Students will showcase their practicum portfolio during the Spring semester of the ELL Licensure Program.
Required sections of the Practicum Portfolio:
- Index Page with candidate’s name and licensure level
- Menu (Table of Contents)
- Philosophy of Education
- Six artifacts that align with three (3) and only three ELL Standards. For each of the three standards, please include the minimum of 2 artifacts. Select, reflect, and align artifacts from your experience that best illustrate your post practicum-level proficiency in 3 of the 5 ELL Standards. (Do not address more or less than 3 Standards) Two (2) artifacts MUST come from pre-practicum teaching experiences. Select, reflect, and align the primary UW Platteville Knowledge, Skill and Dispositions in which you show post practicum-level proficiency. Explain the primary and list all secondary UWP KSDs by number and title in which you demonstrate post practicum-level proficiency.
- ELL Standards Alignment Chart
- UWP Knowledge, Skill and Disposition Alignment Chart
- Licensure Elements REQUIRED for Practicum
- Verification of English proficiency, if candidate is non-native English Speaker
- Transcripts of six credits in ELL related fields. Candidates may bring six credits from previously completed coursework that will be accepted as part of the ELL Licensure. (Grade must be C or higher)
- Verification that candidate is certified preK-12 teacher in Wisconsin
- Transcript with a Cumulative Grade Point Average of 2.75 or better
- Completed application form and transcript to the School of Education.
- Verification of passing ACCESS for ELLs. (A workshop is offered by the DPI each fall)
- Current Transcripts (Highlight courses. Grade must be C or higher and Cumulative Grade Point Average of 2.75 or above)
- Issues in ELL Education 4270 / 6270
- Second Language Acquisition (SLA) Theories 4280 / 6280
- Methods and Assessment of Teaching English Language Learners 4290 / 6290
- ELL Practicum 4310 / 6310
- Classroom Observation Evaluations of ELL Practicum
- Admission Portfolio Assessment Rubric
The completed and signed assessment instruments for each of the three levels of portfolio assessment should remain a part of the candidate's portfolio. It is the candidate's responsibility to be certain that the instruments remain a part of the portfolio as it proceeds throughout the stages of review to a final product presented as recommendation for licensure.