Kailey Van Otten
Teacher Education at the University of Utah
You Can Make a Difference!
Congratulations to our 2017 Honors students
Integrating Social Justice Lessons in a Spanish High School Classroom to Increase Motivation in Learning Spanish as a Second/World Language
UITE licensure graduates present their research findings at
2017 College of Education Research Fair!
Congratulations to Tyler Davenport, UITE's Elementary Education Degree and Licensure student Learn More about Tyler's Capstone Project here.
Post Doctoral Fellow Sarah Braden
Sarah Braden has joined the teaching faculty for the Urban Institute of Teacher Education as a postdoc this spring after earning her Ph.D. in Linguistics from the University of Utah. Sarah’s research interests center on understanding the processes (cultural and linguistic) by which racial and linguistic minority students become marginalized or disenfranchised from K-12 science. She uses ethnography and discourse analysis to explore the ways in which students are socialized into or out of using disciplinary language and developing disciplinary identities. Before becoming a researcher and teacher educator, Sarah spent four years teaching high school science (biology and physics) and English as a Second Language (ESL). In addition to teaching for the College of Education, Sarah has also taught undergraduate and graduate students in the Department of Linguistics, and K-12 students in the Youth Education Program on campus.
|UITE instructor John Funk recently presented to the Utah Family Childcare Association (NAFCC) at an annual training event. He worked with the caregivers on developmentally appropriate art activities and developmentally appropriate math skills for birth-5 year- olds. He also presented at the National Child Care Conference in San Diego and at the National Early Childhood Annual Conference (NAEYC) in Los Angeles. My workshops were focused on hands-on projects to do with young children to support basic standards in math, science, and critical thinking.|
Meet Your UITE Team!
Meet Your Advisors
Karla is your Academic Bridge Coordinator. Karla works in collaboration with local high schools, community organizations and university members to provide academic, career, and financial advising to education teaching majors. When she is not on campus, you can find her indulging in the great outdoors of Utah as well as the many eateries Salt Lake City offers.
Sara is your Academic Advisor. Sara is extremely invested in helping students achieve their academic goals. She enjoys interacting with students, introducing them to the resources they need to be successful, and helping students explore the great opportunities higher education can provide. Outside of work, Sara enjoys reading, going to plays, and spending time with friends and family.
Meet Your Faculty
Facing the Teacher Shortage
Continuum The Magazine of the Univeristy of Utah
Read about the teacher shortages our community is facing, and how we here at the College of Education are working towards a solution! HERE
UITE Scholarship Recipients
The Urban Institute for Teacher Education would like to congratulate all of our scholarship recipients! All of the College of Education scholarship recipients were recognized at this years Scholarship Banquet. We are so pround of our students! Congratualtions!
The Student Becomes the Teacher!
Elementary education graduate Allie Bowers recently returned to her childhood elementary, this time as the teacher. Read more HERE
Meet Our Graduate Assistants!
The Urban Institute for Teacher Education (UITE) is an interdisciplinary unit in the College of Education. Graduate Students from across the college work with UITE faculty in our work in classrooms and schools. The expertise of these former teachers informs supervisory practices with an emphasis on research-to-practice!
University of Utah Teacher Education Program Accorded National Accreditation
The University of Utah’s teacher licensure program receives national accreditation approval through the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). Approval through CAEP is in compliance with federal and state requirements for institutions offering teacher education programs.
A College-Wide Commitment to Urban Teacher Education
The Urban Institute for Teacher Education, in conjunction with the four departments in the College of Education and academic colleges throughout the University of Utah, prepares undergraduate and graduate teacher candidates in early childhood, elementary, and secondary education. Through a college-wide core curriculum future teachers acquire the knowledge and skills in areas that include : school-family partnerships, multicultural education, educational law, assessment, special education, classroom management, and educational research. Classroom and community experiences through practica and service learning focus on issues of equity, access, and social justice for contemporary students, teachers, and families.
The Urban Institute for Teacher Education is currently in partnership with several programs, clinics and research centers that will become part of the new Beverly Taylor Sorenson Arts and Education Complex. These include The Center for Integrating Arts into Academic Learning in conjunction with the College of Fine Arts; The Center for Math and Science Education in conjunction with the College of Science; the Utah Education Policy Center; the Masters in World Languages Program and the English as a Second Language Endorsement Program in conjunction with the College of Humanities, the College of Education Reading and Literacy Center, the University of Utah Reading Clinic; the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Center for Community of Caring; the Center for Applied Technology in Education; and a college-wide focus on k-16 education for students from ethnically and culturally diverse families as a coordinated effort with the College of Education's partnership with the University Neighborhood Partners (UNP) program.