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Graduate Portfolio

 

Portfolio Handbook for Advanced Programs

 

Addendum to the "Portfolio Handbook for Advanced Programs" concerning disposition assessments:

Plan of Improvement for Disposition Assessments:

Step one:  If a teacher candidate scores an Unacceptable (1) in any area, a consultation with the faculty evaluator will occur.

Step two:  If the candidate receives four Unacceptables in all assessments combined, then he/she will write a plan of improvement to be submitted to the Chair of the Education Division.Consultation(s) will occur to consider the appropriateness for the candidate to remain in the education field or to examine another career choice for the individual. A follow-up Disposition Assessment will be conducted at the end of the semester. A candidate may be dismissed from the program if his/her dispositions are not compatible with the dispositions required for an effective teacher.

Disposition Policy for Education Candidates

 

 Portfolio-specific Information

WHO is required to submit a graduate portfolio?

Master of Education students are required to submit a graduate portfolio in lieu of taking the written comprehensive examination and the oral follow-up exam.

Master of Counseling Psychology and American Studies students are required to take the final comprehensive examination and the oral follow-up exam in lieu of the portfolio.


WHAT is required for 'Milestone' assessments? [NOTE: This information is also found in the portfolio template]

  • Milestones 1 & 2: "provides a record of professional growth and development over time."

  • MS 1 = due in semester of the 10th hour of graduate work), including:

    • title page (already in LiveText template)

    • personal information

    • professional credentials

    • required paperwork

    • artifacts to meet three standards

    • disposition form filled out by the student

  • MS 2 = due in semester of 20th hour of graduate work, including:

    • all items from MS 1 and updated materials

    • artifacts to meet four additional standards (total of 4 standards for MS 2)

    • disposition form filled out in LiveText by a faculty member who knows the student

    • Milestone 3: "a 'best work' portfolio, illustrating the candidate's exemplary performance."

    • MS 3 = due at completion of degree program, including:

      • all items from MS 1 & 2 and updated materials

      • artifacts to meet all standards

      • disposition form filled out in LiveText by a faculty member who knows the student.