Northwestern State University- Internship Portfolio

An educational portfolio is a collection of evidence and reflections documenting one's competence and accomplishments in the teaching field. Entries for the Developing Portfolio demonstrate implementation of effective practice in planning, instruction, and classroom management during the first semester of the Preparing Responsive Educators Program (PREP) internship and the Master's of Arts in Teaching (MAT) Professional Studies internship.


The College of Education will use your portfolio as evidence that you have attained the professional education teaching standards identified by Northwestern State University and the Louisiana Department of Education (LDE).

Integrity Guidelines    

  Academic integrity means engaging in scholarly activity that is conducted honestly and responsibly.  It includes a commitment not to be involved in falsification, misrepresentation or deception in the preparation of the student teaching portfolio.  The submitted student teaching portfolio must be your own work and in your own words.  You are expected to act with personal and professional integrity at all times.

Some Examples of Violation of Academic Integrity: 

  • Plagiarism means copying work (such as words, phrases, sentences, paragraphs or ideas) from someone else’s writing and putting them into the professional portfolio as if they were your own.
  • Submitting a professional portfolio or parts of a professional portfolio that was prepared by a person other than you.
  • Putting yourself in a situation that allows others to copy your professional portfolio and submit it as their own.
  • Submitting a professional portfolio that was prepared in a setting other than your classroom setting.
  • Fabricating context, numerical, or other data.
  • Extensive collaboration with others in preparing the professional portfolio.  (e.g. Having someone prepare your lesson plans or write sections of your professional portfolio are unacceptable.)