Portfolio & FAQ

MAEd Portfolio

Your MAEd portfolio will include a collection of artifacts from your MAEd program coursework, reflections and professional autobiography.

pdfMAEd Portfolio Rubric

pdfMAEd Portfolio NBPTS

pdfMAEd Portfolio Explanation


What type of artifacts should be included?

Artifacts (MAEd common assessments) are papers and projects submitted to TaskStream for each course in the MAEd program. These common assessments are graded by your course instructor at the completion of a course and become a part of your MAEd portfolio.

The following are core courses in the MAEd program (a list of artifacts for each of the core courses is found on pdfMAEd Portfolio NBPTS):

  • EDU 5111 Enhancing Communication and Embracing Understanding
  • EDU 5101 Learning Theories and Instruction
  • EDU 5102 Assessment Strategies
  • EDU 5103 Curriculum Development and Design
  • EDU 5531 Today's Learner
  • EDU 5120 Action Research in the Classroom

What is TaskStream (TS)?

TS is an online repository for MAEd common assessments of each course. MAEd students receive a TS account and TS account information before the completion of the first MAEd course. Before the completion of each course, you must submit the required common assessment to TS, which then becomes a part of your final MAEd portfolio.

How do I find portfolio information and whom do I contact?

Portfolio information is found in the MAEd orientation and during the one class time of open enrollment EDU 5997 MAEd Portfolio course. Contact the program coordinator for information: Bethany Teppe at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. You can also contact your student services advisor Katie Uhlenhake at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

What do you mean by reflections?

You write a reflection for each of your six core courses focused on your leaning and understanding of the NBPTS and include specific application of your learning in your classroom.

What is included in my autobiography?

Your autobiography provides a professional picture of you as an educator. 

How should I organize my portfolio?

The MAEd portfolio is organized through your TaskStream account.

When is my portfolio due?

Portfolios are due the term before your graduation from the program.

How is my portfolio assessed?

Your portfolio is assessed with the pdfMAEd Portfolio Rubric.