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Electronic Portfolio Draft (ELS790) and Electronic Portfolio (ELS794)

Siena Heights University Specialist of Arts in Educational Leadership

Professional Portfolio Scoring Rubric (Total Points: ______/100)

Completeness of Content

Quality of Evidence

Organization/Appearance

Mechanics/Spelling

A

All key elements (title page, introduction, table of contents, resume, educational leadership platform, >2 academic/ certification documents, and all 7 ELCC Standards section headers) included and clearly labeled; >1 unique artifact/piece of evidence for each of the 7 sections

All artifacts/evidence clearly demonstrates the skills, knowledge, and dispositions of the standard/section in which they are included

Organization makes portfolio neat, attractive, and highly readable; makes effective use of color and/or photos and/or illustrations; use of font is as consistent as possible; uses clearly-labeled buttons/links to and within each section, is logically organized, and free of poor-resolution files/documents

Text-produced by ELS candidate is free of grammatical, spelling, logical, formatting, or typing errors, is free of “bad”/unworkable links on date of submission.

B

1-2 key elements missing or “thin”; most or all elements clearly labeled; >1 artifact/piece of evidence for each of the 7 sections

Most artifacts/evidence clearly demonstrates the skills, knowledge, and dispositions of the standard/section in which they are included

Organization makes portfolio mostly neat, attractive, and readable; makes use of color and/or photos and/or illustrations; use of font is somewhat consistent; section headers/links/ buttons most correspond to t.o.c. guide for each section; contains some documents with poor-quality resolution, etc.

Text is mostly free of major grammatical, spelling, logical, formatting, or typing errors; is most free of “bad”/ unworkable links on date of submission.

C

3-4 key elements missing or “thin”; elements labeled somewhat clearly; <1 artifact/ piece of evidence included for each of the 7 sections.

Some artifacts/evidence clearly demonstrates the skills, knowledge and dispositions of the standard/section in which they are included

Organization makes portfolio somewhat neat and/or readable; makes limited use of color and/or photos and/or illustrations; lacks section headers/links/buttons that correspond to t.o.c. guide for each section; use of font somewhat inconsistent; contains documents with poor-quality resolution, etc.

Text contains several and/or major grammatical, spelling, logical, formatting, or typing errors; contains several and/or major “bad” links

D

5 or more elements missing or “thin”; labels/headers or sequence unclear; <1 artifact/ piece of evident included for each of the 7 sections

Few or no artifacts clearly demonstrate the skills, knowledge, and dispositions of the standard/section in which they are included

Organization makes portfolio less than neat or readable; lacks color/photos/illustrations; use of fonts is erratic; lacks section headers/links/ buttons to each section; contains documents with poor-quality resolution, etc.

Text contains numerous grammatical, spelling, logical, formatting, typing, or linking errors that hinder neatness/ comprehension.

Totals

/15

/45

/25

/15

Electronic Portfolio Rubric (ELP 678)

Minimum Requirements

The electronic portfolio contains artifacts demonstrating the candidate’s professional competencies, and is based on the standards for the preparation of building principals. Such a portfolio is required of all ELP candidates.

Google docs or sites are a free source for developing this portfolio. You may also use a PowerPoint (see the instructor for information on hyperlinks and saving if you are unsure how to do this) or PDF format. Remember, the audience for this professional portfolio is a prospective employer in your career field.

Candidates are required to have the following documents in their professional portfolio:

1.

Table of contents (2 pts.)

2.

Current professional resume (4 pts.)

3.

Transcripts (2 pts.)

4.

Training certificates (2 pts.)

5.

Specialized awards or certificates (if applicable)

6.

A minimum of five (5) relevant products from ELP courses such as final projects, research papers, or presentations, including a clear statement of how each demonstrates your professional competencies according to the program standards for the preparation of building principals (10 pts.)

Please submit electronically or on a CD or flash drive to the instructor; or provide the link to your portfolio web site.

PORTFOLIO SCORING RUBRIC (_____/30 pts.)

Professional appearance, organization, mechanics (spelling, grammar, formatting, electronic links, etc.)

10 points

Required documents included (see details of points for each section above)

20 points

TOTAL

_____/30 points

 

Welcome to the SHU Graduate Teacher Education web pages.  On these pages you will find information about the 10 different Master of Arts degree programs we offer in Teacher Education, as well as the Master of Arts and Specialist of Arts degree programs we offer in Educational Leadership. 
 
These pages were last updated January 4, 2013.
 
Contents:
  • Concentration and Endorsement Program Options
  • Forms and Documents
  • Websites and Resource Links
Graduate Teacher Education Program Plans
A graduate student entering Siena Heights University's Graduate Teacher Education Program has the option of earning a full Master of Arts degree and/or an additional teacher certification endorsement in one of 8 concentration areas, or simply earning continuing education credits (which may be used toward teacher certificate renewal or upgrade) in any of 10 concentration areas, including the Specialist of Arts degree in Educational Leadership. 

Courses are offered during evenings and weekends, and often in a convenient "blended" or "hybrid" partly-online format.  While students have up to 7 years to complete an SHU graduate degree, most take 2 courses (6 credits) per semester and complete the degree in two years.  Details and program plans for each concentration appear below. 
 
Early Childhood Education - General (.pdf, 146K)
Intended for educators of students in preschool or early elementary (Pre-K through 2nd grade), this program leads to an M.A. (36 credits) and/or an Early Childhood ZS endorsement (21 credits) that can be added to an existing Michigan teaching certificate with successful completion of the appropriate Michigan Test for Teacher Certification .  A similar program with an emphasis on Montessori methodology is also offered; see Early Childhood Education – Montessori concentration.
Early Childhood Education - Montessori (.pdf, 145K)
Offered through partnership with the  Adrian Dominican Montessori Teacher Education Institute  on the Adrian campus, this program is intended for educators of students in preschool or early elementary (Pre-K through 3rd grade).  It leads to an M.A. (36 credits) only with no endorsement.   A similar program without emphasis on Montessori methodology that leads to the ZS endorsement is also offered; see Early Childhood Education – General concentration.
Elementary Education with K-12 Reading (.pdf, 56K)
Intended for elementary-level educators with an interest in childhood literacy, this program leads to an M.A. (36 credits) and/or a K-12 Reading Specialist BR endorsement (21 credits) that can be added to an existing Michigan teaching certificate with successful completion of the appropriate Michigan Test for Teacher Certification.  Prerequisities and required courses include an emphasis on developmental reading, remediation strategies, and content-area literacy.
Secondary Education with K-12 Reading (.pdf, 57K)
Intended for secondary-level educators with an interest in childhood and adolescent literacy, this program leads to an M.A. (36 credits) and/or a K-12 Reading Specialist BR endorsement (21 credits) that can be added to an existing Michigan teaching certificate with successful completion of the appropriate Michigan Test for Teacher Certification.  Prerequisities and required courses include an emphasis on developmental reading, remediation strategies, and content-area literacy.
Special Education: Learning Disabilities (.pdf, 48K)
Intended for certified and/or experienced educators with interest in increasing their skills in teaching students with learning disabilities, this program leads to an M.A. (43-44 credits total) and/or a K-12 Learning Disabilities SM endorsement (20-35 credits, depending on prior special education certification status) that can be added to an existing Michigan teaching certificate with successful completion of the appropriate Michigan Test for Teacher Certification
Special Education--Cognitive Impairment (.pdf, 90K)
Completion of 30-31 semester hours from courses in the specialization and special education core, plus successful completion of the Michigan Test for Teacher Certification, leads to the Cognitive Impairment (SA) K-12 Endorsement on an existing special education teacher certificate in the State of Michigan .
Master of Arts in Education (.pdf, 84K)
This new (2012) M.A. program does not lead to any teacher certification or endorsements.  This 36 credit hour program is intended for those who wish to earn a general M.A. degree in education but do not need or want to earn a teaching certificate or endorsement in Michigan.
Educational Leadership: Principal (M.A.) (.pdf, 136K)
The Master of Arts in Educational Leadership:  Principal program is designed for educators who are already in formal or informal leadership positions and for those who desire leadership roles in public or private secondary and elementary schools.  This 36-credit hour program emphasizes the practical and cultural aspects of leadership in general, along with education-specific coursework about curricular, disciplinary, finance, personnel and other issues critical to successful leadership in today’s school environment.  Teacher certification is required for admission.  Completion of the M.A. program leads to the Michigan administrator certification with a building-level/principal endorsement.
Educational Leadership (Specialist of Arts) (.pdf, 213K)
Intended for experienced educators and others with an interest in educational administration, at the PreK-12 levels and/or higher education.  The Educational Leadership Specialist (ELS) program involves a total of 30 credits in school law, finance, and other aspects of management specific to the field of education.  Students are expected to take sets of 2 courses per semester for 5 consecutive semesters, finishing the degree in just 15 months.  Possession of a master’s degree is required for admission; current teacher certification is not required.  Completion of the ELS program leads to Michigan administrator certification with a central office endorsement.
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Dr. Carrie Mitchell

Director of Education
Special Education Program Coordinator
Siena Heights University
(517)264-7899

Program Coordinators

Dr. Eleanor Wollett
Coordinator of Language Arts and K-12 Reading Specialist
Assistant Professor of Education
(517) 264-7888
 
Kathy Burke, MA
Coordinator of Child Development
Assistant Professor of Child Development
(517) 264-7841
 
Sally Rae, Ed.S
Coordinator of Elementary & Secondary Education
Certification Officer
Associate Professor of Education
(517) 264- 7892
 
Julie Ross, MA
Assistant Professor of Education
Special Education Program
(517) 264-7887
 
 
 
Academic Forms
Application for Graduation from SHU (.pdf, 110K)
To be submitted to the SHU Registrar's Office (regr@sienaheights.edu; fax 517-264-7744) by December 15th for May graduation; June 15th for August graduation; and September 15th for December graduation.
Directed Study Form (.pdf, 12K)
To be signed by student/s and instructor, listing at least 3 dates for class meetings, and submitted to the Graduate College office, with the course syllabus attached.
Petition for Prior Learning Credit 2012-2013 (.pdf, 41K)
This form was last updated for 2012-2013; please check with the Graduate College office for the newest form after May 2013.
Degree Program Plans
Early Childhood Education M.A. (.pdf, 146K)
Includes "ZS" early childhood endorsement
Early Childhood: Montessori M.A. (.pdf, 145K)
Educational Leadership: School Principal M.A. (.pdf, 136K)
Leads to "AE" basic administrator (school principal) certification in the state of Michigan.
Educational Leadership: Specialist of Arts (.pdf, 213K)
Requires possession of a master's degree in an education-related field for admission. 
Leads to "AC" (district-level, central-office) administrator certification in the state of Michigan.
Elementary Education w/ K-12 Reading M.A. (.pdf, 161K)
Math Education w/ Emphasis on Technology M.A. (.pdf, 56K)
CURRENTLY ON MORATORIUM - NO NEW APPLICATIONS AFTER FALL 2012.
Secondary Education w/ K-12 Reading M.A. (.pdf, 161K)
Special Education: Learning Disabilities M.A. (.pdf, 86K)
Leads to "SM" Learning Disabilities endorsement on an existing Michigan teaching certificate.
Special Education: Cognitive Impairment M.A. (.pdf, 90K)
Leads to "SA" Cognitive Impairment endorsement on an existing Michigan special education teaching certificate.
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages M.A. - INACTIVE (.pdf, 57K)
Includes the K-12 "NS" endorsement on an existing Michigan teaching certificate.  CURRENTLY ON MORATORIUM - NO NEW APPLICATIONS AFTER FALL 2012.
M.A. in Education program (.pdf, 84K)
This new (2012) program does not lead to any teaching certification or additional endorsement in the State of Michigan.
Portfolio Resources
Portfolio Guidelines for TED Students (.doc, 78K)
These guidelines, revised in 2010 and updated in 2012, pertain to both the "skeleton" and "final" electronic portfolios usually completed in TED601 and TED678/690, respectively.  Successful completion of an electronic portfolio is required for graduation.
Portfolio Guidelines for ELP Students (.doc, 70K)
These guidelines, updated in 2012, pertain to the "final" electronic portfolios usually completed in ELP678 Practicum.  Successful completion of an electronic portfolio is required for graduation.
Portfolio Template (PowerPoint) (.ppt, 342K)
This template can be used for the TED portfolio graduation requirement project, but it is recommended that students create their portfolio using an online website (such as no-cost ones available at Weebly.com).
Other Resources
Facts About Teaching Certificates and Renewals (.pdf, 1046K)
This document reflects the Michigan Department of Education's latest interpretation of Michigan law and regulations regarding the renewal and upgrade of Michigan teacher certification (PDF file can be opened using Adobe Reader from http://adobe.com).   NOTE:  There are major differences between renewal requirements for teaching certificates that expire in June 2013 and those that expire in June 2014 or later--and between provisional and professional certificates.
NEW Teacher Certification Administrative Rules from MDE (.doc, 21K)
This link will take you to the new (May 2012) administrative rules for teacher certification from MDE:  http://www7.dleg.state.mi.us/orr/Files/AdminCode/980_2011-018ED_AdminCode.pdf .
MOECS Instructions for MI Educators (.pdf, 146K)
Since 2010, the Michigan Dept. of Education has been using the Michigan Online Educator Certification System (MOECS) for the processing of applications for certifications, additional endorsements, and renewals.  Every educator in MI is responsible for maintaining an online MOECS account and managing their certification information, which is then verified by the university or other professional development provider.
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