The Professional Portfolio
The USC Upstate Master of Education degrees in Early Childhood, Elementary, andSpecial Education: Visual Impairment employ Graduate Professional Portfolios as a comprehensive assessment of candidate performance as well as a tool for evaluating the program itself.
The Portfolios are arranged according to the School of Education Core Values and Dispositions. Consistent with NCATE (National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education), the USC Upstate Graduate Programs are also aligned with the standards of the appropriate specialized professional associations (SPA).
Accordingly, the Early Childhood program is aligned with the standards of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), the Elementary Education program with the standards of the Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI), and the Special Education: Visual Impairment Program with the standards of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC).