Certification Portfolio Elements

A Portfolio will include the following elements:


Gate 1

Each of the Ten Wisconsin Educator Standards for Teachers is embedded within course work, as indicated on the standards-based matrix for each Program. There will be at least one artifact and reflection for each of the 10 Standards. Each reflection should explain in detail how the artifact demonstrates an understanding of the Standard it addresses (See Expectations on Writing Reflections). All artifacts and reflections will be reviewed and approved by the faculty member(s) teaching the course in which that standard is embedded.  Successful completion of the ten Wisconsin Educator Standards for Teachers (Gate 1) is required before progressing to student teaching/ Communicative Disorders Practicum.


Gate 1 reviews will utilize three level rubrics for each standard:

  • Exceeds expectations
  • Meets expectations
  • Does not meet expectations  

To pass Gate 1 the teacher candidate will need to meet or exceed expectations in all ten standards. Students must successfully complete the standard(s) connected with each course listed on the Standards Based Matrix for their program in order to receive a final grade.