SURVEY OF LICENSURE PROGRAM Saint Michael's College Education Department COMPLETERS In order to assess the teacher licensure program at Saint Michael's College, it is very important that we continually seek feedback from our recent program completers. Please take a few minutes to respond to this survey, and return to us in the enclosed envelope. YOUR NAME_______________________________ MAIDEN NAME________________________________ YEAR OF GRADUATION _______________________ AREA OF LICENSURE____________________________ 1. HAVE YOU TAKEN A TEACHING POSITION, AND IF SO, WHERE? SCHOOL _____________________________ ADDRESS ___________________________________ GRADE LEVEL ________________ SUBJECT AREA________________________________ 2. THROUGHOUT THE PROGRAM, WAS THEIR ENOUGH TIME IN THE CLASSROOM AND IN SCHOOLS FOR YOU TO CLEARLY EXPERIENCE THE PRACTICE OF TEACHING? Lack of time =1 2 3 4 5 = Plenty of time Comments: 3. THINKING BACK ON ALL OF THE COURSE WORK AND EXPERIENCES THAT YOU HAD, HOW WELL DID THE PROGRAM PREPARE YOU FOR TEACHING? Poorly prepared =1 2 3 4 5 = Well prepared Comments: 4. IN WHAT WAYS COULD YOU HAVE BEEN BETTER PREPARED? 5. WHAT DO YOU VALUE MOST ABOUT THE PROGRAM? WOULD YOU RECOMMEND THE SAINT MICHAEL'S COLLEGE LICENSURE PROGRAM TO A FRIEND? 6. Any other comments or observations: PORTFOLIO EXPERIENCE Increasingly, professional teaching portfolios are requirements for initial licensure and re-licensure by state Departments of Education, as is the case in Vermont. Portfolios are used as a form of assessment that encourages reflection on learning and the integration of theory with practice. We would like your perspectives on the portfolio process as it is implemented at Saint Michael’s College. 1. How would you describe your experiences while developing your portfolio? A rushed experience of finding and organizing the required artifacts. Rich, reflective dialogues emphasizing the connections between the artifacts and your development as an educator. Other: ______________________________________________________________ 2. When you developed your portfolio was it primarily: a solo venture. an interactive process between yourself and other St. Michael’s students. an interactive process between yourself and faculty. Other: ______________________________________________________________ 3. To what extent were you involved in the assessment of your portfolio? None, I handed it in and received a grade. I used the meets standards category to self-assess prior to submitting my portfolio. After my portfolio was graded by a faculty member, I carefully considered the feedback in light of being an early career teacher. The faculty assessed my portfolio. Then we used it as the source of professional dialogue. 4. Did you use the rubric while creating the portfolio? No Yes 5. During your job interview(s) did the interviewing team ask to see your portfolio? No Yes If yes, did they converse with you about teaching techniques or assessment practices included? 6. Looking back on the portfolio process, in what ways did it contribute to your growth as an early career teacher? 7. What suggestions would you offer to SMC and the Department of Education regarding the portfolio process and product?
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