Portfolio Requirements:( a public presentation of the portfolio is required.)
Table of Contents
The Table of Contents shall be provided, including a list of the major sections of the portfolio and subheadings.
1. Interpretation of Reflective Practice:
This section should focus on your understanding of reflective practice based on course readings in the professional educational courses. You may also report on other courses and experiences in the M.Ed. Program and as well as your professional practice.
2. Reflection on Practice:
This section should reveal student reflection and understanding of self and practice, including several or all of these aspects:
• Philosophical: Student goals, visions, and images of one’s self as an educator/leader
• Professional: Student competency and artistry as an educator/leader
• Affective: Student feelings about oneself and ones identity as well as other people who influence ones practice
• Ethical: Student morals, beliefs, values, and system of ethics that influence ones practice
• Sociocultural: The social, cultural, political and economic forces that influence ones practice.
3. Demonstration of Depth of Knowledge:
This section shall be fulfilled by:
• Providing five entries showing depth of knowledge in five different areas - at least one that demonstratesstudentcommitment to social justice, equity, diversity, and school improvement. Two of the entries should be formal papers and three of the entries may be examples or a demonstration.
• Each entry should include a reflection with these components:
o How this learning connects to student work in the M.Ed. Program, e.g., courses, readings, films, papers, projects,
and class activities.
o What this entry signifies about students as learners.
o What this entry signifies about students as educators/leaders.
• Particularly for the fifth entry (but for other entries as applicable), how this work demonstrates student commitment to social justice, diversity, equity, and school improvement
4. Reflection on Growth and Learning in the M.Ed. Program
The concluding section of one’s portfolio should be a self-reflection about one’s most significant learning during the M.Ed. program, including consideration of growth as a scholar, educator, and reflective practitioner. Students should draw from specific concepts and readings to illustrate discussion.