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.
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.
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.
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.
The student’s resume (updated yearly)
Course descriptions of completed program classes
At least two, but no
more than three, representative items (papers, projects, field
experience, etc.) for each of the three hallmarks of the program: