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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

CHANGES TO THE UTEACH-LIBERAL ARTS SECTION IN THE COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS CHAPTER OF THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2004-2006

Dean Richard W. Lariviere of the College of Liberal Arts has filed with the secretary of the Faculty Council proposed changes in to the UTeach-Liberal Arts section in the College of Liberal Arts chapter in The Undergraduate Catalog, 2004-2006. The faculty of the college and the dean approved the proposed changes on a no-protest basis on November 17, 2003, and submitted them to the secretary on November 19, 2003. The secretary has classified this proposal as legislation of exclusive application and primary interest to a single college or school.

The edited proposal was received from the Office of Official Publications on January 30, 2004, and was sent to the Committee on Undergraduate Degree Program Review from the Office of the General Faculty on February 2, 2004. The committee forwarded the proposed changes to the Office of the General Faculty on March 10, 2004, recommending approval. The authority to grant final approval on behalf of the General Faculty resides with the Faculty Council.

If no objection is filed with the Office of the General Faculty by the date specified below, the legislation will be held to have been approved by the Faculty Council. If an objection is filed within the prescribed period, the legislation will be presented to the Faculty Council at its next meeting. The objection, with reasons, must be signed by a member of the Faculty Council.

To be counted, a protest must be received in the Office of the General Faculty by March 26, 2004.


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Sue Alexander Greninger, Secretary
The Faculty Council


This legislation was posted on the Faculty Council Web site on March 10, 2004. Paper copies are available on request from the Office of the General Faculty, FAC 22, F9500.


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CHANGES TO THE UTEACH-LIBERAL ARTS SECTION IN THE COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS CHAPTER OF THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2004-2006

On page 241 of The Undergraduate Catalog, 2002-2004, under the heading GENERAL INFORMATION in the College of Liberal Arts chapter, make the following changes:

UTEACH LIBERAL ARTS

UTeach Liberal Arts is [an innovative way of preparing liberal arts majors to teach grades four through twelve] the teacher certification pathway for liberal arts students pursuing degrees in economics, English, French, history, geography, German, government, Latin, and Spanish. Students may seek certification to teach middle or high school grades. A K-12 option is available for languages other than English only.

The specific certification areas are history, grades eight through twelve; language arts and reading, grades four through eight or eight through twelve; languages other than English, all levels; and social studies, grades four through eight or eight through twelve.

The program [,] a collaboration among the College of Liberal Arts, the College of Education, and area school districts [,] seeks to attract interested students to explore teaching early in their undergraduate [experience] careers. [Two paths are available, one leading to secondary certification, the other leading to middle grades certification.] The goal of the program is to allow students who enter as sophomores to complete [in four years] both the bachelor’s degree and the professional development coursework required for teacher certification in four years.

Key features of the program are field experience, mentorship and seminar instruction, cohort support, discipline-specific [training in literacy] pedagogical preparation, literacy training, and innovative use of technology. UTeach Liberal Arts students experience the public school classroom and teach progressively longer lessons with the guidance of [a] mentor teachers. By working with some of the [Texas’s] most respected [secondary school] teachers in Texas, students quickly learn whether they are suited for the teaching profession.

More information [is available from] about UTeach Liberal Arts is available at [(512) 232-2143] http://www.utexas.edu/cola/uteach/.


RATIONALE:
To reflect changes due to new teaching certification requirements and to better describe the
program.