Certification Portfolio

Teacher Certification Portfolio Elements

A Portfolio will include the following elements:



Each of the Educator Standards for Teachers is embedded within course work, as indicated on the standards-based matrix for each Program.  Each reflection should explain in detail how the artifact demonstrates an understanding of the area 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 Teacher Certification Portfolio is required before progressing to student teaching/ Communicative Disorders Practicum.            

Reviews of the Teacher Certification Portfolio  will utilize three level rubrics for each standard:

  • Emerging Performance
  • Proficient Performance
  • Advanced Performance


To pass the Teacher Certification Portfolio the teacher candidate will need to demonstrate proficient performance or higher. A candidate 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. 


 The Teacher Certification Portfolio must be completed by December 1 to begin student teaching placements during the spring semester, or June 1 for fall semester student teaching placements. Once the portfolio is approved a Milestone will be added to a candidate's unofficial transcript.  The Teacher Certification Portfolio must be approved before beginning student teaching.

Teacher Certification Portfolio Artifact Matrix