ participation and six lessons. Specific guidelines for the fieldwork and evaluations of your work will be provided. An assessment by your mentor teacher will be turned in after each lesson. Your mentor will fill out a final evaluation at the end of the semester.
  • Observations: students will
  1. document their observation and teaching experiences
  2. participate in classroom activities as suggested by the mentor teacher
  3. participate in class discussions concerning the observations and the various
  4. strategies and rationales used by the mentor teacher, as well as alternative options
  • Lessons: students will
  1. design and implement six lessons based on the TEKS and strategies covered in the seminar
  2. provide lesson plans to both the mentor teacher and the course instructor before the lesson is taught
  3. write a reflection over each of the lessons taught
  4. receive evaluative, constructive feedback from the mentor teacher after each lesson
  5. receive a final evaluation after completion of the field experience
  • Check in at the front office of the school each day you are there. 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!
  • Your mentor teacher will give you written feedback at the end of each lesson. You are responsible for getting the form from your mentor before you leave, and for giving it in to your instructor at the next class seminar. Your mentor teacher will also write a final evaluation of your progress.
  • E-mail reflections and other assignments as required to your instructor as listed on the detailed syllabus. A reflection is a page or more describing your experience in the classroom that day. Keep a hard copy for yourself.
  • Dress appropriately and professionally when going to schools. Avoid t-shirts with messages that could be offensive in a middle school environment. Don't wear shorts i.e. flip-flops.
  • Immediately report any problems to your instructor
  • Do not deviate from the schedule you and your cooperating teacher have set-up for observations and lessons.
  • Professional behavior is a must! Be on time and prepared. If an Emergency arises and you have to miss your scheduled class, notify your Mentor and your instructor as soon as you know. Be sure to reschedule and complete the missed lesson or observation within a week. No absence from field experience will be allowed.


Seminar Expectations:

  • Regular class attendance is important for success. (5pts. will deducted from your final grade for each absence after the first. If an emergency arises and you have to miss your scheduled class notify your instructor as soon as possible. Be sure to reschedule and make up the missed day within a week.
  • Professional behavior is a must! Be on time and prepared for the class. 3 tardies will equal 1 absence.
  • Complete in assignments on time. See the detailed syllabus for dates. All late work will receive a reduced grade. Lesson must be emailed to instructor before lesson is taught. Lesson reflections and teacher evaluations must be turned in within five days of lesson being taught


Technology

UTL 202 requires the following:

  1. communicating via e-mail, including attaching documents
  2. word-processing
  3. searching Web sites for new materials, educational resources, and school information


GRADING SYSTEM:

  • Field Experience: 33%

           a. Attendance
           b. Cooperation
           c. Lessons Completed (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)
              1. Lesson Plan
              2. Presentation   
              3. Teacher Evaluation (copy turned in to instructor)
              4. Student Reflection                                                 

  • Seminar: 33%

           a. Attendance
           b. Lessons, evaluations and reflections checked off in my grade book
           c. Reflections (expectations of Middle School and 202 Experience)
           d. Observations (1, 2, 3, 4, 5&6, 7&8, 9&10, 11&12, 13&14)
           e. Web activities (1, 2, 3)

  • Portfolio (see portfolio information sheet): 33%

UTL 202 • Intro To Teaching Middle Schl

46920 • Fall 2010
Meets MF 1100am-1200pm CBA 4.344
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Prerequisite: A or B in UTL 101; Grade point average: minimum of 2.6

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


Field Experience (specific dates are listed for observations and lessons in the detailed course syllabus):

  • 20 hours: you are responsible for 14 hours of observation/ participation and six lessons. Specific guidelines for the fieldwork and evaluations of your work will be provided. An assessment by your mentor teacher will be turned in after each lesson. Your mentor will fill out a final evaluation at the end of the semester.
  • Observations: students will
  1. document their observation and teaching experiences
  2. participate in classroom activities as suggested by the mentor teacher
  3. participate in class discussions concerning the observations and the various
  4. strategies and rationales used by the mentor teacher, as well as alternative options
  • Lessons: students will
  1. design and implement six lessons based on the TEKS and strategies covered in the seminar
  2. provide lesson plans to both the mentor teacher and the course instructor before the lesson is taught
  3. write a reflection over each of the lessons taught
  4. receive evaluative, constructive feedback from the mentor teacher after each lesson
  5. receive a final evaluation after completion of the field experience
  • Check in at the front office of the school each day you are there. 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!
  • Your mentor teacher will give you written feedback at the end of each lesson. You are responsible for getting the form from your mentor before you leave, and for giving it in to your instructor at the next class seminar. Your mentor teacher will also write a final evaluation of your progress.
  • E-mail reflections and other assignments as required to your instructor as listed on the detailed syllabus. A reflection is a page or more describing your experience in the classroom that day. Keep a hard copy for yourself.
  • Dress appropriately and professionally when going to schools. Avoid t-shirts with messages that could be offensive in a middle school environment. Don't wear shorts i.e. flip-flops.
  • Immediately report any problems to your instructor
  • Do not deviate from the schedule you and your cooperating teacher have set-up for observations and lessons.
  • Professional behavior is a must! Be on time and prepared. If an Emergency arises and you have to miss your scheduled class, notify your Mentor and your instructor as soon as you know. Be sure to reschedule and complete the missed lesson or observation within a week. No absence from field experience will be allowed.


Seminar Expectations:

  • Regular class attendance is important for success. (5pts. will deducted from your final grade for each absence after the first. If an emergency arises and you have to miss your scheduled class notify your instructor as soon as possible. Be sure to reschedule and make up the missed day within a week.
  • Professional behavior is a must! Be on time and prepared for the class. 3 tardies will equal 1 absence.
  • Complete in assignments on time. See the detailed syllabus for dates. All late work will receive a reduced grade. Lesson must be emailed to instructor before lesson is taught. Lesson reflections and teacher evaluations must be turned in within five days of lesson being taught


Technology

UTL 202 requires the following:

  1. communicating via e-mail, including attaching documents
  2. word-processing
  3. searching Web sites for new materials, educational resources, and school information


GRADING SYSTEM:

  • Field Experience: 33%

           a. Attendance
           b. Cooperation
           c. Lessons Completed (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)
              1. Lesson Plan
              2. Presentation   
              3. Teacher Evaluation (copy turned in to instructor)
              4. Student Reflection                                                 

  • Seminar: 33%

           a. Attendance
           b. Lessons, evaluations and reflections checked off in my grade book
           c. Reflections (expectations of Middle School and 202 Experience)
           d. Observations (1, 2, 3, 4, 5&6, 7&8, 9&10, 11&12, 13&14)
           e. Web activities (1, 2, 3)

  • Portfolio (see portfolio information sheet): 33%

UTL 202 • Intro To Teaching Middle Schl

46925 • Fall 2010
Meets MF 100pm-200pm GAR 2.128
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Prerequisite: A or B in UTL 101; Grade point average: minimum of 2.6

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


Field Experience (specific dates are listed for observations and lessons in the detailed course syllabus):

  • 20 hours: you are responsible for 14 hours of observation/ participation and six lessons. Specific guidelines for the fieldwork and evaluations of your work will be provided. An assessment by your mentor teacher will be turned in after each lesson. Your mentor will fill out a final evaluation at the end of the semester.
  • Observations: students will
  1. document their observation and teaching experiences
  2. participate in classroom activities as suggested by the mentor teacher
  3. participate in class discussions concerning the observations and the various
  4. strategies and rationales used by the mentor teacher, as well as alternative options
  • Lessons: students will
  1. design and implement six lessons based on the TEKS and strategies covered in the seminar
  2. provide lesson plans to both the mentor teacher and the course instructor before the lesson is taught
  3. write a reflection over each of the lessons taught
  4. receive evaluative, constructive feedback from the mentor teacher after each lesson
  5. receive a final evaluation after completion of the field experience
  • Check in at the front office of the school each day you are there. 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!
  • Your mentor teacher will give you written feedback at the end of each lesson. You are responsible for getting the form from your mentor before you leave, and for giving it in to your instructor at the next class seminar. Your mentor teacher will also write a final evaluation of your progress.
  • E-mail reflections and other assignments as required to your instructor as listed on the detailed syllabus. A reflection is a page or more describing your experience in the classroom that day. Keep a hard copy for yourself.
  • Dress appropriately and professionally when going to schools. Avoid t-shirts with messages that could be offensive in a middle school environment. Don't wear shorts i.e. flip-flops.
  • Immediately report any problems to your instructor
  • Do not deviate from the schedule you and your cooperating teacher have set-up for observations and lessons.
  • Professional behavior is a must! Be on time and prepared. If an Emergency arises and you have to miss your scheduled class, notify your Mentor and your instructor as soon as you know. Be sure to reschedule and complete the missed lesson or observation within a week. No absence from field experience will be allowed.


Seminar Expectations:

  • Regular class attendance is important for success. (5pts. will deducted from your final grade for each absence after the first. If an emergency arises and you have to miss your scheduled class notify your instructor as soon as possible. Be sure to reschedule and make up the missed day within a week.
  • Professional behavior is a must! Be on time and prepared for the class. 3 tardies will equal 1 absence.
  • Complete in assignments on time. See the detailed syllabus for dates. All late work will receive a reduced grade. Lesson must be emailed to instructor before lesson is taught. Lesson reflections and teacher evaluations must be turned in within five days of lesson being taught


Technology

UTL 202 requires the following:

  1. communicating via e-mail, including attaching documents
  2. word-processing
  3. searching Web sites for new materials, educational resources, and school information


GRADING SYSTEM:

  • Field Experience: 33%

           a. Attendance
           b. Cooperation
           c. Lessons Completed (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)
              1. Lesson Plan
              2. Presentation   
              3. Teacher Evaluation (copy turned in to instructor)
              4. Student Reflection                                                 

  • Seminar: 33%

           a. Attendance
           b. Lessons, evaluations and reflections checked off in my grade book
           c. Reflections (expectations of Middle School and 202 Experience)
           d. Observations (1, 2, 3, 4, 5&6, 7&8, 9&10, 11&12, 13&14)
           e. Web activities (1, 2, 3)

  • Portfolio (see portfolio information sheet): 33%

UTL 202 • Intro To Teaching Middle Schl

48090 • Spring 2010
Meets MF 900-1000 MEZ 1.202
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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  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: 33%

           a. Attendance
           b. Cooperation
           c. Lessons Completed (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)
              1. Lesson Plan
              2. Presentation   
              3. Teacher Evaluation (copy turned in to instructor)
              4. Student Reflection                                                 

  • Seminar: 33%

           a. Attendance
           b. Lessons, evaluations and reflections checked off in my grade book
           c. Reflections (expectations of Middle School and 202 Experience)
           d. Observations (1, 2, 3, 4, 5&6, 7&8, 9&10, 11&12, 13&14)
           e. Web activities (1, 2, 3)

  • Portfolio (see portfolio information sheet): 33%

UTL 202 • Intro To Teaching Middle Schl

48095 • Spring 2010
Meets MF 1100-1200 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  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: 33%

           a. Attendance
           b. Cooperation
           c. Lessons Completed (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)
              1. Lesson Plan
              2. Presentation   
              3. Teacher Evaluation (copy turned in to instructor)
              4. Student Reflection                                                 

  • Seminar: 33%

           a. Attendance
           b. Lessons, evaluations and reflections checked off in my grade book
           c. Reflections (expectations of Middle School and 202 Experience)
           d. Observations (1, 2, 3, 4, 5&6, 7&8, 9&10, 11&12, 13&14)
           e. Web activities (1, 2, 3)

  • Portfolio (see portfolio information sheet): 33%

UTL 202 • Intro To Teaching Middle Schl

48100 • Spring 2010
Meets MF 100pm-200pm PAR 304
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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  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: 33%

           a. Attendance
           b. Cooperation
           c. Lessons Completed (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)
              1. Lesson Plan
              2. Presentation   
              3. Teacher Evaluation (copy turned in to instructor)
              4. Student Reflection                                                 

  • Seminar: 33%

           a. Attendance
           b. Lessons, evaluations and reflections checked off in my grade book
           c. Reflections (expectations of Middle School and 202 Experience)
           d. Observations (1, 2, 3, 4, 5&6, 7&8, 9&10, 11&12, 13&14)
           e. Web activities (1, 2, 3)

  • Portfolio (see portfolio information sheet): 33%

UTL 202 • Intro To Teaching Middle Schl

48105 • Spring 2010
Meets MF 300pm-400pm PAR 210
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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  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: 33%

           a. Attendance
           b. Cooperation
           c. Lessons Completed (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)
              1. Lesson Plan
              2. Presentation   
              3. Teacher Evaluation (copy turned in to instructor)
              4. Student Reflection                                                 

  • Seminar: 33%

           a. Attendance
           b. Lessons, evaluations and reflections checked off in my grade book
           c. Reflections (expectations of Middle School and 202 Experience)
           d. Observations (1, 2, 3, 4, 5&6, 7&8, 9&10, 11&12, 13&14)
           e. Web activities (1, 2, 3)

  • Portfolio (see portfolio information sheet): 33%

UTL 202 • Intro To Teaching Middle Schl

48445 • Fall 2009
Meets MW 900-1000 PAR 310
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UTEACH - LIBERAL ARTS
UTL 202
Detailed Course Syllabus  

Instructor:  Michael López                       48445
Gebauer   1.308                                   48450
Phone      471-6540                              48455
e-mail lopezm@mail.utexas.edu               48457
Office Hours    T/TH  9-12                                       

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 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


Field Experience:        
In the detailed course syllabus, dates are listed for observations and lessons.

  • 20 hours: You are responsible for 14 hours of observation/ participation and six lessons. Specific guidelines for the fieldwork and evaluations of your work will be provided. An assessment by your mentor teacher will be turned in after each lesson. Your mentor will fill out a final evaluation at the end of the Semester.


                Observations- Students will
o    document their observation and teaching experiences
o    participate in classroom activities as suggested by the mentor teacher
o    participate in class discussions concerning the observations and the various
strategies and rationales used by the mentor teacher, as well as alternative
options

                Lessons- Students will
o    design and implement six lessons based on the TEKS and strategies covered in the seminar
o    provide lesson plans to both the mentor teacher and the course instructor
    before the lesson is taught   
o    write a reflection over each of the lessons taught
o    receive evaluative, constructive feedback from the mentor teacher after each lesson
o    receive a final evaluation after completion of the field experience

  • Check in at the front office of the school each day you are there. 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!
  • Your mentor teacher will give you written feedback at the end of each lesson. You are responsible for getting the form from your mentor before you leave, and for giving it in to your instructor at the next class seminar. Your mentor teacher will also write a final evaluation of your progress.
  • E-mail reflections and other assignments as required to your instructor as listed on the detailed syllabus. A reflection is a page or more describing your experience in the classroom that day. Keep a hard copy for yourself.
  • Dress appropriately and professionally when going to schools. Avoid t-shirts with messages that could be offensive in a middle school environment. Don't wear shorts i.e. flip-flops.
  • Immediately report any problems to your instructor
  • Do not deviate from the schedule you and your cooperating teacher have set-up for observations and lessons.
  • Professional behavior is a must! Be on time and prepared. If an Emergency arises and you have to miss your scheduled class, notify your Mentor and your instructor as soon as you know. Be sure to reschedule and complete the missed lesson or observation within a week. No absence from field experience will be allowed .


Seminar Expectations:

  • Regular class attendance is important for success. (5pts. will deducted from your final grade for each absence after the first. If an emergency arises and you have to miss your scheduled class notify your instructor as soon as possible. Be sure to reschedule and make up the missed day within a week.
  • Professional behavior is a must! Be on time and prepared for the class. 3 tardies will equal 1 absence.
  • Complete in assignments on time. See the detailed syllabus for dates. All late work will receive a reduced grade. Lesson must be emailed to instructor before lesson is taught. Lesson reflections and teacher evaluations must be turned in within five days of lesson being taught
  • Technology

        UTL 202 requires the following proficiencies:

           1.    communicating via e-mail, including attaching documents
           2.    word-processing
           3.    searching Web sites for new materials, educational resources, and school information

GRADING SYSTEM:

  • Field Experience                                                                33%

            a. attendance
            b. cooperation
            c. lessons completed(1,2,3,4,5,6)
                1. lesson Plan
                2. presentation   
                3. teacher evaluation ( Copy turned into instructor)
                4. student Reflection

  • Seminar                                                                             33%   

            a.    Attendance
            b.    Lessons , evaluations and reflections checked off in my grade book
            c.    reflections( expectations of Middle School and 202 Experience
            d.    observations(1,2,3,4,5&6,7&8,9&10,11&12,13&14)
            e.    web activities(1,2,3)                                                 

  • Portfolio    See portfolio information sheet                             33%


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

Note: Any student who requires accommodation because of a disability may request it, if appropriate documentation from the office of Services for Students with Disabilities is provided.

UTL 202 • Intro To Teaching Middle Schl

48450 • Fall 2009
Meets MW 1100-1200 SZB 286
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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 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


Field Experience:        
In the detailed course syllabus, dates are listed for observations and lessons.

  • 20 hours: You are responsible for 14 hours of observation/ participation and six lessons. Specific guidelines for the fieldwork and evaluations of your work will be provided. An assessment by your mentor teacher will be turned in after each lesson. Your mentor will fill out a final evaluation at the end of the Semester.


                Observations- Students will
o    document their observation and teaching experiences
o    participate in classroom activities as suggested by the mentor teacher
o    participate in class discussions concerning the observations and the various
strategies and rationales used by the mentor teacher, as well as alternative
options

                Lessons- Students will
o    design and implement six lessons based on the TEKS and strategies covered in the seminar
o    provide lesson plans to both the mentor teacher and the course instructor
    before the lesson is taught   
o    write a reflection over each of the lessons taught
o    receive evaluative, constructive feedback from the mentor teacher after each lesson
o    receive a final evaluation after completion of the field experience

  • Check in at the front office of the school each day you are there. 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!
  • Your mentor teacher will give you written feedback at the end of each lesson. You are responsible for getting the form from your mentor before you leave, and for giving it in to your instructor at the next class seminar. Your mentor teacher will also write a final evaluation of your progress.
  • E-mail reflections and other assignments as required to your instructor as listed on the detailed syllabus. A reflection is a page or more describing your experience in the classroom that day. Keep a hard copy for yourself.
  • Dress appropriately and professionally when going to schools. Avoid t-shirts with messages that could be offensive in a middle school environment. Don't wear shorts i.e. flip-flops.
  • Immediately report any problems to your instructor
  • Do not deviate from the schedule you and your cooperating teacher have set-up for observations and lessons.
  • Professional behavior is a must! Be on time and prepared. If an Emergency arises and you have to miss your scheduled class, notify your Mentor and your instructor as soon as you know. Be sure to reschedule and complete the missed lesson or observation within a week. No absence from field experience will be allowed .


Seminar Expectations:

  • Regular class attendance is important for success. (5pts. will deducted from your final grade for each absence after the first. If an emergency arises and you have to miss your scheduled class notify your instructor as soon as possible. Be sure to reschedule and make up the missed day within a week.
  • Professional behavior is a must! Be on time and prepared for the class. 3 tardies will equal 1 absence.
  • Complete in assignments on time. See the detailed syllabus for dates. All late work will receive a reduced grade. Lesson must be emailed to instructor before lesson is taught. Lesson reflections and teacher evaluations must be turned in within five days of lesson being taught
  • Technology

        UTL 202 requires the following proficiencies:

           1.    communicating via e-mail, including attaching documents
           2.    word-processing
           3.    searching Web sites for new materials, educational resources, and school information

GRADING SYSTEM:

  • Field Experience                                                                33%

            a. attendance
            b. cooperation
            c. lessons completed(1,2,3,4,5,6)
                1. lesson Plan
                2. presentation   
                3. teacher evaluation ( Copy turned into instructor)
                4. student Reflection

  • Seminar                                                                             33%   

            a.    Attendance
            b.    Lessons , evaluations and reflections checked off in my grade book
            c.    reflections( expectations of Middle School and 202 Experience
            d.    observations(1,2,3,4,5&6,7&8,9&10,11&12,13&14)
            e.    web activities(1,2,3)                                                 

  • Portfolio    See portfolio information sheet                             33%


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

Note: Any student who requires accommodation because of a disability may request it, if appropriate documentation from the office of Services for Students with Disabilities is provided.

UTL 202 • Intro To Teaching Middle Schl

48455 • Fall 2009
Meets MW 100pm-200pm GAR 1.134
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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 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


Field Experience:        
In the detailed course syllabus, dates are listed for observations and lessons.

  • 20 hours: You are responsible for 14 hours of observation/ participation and six lessons. Specific guidelines for the fieldwork and evaluations of your work will be provided. An assessment by your mentor teacher will be turned in after each lesson. Your mentor will fill out a final evaluation at the end of the Semester.


                Observations- Students will
o    document their observation and teaching experiences
o    participate in classroom activities as suggested by the mentor teacher
o    participate in class discussions concerning the observations and the various
strategies and rationales used by the mentor teacher, as well as alternative
options

                Lessons- Students will
o    design and implement six lessons based on the TEKS and strategies covered in the seminar
o    provide lesson plans to both the mentor teacher and the course instructor
    before the lesson is taught   
o    write a reflection over each of the lessons taught
o    receive evaluative, constructive feedback from the mentor teacher after each lesson
o    receive a final evaluation after completion of the field experience

  • Check in at the front office of the school each day you are there. 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!
  • Your mentor teacher will give you written feedback at the end of each lesson. You are responsible for getting the form from your mentor before you leave, and for giving it in to your instructor at the next class seminar. Your mentor teacher will also write a final evaluation of your progress.
  • E-mail reflections and other assignments as required to your instructor as listed on the detailed syllabus. A reflection is a page or more describing your experience in the classroom that day. Keep a hard copy for yourself.
  • Dress appropriately and professionally when going to schools. Avoid t-shirts with messages that could be offensive in a middle school environment. Don't wear shorts i.e. flip-flops.
  • Immediately report any problems to your instructor
  • Do not deviate from the schedule you and your cooperating teacher have set-up for observations and lessons.
  • Professional behavior is a must! Be on time and prepared. If an Emergency arises and you have to miss your scheduled class, notify your Mentor and your instructor as soon as you know. Be sure to reschedule and complete the missed lesson or observation within a week. No absence from field experience will be allowed .


Seminar Expectations:

  • Regular class attendance is important for success. (5pts. will deducted from your final grade for each absence after the first. If an emergency arises and you have to miss your scheduled class notify your instructor as soon as possible. Be sure to reschedule and make up the missed day within a week.
  • Professional behavior is a must! Be on time and prepared for the class. 3 tardies will equal 1 absence.
  • Complete in assignments on time. See the detailed syllabus for dates. All late work will receive a reduced grade. Lesson must be emailed to instructor before lesson is taught. Lesson reflections and teacher evaluations must be turned in within five days of lesson being taught
  • Technology

        UTL 202 requires the following proficiencies:

           1.    communicating via e-mail, including attaching documents
           2.    word-processing
           3.    searching Web sites for new materials, educational resources, and school information

GRADING SYSTEM:

  • Field Experience                                                                33%

            a. attendance
            b. cooperation
            c. lessons completed(1,2,3,4,5,6)
                1. lesson Plan
                2. presentation   
                3. teacher evaluation ( Copy turned into instructor)
                4. student Reflection

  • Seminar                                                                             33%   

            a.    Attendance
            b.    Lessons , evaluations and reflections checked off in my grade book
            c.    reflections( expectations of Middle School and 202 Experience
            d.    observations(1,2,3,4,5&6,7&8,9&10,11&12,13&14)
            e.    web activities(1,2,3)                                                 

  • Portfolio    See portfolio information sheet                             33%


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

Note: Any student who requires accommodation because of a disability may request it, if appropriate documentation from the office of Services for Students with Disabilities is provided.

UTL 202 • Intro To Teaching Middle Schl

48457 • Fall 2009
Meets MW 300pm-400pm JES A218A
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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 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


Field Experience:        
In the detailed course syllabus, dates are listed for observations and lessons.

  • 20 hours: You are responsible for 14 hours of observation/ participation and six lessons. Specific guidelines for the fieldwork and evaluations of your work will be provided. An assessment by your mentor teacher will be turned in after each lesson. Your mentor will fill out a final evaluation at the end of the Semester.


                Observations- Students will
o    document their observation and teaching experiences
o    participate in classroom activities as suggested by the mentor teacher
o    participate in class discussions concerning the observations and the various
strategies and rationales used by the mentor teacher, as well as alternative
options

                Lessons- Students will
o    design and implement six lessons based on the TEKS and strategies covered in the seminar
o    provide lesson plans to both the mentor teacher and the course instructor
    before the lesson is taught   
o    write a reflection over each of the lessons taught
o    receive evaluative, constructive feedback from the mentor teacher after each lesson
o    receive a final evaluation after completion of the field experience

  • Check in at the front office of the school each day you are there. 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!
  • Your mentor teacher will give you written feedback at the end of each lesson. You are responsible for getting the form from your mentor before you leave, and for giving it in to your instructor at the next class seminar. Your mentor teacher will also write a final evaluation of your progress.
  • E-mail reflections and other assignments as required to your instructor as listed on the detailed syllabus. A reflection is a page or more describing your experience in the classroom that day. Keep a hard copy for yourself.
  • Dress appropriately and professionally when going to schools. Avoid t-shirts with messages that could be offensive in a middle school environment. Don't wear shorts i.e. flip-flops.
  • Immediately report any problems to your instructor
  • Do not deviate from the schedule you and your cooperating teacher have set-up for observations and lessons.
  • Professional behavior is a must! Be on time and prepared. If an Emergency arises and you have to miss your scheduled class, notify your Mentor and your instructor as soon as you know. Be sure to reschedule and complete the missed lesson or observation within a week. No absence from field experience will be allowed .


Seminar Expectations:

  • Regular class attendance is important for success. (5pts. will deducted from your final grade for each absence after the first. If an emergency arises and you have to miss your scheduled class notify your instructor as soon as possible. Be sure to reschedule and make up the missed day within a week.
  • Professional behavior is a must! Be on time and prepared for the class. 3 tardies will equal 1 absence.
  • Complete in assignments on time. See the detailed syllabus for dates. All late work will receive a reduced grade. Lesson must be emailed to instructor before lesson is taught. Lesson reflections and teacher evaluations must be turned in within five days of lesson being taught
  • Technology

        UTL 202 requires the following proficiencies:

           1.    communicating via e-mail, including attaching documents
           2.    word-processing
           3.    searching Web sites for new materials, educational resources, and school information

GRADING SYSTEM:

  • Field Experience                                                                33%

            a. attendance
            b. cooperation
            c. lessons completed(1,2,3,4,5,6)
                1. lesson Plan
                2. presentation   
                3. teacher evaluation ( Copy turned into instructor)
                4. student Reflection

  • Seminar                                                                             33%   

            a.    Attendance
            b.    Lessons , evaluations and reflections checked off in my grade book
            c.    reflections( expectations of Middle School and 202 Experience
            d.    observations(1,2,3,4,5&6,7&8,9&10,11&12,13&14)
            e.    web activities(1,2,3)                                                 

  • Portfolio    See portfolio information sheet                             33%


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

Note: Any student who requires accommodation because of a disability may request it, if appropriate documentation from the office of Services for Students with Disabilities is provided.

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