Professional Development

Professional development through the Department of Science/Mathematics Education ranges from workshops and district partnerships to regional collaboratives.

UTeach Dallas Induction

UTeach Dallas Induction is both an outreach program and an essential part of the UTeach model. After placement in local classrooms, graduates are provided new teacher kits and regular support services for up to three years.

The induction coordinator visits inductees in their schools. Inductees are also provided ongoing professional development, with about one meeting a month. UTeach Dallas Induction is partnered with the UTD TRC programs to provide opportunities for new and experienced teachers to interact.

Currently, over 100 UTeach Dallas graduates are supported through UTeach Dallas Induction. Graduates from other UTeach programs who are teaching in the Dallas-Fort Worth area are also eligible to participate in UTeach Dallas Induction.

Once graduates are experienced teachers and no longer needing induction, UTeach Dallas is happy to recruit former inductees to be one of the approximately 80 mentor teachers working with the program in local schools.

 

Short-Term Professional Development for Teachers

SME faculty and previous UTD TRC participants provide dozens of workshops for teachers every year. Offerings include workshops and short courses at national, state, and local teacher conferences, special offerings at UTD, workshops in local schools and the Regional Education Service Centers. More details are on the Outreach pages.

In addition, Computer Science training was offered for the first time in summer 2016 and has continued in various forms since.