Hours and GPA Requirements
Decision Point 3 Required Courses and ENG 395 Artifact
In order to pass Decision Point 3 (DP 3) you must complete all but 9 hours of your content area courses. You must pass the following courses and artifacts before completing DP 3:
There are two required artifact in Decision Point 3 from ENG 395.
For this course, your instructor fills out rubrics (scoring sheet) for the required artifacts and enters the scores into rGrade. Review the rubrics used to assess your artifact by clicking on the red cube icon in rGrade.
You must pass each artifact with a C or better. If you do not, then you can attempt to remediate the artifact. You must successfully revise the artifact within the semester following the course in which you failed the artifact. If you fail to revise the artifact up to acceptable standards, you have the choice of retaking the class or dropping the teaching major. The revision of the artifact does not change your course grade.
Contact Susanna Benko, director of English Education, to begin the remediation process.
Decision Point 3 disposition assessment takes place durinig ENG 395.
Learn more about the Teachers College dispositions assessments and the rubric (scoring sheet) used.
The following courses should be taken the semester before you student teach. You must receive permission to enroll.
For permission to enroll in the course and assignment to the school site in which you will be doing your observation/participation, contact Keri McCormick , Department of Educational Studies, Teachers College 805c.
Decision Point 3 Portfolio Review
At Decision Point 3 (DP 3), your portfolio needs to include a revised set of ten reflective statements that meet DP 3 expectations. You should retain in your portfolio your reflective statements from Decision Points 1 and Decision Point 2 so that reviewers can chart the development of your thinking about each Interstate New Teachers Assessment and Support Consortium (InTASC) standard. Your portfolio also needs to include one artifact for seven of the 10 InTASC standards with accompanying rationales clearly labeled DP 3.
More Information about Portfolios
At Decision Point 3, your portfolio is reviewed twice, once in EDSE 380/ EDJH 385 and once by a committee from the English Department.
The Office of Teacher Education Services provides information on applying for and completing student teaching.
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