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Expectations for Early Childhood Endorsement Capstone Portfolio Presentations

Within 4 weeks after their final Early Childhood field experience, candidates for the Early Childhood endorsement must submit an electronic capstone portfolio.

  • Presentations must include at least ONE activity/experience and reflection for each of the Early Childhood program standards.
  • Students will clearly explain how the activity or experiences address the standard and helped them gain skills and expertise in the standard.
  • If an activity is student participation in a meeting, workshop, or conference, students will explain how they applied this experience in regard to the content area standards.
  • The presentation will include specific key learnings from each activity or experience.
  • Artifacts or evidence will be provided for each of the activities/experiences.  
  • Students will select 3 "best work" examples from their coursework to include in the presentation. 
  • Portfolio presentations will include a discussion of three specific areas of growth that developed for them during the endorsement program, as well as goals for future growth in at least one area (standard).
  • Portfolios should be professional to the extent that they could be used for interviews for teaching or teacher leadership positions.

PDF iconEndorsement Capstone Portfolio Expectations

PDF iconEarly Childhood Portfolio Rubric

PDF iconEndorsement Capstone Portfolio Template

For more information, contact:

Norene Bunt, Assistant Professor/Program Specialist, at or 515-224-4811 / 888-235-2200