Portfolio Guidelines

Growth Portfolio Guidelines

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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