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Portfolios

The department uses student portfolios as one measure of student learning. This is something that all students should begin when entering the program whether at the freshman level or at some later time. Each faculty member can address specifically what would be appropriate to save for your own portfolio. We are giving you some general guidelines here and ask that you consult individual course syllabi for identified potential portfolio items.

A portfolio provides students with an opportunity to demonstrate how and in what way they have prepared themselves for their profession. It reflects the growth and maturity of an individual as they progress through their college courses. Your portfolio will contain many parts. We are only providing a listing here of portfolio items to get you started. The order in which you choose to present things is up to you but the numbering next to each item would be a recommended order if those things were included.

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Item

Family & Consumer Sciences Teacher Education

Early Childhood

Fashion Merchandising

Individual & Family Management

Interior Design

           

Table of contents (1)

X X X X X

Introduction of yourself (2)

X X X X X

Resume or Vita (3)

X X X X X

Academic Transcripts (4)

X X X X X

Awards, honors, certificates, memberships (5)

X X X X X

Special projects or class assignments (6)

X X X X X

Photos of creative works that are too large to include (7)

X X X X X

Papers written for courses (13)

X X X X X

Information from work experience or internships (9)

X X X X X

Evaluations (8)

X X X X X

Letters of recommendation or of appreciation written about you (10)

X X X X X

Program brochures from events you have attended (11)

X X X X X

Creative displays (12)

X X X X X
Teacher Related          

Lesson plans (14)

X X      

Action research projects (15)

X X      

Philosophy papers: (Just before or after Resume if in a teaching program)

  • Philosophy of teaching
  • Philosophy of student learning
  • Philosophy of working with parents
  • Philosophy of guidance
X X      

Evaluate for yourself how you are doing and what you still need to put together!