Mandatory Seminars

The following seminars and workshops are for students currently enrolled in the Professional Development Sequence of courses. 

School Law Seminar

The School Law Seminar provides information students need to know regarding state and federal education regulations, legal responsibilities teachers have to protect students, the rights of educators, and where to learn more about issues facing educators and students today.

Complete Requirement: School Law Seminar Home Page

Requirement Details: Completed online by watching a video of a School Law Seminar presented by Ms. Chris G. Elizalde, Attorney at Law (Walsh, Anderson, Gallegos, Green, & Treviño, P.C.) and completing a short review on SurveyMonkey for credit.

Required for: EC-6 ESL Intern II, EC-6 Bilingual Intern II, Fine Arts Intern, Kinesiology Intern and SED Intern II.

Contact: The Field Experiences Office at  fieldexp@austin.utexas.edu in The College of Education Services  (Education Services, SZB 294)

School District Recruiter Panel (Required for Student Teachers and Kinesiology Interns)

The School District Recruiter Panel is a interactive forum where recruiters from Texas school districts are invited to share information about their school districts as well as answer specific questions associated to their recruitment and interviewing process, career building skills, perform a mock interview, Q&A session and personal networking for Student Teacher Candidates.  

Requirement Details: The School District Recruiter Panel is held once each semester and students are required to attend the session to receive credit for the current PDS semester. If students are unable to attend, they are then required to go in to the Education Services Office to watch a video of the presentation.

Required for: EC-6 ESL Student Teachers, EC-6 Bilingual Student Teachers,  Special Education Student Teachers,  Fine Arts Student Teachers, and Kinesiology Interns.

Job Search Tools Workshop (Required for Student Teachers and Kinesiology Interns)

The Job Search Tools Workshop provides information on creating résumés specifically geared toward applying for teaching positions and interviewing skills to help Student Teacher Candidates prepare for interviews.

Requirement Details: Workshops are held once each semester and students are required to attend the session to receive credit for the current PDS semester. If students are unable to attend, they are then required to go in to the Education Services Office to watch a video of the presentation.

Required for: EC-6 ESL Student Teachers, EC-6 Bilingual Student Teachers,  Special Education Student Teachers,  Fine Arts Student Teachers, and Kinesiology Interns.

Contact: 471-1306 or careerservices@austin.utexas.edu in Career Services (Student Services, SZB 216)