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Performance Indicators

Each program at GSEP has established a set of indicators for ensuring that graduates of our programs are meeting certain performance standards. The indicators reflect what is commonly expected by higher education in general and the profession specifically. Although GPA is certainly one indicator of performance, it tells only a small part of each student’s academic journey. Higher education best practices encourage the use of multiple indicators of student performance, which typically involve some form of a culminating academic experience such as a field experiences or practica, dissertations or other major research projects, comprehensive examinations, capstone courses and projects, and e-Portfolios.

For this program, the following indicator(s) are considered for assessing performance standards. Additional details for the performance indicators will be provided as you progress through the program.

  • Graduate Credential Candidates are required to complete MATP 681; MATP682 and MATP 683. The Clinical Experience course series is organized developmentally to take preservice teachers from a beginning classroom experience towards fulltime teaching with rubrics at each stage of development that are provided by the Clinical Instructor, Mentor Teacher and the University Field Supervisor. Additionally, the graduate coursework will allow the graduate candidate to gain deep insights into the micro and macro variables that impact effective teaching in schools across different context. To that end, the graduate candidates will have to demonstrate they understand Contemporary Issues in Education through a final capstone experience in MATP 699.