Sources of Assessment Data at
Transition Points in MSU's Teacher Education Program:

1. Program Entry (Admission to Teacher Education) 2. Entry to Professional Semester 3. Exit from Professional Semester 4. Program Completion

All Programs

Admissions Evaluation Scale

Ratings are based on:
  • Transcripts
  • Overall GPA (minimum of 3.0)
  • GPA in major (minimums vary)
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Essays
  • Test scores (for some)
  • Portfolio (for some)
  • Interview

All Programs

  • Overall GPA (minimum of 3.0)
  • GPA in major (minimums vary)
  • No grade below B- in professional sequence courses
  • Passing Praxis II scores
  • Completion of all required courses
  • Successful completion of assessments in major depts.

Course-specific performance assessments for candidates in content area programs:
  • Community Study—UG (CURR/EDFD/READ 305)

                         OR

  • Community Study—G (CURR/EDFD 509)
  • Adapting an Instructional Plan for an ELL (CURR/EDFD/READ 312; CURR/EDFD 516)
  • Adapting an Instructional Plan for a Student with a Disability (CURR 310/ 517)
  • Assessment of Middle or High School Student (READ 411/501)
  • Developing a Unit plan (Dept. methods courses)
  • Creating a Community for Learning (CURR 451/526)
  • Fieldwork Teacher Report (CURR 450/527)

Course-specific performance assessments for candidates in Early Childhood & Elementary Education:
  • Organizing the Classroom for Student Learning (Seminar I)—Faculty assessment  (ECEL 412/413/502)
  • Developing an Integrated Unit plan (ECEL 422/435/522/528)
  • Tailoring Planning for Literacy Instruction for an English Language Learner (READ 399/500)
  • Adapting Instruction for a Student with Disability (ECEL 422/435/522/528)
  • Assessment of Student Performance (Clinical I)—Teacher assessment (ECEL 412/502)

All Programs

  • Summarized Record of Student Teaching
  • Assessments conducted by selected major departments as part of student teaching (analyzed by faculty in those departments)

Course-specific performance assessments for candidates in content area programs:

  • Reflections on Teaching
    (CURR 452/543)

Course-specific performance assessment for candidates in Early Childhood & Elementary Education:

  • Candidate’s Impact on  Student Learning (ECEL 421/504)

All Programs

  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Summary of all previous performance assessments