Electronic Portfolio: MAT Phase I

Starting with the 2010 Catalogue, both Phase I and II of the MAT program must be evaluated with an electronic portfolio. Please consult the Program Director for specific directions, but below are the general directions.

1. Electronic portfolios for Phases I and II of the MAT are accessed through Taskstream. Therefore all candidates must purchase a license to access Taskstream from the UNCP Bookstore or directly from Taskstream; be sure that the license will last for the time it will take you to complete both phases of the program, as you will need it to complete Phase II, as well as the Midpoint and Exit interviews. You will find it easier to upload materials as you go, as well. Starting in Fall 2018, student fees will cover access to Taskstream.

2. All evidences were developed with a particular course product in mind; note that students who started on a previous catalogue will have to substitute independent materials to replace those course materials. As you take ENG 5300 or EDN 5040, you should upload the required course products from those courses as soon as the course ends, unless the course instructor requires an upload to Taskstream as a course requirement. In some cases course instructors may not require materials that exactly match the required evidences, in which case you may substitute independent materials in consultation with the Program Director.

3. Note that Taskstream does not have the reputation of being easy to use, though people do overstate its difficulty. In particular, it is very important that you release materials once they are uploaded, so that they can be assessed. If you are given a choice of whom to submit materials to, be sure to put the name of the Program Director. The access code for the Phase I Directed Response Folio (DRF) is MATENGLISH. Once you have accessed the Phase I DRF, you should be able to upload the necessary files for each Electronic Evidence.

4. When at all possible, it is recommended that you submit files as PDFs or in Microsoft Wlord format. If you use a Macintosh computer, the system print utility will allow you to save any file as a PDF. For Windows users, current versions of Microsoft Office contain the PDF format as a Save As option. For sample student work, transcripts, signed forms, and the like, most scanners will allow you to save in the PDF format; note that black and white scans generally yield more manageable files.

The following table lists the electronic evidences, with more specific directions. You may access the rubrics here:

 

 

Evidence label

Evidence subtitle

Overview

Directions

1

Content Knowledge:

Undergraduate transcript and supplemental prerequisite transcript

Evidence that demonstrates breadth of content knowledge in the specialty area. Copy of transcript with at least 24 semester hours of coursework relevant to the specialty area from a regionally accredited college or university with a grade of C (2.0) or better in each of the 24 hours (must include the 18 hours of stated program perquisites) OR satisfactory Praxis II scores.

Each candidate will need copies of undergraduate transcripts, and supplemental transcripts to show completion of any admission prerequisites at the undergraduate level. 

2

Content Knowledge:

ENG 5300 Literary Analysis

Evidence that demonstrates candidate depth of understanding and application of content knowledge in the specialty area. Research paper with accompanying PowerPoint presentation, prepared as part of ENG 5300.

Candidates who have taken ENG 5300 should have electronic copies of their final research papers, as well as the PowerPoint for their final presentations. As such materials are submitted electronically, the course instructor can also supply them if needed.

3

Pedagogical and Professional Knowledge Skills and Dispositions:

EdTPA Task 1

Evidence that demonstrates effective design of classroom instruction based on research-verified practice. 

Candidates will complete edTPA during EED 5810; this planning task may be based on the unit plan from EDN 5450 or from independent planning, or planning during Lateral Entry. Candidates who waived EED 5810 prior to the discontinuation of that waiver should consult with the Program Director about edTPA and this part of the Phase I Portfolio.

4

Pedagogical and Professional Knowledge Skills and Dispositions:

LEA/IHE Certification of Teaching Capacity

Evidence that demonstrates knowledge, skills, and dispositions in practice. Interns will receive an Intern Midpoint Evaluation (IME), Intern Exit Evaluation (IEE), and Evaluation of Teacher Candidate Performance on UNCP Standards I-VI, which will be completed by the intern, the clinical teacher, and the university supervisor. Interns will be evaluated by the university supervisor at least four times using the Intern Observation Form. 

Candidates who take EED 5810 should have this material from their internship, though they may have to scan some forms to PDF. If you are a lateral-entry teacher who waived EED 5810 prior to the waiver's discontinuation, upload a PDF copy of the paperwork you submitted to the Licensure Office to exempt EED 5810, or have this form completed by your immediate supervisor at your school. You may also submit a completed personnel evaluation using these the state professional teaching standards.

5

Positive Impact on Student Learning:

EdTPA Task 3 

Evidence that demonstrates impact on student learning. This document uses the implementation of a unit to assess student learning, through pre- and post-testing.

Candidates who take EED 5810 will produce this material as part of the internship. For candidates who are lateral-entry teachers, you may complete EED 5810 in your full-time classroom. Candidates who waived EED 5810 prior to the discontinuation of that waiver should consult with the Program Director about edTPA and this part of the Phase I Portfolio.

6

Leadership and Collaboration:

EDN 5040 Leadership Survey

Evidence that demonstrates leadership and collaboration. All candidates in EDN 5040 will research, analyze, and synthesize the roles of various school personnel, complete an in-depth survey, and compose a report on how they see themselves as leaders in the school setting. 

Candidates who have taken EDN 5040 should have electronic copies of this assignment to upload. 

 

Note: Specific details here are subject to change as program regulations shift.