Complete your Initial licensure program with a document of
your own artistic and educational growth.
Students in the Master of Education in Visual Art Initial licensure programs are expected to
develop a portfolio to document their growth during the period of their
professional preparation. Students should plan to collect and reflect
upon at least one item from each course for inclusion in their portfolio.
Details about the art education portfolio process at Lesley are presented in
the portfolio booklet [pdf].The
portfolio is an assessment tool for the student and the professor, and by the
end of the program will provide concrete proof that the student has met the
required state standards for teacher licensure. The final portfolio will
contain evidence of successfully meeting the standards and licensure
pre-service performance assessment for MA Visual Arts Initial licensure as a
hard copy and in CD format.In addition to coursework, you will be
completing a 15-week full-time field experience in the public school
classroom. You will be keeping a journal to assist you in reflecting upon your
day-to-day practice, and a log of the hours spent on each related activity. You
will document the experiences in the Massachusetts Department of Elementary
and Secondary Education Preservice Performance Assessment.
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