The graduate program in education at Messiah College requires that degree students develop an electronic portfolio as they move through the program.  An e-portfolio is a type of learning record that provides tangible, actual evidence of achievement.  By collecting and organizing critical documents and assignments, students have a means of documenting and displaying the knowledge, skills, and dispositions they have attained over time.

The e-portfolio will serve as an invaluable tool for the academic advisor and graduate program in education committee as they review the student’s progress and academic accomplishments. The portfolio will also be a useful tool for seeking employment.

Having carefully selected artifacts for inclusion in the portfolio, the student/graduate will be more readily able to articulate their strengths and the experiences that have helped shape the development of important professional skills and characteristics. Consequently, regular and careful updating is recommended.

Completion of an e-portfolio is a graduation requirement for degree students of the graduate program in education from Messiah College. E-portfolios are optional for non-degree students.


  1. The student’s resume  (updated yearly)
  2. Course descriptions of completed program classes
  3. At least two, but no more than three, representative items (papers, projects, field experience, etc.)  for each of the three hallmarks of the program:
    1. Leadership
    2. Collaboration
    3. Practice
Use these directions for creating your eportfolio.