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					  Harvard University
                               APPLICATION PACKET, 2011-2012
                               Deadlines: November 29, 2010 (to commence UTEP in Spring „11); January
                               7, 2011 (to commence UTEP in Summer ‟11); March 25, 2011 (to
                               commence UTEP Fall ‟11). Summer Option Now Available!
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The Undergraduate Teacher Education Program (UTEP) at Harvard University seeks academically strong
and service-oriented students who are interested in public school teaching and committed to preparing for
the challenges of a career in education. This elective program combines coursework at the Graduate
School of Education and fieldwork in Boston or Cambridge public schools. Successful completion of the
program requirements and a passing score on the two-part Massachusetts Test for Educator Licensure
(MTEL) enable graduates to receive a teaching license at the middle or high school level in the
Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the states with which Massachusetts has licensure reciprocity.
Students must also fulfill all other degree requirements for the College.

Admission to UTEP requires an interview and a completed application packet consisting of a personal
statement, current transcript, two letters of recommendation, resume, and plan of study. The two-part
plan of study must explicitly detail how the applicant‟s coursework in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences
will fulfill the relevant subject matter requirements for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Successful
applicants demonstrate: (1) high academic achievement and knowledge in the subject area which the
applicant intends to teach; (2) a genuine commitment to public service and working with young people;
and (3) interpersonal qualities that mark the potential for a successful educator, including but not limited
to good communication skills, a willingness to embrace challenging situations, open mindedness, energy,
and enthusiasm. A committee of representatives from the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and the Graduate
School of Education considers applications at least once a year.

To schedule an advising appointment about the program please contact:

Megin Charner-Laird
Director, UTEP
Harvard Graduate School of Education
Longfellow Hall 310, 13 Appian Way
Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 495-2783
charneme@gse.harvard.edu

Completed application packets are due by 5:00 PM to Longfellow Hall 310A on the date due.




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                             APPLICATION DATA SHEET
                             Deadlines: November 29, 2010 (to commence UTEP in Spring „11);
                             January 7, 2011 (to commence UTEP in Summer ‟11); March 25, 2011
                             (to commence UTEP Fall ‟11). Summer Option Now Available!



Full Name:

HUID:                               SSN:                               DOB:

House:                                             Mail Center #:

Telephone:

E-mail:

Permanent Address:



Permanent Telephone:

Concentration:

Expected Month/Year of Graduation:


Primary License (Select one grade level and one subject area)

Grade Level                Subject Area

 High School (8-12)        Biology                          Chemistry
                            Earth Science*                   English
           or               General Science*                 History
                            Mathematics                      Physics
 Middle School (5-8)       Political Science / Political Philosophy

                           *=middle school only




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                                   COURSEWORK INFORMATION


Please use the following information to assist you in filling out your Plan of Study:

UTEP coursework must be completed in two consecutive semesters, though the psychology requirement
may be fulfilled out of sequence. Students typically begin UTEP during either the junior or senior year. In
total, UTEP requires four courses (of which the practicum is one) and the pre-practicum, which is not for
credit.

Required UTEP Courses:
1. Teaching Methods (T-212 English, T-213 History/PSPP, T-214 Math, T-215 Science)
2. Educational Foundations (T-202)
3. Psychology Requirement (H-236, H-382, Psych 15)
4. Teaching Practicum (T-302A/B)

Each UTEP semester, students complete required fieldwork and required coursework. The sequence of
coursework depends on the semester in which students start. All students complete a pre-practicum (78
hours of classroom observation) during their first UTEP semester. The pre-practicum is not for credit. All
students complete a practicum (360 hours of teaching) during their second UTEP semester. The practicum
counts as a traditional half course.

See below for sample UTEP study plans** (note that these are not the only possibilities that
exist for fulfilling program requirements):

Sample 1:
Fall Semester (first UTEP semester)                       Spring Semester (second UTEP semester)
Required Fieldwork: Pre-Practicum                         Required Fieldwork: Practicum
Required Coursework: Teaching Methods                     Required Coursework: Foundations
Course                                                    Course, Psychology Course*

Sample 2:
Spring Semester (first UTEP semester)                     Fall Semester (second UTEP semester)
Required Fieldwork: Pre-Practicum                         Required Fieldwork: Practicum
Required Coursework: Foundations                          Required Coursework: Teaching Methods
Course, Psychology Course*

Sample 3 – Term-After Option:
Senior Spring (first UTEP semester)                       Fall Semester (second UTEP semester – this
Required Fieldwork: Pre-Practicum (not                    is the “Term After”)
for credit)                                               Required Fieldwork: Practicum
Required Coursework: Foundations                          Required Coursework: Teaching Methods
Course, Psychology Course*

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Sample 4 – Summer Option:
Sophomore or Junior                  Fall Semester (second              Spring Semester (note that
Summer (first UTEP                   UTEP semester)                     the summer option leaves
semester)                            Required Fieldwork:                you with ONE requirement
Required Fieldwork: Pre-             Practicum                          to fulfill in the spring
Practicum (not for credit)           Required Coursework:               semester)
Required Coursework:                 Teaching Methods                   Required Coursework:
Psychology Course                                                       Foundations Course



*Note Regarding the Psychology Course Requirement:
There are options to fulfill the Psychology requirement during both the fall and spring semesters,
leaving students with flexibility as to when they will fulfill that requirement. Note that the
Psychology course may also be taken prior to applying to UTEP or during any non-UTEP
semester. Currently, students wishing to be licensed at both the 5th-8th and the 8th-12th levels must
take one of the psychology courses offered at HGSE.

Notes about Required Coursework:
The Teaching Methods courses (T-212 English, T-213 History/PSPP, T-214 Math, T-215
Science) are only offered in the fall and thus must be taken during a student‟s fall UTEP
semester, whether that is the student‟s first or second semester in the program. Likewise, the
Foundations Course (T-202) is only offered in the spring.

Term-After Option:
In order to make UTEP accessible to as many students as possible, students may choose to start
UTEP during their final semester as a senior and then return to Cambridge to complete UTEP
using the term-after option. Students would still complete the program in back-to-back
semesters. During the term after, students receive special student status at HGSE. Please see the
UTEP website for further information about this option.


**Coursework for the Summer Option differs somewhat from the other UTEP options. Please
see the director for details. Also, those opting for the summer option can apply for summer
housing through Harvard.




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                             PLAN OF STUDY – PART ONE


                             Name:


Year / Semester                Course


Sophomore Year


Fall 20_____                   1.
                               2.
                               3.
                               4.


Spring 20_____                 1.
                               2.
                               3.
                               4.


Junior Year


Fall 20_____                   1.
                               2.
                               3.
                               4.


Spring 20_____                 1.
                               2.
                               3.
                               4.




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PLAN OF STUDY, CONT’D.

Senior Year


Fall 20_____                     1.
                                 2.
                                 3.
                                 4.


Spring 20_____                   1.
                                 2.
                                 3.
                                 4.


Term After


Fall 20_____                     1.
                                 2.
                                 3.
                                 4.


Spring 20_____                   1.
                                 2.
                                 3.
                                 4.



      ~Section to be completed by the applicant’s Head Tutor or Director of Undergraduate Studies~

Head Tutor/Director’s Name____________________________Department____________________
Sen

Phone Number_____________________________Email____________________________________

Applicant’s Field of Concentration_____________________________________________________

*I have reviewed the above Plan and verify that it satisfies the applicant’s degree requirements.

Head Tutor/Director’s Signature______________________________Date______________
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                              RECOMMENDATION FORM
                              Deadlines: November 29, 2010 (to commence UTEP in Spring „11);
                              January 7, 2011 (to commence UTEP in Summer ‟11); March 25, 2011
                              (to commence UTEP Fall ‟11). Summer Option Now Available!
To the Applicant: Please complete the top section of this form and give it to your recommendation
writer along with a self-addressed stamped envelope.

Full Name:

I  waive /  do not waive any right of access that I may have, as provided by law, to this letter of
recommendation.

Signature:                                                        Date:


To the Recommendation Writer: The above-named individual is applying for admission to the
Undergraduate Teacher Education Program (UTEP) at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Please
give your candid evaluation of the applicant. The more specifically you can describe the applicant‟s
strengths and weaknesses, the more useful this information will be to the Admissions Committee. Please
comment on academic performance, personality, ability to work with people, and potential as a successful
educator.

The following questions suggest the type of information that we find helpful:
• How long and in what capacity have you known the applicant?
• What do you consider to be the applicant‟s talents or strengths?
• What do you consider to be the applicant‟s weaknesses?
• Do you think the applicant has the potential to be a successful educator?

Please include this form with your letter of recommendation, which may be written on the reverse side of
this form or on your own letterhead stationery. To expedite the processing of this application, we ask that
you return the recommendation to the applicant in an envelope that you seal and sign across the flap. The
applicant will forward the unopened envelope with the other application materials to this office.


Name:

Title/Position:

Department/Unit:

Address:



Telephone:

E-mail:
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Application Packet, 2011-2012
  Harvard University

                              RECOMMENDATION FORM
                              Deadlines: November 29, 2010 (to commence UTEP in Spring „11);
                              January 7, 2011 (to commence UTEP in Summer ‟11); March 25, 2011
                              (to commence UTEP Fall ‟11). Summer Option Now Available!
To the Applicant: Please complete the top section of this form and give it to your recommendation
writer along with a self-addressed stamped envelope.

Full Name:

I  waive /  do not waive any right of access that I may have, as provided by law, to this letter of
recommendation.

Signature:                                                        Date:


To the Recommendation Writer: The above-named individual is applying for admission to the
Undergraduate Teacher Education Program (UTEP) at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Please
give your candid evaluation of the applicant. The more specifically you can describe the applicant‟s
strengths and weaknesses, the more useful this information will be to the Admissions Committee. Please
comment on academic performance, personality, ability to work with people, and potential as a successful
educator.

The following questions suggest the type of information that we find helpful:
• How long and in what capacity have you known the applicant?
• What do you consider to be the applicant‟s talents or strengths?
• What do you consider to be the applicant‟s weaknesses?
• Do you think the applicant has the potential to be a successful educator?

Please include this form with your letter of recommendation, which may be written on the reverse side of
this form or on your own letterhead stationery. To expedite the processing of this application, we ask that
you return the recommendation to the applicant in an envelope that you seal and sign across the flap. The
applicant will forward the unopened envelope with the other application materials to this office.


Name:

Title/Position:

Department/Unit:

Address:



Telephone:

E-mail:
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