Portfolio Handbook for Advanced Programs (revised 2016)
Educational Leadership Internship Handbook
Disposition Policy for Education Candidates
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. M.Ed. students are also required, however, to defend their portfolio at Milestone 3.
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)
diversity chart (for those M.Ed. students enrolled in certificate programs)
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 ALCA 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 ALCA by a faculty member who knows the student.
a final disposition assessment to be filled out by the student.
exit interview with Graduate Studies Office