PROFESSIONAL PORTFOLIO DEVELOPMENT IN SPECIAL EDUCATION
2012 Fall Term
Special Education 705
This course will prepare practicing teachers to develop professional portfolios. Students can select from three types of portfolios -- a Professional Development Portfolio, a Showcase Portfolio or a portfolio that can be used as part of an application for National Board Certification. The Professional Development Portfolio will assist teachers in meeting the requirements for continuing licensure. A showcase portfolio will assist teachers who wish to move into another professional position. The National Board portfolio is one of the major requirements in achieving National Board Certification. lStudents will acquire skills in developing and refining artifacts suitable for each type of portfolio. They will learn how to write reflective commentaries, to self-assess their working according to external standards, to acquire skills (e.g. videotaping lessons; developing web pages) that will assist them in producing high quality artifacts representing their best work. Students may take this class up to two times to complete their portfolio.
Other Requirements: PREREQ: STUDENTS SEEKING THE MSE IN SPECIAL EDUCATION WILL BE EXPECTED TO HAVE COMPLETED THE GENERAL CORE, THE SPECIALTY CORE, AND THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CORE CLASSES. OTHERS MAY BE ADMITTED WITH CONSENT OF THE INSTRUCTOR.
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