The School of Education at Southern Nazarene University
believes that the Growth Portfolio as prescribed by the Oklahoma Commission
for Teacher Preparation, National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher
Education and the Oklahoma State Department of Education, provides ways to
assess the growth of individual teacher candidates. It is a collaborative effort
between faculty, the teacher candidate, and his/her peers. The assessment
provided is multidimensional in that processes, perceptions and products are
evaluated. The Growth Portfolio represents the growth of each teacher candidate
as he/she progresses through the daily assignments that are designed to produce
a professional decision-maker.
Teacher candidates are encouraged to reflect on their experiences to gain
insight and to identify strengths and weaknesses that are a part of their
individual performance. Realistic goals are set to help the teacher candidate
reach his/her highest potential within the framework of the education program at
Southern Nazarene University.
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