Checkpoint 1 (Pre-practicum): - Checkpoint 2 (Pre-student teaching):

What are checkpoints?


Each teacher preparation program at Cleveland State has three assessment checkpoints:

Checkpoint 1 (Pre-practicum):

When you apply online for practicum, your name will be added to the list of candidates receiving a pre-practicum checkpoint assessment. By the time you are ready for practicum, you will have taken a number of professional courses, including foundations and several methods courses. The requirements in this phase of your program are focused primarily on foundational knowledge, introductory skills, and dispositions necessary for success.

Checkpoint 2 (Pre-student teaching):

When you apply for student teaching online, your name will be added to the list of candidates receiving a pre-student teaching checkpoint. Your practicum experience (or practicum equivalent) will include assessments to demonstrate your knowledge and mastery of a broad repertoire of management, instructional, and assessment strategies to prepare you for independent teaching and the completion of the Teacher Performance Assessment.

Checkpoint 3 (Pre-licensure):

This checkpoint occurs at the end of student teaching. By the end of Checkpoint 4, you must demonstrate proficiency across all 12 College Outcomes. At this phase, your portfolio will consist primarily of the Teacher Performance Assessment materials and a separate employment portfolio you will develop to assist you in your job search

How do I know when I am in a checkpoint course?


The following table lists the checkpoints for each undergraduate or post-baccalaureate program.

Program   Checkpoint : When is portfolio checked
 
Early Childhood

            

1: Prior to EST 370/570
2: Prior to EST 480/580
3: At the conclusion of EST 480/580
Mild/Moderate   1: Prior to EST 377 (ESE 518/522 for graduates)
2: Prior to EST 487 (EST 587 for graduates)
3: At the conclusion of EST 487 (EST 587 for graduates)
Moderate Intensive   1: Prior to EST 378 (ESE)
2: Prior to EST 488 (EST 588 for graduates)
3: At the conclusion of EST 488 (EST 588 for graduates)
Middle Childhood   1: Prior to EST 371
2: Prior to EST 481
3: At the conclusion of EST 481
Adolescent/Young Adult   1: Prior to EST 372
2: Prior to EST 482
3: At the conclusion of EST 482
Physical Education   1: Prior to PED 440
2: Prior to PED 445
3: At the conclusion of PED 445
Art   1: Prior to EDC 311
2: Prior to EST 483
3: At the conclusion of EST 483
Music   1: Prior to MUS 445
2: Prior to EST 483
3: At the conclusion of EST 483
Foreign Language   1: Prior to EDC 313
2: Prior to EST 484
3: At the conclusion of EST 484