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UTeach-Liberal Arts Course Descriptions

UTL 101 - Introduction to the Teaching Profession
UTL 101 involves one seminar hour per week with a University faculty member, as well as field placement in an elementary school for a minimum ten hours during the semester, under the supervision of a cooperating teacher. An on-campus seminar complements field experience. Seminar topics include basic classroom management, lesson design, assessment, technology, diversity, and special student populations.

UTL 202 - Introduction to Teaching Middle School
UTL 202 involves two seminar hours per week with a University faculty member, as well as field placement in a middle school for a minimum of twenty hours during the semester under the supervision of a cooperating teacher. An on-campus seminar complements field experience. Seminar topics include classroom management, lesson design, assessment, technology, diversity, special student populations, conferencing techniques, and school organization.

UTL 640 - Teaching in Secondary Schools
UTL 640 involves six seminar hours per week with a University faculty member, as well as field placement in a high school under the supervision of a cooperating teacher. Students focus on a specific discipline. An on-campus seminar complements the field experience. Seminar topics include standards, curriculum and lesson design and implementation, assessment, teaching strategies, technology, and vertical and horizontal teaming. UTL 640 students engage in a minimum of forty-five hours of teaching and observation as an intern in a high school classroom.

UTL 360 - Problems/Principles of Secondary Education
UTL 670 - Directed Teaching in Secondary Schools
The Secondary School Teaching Practicum (UTL 360) involves twelve weeks of student teaching in a secondary school during the final semester of the UTeach-Liberal Arts Program. In tandem with UTL 670, students enroll in the Practicum Seminar (UTL 360), which involves 45 hours of class time on the UT-Austin campus. The seminar addresses a myriad of topics related to the novices’ fieldwork – effective instructional and motivational strategies, curricular issues, helpful resources, and political and cultural influences on adolescents’ learning.

ALD 322 - Individual Differences (Prerequisite: Psychology 301 or the equivalent)
ALD 322 involves three lecture hours per week, with fieldwork to be arranged. An introduction to individual differences among people through the life span, this course examines areas of exceptionality within the context of typical development - current research trends, theoretical and legal considerations, and practice-related issues, including family involvement, cultural, and linguistic diversity, and educational perspectives. The course also involves orientation to assistive technology.

EDP 363M - Adolescent Development
EDP 363M involves three semester hours per week. The goal of this course is to help students understand the physical, social, and cognitive changes that take place during adolescence, including how these changes may be impacted by variables of gender and culture. Students will explore topics such as peer culture, school violence, body image, identity development, sex, drugs, and the media. An additional goal of this course is to help students reflect upon their own transition from adolescence to adulthood in a meaningful way.

EDC 339F - Adolescent Literacy
EDC 339F approaches adolescent literacy as a multi-faceted set of meaning-making and communicative practices. The course explores the various roles that literacy plays in our own and students' lives, both in and out of school. It explores the development of literacy skills, what it means to read a text, how to incorporate literacy strategies into lessons, how to help struggling readers in class, and how to sequence reading activities. Students will learn and practice some strategies and methods about incorporating various types of adolescent literacies into their teaching. Required for students seeking English 4-8, 8-12, and Social Studies 4-8 certification.  Approved alternative: EDC 339E - Secondary School Literacy Across the Disciplines [ESL Component].

UTL 320 - Topics in Teaching Liberal Arts
This course addresses various topics related to middle grades, secondary, and all-level teaching certification. Topics may include history, social studies, English language arts, and languages other than English. This course may be repeated for credit when the topics vary.
Topic: Teaching English as a Second Language (UTL f320)
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