G. Portfolios

The ePortfolio provides prospective employers with the ability to view your credentials and preparation as a future teacher. The following elements are required should be included:

  • E-portfolio description/introduction
  • Teaching Philosophy, including:
      • A general demonstration of your teaching belief
      • Instruction and Assessment Statement
      • Instruction and Management Statement
      • OPTIONAL: We are visual arts educators! Try to develop one visual image or diagram to represent your statements
  • Professional resume.
  • Student Teaching Experiences:
    This will be a page to simply demonstrate your practicum experiences. Placement descriptions and dates must be included.
      • Documentation for secondary and elementary placements (including Setting and context–all parts, 2 lesson plans of each placement with teaching reflections, student examples, etc.)
        • Please use the assigned for the lesson plan format. Please provide the revised and finalized ones with your teaching reflections on the e-portfolio. Check out the required format from: F. Lesson Plan Format
        • You will create a lesson brochure for your mock interview, More details will be given in the seminar. The lesson brochure examples could be viewed below.
      • At least one of the lesson plans that you share on the e-portfolio has to be associated with social justice issue(s) (You can discuss with your university coach and mentor teacher to see which placement will be suitable for you to facilitate your social justice art lesson)
      • A page with and links to all your journal reflections (7 entries in total).
      • Standards’ Elements Alignment page (Standard portfolio to CEP)- (Your university coach will evaluate your standard portfolio based on this documentation. 
        • List all FOUR teacher quality standards on this page/or using tabs. Provide a rationale statement and artifact for EACH standard element.
        • Please provide a disposition reflection at the end of your standard portfolio.
  • An artist statement and examples of personal artwork 
    • Your artist statement: Briefly introduce the art areas that you were trained/concentrated on or learned. Present your capability to create both 2D and 3D art.
    • At least 10 images of your selected personal artworks with title, media, and year below the images. Must match the art areas that you mentioned in the artist statement. They can be arranged by year or medium, your choice. The images must clearly show the artwork’s quality and details. Try to present both 2D and 3D artworks to show your knowledge of different art media. If you apply for a job from an online portfolio system, 10 usually is the minimum image number it will request you to submit.
      Must include the following information for every artwork: Title, Media, and Year. Optional: Size


Although after the pandemic, most of the documentation was asked to be made electronically, having a physical portfolio with you still can be beneficial when you go to a physical interview. Please consider still crafting a physical portfolio by having the following elements inside.

When you go to a job interview, you do not always have the chance or the Internet available to show your online teaching portfolio, so, a physical portfolio can help you present your works right away.

So, once you have your e-portfolio in hand, you can print out the documents from your e-portfolio for your physical one by adding some designs. During the student teaching seminar, you will be arranged to have a mock interview with professional art educators, and a physical portfolio is required. Please print out the documents below, put them in a binder, and then bring the binder along with your laptop to the class on the date of your mock interview.

**Any pages that include images have to be printed in color!!

  1. Cover for your interview portfolio
  2. Resume
  3. Teaching philosophy (A general philosophy description, instruction and management, instruction and assessment)
  4. Advocacy brochure for each placement. See examples below.
  5. Your artist statement (Briefly introduce the art areas that you were trained or learned.)
  6. At least 10 images of your selected personal artworks with title, media, and year below. Must match the art areas that you mentioned in section 5. They can be arranged by year or medium, your choice. The image sizes are also your choice as long as they can clearly show the artwork’s quality and details. If you apply for a job from an online portfolio system, 10 usually is the minimum image number it will request you to submit.
    Must include the following information for every artwork: Title, Media, and Year. Optional: Size
  7. Two FULL lesson plans for EACH student teaching placement. (Please use the assigned lesson plan format. Please provide the revised ones with your teaching reflections)

**I suggest you make a section cover page for each listed section.

Advocacy Brochure examples:

Example 1:

Example 2:

Example 3:


Fall 2022

Isabel Fernandez

Angel Gonzale

Spring 2022

Katie Kutz

Spring 2021

Kaley Hinchcliff

Sienna Bosch

Annie Polly 

Fall 2020

Cassie Helbert

Kyndall Thompson

Spring 2020

Erin Riner

Jen Lammey

Fall 2019

Laine Stewart

Katie Walker

Spring 2019

Daniel Webber 

Jalaina Felker

Julia Blue Arm

Sarah Zimmerman

Fall 2018

Roxanne MaClarney

Nicole Niederman

Spring 2018

Samantha Cook

Ben Gowen

Katie Mills

Ross Montgomery

Emily Smith

Fall 2017

Liz Griffin

Crystal Hinds

Adam Makan

Angela Natrasevschi

Spring 2017

Andres Flores

Montserrat Granados

Jukie Kaspari

Beth Slaugh

Fall 2016

Andie Cobb

Jonathan McHugh

Spring 2016

Nanette Bertoni: http://nanettebertoni.weebly.com

Lizzy Clay: eaclay.weebly.com

Chandon Hammersmith: http://chandonhammersmith.weebly.com/

Jenna Lewis: http://jennarlewis.weebly.com/

Allison McGinnis: http://allisonmcginnis.weebly.com/

Jenna Mishoe: http://jennammishoe.weebly.com/

Nicole Stuehm: http://nicolestuehm.weebly.com/

Tiffany Trotter: http://trotterportfolio.weebly.com/

Fall 2015

Missy Brown: http://missmarisarenee.wix.com/marisa-brown

Matt Jones: http://jonesarteducation.wix.com/portfolio

Taylor Lawson: http://tmlawson92.wix.com/tmlawsonedportfolio

Jennie Maydew: http://jenniemaydew.weebly.com

David Pipinich: http://davidpipinich.weebly.com/

Chelsea Skorka: Chelseaskorkateachingportfolio.weebly.com

Spring 2015

Lindsey Cremin: http://LindseyCremin.weebly.com

Kelly Hefner: http://kellenhafnerportfolio.weebly.com

Kaylen Sather: http://satherartandeducation.wordpress.com

Daniel Schler: http://schlerarted.weebly.com

Mercedes Slack: http://mslackteachingportfolio.weebly.com

Lisa Smoot: http://lisasmootteachingportfolio.weebly.com

Fall 2014

Frances Ritchtie: https://fritchiefall2014stuteaching.wordpress.com

Linda Roth: https://sites.google.com/site/ldroth4/

Holly Thompson-Bandong: http://hollybandong-eportfolio.weebly.com

Cole Zawadzki: http://colezawadzki.weebly.com/

Spring 2014

Abby Allen: http://abigailallenportfolio.weebly.com/

Kaitlyn Birdsall: http://kaitlynbirdsall.weebly.com/

Asia Skipp: https://sites.google.com/site/asiaskippeportfolio/

Fall 2013

Becca Black: http://sites.google.com/site/beccablackportfolio/

Kirsten Gotaas: https://sites.google.com/site/kirstenigotaas/

Grahm Hendrickson: http://sites.google.com/site/arteducationgrahmhendrickson/

Eileen Salzman: https://sites.google.com/site/eileensalzmaneportfolio/

Brooke Stanke: http://brookestanke.weebly.com

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