This course is designed to mentor and support students throughout their implementation of a personal/professional portfolio. The development of the portfolio will provide students with a framework for initiating, planning and facilitating their professional development while building connections between their professional career goals and educational goals. Students will prepare a portfolio and use the materials as a means to show overall achievement and growth, document the scope and quality of educational experiences and show proof of skills and knowledge. The portfolio will serve as an assessment of student learning and will enhance the students’ abilities to be able to document knowledge and skills according to the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) Standards for Associate Degree programs. Additionally, it will require students to reflect on their performance and learning. Student pursuing the AAS degree must complete the online portfolio with 80% mastery to obtain the degree.
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One credit hour course taken final semester prior to graduation.
FORMAT: Independent Study