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Educational Foundations

Educational Foundations & Special Education

Initial Licensure Portfolio Requirements

During the EDFN 2100 and EDFN 2300 courses, students will build their initial level developmental teaching portfolio. This portfolio is one of the requirements in order to be admitted to the Board of Education. (For more information on the admission process, click here). It will provide background information on the candidate, his or her beliefs, and professional practice and evaluation. The portfolio will be electronically built and submitted via LiveText.

Each portfolio needs

  • A cover page
  • An introduction
  • A concluding reflection

This section will contain each candidate's:

  • Resume
  • Belief Statement
  • Program of Study
  • Unofficial Transcript
  • Praxis I or ACT/SAT scores

This section will contain selected entries on each candidate's:

  • Planning and Teaching Strategies
  • Actual Teaching Strategies
  • Assessment and Evaluation
  • Learning Environment
  • Professional Growth
  • Communication 

This section will contain each candidate's

  • Field placement journal entries
  • Field placement evaluations
  • Timesheets


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