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UTL 640 • Teaching In Secondary Schools

47595 • Fall 2014
Meets TTH 800am-1100am GEB 1.310
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Course Description

UTL640 introduces you to the ideas and concepts of Languages Other Than English (LOTE) education that will help you become an effective LOTE teacher. You will develop a deeper understanding of the exploration of language acquisition, assessment and learning theories though:

  • readings, seminar discussion, and active participation.
  • written assignments, often presented and discussed in class.
  • your field work experience that includes observations, lesson planning and execution, and reflections.

General Course Objectives

The following areas of study and practice support and increase your knowledge and skills to prepare you for the LOTE classroom.

  • LOTE acquisition and learning theories and their implications regarding teaching a LOTE.
  • LOTE standards, The Five C’s (Communication, Culture, Comparisons, Connections and Community).
  • Readings, presentations, seminar discussions, hands-on activities, fieldwork observations, lesson planning and instruction.
  • Technology, authentic assessment, and culture and their integration into lesson plans.

Grading

  • Field Experience (attendance/tardiness, cooperation with cooperating teacher, lessons, observations, evaluations): 40%
  • Seminar (participation, assignments, lesson plans, reflections, technology): 30%
  • Portfolio: 10%
  • Fitness to Teach Rubric: 20%

Reminder: 5 points are deducted from your total grade for each absence in the seminar beyond the FIRST, unexcused absence (medical documentation required).

UTL F320 • Teaching Eng As Second Lang I

88432 • Summer 2014
Meets MTWTHF 800am-1100am CAL 22
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Taken concurrently with TESOL II, this course provides upper division students and graduates with early field experience in teaching and an introduction to the theory and practice that is necessary to design and deliver excellent instruction of English to speakers of other languages (ESOL) abroad. Students attend 45 hours of on-campus seminar instruction, 30 hours of guided observation and teaching practice and 4 full days of full classroom internship at Austin ESOL programs. Program participants will create and teach 3 lessons to the students they observe. The ESOL 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 internship participants to improve their teaching abilities in preparation for teaching abroad. The cooperating teacher will provide immediate feedback on the quality of the intern’s instruction. Upon completing the local coursework and fieldwork, students will travel to Korea or México to intern in a language institute under the direction of a local mentor teacher. Participants will intern for 6 weeks.

Success in this course requires quality, timeliness, dependability, and professional behavior.

Certified teachers and UTeach undergraduates who have taken UTL101, UTL202 and UTL640 are not required to take TESOL I.

Certified teachers who participate in this program will be prepared to take the TExES ESL Certification test to add an ESL endorsement to their existing Texas State Certification.

Course Objectives:
UTL F320 students will

  • Assess whether they wish to pursue teaching ESL/ESOL 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 the assets of linguistically and culturally diverse student populations.
  • Understand the concept of interactive, integrated lessons.
  • Distinguish between learner-centered and teacher-centered instructional strategies.
  • Examine various methods of assessment.
  • Write performance objectives, lesson plans, and one assessment activity.
  • Follow lesson plan format to deliver three lessons that include activities appropriate to ESOL linguistic needs.
  • 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.
  • Understanding the key stages of language acquisition.
  • Appreciate varieties of the English language and its ongoing transformation.
  • Understand the cycle of culture shock and coping strategies.

Class Expectations
Regular attendance is important for success. After one absence from the class, any additional absences will result in a growth plan that will outline identified areas to be improved and contain specific directives that are clearly measurable and reasonably attainable.

  • Not fulfilling the growth plan’s performance objectives will result in dismissal from the program.
  • Participate actively and positively in class discussions and activities.
  • Turn in assignments on time. Certain assignments have specific due dates listed in this syllabus. It is important that assignments be completed on time. This is an issue of professionalism and should be treated seriously. Assignments will be taken late for 24 hours. After 24 hours, no late work will be accepted.
  • Lessons must be taught within a window of time; however, all lesson plans must be submitted a minimum of 48 hours in advance of the lesson to both your cooperating teacher and the appropriate instructor. Reflections must be submitted
  • within 24 hours of observing the lesson.

Grading System for TESOL I

  • Teacher Impact Paper - 10 pts
  • LAS110 Internship Worksheet - 2 pts
  • Lesson #1 Plan; Teach - 15 pts
  • Lesson #1 CT Evaluation Form - 3 pts
  • CT Interview - 5 pts
  • Final Reflection - 15 pts
  • Digital Portfolio as .PDF - 15 pts
  • Fitness To Teach – Self-Grade - 10 pts
  • Fitness to Teach – Professor-Grade - 10 pts
  • Participation & Presentation - 5 pts
    Total Points 100%

You are allowed no absences (excused or unexcused) in this class. Five points will be deducted for each absence. Also, no absences are allowed in field experience. In case of an emergency, notify your cooperating ESL teacher, e-mail both of your UTL320 instructors, and reschedule as soon as possible.

UTL 640 • Teaching In Secondary Sch-Lote

47790 • Spring 2014
Meets TTH 800am-1100am GEB 1.310
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Course Description

UTL640 introduces you to the ideas and concepts of Languages Other Than English (LOTE) education that will help you become an effective LOTE teacher. You will develop a deeper understanding of the exploration of language acquisition, assessment and learning theories though:

  • readings, seminar discussion, and active participation.
  • written assignments, often presented and discussed in class.
  • your field work experience that includes observations, lesson planning and execution, and reflections.

General Course Objectives

The following areas of study and practice support and increase your knowledge and skills to prepare you for the LOTE classroom.

  • LOTE acquisition and learning theories and their implications regarding teaching a LOTE.
  • LOTE standards, The Five C’s (Communication, Culture, Comparisons, Connections and Community).
  • Readings, presentations, seminar discussions, hands-on activities, fieldwork observations, lesson planning and instruction.
  • Technology, authentic assessment, and culture and their integration into lesson plans.

Grading

  • Field Experience (attendance/tardiness, cooperation with cooperating teacher, lessons, observations, evaluations): 40%
  • Seminar (participation, assignments, lesson plans, reflections, technology): 30%
  • Portfolio: 10%
  • Fitness to Teach Rubric: 20%

Reminder: 5 points are deducted from your total grade for each absence in the seminar beyond the FIRST, unexcused absence (medical documentation required).

UTL 360 • Probs/Prins Of Sec Educ-Lote

47805 • 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, 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 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

47565 • Fall 2013
Meets TTH 800am-1100am GEB 1.310
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Course Description

UTL640 introduces you to the ideas and concepts of Languages Other Than English (LOTE) education that will help you become an effective LOTE teacher. You will develop a deeper understanding of the exploration of language acquisition, assessment and learning theories though:

  • readings, seminar discussion, and active participation.
  • written assignments, often presented and discussed in class.
  • your field work experience that includes observations, lesson planning and execution, and reflections.

General Course Objectives

The following areas of study and practice support and increase your knowledge and skills to prepare you for the LOTE classroom.

  • LOTE acquisition and learning theories and their implications regarding teaching a LOTE.
  • LOTE standards, The Five C’s (Communication, Culture, Comparisons, Connections and Community).
  • Readings, presentations, seminar discussions, hands-on activities, fieldwork observations, lesson planning and instruction.
  • Technology, authentic assessment, and culture and their integration into lesson plans.

Grading

  • Field Experience (attendance/tardiness, cooperation with cooperating teacher, lessons, observations, evaluations): 40%
  • Seminar (participation, assignments, lesson plans, reflections, technology): 30%
  • Portfolio: 10%
  • Fitness to Teach Rubric: 20%

UTL 360 • Probs/Prins Of Secondary Educ

47580 • 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%

UTL F320 • Teaching Eng As Second Lang I

88810 • Summer 2013
Meets MTWTHF 900am-1200pm ENS 109
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Prerequisites: 2.5 grade point average overall and 3.0 grade point average in major area of study. Students must have a tablet or laptop and use a word processor, e-mail, and have access to a web browser.

Course Description for two courses taken concurrently:
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) I and II

Taken concurrently with TESOL 1, this course provides upper division students and graduates with early field experience in teaching and an introduction to the theory and practice that is necessary to design and deliver excellent instruction of English to speakers of other languages (ESOL) abroad. Students attend 45 hours of on-campus seminar instruction in TESOL 1, 45 hours of on-campus instruction in TESOL II and 20 hours of observation and teaching practice in class and in the area ESOL teaching environments (10 hours per course). Upon completing the local coursework and fieldwork, students will travel to China or México to intern in a language institute under the direction of a local mentor teacher. Participants will intern for 6 weeks. Success in this course requires quality, timeliness, dependability, and professional behavior.

Certified teachers and UTeach undergraduates who have taken UTL101, UTL202 and UTL640 are not required to take TESOL I.

Certified teachers who participate in this program will be prepared to take the TExES ESL Certification test to add an ESL endorsement to their existing Texas State Certification.

Course Objectives:

UTL320 students will

  • Assess whether they wish to pursue teaching ESL/ESOL 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 the assets of linguistically and culturally diverse student populations.
  • Understand the concept of interactive, integrated lessons.
  • Distinguish between learner-centered and teacher-centered instructional strategies.
  • Examine various methods of assessment.
  • Write performance objectives, lesson plans, and one assessment activity.
  • Follow lesson plan format to deliver three lessons that include activities appropriate to ESOL linguistic needs.
    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 knowledge.
  • Become familiar with the knowledge and skills ESL teachers should have (e.g., language acquisition, second/foreign language teaching methods /approaches, second/foreign language learning strategies, pedagogical English grammar).
  • Appreciate varieties of the English language and its ongoing transformation.
  • Understand the cycle of culture shock and coping strategies.

Grading System: This is a Pass/Fail Course

  • Seminar (Attendance, Participation & Mini-Lesson Design and Delivery) 20%
  • Field Experience (Attendance, Communication and Cooperation & Observations) 20%
  • Assignments (Teacher Impact Paper, Observations 1-4 and Final Reflection) 20%
  • Digital Portfolio 20%
  • Fitness to Teach (Rubric) 20%

UTL 640 • Teaching In Secondary Sch-Lote

47161 • Spring 2013
Meets TTH 900am-1200pm GEB 1.310
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Prerequisites

  • A grade of B or higher in UTL 101 and UTL 202
  • 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

UTL640L introduces you to the ideas and concepts of Languages Other Than English (LOTE) education that will help you become an effective LOTE teacher.You will develop a deeper understanding of the exploration of language acquisition, assessment and learning theories though readings, seminar discussion and your field work observations, participation and reflections.

General Course Objectives

The following areas of study and practice support and increase your knowledge and skills to prepare you for the LOTE classroom.

  • LOTE acquisition and learning theories and their implications regarding teaching a LOTE.
  • LOTE standards, TheFiveC’s (Communication, Culture, Comparisons, Connections and Community).
  • Readings, presentations, seminar discussions, hands-onactivities, fieldwork observations, lesson planning and instruction.
  • Technology, authentic assessment, and culture and their integration into lesson plans.

Grading

  • Field Experience (attendance/tardiness, cooperation with cooperating teacher, lessons, observations, evaluations): 40%
  • Seminar (participation, assignments, lesson plans, reflections, technology): 30%
  • Portfolio: 10%
  • Fitness to Teach Rubric: 20%

UTL 101 • Intro To Teaching Profession

46880 • Fall 2012
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 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%

UTL 101 • Intro To Teaching Profession

46885 • Fall 2012
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 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%

UTL 640 • Teaching In Secondary Schools

46938 • Fall 2012
Meets TTH 100pm-400pm GEB 1.310
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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 2.75 in your major
  • Laptop computer with MS office programs – MAC or other

Course Description
UTL640L introduces you to the ideas and concepts of Languages Other Than English (LOTE) education that will help you become an effective LOTE teacher. You will develop a deeper understanding of the exploration of language acquisition, assessment and learning theories though readings, seminar discussion and your field work observations, participation and reflections.

General Course Objectives
The following areas of study and practice support and increase your knowledge and skills to prepare your for the LOTE classroom.

  • LOTE acquisition and learning theories and their implications regarding teaching a LOTE.
  • LOTE standards, The Five C’s (Communication, Culture, Comparisons, Connections and Community).
  • Readings, presentations, seminar discussions, hands-on activities, fieldwork observations, lesson planning and instruction.
  • Technology, authentic assessment, and culture and their integration into lesson plans.

Specific Objectives
The student will

  • Address curricular issues such as vertical and horizontal alignment, organization of content, and development of skills specific to the future certification area.
  • Analyze his/her own personality and learning style as it relates to teaching.
  • Apply state and national standards when designing lessons.
  • Design and deliver interactive, learner-centered lessons.
  • Design and deliver lessons containing accurate content.
  • Design and deliver lessons that are age and subject appropriate.
  • Demonstrate how and when to assess student performance.
  • Focus on time-on-task issues during instruction.
  • Construct and implement a successful classroom management strategy appropriate for high school students.
  • Implement instructional strategies that meet the needs of a diverse student population.
  • Serve as a role model by demonstrating clear communication, pleasant demeanor, and interest in each individual student.
  • Use reflection to improve over time.
  • Explore professional development opportunities.
  • Begin to prepare for state certification exams and appraisal systems.
  • Utilize technology to communicate, collaborate, investigate, and instruct.
  • Maintain a portfolio documenting the UTL 640L field and seminar experience.

Required Texts

  1. Schrum, J. & Glisan. E. (2010) Teacher’s Handbook: Contextualized Language Instruction 4th Edition. Boston, MA: Heinle/Cengage Learning (Used from $7 at amazon.com)
  2. A Texas Framework for LOTE, you can download this text from Blackboard.
  3. Visit Blackboard for additional handouts mentioned or provided in seminar.

 

Grading

  • Field Experience: 30%
  • University Observations: 10%
  • Seminar: 40%
  • Portfolio: 20%

UTL 101 • Intro To Teaching Profession

46830 • Spring 2012
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%

UTL 303L • Tch Lang Oth Than Eng In H Sch

46865 • Spring 2012
Meets TTH 1230pm-200pm MEZ 1.102
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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 2.75 in your major
  • Laptop computer – see requirements of the College of Education

Course Description

  • UTL303L introduces you to the ideas and concepts of foreign language education that will help you become an effective LOTE teacher.
  • UTL303L will provide students with field experience in a high school classroom selected for the diversity of the student body and the quality of the classroom teacher who serves as a cooperating teacher. For field experience, students will attend forty-five or more participatory observation periods and teach nine lessons. The observations and lessons should total 45 hours to meet the requirements of UTL303L and EDC370S. You will receive additional information regarding field experience requirements for EDC370S from the instructor of that course.
  • The cooperating teachers for UTL303L/EDC370S 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. A university observer will evaluate two of the UTeach-LA student’s nine lessons. In addition, one of the nine lessons taught is to be videotaped and self-critiqued. The self-critique may serve as the reflection for the videotaped lesson.
  • The field experience is accompanied by a twice-weekly seminar on the UT campus. The seminar includes an in-depth study of the theory and practice necessary to design and deliver excellent instruction in LOTE.

Course Objectives

The student will

  • Address curricular issues such as vertical and horizontal alignment, organization of content, and development of skills specific to the future certification area.
  • Analyze his/her own personality and learning style as it relates to teaching.
  • Apply state and national standards when designing lessons.
  • Design and deliver interactive, learner-centered lessons.
  • Design and deliver lessons containing accurate content.
  • Design and deliver lessons that are age and subject appropriate.
  • Demonstrate how and when to assess student performance.
  • Focus on time-on-task issues during instruction.
  • Construct and implement a successful classroom management strategy appropriate for high school students.
  • Implement instructional strategies that meet the needs of a diverse student population.
  • Serve as a role model by demonstrating clear communication, pleasant demeanor, and interest in each individual student.
  • Use reflection to improve over time.
  • Explore professional development opportunities.
  • Begin to prepare for state certification exams and appraisal systems.
  • Utilize technology to communicate, collaborate, investigate, and instruct.
  • Maintain a portfolio documenting the UTL 303L field and seminar experience.

Required Texts

Access the Blackboard site for A Texas Framework for LOTE, the required text. Additional handouts will be provided in class or on the Blackboard site.

Grading

  • Field Experience: 30%
  • University Observations: 10%
  • Seminar: 40%
  • Portfolio: 20%

UTL 101 • Intro To Teaching Profession

46750 • Fall 2011
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 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%

UTL 303L • Tch Lang Oth Than Eng In H Sch

46790 • Fall 2011
Meets TTH 200pm-330pm JES A205A
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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 2.75 in your major
  • Laptop computer – see requirements of the College of Education

Course Description:

  • UTL303L introduces you to the ideas and concepts of foreign language education that will help you become an effective LOTE teacher.
  • UTL303L will provide students with field experience in a high school classroom selected for the diversity of the student body and the quality of the classroom teacher who serves as a cooperating teacher. For field experience, students will attend forty-five or more participatory observation periods and teach nine lessons. The observations and lessons should total 45 hours to meet the requirements of UTL303L and EDC370S. You will receive additional information regarding field experience requirements for EDC370S from the instructor of that course.
  • The cooperating teachers for UTL303L/EDC370S 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. A university observer will evaluate two of the UTeach-LA student’s nine lessons. In addition, one of the nine lessons taught is to be videotaped and self-critiqued. The self-critique may serve as the reflection for the videotaped lesson.
  • The field experience is accompanied by a twice-weekly seminar on the UT campus. The seminar includes an in-depth study of the theory and practice necessary to design and deliver excellent instruction in LOTE.

Course Objectives:

The student will

  • Address curricular issues such as vertical and horizontal alignment, organization of content, and development of skills specific to the future certification area.
  • Analyze his/her own personality and learning style as it relates to teaching.
  • Apply state and national standards when designing lessons.
  • Design and deliver interactive, learner-centered lessons.
  • Design and deliver lessons containing accurate content.
  • Design and deliver lessons that are age and subject appropriate.
  • Demonstrate how and when to assess student performance.
  • Focus on time-on-task issues during instruction.
  • Construct and implement a successful classroom management strategy appropriate for high school students.
  • Implement instructional strategies that meet the needs of a diverse student population.
  • Serve as a role model by demonstrating clear communication, pleasant demeanor, and interest in each individual student.
  • Use reflection to improve over time.
  • Explore professional development opportunities.
  • Begin to prepare for state certification exams and appraisal systems.
  • Utilize technology to communicate, collaborate, investigate, and instruct.
  • Maintain a portfolio documenting the UTL 303L field and seminar experience.

Required Texts:

Access the Blackboard site for A Texas Framework for LOTE, the required text. Additional handouts will be provided in class or on the Blackboard site.

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