What are the different types of portfolios?

Your portfolio will evolve as you move through your program:

Working Portfolio:

This portfolio will be a continual “work in progress.” It will be an ongoing systematic collection of selected work samples from courses and evidence of school/community activities. This collection forms the framework for self-assessment and goal-setting. It will be checked a number of times during your program. The number of times, and in which course it takes place will vary from program to program.

Professional Portfolio:

As you near the end of your program, you will select the artifacts in your working portfolio which best reflect your achieved competence, individuality, and creativity as a professional teacher. Normally, two to three artifacts would be selected for each program standard and would become part of your streamlined professional portfolio. As you finish your program, your professional portfolio will be evaluated to determine if you have satisfactorily achieved all program standards.

Employment Portfolio:
After still more selective streamlining and the addition of materials of special interest to prospective employers, this is the portfolio you will present as part of the job inquiry/application/interview process.


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Cleveland, OH 44115

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Phone: 216-687-3737
Fax: 216-687-5415
Email: cet.coehs@csuohio.edu