Electronic Portfolio Requirements

All students are required to develop and maintain an electronic portfolio that documents completion of specific Minnesota Board of Teaching standards for each course. In addition to documentation required in each SPED undergraduate course, students must complete an electronic portfolio that documents their mastery of the Minnesota Board of Teaching Standards.

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The portfolio is based upon standards established for each licensure area:

Item/Description Comments/Notes Completed Course Completed Std/Tch
1.0 Home Page or Welcome Page No personal pictures SPED 2/504  
1.1 Biography Part of student teaching application materials. App for Std Tch
1.2 Mission Statement Primary purpose as a teacher App for Std Tch
2.0 Resume and References * Part of student teaching application materials. App for Std Tch  
2.1 Letter of Recommendation(s) Letters from educational related experiences Jr., Sr. Block &/or student teaching
Graduate students - need only 1 letter
  X
2.2 3 Evaluation Form(s) Evaluations from Jr., Sr. Block &/or 3 from student teaching, lesson, professional behavior & classroom management   X
2.3 BOT Standards EBD, LD, or DD SPED 2/504  
2.4 Add additional information here Optional    
3.0 Standard A-Central Concepts, Tools or Inquiry & History and Context
3.1 Philosophy of Education * * Optional for graduate students Write a philosophy of education SPED 200  
3.2 SPED Program Reflection Upper-Division Writing Requirement (UDWR) Write an essay on how you have grown and changed as an educator from the time you entered the program. This is an upper-division writing requirement for undergraduate majors and a requirement for all undergraduate and graduate licensure candidates.   X
3.3 Reflection on Service and Experience in SPED 203 * * Optional for graduate students Write a reflection paper describing your experience and knowledge working with a person with a disability SPED 2/503  
3.4 Add additional information Optional    
4.0 Standard B-Referral, Assessment, Planning, and Placement Procedures
4.2 Informal Assessment Conduct and summarize informal assessments. This competency includes teacher made test, observations, checklists, interviews, work sample analysis, etc.   X
4.3 Evaluation Report of
Formal Assessment
Summarize and interpret a formal assessment devices administered SPED 4/516  
4.4 Functional Behavioral
Assessment Components and FBA Critique
Conduct specific components of an FBA in SPED 4/505. Critique a student FBA in SPED 4/622. SPED 4/505 SPED 422/622 FBA Critique EBD license only  
4.5 RTI Project Demonstrate knowledge of current RTI practices. Specific information will be provided in class. SPED 4/646 LD license only  
4.7 Individual Education Program (IEP) Write an IEP according to Minnesota State guidelines SPED 4/511 X
4.8 Individual Transition Plan (ITP) Write a Transition Plan SPED 4/531
4.9a Eligibility Determination Write-up for ASD and DCD Evaluate eligibility according to Minnesota criteria SPED 4/520
4.9b Eligibility Determination Write-up for LD and EBD Evaluate eligibility according to Minnesota criteria SPED 4/521
4.10 Additional Items Optional    
5.0 Standard C-Program Planning, Developmentally Appropriate Instruction, Progress Evaluation, and Program Effectiveness Monitoring
5.1 Progress Evaluation-Generalized Outcome Measurement/CBM Implement CBM and RTI procedures SPED 4/519 X
5.2 Group Lesson Planning Write lesson plans in at least two different content areas SPED 4/518 X
5.2.1 Literature Unit Create a literature unit plan SPED 4/518  
5.3 Lesson & Unit Organizer Develop a science or social studies unit SPED 4/545  
5.4 Unit Modification Project Plan and modify a unit of study within the general education curriculum for students with mild disabilities SPED 4/545  
5.5 Learning Strategies Project Implement one of the strategies from the Learning Strategies Curriculum or the Strategic Math Series. SPED 4/646 LD license only  
5.6 Social Skills Curriculum Modification Project Select a social skills lesson from a published curriculum and demonstrate how to modify the lesson to meet the needs of your students. Specific information will be provided in class. SPED 4/622 EBD license only  
5.7 Teacher Work Sample (TWS) Support learning by designing a TWS that employs a range of strategies and build on each student's strengths, needs, and prior experiences. SPED 4/647 DD license only  
5.8 Behavior Change Project Positive Behavior Change Project SPED 4/505 X
5.9 Assistive Technology Planning and Consideration Project Summary report on a simulated IEP AT consideration process 4/515
5.10 English Receptive and
Expressive Language Analysis
Conduct a discourse analysis and develop a lesson plan SPED 440
5.11 Additional Items Optional  
6.0 Standard D-Positive, Collaborative Relationships with Families and Other Professionals
6.1 General Education Collaboration Research Paper This is an upper-division writing requirement for undergraduate majors and a requirement for all undergraduate and graduate licensure candidates. . The instructor of each methods class will tailor this assignment to either EBD, LD, or DD. Specific requirements and grading rubrics will be provided in class.   X
6.2 Home-School Communication Plan Documentation of how you implemented a home-school communication plan   X
6.3 Paraprofessional Supervision and Collaboration Research Paper This is an upper-division writing requirement for undergraduate majors and a requirement for all undergraduate and graduate licensure candidates. The instructor of each methods class will tailor this assignment to either EBD, LD, or DD. Specific requirements and grading rubrics will be provided in class. SPED 4/622 or SPED 4/646 or SPED 4/647  
6.4 Individual Education Program Conference Certify attendance at an IEP meeting by your cooperating teacher letter and provide a reflection on the experience   X
6.5 Additional Items Optional    
7.0 Additional-Resources and Strategies Optional
7.1 Resources Optional    
7.2 Strategies Optional    
7.3 Additional Items Optional    

 

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