technological competencies of practicing educators in authentic, teaching-related tasks in an Electronic Portfolio (E-Portfolio)
has the potential of transforming the academic programs of all educational
Through this requirement, the Master’s candidate has consistent opportunities, over time, to
learn to use information technology in multiple and authentic educational contexts, to develop
increased confidence levels and professional attitudes and beliefs about technology’s role in
teaching and learning, and to showcase overall professional growth.
Other aspects of the e-portfolio development process function as displays for collaboration with
colleagues or for assessment purposes: “sharing” their tools and materials in professional
collaboration, and “showcasing” elements of their practices to colleagues and others they
encounter in their careers (EDUC instructors, potential employers, and certification boards). The
Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction program at LSSU provides opportunities for
candidates to submit graduate course requirements throughout the planned program.
Capstone Project, a culminating requirement for all Masters’ candidates, provides an opportunity
not only to share and showcase their learning, but also to document their professional growth as
“This program offers teachers an opportunity to pursue professional development opportunities close to home, in a warm and supportive environment. Teachers can use the credits to renew and upgrade their teaching certification and increase their compensation in accordance with their district policies."
--David Myton, PhD
Professor of Chemistry
Chair of School of Education