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Unit Assessment System

The unit assessment system is an integrated and coherent system that is aligned with the conceptual framework and the licensure standards of the state of Minnesota. Programs within the unit have transition points that provide a systematic framework for assessment. The elementary and secondary education programs follow the same pattern of development and include many of the same key assessments. The differences between the two programs are due largely to the difference in program length. The general plan is outlined below. A full description of the Assessment System is available under Standard Two.

Admission

  • 2.5 minimum grade point average overall and within licensure area/s
  • Successful completion of prerequisite developmental psychology course (C- or above)
  • Successful completion of prerequisite introductory education course (C- or above)
  • Satisfactory completion of introductory tutor-aide field experience including satisfactory evaluation of field experience performance by cooperating teacher
  • Praxis I (Pre-Professional Skills Test) taken
  • Acceptable ratings of content knowledge, skills, and attitudes from liberal arts faculty
  • Satisfactory progress toward major as measured by credits completed and satisfaction of liberal education requirements
  • Satisfactory performance on application essays and interviews

Prior to Beginning Semesters Two and Three in Program (ElEd only)

  • 2.5 minimum grade point average overall and within licensure area/s
  • Satisfactory completion of all education course assignments
  • Satisfactory completion of intermediate field experiences including performance and disposition assessments by cooperating teachers

Prior to Student Teaching

  • 2.5 minimum grade point average overall and within licensure area/s
  • Satisfactory completion of all education course assignments
  • Satisfactory completion of advanced field experiences including performance and disposition assessments
  • Cooperating teacher’s evaluation of knowledge, skill, and professional dispositions demonstrated in field experiences
  • University supervisor’s evaluation of knowledge, skill, and professional dispositions demonstrated in field experiences
  • Successful completion of portfolio

Completion of Student Teaching

  • Summative Evaluation completed by cooperating teachers
  • Summative Evaluation completed by university supervisors
  • Successful completion of Analysis of Student Learning

Prior to Recommendation for Licensure

  • Successful completion of ElEd/SeEd 4901 Professional Development
  • Successful completion of all requirements for University of Minnesota, Morris graduation, the major, and areas of licensure
  • Passing scores on Praxis I and Praxis II examinations

One-Year Follow-Up

  • Graduate surveys
  • Employer surveys




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