Our Mission (en Español)
The mission of the UITE is to prepare educators to serve urban students and educational communities in all their rich diversity. We conceive of educational diversity as the dynamic engagement of a range of cultural and urban traditions, including individual differences in ability. In preparing teachers and leaders to work within and across differences, we collaborate with community-based initiatives, seek out community partners, and continually work to discover fresh and innovative ways to approach both curriculum and pedagogy. Our goal is an educational process in which teachers, leaders, and teacher educators draw upon multidisciplinary research and direct urban inquiry to serve all students well. We welcome prospective teachers to this vital, sometimes daunting but always exhilarating, challenge.
UITE and SPED meet with future licensure students as a part of Red, White, and U 2015!
College of Education Student Research Fair
|College of Education - Salt Lake Community College - District Partnership's|
|Teacher Recruitment Scholars (TRS) present at the 2015|
|National Association of Multicultural Education (NAME) Conference!|
Their presentation, Bravery and Hope: Continuing the Legacy was attended by members of the U of U, Salt Lake Community College, and District Partners!
Get REAL! Responsive Education for All Learners
Mary D. Burbank receives Sorensen Legacy Award
Assistant Dean and UITE Director, Mary D. Burbank receives Sorensen Legacy award to examine teacher education's role in preparing future teachers who value and enact teaching practices with linkage across the curriculum including but not limited to: fine arts, mathematics, and science with ties to technology and engineering. While curriculum integration is essential for all learners, the unique needs of children with disabilities and those learning English require specialized curricula and experiential learning that meet the vibrant characteristics of these students.
Future College Students Share Insights with Preservice Teachers on Teaching in Today's SchoolsStudents from Horizonte Instruction and Training Center visited the College of Education's Secondary Licensure program students to discuss insights on effective teaching in middle and high schools. The visitors from Horizonte plan to pursue undergraduate degrees at the University of Utah as well as schools across the state and nation.
The Teacher Recruitment Scholarship (TRS) program is a collaborative effort between the College of Education, Salt Lake Community College and the Canyons, Davis, Granite, Jordan, and Salt Lake school districts. Exemplary high school students are nominated by their districts to attend SLCC and then matriculate to the University of Utah to pursue degrees and licensure in elementary and secondary education!
University of Utah Teacher Education Program Accorded National Accreditation
The University of Utah Teacher Education Program has formally received national accreditation through the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC).
This is the first time in the history of the College of Education that the UofU has sought and received national recognition for the rigor and quality of its teacher education program which is designed and implemented through the Urban Institute for Teacher Education and the Department of Special Education in partnership with the four departments in the College of Education, six U colleges, the Utah System of Higher Education, the Utah State Office of Education, and school districts throughout Utah. Read More...