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Title: Overview of UTeach and UTeach Replication

Overview of UTeach and UTeach Replication
  • Tennessee Higher Education Commission and the
    Tennessee State Department of Education
  • March 10, 2009

Tennessee UTeach Replication
  • Partnership
  • Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC)
  • Tennessee Department of Education (TDOE)
  • The UTeach Institute
  • THEC and TDOE Grants
  • Two 5-year Grants
  • Each grant 1.4m plus technical assistance
  • UTeach Institute
  • Site Selection and Technical Assistance
  • Program technical assistance and evaluation

Workshop Overview
  • Morning
  • Overview of the UTeach Program
  • Overview of National UTeach Replication
  • History, Progress and Institute Services
  • Afternoon
  • Elements of UTeach Replication
  • Sustainability
  • Program Specifity
  • Implementation Schedule
  • Evaluation and Reporting
  • RFP Overview and Evaluation of Proposals

UTeach InstituteWorkshop Presenters
  • Tracy LaQuey Parker, Director
  • Mary Walker, Manager of Instructional Evaluation
    and UTeach program co-founder
  • Kim Hughes, Manager Instructional Team
  • Melissa Dodson, Manager Operational Team

What is UTeach?
  • A Secondary Math and Science Teacher Preparation

The Problem
  • Rising Above The Gathering Storm
  • National Academies Report
  • http//www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id11463
  • In the global competition to educate students in
    math and science, Americans are losing ground
  • The United States public educational system is
    acceptable by international standards at 4th
    grade, and improves somewhat in 8th grade.
    However, we look quite bad by 10th grade. Our
    retention remains low and our dropout rates are
  • A great barrier to the improvement of schools is
    the absence of fully qualified teachers,
    particularly in science and mathematics.

UTeachThe Texas Situation
  • Texas State law in 1987 required that high school
    teachers have a degree in their discipline and no
    more than 18 hours of pedagogy courses
  • Results? Limited number of graduates at UT Austin
    were being certified for secondary Math and
    Science Teaching
  • Summer of 1997 Dean of Natural Sciences, Mary Ann
    Rankin, hired math and science teacher leaders to
    design an innovative teacher preparation program
    based on practice and experience in public
  • Strong support from Provost, President and the
    Chairman of the Board of Regents additional
    faculty positions were provided to Education at
    request of Dean of Natural Sciences.
  • Leadership by highly respected science and
    mathematics faculty helped gain acceptance in
    Natural Sciences.
  • Innovative faculty leaders in the College of
    Education were interested in partnership, to
    assure that courses focus on current research in
    learning sciences
  • Interested donors provided early funding that
    allowed a pilot program to start immediately and
    ultimately established an endowment

What do you think?
  • What is the compelling interest and need for
    developing and implementing UTeach replication at
    your institution of higher learning?
  • What is the current production of mathematics and
    science teachers in Tennessee?
  • Is it adequate for future needs as
  • baby boomers retire?
  • your state and the nation move to require more
    and more rigorous science and mathematics courses
    be offered at the pre-college level?
  • Business and industry demand more mathematics and
    science literate high school graduates?

One Solution UTeach
  • What is UTeach?
  • Highly successful and innovative teacher
    preparation program for math science majors
  • Originally developed in 1997 at The University
    of Texas at Austin to help address disturbing
    shortage of qualified/certified math and science
  • Collaboration between Colleges of Natural
    Sciences, Liberal Arts and Education
  • Integrates a rigorous math or science major,
    research experience, application of theory into
    practice through multiple field experiences
    resulting in certification in a 4-year program

Myth vs. Reality at UT Austin
  • Elite science and math students are not
    interested in teaching careers.
  • Actually when UT surveyed science and math
    students, 25 had seriously considered teaching
    as a career but had been discouraged by parents,
    classmates or professors. Not to mention that
    fifth year
  • Training teachers is the sole responsibility of
    Colleges of Education.
  • Colleges of Science have a responsibility to
    become engaged and find solutions in math/science
    education AND will directly benefit from that
  • Colleges are unwilling to cooperate in creating a
    joint program, so why should we bother.
  • It is possible to create a win/win situation that
    will elicit full cooperation and leadership from
    both Science and Education leadership and

Myth vs. Reality at UT Austin
  • Science/Math research faculty do not value and
    would not/could not participate in a teacher
    training program.
  • Science/Math faculty are full and proud
    participants in UTeach at UT Austin. Some
    accomplished research faculty chose UT over
    competing offers BECAUSE of the ability to
    participate in UTeach.
  • All you really need to be a great teacher is
    knowledge of your discipline. Education courses
    are a waste of time.
  • Professional development courses based on current
    research in learning sciences is critical to
    developing strong, well prepared teachers AND it
    needs to be focused on student learning in
    mathematics and science.

UTeach Graduates
UTeach Enrollment at The University of Texas at
UTeach Majors
UTeach Student Grades
Retention of UTeach Graduates
UTeach 10th Anniversary - 2007
Hallmarks of UTeach
  • Ongoing Collaboration between Colleges of
    Sciences, Education and Liberal Arts and Austin
  • Win/win situations all around
  • Early and continuing positive experience teaching
    in classrooms
  • Field experiences arranged and supervised by
    UTeach master teachers create satisfaction and
    commitment and prepare students more effectively
    for subsequent PD coursework
  • First two courses offered at no cost to students
  • Intensive recruitment of all CNS freshman and
    transfer students to try out teaching tuition
    free for the first courses
  • Degree plans in all science and math majors that
    allow students to
  • Graduate in four years or within 120 126
  • Internships and scholarships
  • Provide financial help in an educational
    setting, augment student training, and maintain

Hallmarks of UTeach
  • A focus on developing deep-level understanding of
  • subject material
  • research on how students learn math and science
  • UTeach course design principles lead to
    streamlined courses and
  • Integrate both mathematics and science content
    and students,
  • Illustrate and analyze appropriate use of
  • Develop strategies to address issues of equity in
    classrooms and school systems
  • Provide meaningful, multiple forms of assessment
    that validates what all students know

UTeach Team
Larry Abraham, Chair of Curriculum and
Instruction Jill Marshall, Science
Education Jennifer Smith Math Education Walter
Stroup, Math Education Tony Petrosino, Science
Education Lupita Carmona, Science Education
Hallmarks of UTeachCo-directors
  • College of Education co-director and College of
    Natural Science co-director
  • Champions of the program
  • Represent both colleges in
  • Shared decision making
  • Presentations and community building with
    students, faculty, administration and potential
  • Dealing with day-to-day details of program
  • Communicating What is UTeach? to all audiences
    at local, state and national level

Hallmarks of UTeachFaculty
  • CNS, COLA and COE Faculty who are actively
    engaged in research in mathematics and science,
    history of math and science and in the teaching
    and learning of mathematics and science
  • College of Natural Sciences faculty teaching
    discipline-specific courses in science and
  • College of Education faculty teaching
    professional development courses based in current
    research on learning and knowing mathematics and
  • College of Liberal Arts faculty teaching
    professional development courses based in
    research on the history and philosophy of science
    and mathematics

Hallmarks of UTeachMaster TeachersSharing
passion for education with future teachers
  • Experienced, successful teacher leaders - full
    time clinical faculty
  • Teach and/or co-teach all field based courses
  • Recruit, nurture and support UTeach pre-service
    students as they become teachers
  • Share experiences and understanding of real
    classrooms and how to innovate within them
  • Knowledgeable connections with school district
    teachers and administrators

Mentor TeachersExperienced Classroom Guides
  • Mentor teachers are full-time K-12 classroom
    teachers that host UTeach students for field
  • UTeach students teach first lessons in presence
    of experienced mentor teachers
  • Mentor teachers are carefully selected, trained
    and paid a stipend for services
  • UTeach students receive direction, written
    feedback and support from mentor teachers

UTeach InternshipsStudents gain valuable paid
experience preparation for teaching profession
  • Students volunteer to work in non-profit
    educational settings and get paid for it
  • Competitive pay for students who must work to
    stay in school flexible hours
  • Paid by UTeach with gift and foundation monies
  • Tasks range from mentoring kids to working in
    museums to preparing educational software
  • Recruits and retains students in UTeach
  • Helps students to become better teachers
  • Assists non-profit organizations

  • Curriculum Overview

UTeach Curriculum Overview
to attract and retain the widest range of
to provide high quality preparation to teach
UTeach Curriculum Overview
Attracting Students Removing Barriers
  • 4 year degree plans between 120 126 hours
  • Manageable field requirements
  • Teaching option increases and does not limit
    post-graduate options One degree, Two careers
  • Allow flexible entry into the program

UTeach Curriculum Overview
How to provide highest quality preparation within
limited course hours?
UTeach Philosophy
UTeach Curriculum Overview
UTeach Approach
design a streamlined, field-intensive curriculum
that is firmly situated within the domains of
math and science
UTeach Curriculum Overview
UTeach Course Sequence
Total Course Hours 24 30 Professional
Development Course Hours 18 Field Experience
Hours approx 325 (48 before AT)
UTeach Curriculum Overview
Foundational Program Elements
UTeach Curriculum Overview
Trying Out Teaching Step 1 Course Video
UTeach Curriculum Overview
  • Designed to recruit math science majors to
    consider teaching
  • Taught by Master Teachers
  • Offered at no cost
  • Focus on inquiry (5E lessons)
  • research-based/nationally recognized curricula

UTeach Curriculum Overview
  • Integration of content and pedagogy
  • Strong connection between theory and practice
  • Make explicit the connections between mathematics
    and science

UTeach Curriculum Overview
  • Integration of content and pedagogy
  • Strong connection between theory and practice
  • Make explicit the connections between mathematics
    and science

UTeach Curriculum Overview
  • Integration of content and pedagogy
  • Strong connection between theory and practice
  • Make explicit the connections between mathematics
    and science

UTeach Curriculum Overview
UTeach Curriculum Overview
  • Make explicit the connection between math and
  • Provide content knowledge of particular
    importance for teachers

UTeach Curriculum Overview
  • Make explicit the connection between math and
  • Provide content knowledge of particular
    importance for teachers

UTeach Curriculum Overview
  • Make explicit the connection between math and
  • Provide content knowledge of particular
    importance for teachers

UTeach Curriculum Overview
  • QA

  • Replication of UTeach

Replication of UTeach
  • Historically much interest in UTeach from many
  • National math and science teacher shortage
  • UTeach identified as a National Model
  • Members of Congress
  • US Department of Education
  • National Research Council
  • Rising Above the Gathering Storm Report
  • Replication of UTeach is one of the solutions for
    solving the math and science teacher shortage.

Replication of UTeach
  • February 2006 UTeach Institute formed
  • Spring 2006 Partnership with the Texas High
    School Project (THSP) initiated
  • May 2006 Pilot with the University of Houston
  • December 2006 Partnership with the National Math
    and Science Initiative (NMSI)

UTeach Replication 2007 SelectionPre-proposals
  • First Round of Selection in 2007
  • Request for Proposals issued March 2007
  • Preliminary proposal review (April 27, 2007)
    focused on institutional data and assessment of
    capacity and commitment 52 submissions
  • Number and quality of math and science majors
  • Number of students being certified in current
  • School district size, diversity, commitment
  • Major faculty participants and commitments from
    relevant colleges (science/math and education)
  • Administrative commitments

UTeach Replication 2007 SelectionFull Proposals
  • 29 universities were invited to attend the UTeach
    Institute conference (June 13-14, 2007)
  • Full proposal (26 submissions) review (July 20,
    2007) focused on
  • knowledge of UTeach program understanding the
    elements of success and the new curriculum
  • commitment to replication with fidelity
  • capacity for program growth and impact
  • ability and commitment to provide ongoing
    assessment data
  • In-depth phone interviews with each applicant
  • Selections made in October 2007
  • NMSI awarded 10 sites for 5-year grants for up to
    1.4 million
  • UTeach Institute selected 3 Texas sites as part
    of the Texas High School Project

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UTeach Replication Progress
  • Current group of 13 universities replicating
  • Planning Process in January 2008
  • Implementation Year 1 2008-2009
  • Began teaching Step 1 in Fall 2008
  • Began teaching Step 2 in Spring 2009
  • 2008-2009 Progress
  • Fall 2008
  • 544 Step 1 students (new recruits)
  • 692 total students
  • Spring 2009
  • 500 Step 1 students (new recruits)
  • Number of Graduates w/ certification May 2012
  • 5 Year estimate (2012-2017) of total number of
    teachers (retained in field) 2500

Estimate of Secondary Students Affected by UTeach
UTeach Replication 2009
  • Competitive RFP Spring/Summer 2009
  • Texas Texas High School Project/TEA
  • Up to 3 universities selected
  • Tennessee THEC and TDOE
  • 2 sites selected
  • National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI)
  • Planning for another round of funding

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UTeach Institute Products and Services
  • Operational Support
  • Resources such as the UTeach Operations Manual
    and the Institute web portal
  • Technical Assistance, Oversight and Support
  • Site coordinators
  • Instructional Support
  • 10 UTeach Courses
  • Workshops
  • Web conferences
  • Faculty Consultants
  • Site visits and observations

UTeach Institute Products and Services
  • Evaluation Services
  • Site Visits
  • Student Surveys
  • Course Content Reviews
  • Progress and Evaluation Reporting System (PEARS)
  • Networking and Community Building Services
  • Annual conference, May 27-29, 2009
  • Co-Director meetings
  • Master Teacher meetings
  • National Research Consortium
  • Development Workgroup
  • National Student Organization

UTeach 10th Anniversary - 2007
Afternoon Workshop Overview
  • Elements of UTeach Replication
  • Sustainability and budget planning
  • Program Specificity
  • UTeach Elements of Success
  • UTeach Curriculum
  • Planning and Startup Time
  • Implementation Schedule
  • Evaluation and Reporting
  • Overview of RFP and Evaluation of Proposals
  • Next Steps

Initiating a UTeach Program
  • Institutional Commitment and Sustainability
  • Establishing Certification and Degree Plans
  • Partnering with a Local School District
  • Planning and Budgeting for Program Growth

Commitment and Sustainability
  • UTeach as permanent program, not outreach
  • UTeach Program has characteristics of academic
    department housed in Arts Sciences
  • Independent cost unit
  • Permanent funding lines for master teachers,
    support personnel
  • Administrative responsibility for program
    oversight and student advising
  • Requires university-wide commitment and
  • Arts Sciences Dean and Education Dean
  • President and Provost
  • Memorandum of Understanding for Full Proposal
  • Shows understanding of program requirements and
    commitment to implementation at university

UT Austin UTeach Program Startup
  • Dean of Natural Sciences, Mary Ann Rankin
  • Committed resources and space
  • Partnered with College of Education
  • Early meetings with UTs Provost Sheldon
    Ekland-Olson for institutional commitment
  • Benchmarks and goals
  • Steady recruitment of students
  • Total students in program goal
  • Clear understanding of resource and budget needs
  • Available resources
  • Resources needed from university
  • Involvement of development to raise additional
  • Collection of data to monitor progress

Endowment at UT Austin
  • Promotes sustainability
  • Endowment goal is 15m
  • From 2001-2009 have raised 10m
  • Funds key elements of UTeach program
  • Internships, tuition stipends, mentor teacher
  • Discretionary/flexible funding
  • Endowment Amount Opportunities
  • 25,000, Annual distribution of 1,250 funds one
    of these
  • 1 student merit/need scholarship
  • 10 recruitment course (Step) tuition rebates
  • 10 Master Teacher fellowships
  • Discretionary addresses highest need
  • 1 internship

UTeach Task Force at UT Austin
  • Started in 2001
  • Members
  • Dean, co-directors, UTeach master teacher
    representatives, Natural Sciences Advisory
    Council representatives, community volunteers,
    development officers
  • Meeting Frequency
  • In beginning met about once a quarter
  • Now meets every month
  • Two Goals
  • Complete the endowment
  • Fundraising activities
  • Create public awareness of UTeach model, locally
    and nationally
  • Community involvement
  • Awareness events

Demonstration of Commitment and Sustainability
  • Pre-proposal letter from administration
    indicating willingness to sign the MOU
  • Full-proposal MOU signed by PI, deans, provost
  • MOU
  • Commitment to fidelity of the UTeach model
  • University Contribution to Funding
  • Faculty and Staff Lines
  • Physical Space
  • Recommendation for Certification
  • Report and Data Submissions
  • Development Efforts

Planning and Budgeting for Program Growth Overview
  • UT Austins Funding
  • Budget Planning Resources
  • Funding Sources for Program Elements
  • Startup, Ongoing and Variable Costs
  • Grant Percentages
  • 2008 Planning Period Budget Data
  • 2008-2009 Implementation Year Data

Summary of FundingUTeach at UT Austin
  • Mature Program 500 students
  • Primary Funding Support from UT Austin
  • 1m supports master teacher salaries, advising,
    support staff
  • Significant UT and private contributions for
    dedicated classroom facilities and student work
  • Sustainable private funding supports special
    UTeach features
  • Endowment goal 15m (will provide 750,000/yr)
  • Operating Funds for internships, mentor teachers,
    tuition, induction support, masters program
  • Tuition for first 2 courses 50,000/year
  • Mentor teachers in AISD classrooms 200,000/year
  • Internships 200,000/year
  • Induction support 100,000/year

UTeach Program Budget Planning Resources
  • Budgeting for a UTeach Program, page 19-32 in
    Initiating a UTeach Program
  • Example Model Budget for Replication
  • Tutorial for creating a 5-year budget estimate
  • Uses 25 students/semester as example growth
  • Budget for ENTIRE PROGRAM, not just budget for
    the grant
  • Interactive Model Budget Spreadsheet
  • Available on Institute website
  • http//www.uteach-institute.org/publications
  • 1st Sheet change variables to reflect local
  • Provide estimate of student growth
  • Salary ranges
  • 2nd Sheet provides 5-year budget estimate

Overview of Funding Sources for Program Elements
  • Institutional funding
  • Master teacher (clinical faculty), advisors
    40-50 of budget
  • Program support staff 20-30 of budget
  • Program and student support (including apprentice
    teacher support) 10 of budget
  • Endowment and Gift Funding
  • Privately funded UTeach Elements 20-30
  • Internships
  • Recruitment incentives (tuition stipends)
  • Mentor teacher stipends
  • Scholarships
  • Additional Grant Funding
  • Additional scholarships, resources, technology,

Program Startup, Ongoing and Variable costs
  • Startup costs
  • Step kits, marketing research, lab supplies,
    space rehab
  • Ongoing costs
  • Program staff (business manager, admin,
    accountant, programmer, etc.)
  • Student support recruitment costs and student
  • Main Variable Costs (based on number of students)
  • Master teachers (One master teacher/50 students)
  • Advisors (One advisor/250 students)
  • Internships
  • Mentor teacher stipends
  • Apprentice teacher support
  • Scholarships

Grants Provided as Percentage of Overall Budget
  • Larger programs (more students) receive more
    grant funds
  • Percentages decrease over time in relation to
    overall program budget to promote sustainability

2008 Planning Period Budget Data
2008-2009 Implementation Year 1
  • Replication Elements of Success

  • UTeach Elements of Success
  • Developed to identify the elements necessary for
    a successful UTeach program
  • EOS provide the framework for UTeach program
    replication and evaluation
  • Elements are further defined by activities

  • UTeach Elements of Success
  • Create an organization devoted to preparing
  • Create an Identity
  • Work collaboratively
  • Develop institutional support
  • Cultivate continuing top level support
  • Provide for sustainability
  • Secure space
  • Hire support staff

UTeach Elements of Success
  • Attract and retain students
  • Engage in active recruitment
  • Provide financial support for students
  • Provide guidance and support for students
  • Build community
  • Honor students who choose to teach
  • Support teachers after graduation

UTeach Elements of Success
  • Create an instructional program
  • Offer 4-year degree plans (120-126 hours) for all
    teacher certifications in math, science, and
    computer science
  • Incorporate early and continuous field
  • Create effective, streamlined, and flexible
    course sequences

UTeach Elements of Success
  • Provide a first-rate instructional program
  • Assign and hire course instructors
  • Employ master teachers
  • Employ mentor teachers
  • Develop best teaching practices
  • Model best teaching practices

UTeach Elements of Success
  • Strive for continuous program improvement
  • Review courses
  • Assess students
  • Collect program data

  • Replication Curriculum Resources and Course

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  • Course Fidelity
  • UT Austin Model
  • Long-term objective national community
    contributing to further development of courses
  • Course Review Process
  • Observations, Interviews, Surveys
  • Review of course materials and Student work

  • Curriculum Resources
  • Curriculum Development Objectives
  • Completely documenting the curriculum
  • Disseminating in a standard format
  • Integrating pedagogical support elements
  • Instructor notes, student work samples, course
    video, etc.

  • Curriculum Resources
  • Members-only Website
  • https//institute.uteach.utexas.edu/pc/courses/ind

  • Curriculum Resources
  • Instructional Support
  • Intensive 2 day workshops
  • Conference workshops
  • Topical Webcasts
  • E-mail lists and discussion forums
  • Faculty consultation

  • Curriculum Resources
  • Curriculum Refinement and Updating
  • Course Retreats review and discuss core
    components and objectives
  • Annual updating of sample course
  • Ongoing submission of content resources

  • Curriculum Resources
  • Curriculum QA

Implementation Schedule(See page 14, Initiating
a UTeach Program)
  • Timeline that allows for the UTeach program to be
    fully adopted and real results to be achieved in
    five years
  • Planning and start-up time
  • Four years of program implementation that rolls
    of the sequence of UTeach courses each semester
  • First cohort of graduates expected in last year
    of grant
  • Clearly communicates milestones of program

QA Implementation Schedule
  • Review and Reactions?

UTeach Replication
  • Evaluation and Reporting

Evaluation of UTeach Implementation
  • Based on UTeach Austin Data Collection
  • Results- recruiting, program retention,
    graduates, retention in teaching profession
  • Two Goals
  • To assist sites strive for continuous program
  • To assist the Institute to monitor progress,
    identify specific needs, tailor instructional
    support, and assess the overall replication
  • Operational and Instructional Evaluation
  • UTeach Elements of Success Indicators
  • UTeach Design Principles and Core Course
    Components and Objectives

Data Collection for Program Evaluation
  • Site Visits
  • Two-day visits (Fall and Spring)
  • Interviews, focus groups, observations, and
  • Online student surveys
  • Entrants survey
  • Leaver survey
  • Midterm course surveys
  • Graduate survey
  • Alumni survey
  • Course and curriculum reviews

Progress Evaluation and Reporting System (PEARS)
  • Web-based data management system which allows
    sites to enter and access university and program
    profile information.
  • University, college, and program student
  • Program enrollment and retention
  • Key source of data for replication sites, the
    Institute, and financial sponsors.
  • Provides useful information for
  • Secure and compliant with student privacy

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Institute Reporting (See Evaluation of UTeach
  • Cross-site reports
  • Individual progress reports
  • State-level reports
  • Site visit summaries
  • Survey summaries

Research Opportunities
  • IRB approval
  • UTeach Research Consortium
  • Set policies regarding access to Institute data
  • Partner on research projects
  • Present and publish on research related to UTeach
    and UTeach replication

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UTeach Replication
  • Site Selection

Site Selection Competitive RFP
  • 1.4 million in UTeach implementation grants
  • Five-year grant based on a percentage of its
    program budget year-to-year
  • Grant funds intended to support features of the
    UTeach program that may or may not be paid for by
    university instructional funds. For example
  • Master teacher salaries
  • Mentor teacher stipends
  • Student scholarships/internships
  • Faculty release
  • Recruitment and promotional materials
  • Instructional kits
  • Additional funds to subcontract the UTeach
    Institute for yearly technical assistance and

Site Selection Competitive RFP
Proposal Process
  • Preliminary proposal (due April 17, 2009)
  • Profile information about the university setting
    and environment in which the UTeach program will
    be implemented
  • Full proposal (due July 24, 2009)
  • Describes the universities strengths and
    capability for implementing the UTeach Elements
    of Success
  • UTeach Institute Annual Conference (May 27-29,
  • Learn more about UTeach, the RFP, and UTeach
  • Interviews
  • Conference interviews
  • Additional interviews may be conducted as needed

RFP Timeline
Evaluation Criteria of Proposals
  • Preliminary Proposal Priorities
  • Level of need for the program
  • Capacity to address the need
  • Increase the number and quality of math and
    science majors becoming teachers
  • Strength of Vision
  • Personal statements and CVs of co-directors and
    other project team members
  • Strength of commitment from university
    administrators and partnering school districts
  • Strength of proposed Co-directors
  • College of Science
  • College of Education

Criteria for Evaluation of Proposals
  • Full Proposal Priorities
  • Strength and capability to implement the UTeach
    Elements of Success
  • Strength of institutional support and completed
  • Commitment of project leadership, faculty and
  • Strength of letters of support
  • Appropriateness of cost proposal

Support for Proposal Development
  • Weekly phone calls
  • Email
  • Rfp-questions_at_uteach-institute.org
  • FAQs
  • Website resources
  • Word templates
  • Overview of UTeach curriculum
  • Chapters from the UTeach Operations Manual
  • Interactive UTeach budget worksheet
  • Email Announcements Related to RFP
  • Send email to rfp-questions_at_uteach-institute.org
    and ask to be added to TN RFP announcements.

  • Who should be on the proposal development team?
  • Who are good candidates for your co-directors?
    Faculty? Master Teachers?
  • What school districts will partner to prepare
    teachers through the program?

Next Steps Creating Pre-Proposal
  • Recruit Team and Establish Partnerships
  • College of Arts Sciences and Education
  • Deans
  • Co-Directors
  • Faculty
  • Data Administrator
  • University Administration
  • President and Provost
  • Development team
  • Understand UTeach Model
  • UTeach Elements of Success
  • Initiating a UTeach Program
  • UTeach Curriculum
  • Co-Directors Planning
  • Download interactive spreadsheet and understand
    program costs
  • Show budget estimate to deans and provost
  • Begin identifying faculty to teach courses
  • Pre-Proposal due April 17, 2009

For More Information
  • The UTeach Institute
  • http//www.uteach-institute.org
  • info_at_uteach-institute.org
  • UTeach at UT Austin
  • http//www.uteach.utexas.edu
  • The National Math and Science Initiative
  • http//www.nationalmathandscience.org
  • Texas High School Project
  • http//www.thsp.org
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