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UTL 640 • Teaching In Secondary Schools

47600 • Fall 2014
Meets MW 200pm-500pm MEZ 2.124
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Prerequisites

  • A grade of A, A-, B+ or B in UTL 101 and UTL202
  • Grade point average minimum of 2.75 overall and 3.0 in your major
  • Laptop computer with MS office programs – MAC or other

 

Required Texts:

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

 

Course Description: UTL 640 will provide students with early field experience and an in-depth study of the theory and practice that is necessary to design and deliver excellent instruction. Students attend a six-hour course on the UT campus as well as complete the field experience. Students will attend thirty-six observation hours as well as teach nine lessons (three may be repeated) to the students they are observing. The classes are selected both for the diversity of the student body and the quality of the classroom teacher who serves as a mentor. The mentor teachers will work with the UTeach students to improve their teaching abilities as the semester progresses. The mentor teacher will remain in the classroom at all times and will provide immediate feedback on the quality of the UTeach student’s instruction.

Course Objectives:

Students will

  • implement instructional strategies that meet the needs of a diverse student population.
  • address curricular issues such as vertical and horizontal alignment, organization of content, and development of skills.
  • design and deliver interactive lessons.
  • prepare and implement learner-centered instructional activities.
  • focus on time-on-task issues during instruction.
  • construct and implement a successful classroom management strategy appropriate for high school students.
  • maintain a portfolio documenting the UTL 640 field and seminar experience.
  • apply state and national standards when designing lessons.
  • analyze their own personality and learning style as it relates to teaching.
  • serve as a role model by demonstrating clear communication, pleasant demeanor, interest in each individual student, and accurate content.
  • design and teach lesson plans appropriate for the subject area observed.
  • demonstrate how and when to assess student performance.
  • become reflective practitioners using course material and reflections to improve over time.
  • begin to prepare for state certification exams, professional development opportunities, and appraisal systems.
  • utilize technology to communicate, collaborate, investigate, and instruct.

Grading System:

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

UTL 640 • Teaching Secondary Sch-English

47800 • Spring 2014
Meets MW 200pm-500pm JES A303A
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Prerequisites:

  • A grade of A, A-, B+ or B in UTL 101 and UTL202
  • Grade point average minimum of 2.75 overall and 3.0 in your major
  • Laptop computer with MS office programs – MAC or other

Course Description: UTL 640 will provide students with early field experience and an in-depth study of the theory and practice that is necessary to design and deliver excellent instruction. Students attend a six-hour course on the UT campus as well as complete the field experience. Students will attend thirty-six observation hours as well as teach nine lessons (three may be repeated) to the students they are observing. The classes are selected both for the diversity of the student body and the quality of the classroom teacher who serves as a mentor. The mentor teachers will work with the UTeach students to improve their teaching abilities as the semester progresses. The mentor teacher will remain in the classroom at all times and will provide immediate feedback on the quality of the UTeach student’s instruction.

Course Objectives:

Students will

  • implement instructional strategies that meet the needs of a diverse student population.
  • address curricular issues such as vertical and horizontal alignment, organization of content, and development of skills.
  • design and deliver interactive lessons.
  • prepare and implement learner-centered instructional activities.
  • focus on time-on-task issues during instruction.
  • construct and implement a successful classroom management strategy appropriate for high school students.
  • maintain a portfolio documenting the UTL 640 field and seminar experience.
  • apply state and national standards when designing lessons.
  • analyze their own personality and learning style as it relates to teaching.
  • serve as a role model by demonstrating clear communication, pleasant demeanor, interest in each individual student, and accurate content.
  • design and teach lesson plans appropriate for the subject area observed.
  • demonstrate how and when to assess student performance.
  • become reflective practitioners using course material and reflections to improve over time.
  • begin to prepare for state certification exams, professional development opportunities, and appraisal systems.
  • utilize technology to communicate, collaborate, investigate, and instruct.

Required Texts:

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

Grading System:

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

UTL 360 • Probs/Prins Sec Educ-English

47815 • Spring 2014
Meets TH 500pm-600pm CLA 0.112
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 Prerequisites:
  • successful completion of UTL 101
  • a grade of A or B (84 or above) in UTL 202
  • a grade of A or B (84 or above) in UTL 640
  • overall UT GPA of 2.75 or above and GPA of 3.0 in certification area
  • laptop computer

Course Description:

UTL 360 will provide students with support for the student teaching experience and an in-depth application of the theory and practice that is necessary to design and deliver excellent instruction. Students attend a three-hour course on the UT campus as support for teaching on a middle school or high school campus. For UTL 670, students will begin teaching one to two classes then reach the maximum number of classes allowed after about three weeks. The cooperating teacher will work with the UTeach student to improve their teacher abilities as the semester progresses. The formative evaluation with the student teacher, cooperating teacher, and observer will be completed mid-way through the teaching experience. The summative evaluation with the student teacher, cooperating teacher, and observer will be completed at the end of the teaching experience.

Course Objectives:

Students will

  • Implement instructional strategies that meet the needs of a diverse student population.
  • Address curricular issues such as vertical and horizontal alignment, organization of content, and development of skills.
  • Design and deliver interactive lessons.
  • Prepare and implement learner-centered instructional activities.
  • Focus on-time/on-task issues during instruction.
  • Construct and implement a successful classroom management strategy appropriate for middle or high school students.
  • Apply state and national standards when designing lessons.
  • Analyze one's own personality and learning style as it relates to teaching.
  • Serve as a role model by demonstrating clear communication, pleasant demeanor, interest in each individual student, and accurate content.
  • Design and teach lesson plans appropriate for the subject area observed.
  • Demonstrate how and when to assess student performance.
  • Become reflective practitioners using reflections to improve over time.
  • Begin to prepare for state certification exams, professional development opportunities, and appraisal systems.
  • Utilize technology to communicate, collaborate, investigate, and instruct.

Grading System:

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

UTL 640 • Teaching In Secondary Schools

47570 • Fall 2013
Meets TTH 930am-1230pm SZB 323
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Prerequisites:

  • A grade of A, A-, B+ or B in UTL 101 and UTL202
  • Grade point average minimum of 2.75 overall and 3.0 in your major
  • Laptop computer with MS office programs – MAC or other

Course Description: UTL 640 will provide students with early field experience and an in-depth study of the theory and practice that is necessary to design and deliver excellent instruction. Students attend a six-hour course on the UT campus as well as complete the field experience. Students will attend thirty-six observation hours as well as teach nine lessons (three may be repeated) to the students they are observing. The classes are selected both for the diversity of the student body and the quality of the classroom teacher who serves as a mentor. The mentor teachers will work with the UTeach students to improve their teaching abilities as the semester progresses. The mentor teacher will remain in the classroom at all times and will provide immediate feedback on the quality of the UTeach student’s instruction.

Course Objectives:

Students will

  • implement instructional strategies that meet the needs of a diverse student population.
  • address curricular issues such as vertical and horizontal alignment, organization of content, and development of skills.
  • design and deliver interactive lessons.
  • prepare and implement learner-centered instructional activities.
  • focus on time-on-task issues during instruction.
  • construct and implement a successful classroom management strategy appropriate for high school students.
  • maintain a portfolio documenting the UTL 640 field and seminar experience.
  • apply state and national standards when designing lessons.
  • analyze their own personality and learning style as it relates to teaching.
  • serve as a role model by demonstrating clear communication, pleasant demeanor, interest in each individual student, and accurate content.
  • design and teach lesson plans appropriate for the subject area observed.
  • demonstrate how and when to assess student performance.
  • become reflective practitioners using course material and reflections to improve over time.
  • begin to prepare for state certification exams, professional development opportunities, and appraisal systems.
  • utilize technology to communicate, collaborate, investigate, and instruct.

Required Texts:

  • The English Teacher’s Companion, 4th ed. by Jim Burke. ISBN-13: 978-0-325-02840-8 ($39.44 on Amazon.com)
  • Teaching English By Design by Peter Smagorinsky. ISBN-13: 978-0-325-00980-3 ($23.34 on Amazon.com)

Grading System:

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

UTL 360 • Probs/Prins Of Secondary Educ

47590 • Fall 2013
Meets TH 500pm-600pm CLA 0.112
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Prerequisites:

  • successful completion of UTL 101
  • a grade of A or B (84 or above) in UTL 202, overall and certification area GPA of 2.5
  • a grade of A or B (84 or above) in UTL 640, overall and certification area GPA of 2.5
  • laptop computer

Course Description: UTL 360 will provide students with support for the student teaching experience and an in-depth application of the theory and practice that is necessary to design and deliver excellent instruction. Students attend a three-hour course on the UT campus as support for teaching on a high school campus. Students will begin teaching one to two classes then reach the maximum number of classes allowed after about three weeks. The cooperating teacher will work with the UTeach student to improve their teacher abilities as the semester progresses. The formative evaluation with the student teacher, cooperating teacher, and observer will be completed mid-way through the teaching experience. The summative evaluation with the student teacher, cooperating teacher, and observer will be completed at the end of the teaching experience.

Course Objectives:

Students will

  • implement instructional strategies that meet the needs of a diverse student population.
  • address curricular issues such as vertical and horizontal alignment, organization of
  • content, and development of skills.
  • design and deliver interactive lessons.
  • prepare and implement learner-centered instructional activities.
  • focus on-time/on-task issues during instruction.
  • construct and implement a successful classroom management strategy appropriate for
  • middle or high school students.
  • apply state and national standards when designing lessons.
  • analyze their own personality and learning style as it relates to teaching.
  • serve as a role model by demonstrating clear communication, pleasant demeanor,
  • interest in each individual student, and accurate content.
  • design and teach lesson plans appropriate for the subject area observed.
  • demonstrate how and when to assess student performance.
  • become reflective practitioners using reflections to improve over time.
  • begin to prepare for state certification exams, professional development opportunities,
  • and appraisal systems.
  • utilize technology to communicate, collaborate, investigate, and instruct.

Grading System:

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