Teacher Education Policies
York College Teacher Education Candidate Growth Portfolio Requirements – The York College Teacher Education faculty believe very strongly in the development of the knowledge, skills and dispositions of its Teacher Education Candidates as stated in the York College Teacher Education Conceptual Framework. Therefore all candidates will develop an Electronic Growth Portfolio beginning with EDU 103, Introduction to Education. Each candidate will be mentored throughout his/her program and will complete the Electronic Growth Portfolio as part of program completion. The following is a list of requirements for completing the Electronic Growth Portfolio.
1. Listed for each year, on the corresponding year’s matrix, are the required Electronic Growth Portfolio entries. Each entry must be dated and accompanied by a reflection. Each reflection must include the following information: Title of the piece, I chose this piece because…,This shows…, and I want you to notice… Reflections should be clear, specific, cohesive, honest, and provide evidence of the candidate’s growth. The candidate should check off the Candidate Proficiencies, which are appropriate for the specific entry on the Electronic Growth Portfolio Matrix. In addition to the above information, the accompanying reflection should contain language specific to the Candidate Proficiencies (see The Conceptual Framework as York College Teacher Education Candidates Proficiencies). Each Electronic Growth Portfolio must contain the required entries and in addition, the candidate must include additional entries, as listed on the corresponding matrix, so that each proficiency is met each year. Entries may satisfy more than one proficiency. It is expected that the degree to which each proficiency is met will increase each year.
2. At the end of each target course through the Junior year, the candidate will meet with the designated mentor to present his/her Electronic Growth Portfolio. The mentor will provide feedback to the candidate and will complete the York College Teacher Education Electronic Growth Portfolio Evaluation Form. At the completion of the Junior year target course, the candidate must also select one peer to complete the Electronic Growth Portfolio Evaluation Form. At the completion of EDU 491, Student Teaching Seminar each candidate will present his/her Electronic Growth Portfolio to a three person panel which includes the mentor and two additional persons, to be chosen by the candidate, from the following:
Each panel member will complete the York College Teacher Education Electronic Growth Portfolio Evaluation Form. At this exit presentation, the candidate will present his/her Electronic Growth Portfolio, how it shows his/her growth and how it evidences completion of the Teacher Education Goals and Candidate Proficiencies. In preparation for each Electronic Growth Portfolio presentation, the candidate will complete the York College Teacher Education Electronic Growth Portfolio Evaluation Form.
3. To successfully complete the Electronic Growth Portfolio, candidates must receive an average of 2.0 or above for the total average of the Freshman and Sophomore Year Electronic Growth Portfolios, a minimum of 2.5 on the Junior Year Electronic Growth Portfolio and a minimum of a 3.0 on the Senior Year Electronic Growth Portfolio. If a candidate scores below the acceptable targets, he/she must make modifications to the portfolio, as directed by the mentor, in order to meet or exceed the designated targets.
4. After acceptable completion of the Electronic Growth portfolio, a candidate may make additional changes to the Electronic Growth Portfolio, within the same academic year. These additions and deletions can be made by the candidate, by submitting the Request for Electronic Growth Portfolio Change form to the current mentor.
Requirements for Portfolios #5 Revised 7/1/04