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Mercyhurst Admission Portfolio

- Sophomore Review

The Art Teacher Professional Teaching Portfolio

This is the order of all documents/pictures, etc. expected in Art Teaching Portfolios:

Table of Contents (This is the list below. It should appear as a document in the front of your portfolio.)
1. Letter of Introduction
2. Philosophy of Education
3. Classroom Development Plan
4. Resume
5. Transcripts
6. FBI Clearance
7. Child Abuse Clearance
8. Fingerprints
9. Praxis
10. Honors and Awards (Documents and Pictures)
11. Letter of Recommendation
12. Art Service in the Community (Pictures/Lessons Taught/Project Evidence)
13. Student Teaching Placement #1 (Lessons by grade with pictures!)
14. Student Teaching Placement #2 (Lessons by grade with pictures!)
15. Praxis 2 and 3 Exams
16. Certification Documents
17. Copy of NAEA Membership (and other professional memberships)
18. Transcripts
19. Professional Art of the Teacher
20. Artist's Statement
21. Professional Development Plan (one for junior year and one for senior year)

*For interviews later consider having a separate portfolio for middle, high and elementary schools (or take out inserts for those areas not being interviewed for)...

*Student Teaching CDs (All grads submit their professional teaching portfolio on CD or post to wiki.)

Letter of Introduction Samples:

external image msword.png LetterIntro.doc

Philosophy of Education Samples:

external image msword.png 2. Philosophy of Education.doc
See other example:
external image pdf.png teach_Philos_Sample.pdf

Classroom Development Plan Samples:

external image msword.png 3. Classroom Management Plan.doc
external image msword.png ClassroomManagementFloorPlan.doc

Resume Samples:

external image msword.png 4. RESUME_MJ.doc Contact career services for resume development.

Honors and Awards (Documents and Pictures) Examples:

-Dean's List Certificate
-Kappa Delta Pi Documents
-Clyde McGeary Award Cert.
-Habitat for Humanity Cert. of Appreciation
-Service Honor Society Cert.
-Empty Bowls Award (s) or Other Service Award
-Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society Cert.
-Sr. Angelica Senior Art Award for Creative Excellence
-Art Scholarships
-Juried Student Show Cert. of Participation

Professional Development/Art Service in the Community (Pictures/Lessons Taught/Project Evidence) Examples (Very important evidence particularly if you have little or no experience teaching (SEE CALENDAR FOR UPCOMING EVENTS):

-Presenting at National and State Conferences
-Teaching at the Art Museum (This includes volunteering and working with different populations. They also have paid children's classes. Consider writing a proposal to do this.)
-Teaching/Volunteering at the Children's Museum, Maritime Museum, History Center, Watson Curtze Mansion, Tom Ridge Center, etc.)
-Gannon University Reading Arts Activity (Reading Wonderland, sponsored by Hooked on Books!)
-Diversity Grant Art Fair (Teaching Inner City Children on Campus)
-Earth Week Art Activities
-Empty Bowls Project Service
-Research in the Art Ed. Program
-Work Study in the Art Department
-Substitute Teaching Evidence (Pictures)
-Attending Professional Development/Social Networking Opportunities (Erie Zoo Art Teacher workshops, Erie Art Museum Art Teacher Workshops, etc.)

You should already have contacts in the arts/teaching community when you graduate!

360 Art Lesson Sample Items:

Example of student feedback:
external image msword.png 360handout.doc
Example of Postmodern Dwelling Entry Slip:
external image msword.png ceramics entry slip.doc
external image msword.png EntrySlip1.doc

Adapted Art Lesson Sample:

external image msword.png LessonPlan_PerfectPet.doc
external image msword.png AdaptiveLessPlan_Perfect_pet.doc
external image msword.png 1st grade critique

Technology Lesson Sample:

Professional Development Plan Samples (for Junior and Senior Year)

external image msword.png ProfessionalDevelopmentPlan.doc