The checklist presents a personalized summary of the various paths through the certification program. On it, you will record the options you took and provide a guide to the Graduate School reviewer of your path to completion.
Many of the various activities required in successful completion of the certification program include documentation. For those activities without a documentation requirement, the submission checklist records the necessary verification information. For example, the date upon which you attended the Teacher of Record Orientation (Category 2) will be used for validation with electronic attendance records.
The essay should be 5-10 pages, double-spaced, and adhere to the appropriate style requirements of your discipline of study.
In the essay, you should reflect upon your participation in the capstone program. What elements were most significant to you? What would you change about your participation? What would you change about the program? The aim of this requirement is two-fold: to provide a framework for your own continued development as an educator, and to contribute to the ongoing improvement of the Teaching Capstone in Higher Education program.
The various categories of activities in the certification program carry different requirements for documentation. These various forms of documentation should be grouped by category at this point in the completion packet.
Once assembled, submit a hard copy of the packet to the Graduate School's Office of Graduate Studies and Professional Development for review (Morrison Hall 200.11). Please note, we cannot make any exceptions to the due date, so please plan accordingly. Upon successful review, you will be notified via email. Participants who successfully complete the certification program will receive a Teaching Capstone in Higher Education and the accomplishment will be recorded on their Baylor transcript.