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UTL 101 • Intro To Teaching Profession

47565 • Fall 2014
Meets W 1100am-1200pm CBA 4.326
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Prerequisites:  2.5 grade point average; students must use a word processor, e-mail, and have access to a web browser.

Course Description:  UTL101 provides students with early field experience in teaching and an introduction to the theory and practice, which is necessary to design and deliver excellent instruction. Students attend a weekly seminar on the UT campus.  Students also attend seven school visits of one hour each and teach three lessons to the elementary students they observe.  The total is 10 days in the school for a total of 10 hours.  The elementary classrooms are selected both for the diversity of the student body and for the quality of the classroom teacher who serves as a cooperating teacher.  The cooperating teachers will work with the UTeach-LA students to improve their teaching abilities as the semester progresses.  The cooperating teacher will remain in the classroom at all times and will provide immediate feedback on the quality of the UTeach-LA student’s instruction.  Additionally, this course begins the teacher preparation sequence and therefore, emphasizes quality, timeliness, dependability, and professional behavior.

Course Objectives:

UTL101 students will

  • assess whether they wish to pursue teaching as a profession.
  • determine their own learning style and relate the findings to the students they are and the teachers they may become.
  • develop an awareness of diverse student populations.
  • understand the concept of interactive lessons.
  • distinguish between learner-centered and teacher-centered instructional strategies.
  • discuss state and national standards and their value to curriculum issues.
  • examine various methods of assessment.
  • write performance objectives, lesson plans, and one assessment activity.
  • follow the UTL101 lesson plan format and deliver three lessons.
  • become reflective practitioners, using reflection to improve over time.
  • utilize technology to communicate, collaborate, and instruct.
  • understand and begin to practice the basic components of good classroom management.
  • exhibit positive expectations for all students.
  • serve as a role model by demonstrating clear communication, pleasant demeanor, interest in each individual student, and accurate content.
  • become familiar with teacher certification requirements, including course sequence, UTeach-LA portfolio requirements, state certification exams, and minimum grade point average to be eligible for apprentice teaching.

Grading System:

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

UTL 101 • Intro To Teaching Profession

47570 • Fall 2014
Meets W 100pm-200pm GAR 2.128
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Prerequisites:  2.5 grade point average; students must use a word processor, e-mail, and have access to a web browser.

Course Description:  UTL101 provides students with early field experience in teaching and an introduction to the theory and practice, which is necessary to design and deliver excellent instruction. Students attend a weekly seminar on the UT campus.  Students also attend seven school visits of one hour each and teach three lessons to the elementary students they observe.  The total is 10 days in the school for a total of 10 hours.  The elementary classrooms are selected both for the diversity of the student body and for the quality of the classroom teacher who serves as a cooperating teacher.  The cooperating teachers will work with the UTeach-LA students to improve their teaching abilities as the semester progresses.  The cooperating teacher will remain in the classroom at all times and will provide immediate feedback on the quality of the UTeach-LA student’s instruction.  Additionally, this course begins the teacher preparation sequence and therefore, emphasizes quality, timeliness, dependability, and professional behavior.

Course Objectives:

UTL101 students will

  • assess whether they wish to pursue teaching as a profession.
  • determine their own learning style and relate the findings to the students they are and the teachers they may become.
  • develop an awareness of diverse student populations.
  • understand the concept of interactive lessons.
  • distinguish between learner-centered and teacher-centered instructional strategies.
  • discuss state and national standards and their value to curriculum issues.
  • examine various methods of assessment.
  • write performance objectives, lesson plans, and one assessment activity.
  • follow the UTL101 lesson plan format and deliver three lessons.
  • become reflective practitioners, using reflection to improve over time.
  • utilize technology to communicate, collaborate, and instruct.
  • understand and begin to practice the basic components of good classroom management.
  • exhibit positive expectations for all students.
  • serve as a role model by demonstrating clear communication, pleasant demeanor, interest in each individual student, and accurate content.
  • become familiar with teacher certification requirements, including course sequence, UTeach-LA portfolio requirements, state certification exams, and minimum grade point average to be eligible for apprentice teaching.

Grading System:

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

UTL 101 • Intro To Teaching Profession

47755 • Spring 2014
Meets W 1100am-1200pm WAG 208
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Prerequisites:  2.5 grade point average; students must use a word processor, e-mail, and have access to a web browser.

Course Description:  UTL101 provides students with early field experience in teaching and an introduction to the theory and practice, which is necessary to design and deliver excellent instruction. Students attend a weekly seminar on the UT campus.  Students also attend seven school visits of one hour each and teach three lessons to the elementary students they observe.  The total is 10 days in the school for a total of 10 hours.  The elementary classrooms are selected both for the diversity of the student body and for the quality of the classroom teacher who serves as a cooperating teacher.  The cooperating teachers will work with the UTeach-LA students to improve their teaching abilities as the semester progresses.  The cooperating teacher will remain in the classroom at all times and will provide immediate feedback on the quality of the UTeach-LA student’s instruction.  Additionally, this course begins the teacher preparation sequence and therefore, emphasizes quality, timeliness, dependability, and professional behavior.

Course Objectives:

UTL101 students will

  • assess whether they wish to pursue teaching as a profession.
  • determine their own learning style and relate the findings to the students they are and the teachers they may become.
  • develop an awareness of diverse student populations.
  • understand the concept of interactive lessons.
  • distinguish between learner-centered and teacher-centered instructional strategies.
  • discuss state and national standards and their value to curriculum issues.
  • examine various methods of assessment.
  • write performance objectives, lesson plans, and one assessment activity.
  • follow the UTL101 lesson plan format and deliver three lessons.
  • become reflective practitioners, using reflection to improve over time.
  • utilize technology to communicate, collaborate, and instruct.
  • understand and begin to practice the basic components of good classroom management.
  • exhibit positive expectations for all students.
  • serve as a role model by demonstrating clear communication, pleasant demeanor, interest in each individual student, and accurate content.
  • become familiar with teacher certification requirements, including course sequence, UTeach-LA portfolio requirements, state certification exams, and minimum grade point average to be eligible for apprentice teaching.

Grading System:

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

UTL 101 • Intro To Teaching Profession

47760 • Spring 2014
Meets W 100pm-200pm MEZ 1.216
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Prerequisites:  2.5 grade point average; students must use a word processor, e-mail, and have access to a web browser.

Course Description:  UTL101 provides students with early field experience in teaching and an introduction to the theory and practice, which is necessary to design and deliver excellent instruction. Students attend a weekly seminar on the UT campus.  Students also attend seven school visits of one hour each and teach three lessons to the elementary students they observe.  The total is 10 days in the school for a total of 10 hours.  The elementary classrooms are selected both for the diversity of the student body and for the quality of the classroom teacher who serves as a cooperating teacher.  The cooperating teachers will work with the UTeach-LA students to improve their teaching abilities as the semester progresses.  The cooperating teacher will remain in the classroom at all times and will provide immediate feedback on the quality of the UTeach-LA student’s instruction.  Additionally, this course begins the teacher preparation sequence and therefore, emphasizes quality, timeliness, dependability, and professional behavior.

Course Objectives:

UTL101 students will

  • assess whether they wish to pursue teaching as a profession.
  • determine their own learning style and relate the findings to the students they are and the teachers they may become.
  • develop an awareness of diverse student populations.
  • understand the concept of interactive lessons.
  • distinguish between learner-centered and teacher-centered instructional strategies.
  • discuss state and national standards and their value to curriculum issues.
  • examine various methods of assessment.
  • write performance objectives, lesson plans, and one assessment activity.
  • follow the UTL101 lesson plan format and deliver three lessons.
  • become reflective practitioners, using reflection to improve over time.
  • utilize technology to communicate, collaborate, and instruct.
  • understand and begin to practice the basic components of good classroom management.
  • exhibit positive expectations for all students.
  • serve as a role model by demonstrating clear communication, pleasant demeanor, interest in each individual student, and accurate content.
  • become familiar with teacher certification requirements, including course sequence, UTeach-LA portfolio requirements, state certification exams, and minimum grade point average to be eligible for apprentice teaching.

Grading System:

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

UTL 101 • Intro To Teaching Profession

47530 • Fall 2013
Meets W 1100am-1200pm CBA 4.344
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Prerequisites:  2.5 grade point average; students must use a word processor, e-mail, and have access to a web browser.

Course Description:  UTL101 provides students with early field experience in teaching and an introduction to the theory and practice, which is necessary to design and deliver excellent instruction. Students attend a weekly seminar on the UT campus.  Students also attend seven school visits of one hour each and teach three lessons to the elementary students they observe.  The total is 10 days in the school for a total of 10 hours.  The elementary classrooms are selected both for the diversity of the student body and for the quality of the classroom teacher who serves as a cooperating teacher.  The cooperating teachers will work with the UTeach-LA students to improve their teaching abilities as the semester progresses.  The cooperating teacher will remain in the classroom at all times and will provide immediate feedback on the quality of the UTeach-LA student’s instruction.  Additionally, this course begins the teacher preparation sequence and therefore, emphasizes quality, timeliness, dependability, and professional behavior.

Course Objectives:

UTL101 students will

  • assess whether they wish to pursue teaching as a profession.
  • determine their own learning style and relate the findings to the students they are and the teachers they may become.
  • develop an awareness of diverse student populations.
  • understand the concept of interactive lessons.
  • distinguish between learner-centered and teacher-centered instructional strategies.
  • discuss state and national standards and their value to curriculum issues.
  • examine various methods of assessment.
  • write performance objectives, lesson plans, and one assessment activity.
  • follow the UTL101 lesson plan format and deliver three lessons.
  • become reflective practitioners, using reflection to improve over time.
  • utilize technology to communicate, collaborate, and instruct.
  • understand and begin to practice the basic components of good classroom management.
  • exhibit positive expectations for all students.
  • serve as a role model by demonstrating clear communication, pleasant demeanor, interest in each individual student, and accurate content.
  • become familiar with teacher certification requirements, including course sequence, UTeach-LA portfolio requirements, state certification exams, and minimum grade point average to be eligible for apprentice teaching.

Grading System:

  • Field Experience  (Attendance, Cooperation, Lessons, Evaluations and Observations): 30%                      
  • Seminar (Attendance, Participation, Technology, Lesson Plans, Lesson Reflections, Observation Write-ups): 55%
  • Portfolio: 15%

UTL 101 • Intro To Teaching Profession

47535 • Fall 2013
Meets W 100pm-200pm GAR 2.128
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Prerequisites:  2.5 grade point average; students must use a word processor, e-mail, and have access to a web browser.

Course Description:  UTL101 provides students with early field experience in teaching and an introduction to the theory and practice, which is necessary to design and deliver excellent instruction. Students attend a weekly seminar on the UT campus.  Students also attend seven school visits of one hour each and teach three lessons to the elementary students they observe.  The total is 10 days in the school for a total of 10 hours.  The elementary classrooms are selected both for the diversity of the student body and for the quality of the classroom teacher who serves as a cooperating teacher.  The cooperating teachers will work with the UTeach-LA students to improve their teaching abilities as the semester progresses.  The cooperating teacher will remain in the classroom at all times and will provide immediate feedback on the quality of the UTeach-LA student’s instruction.  Additionally, this course begins the teacher preparation sequence and therefore, emphasizes quality, timeliness, dependability, and professional behavior.

Course Objectives:

UTL101 students will

  • assess whether they wish to pursue teaching as a profession.
  • determine their own learning style and relate the findings to the students they are and the teachers they may become.
  • develop an awareness of diverse student populations.
  • understand the concept of interactive lessons.
  • distinguish between learner-centered and teacher-centered instructional strategies.
  • discuss state and national standards and their value to curriculum issues.
  • examine various methods of assessment.
  • write performance objectives, lesson plans, and one assessment activity.
  • follow the UTL101 lesson plan format and deliver three lessons.
  • become reflective practitioners, using reflection to improve over time.
  • utilize technology to communicate, collaborate, and instruct.
  • understand and begin to practice the basic components of good classroom management.
  • exhibit positive expectations for all students.
  • serve as a role model by demonstrating clear communication, pleasant demeanor, interest in each individual student, and accurate content.
  • become familiar with teacher certification requirements, including course sequence, UTeach-LA portfolio requirements, state certification exams, and minimum grade point average to be eligible for apprentice teaching.

Grading System:

  • Field Experience  (Attendance, Cooperation, Lessons, Evaluations and Observations): 30%                      
  • Seminar (Attendance, Participation, Technology, Lesson Plans, Lesson Reflections, Observation Write-ups): 55%
  • Portfolio: 15%

UTL 101 • Intro To Teaching Profession

47100 • Spring 2013
Meets W 1100am-1200pm WAG 208
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Prerequisites:  2.5 grade point average; students must use a word processor, e-mail, and have access to a web browser.

Course Description:  UTL101 provides students with early field experience in teaching and an introduction to the theory and practice that is necessary to design and deliver excellent instruction. Students attend a weekly seminar on the UT campus.  Students also attend seven school visits of one hour each and teach threelessons to the elementary students they observe.  The total is 10 days in the school for a total of 10 hours.  The elementary classrooms are selected both for the diversity of the student body and for the quality of the classroom teacher who serves as a cooperating teacher.  The cooperating teachers will work with the UTeach-LA students to improve their teaching abilities as the semester progresses.  The cooperating teacher will remain in the classroom at all times and will provide immediate feedback on the quality of the UTeach-LA student’s instruction.  Additionally, this course begins the teacher preparation sequence and therefore, emphasizes quality, timeliness, dependability, and professional behavior.

Course Objectives:

UTL101 students will

  • assess whether they wish to pursue teaching as a profession.
  • determine their own learning style and relate the findings to the students they are and the teachers they may become.
  • develop an awareness of diverse student populations.
  • understand the concept of interactive lessons.
  • distinguish between learner-centered and teacher-centered instructional strategies.
  • discuss state and national standards and their value to curriculum issues.
  • examine various methods of assessment.
  • write performance objectives, lesson plans, and one assessment activity.
  • follow the UTL101 lesson plan format and deliver three lessons.
  • become reflective practitioners, using reflection to improve over time.
  • utilize technology to communicate, collaborate, and instruct.
  • understand and begin to practice the basic components of good classroom management.
  • exhibit positive expectations for all students.
  • serve as a role model by demonstrating clear communication, pleasant demeanor, interest in each individual student, and accurate content.
  • become familiar with teacher certification requirements, including course sequence, UTeach-LA portfolio requirements, state certification exams, and minimum grade point average to be eligible for apprentice teaching.

Grading System:

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

UTL 101 • Intro To Teaching Profession

47105 • Spring 2013
Meets W 100pm-200pm PAR 306
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Prerequisites:  2.5 grade point average; students must use a word processor, e-mail, and have access to a web browser.

Course Description:  UTL101 provides students with early field experience in teaching and an introduction to the theory and practice that is necessary to design and deliver excellent instruction. Students attend a weekly seminar on the UT campus.  Students also attend seven school visits of one hour each and teach three lessons to the elementary students they observe.  The total is 10 days in the school for a total of 10 hours.  The elementary classrooms are selected both for the diversity of the student body and for the quality of the classroom teacher who serves as a cooperating teacher.  The cooperating teachers will work with the UTeach-LA students to improve their teaching abilities as the semester progresses.  The cooperating teacher will remain in the classroom at all times and will provide immediate feedback on the quality of the UTeach-LA student’s instruction.  Additionally, this course begins the teacher preparation sequence and therefore, emphasizes quality, timeliness, dependability, and professional behavior.

Course Objectives:

UTL101 students will

  • assess whether they wish to pursue teaching as a profession.
  • determine their own learning style and relate the findings to the students they are and the teachers they may become.
  • develop an awareness of diverse student populations.
  • understand the concept of interactive lessons.
  • distinguish between learner-centered and teacher-centered instructional strategies.
  • discuss state and national standards and their value to curriculum issues.
  • examine various methods of assessment.
  • write performance objectives, lesson plans, and one assessment activity.
  • follow the UTL101 lesson plan format and deliver three lessons.
  • become reflective practitioners, using reflection to improve over time.
  • utilize technology to communicate, collaborate, and instruct.
  • understand and begin to practice the basic components of good classroom management.
  • exhibit positive expectations for all students.
  • serve as a role model by demonstrating clear communication, pleasant demeanor, interest in each individual student, and accurate content.
  • become familiar with teacher certification requirements, including course sequence, UTeach-LA portfolio requirements, state certification exams, and minimum grade point average to be eligible for apprentice teaching.

Grading System:

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