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Teacher Work Sample

Student teachers in the elementary and secondary education programs complete a teacher work sample as the culminating project for the program. A teacher work sample is a set of 3-5 lessons for one subject in one grade level along with background information, assessment data, and a reflection on the data and the lessons. A description of the teacher work sample, a template, and a scoring rubric are provided in the links below.

In addition, below are examples of teacher work samples that can serve as models of proficient work.

Teacher Work Sample Guidelines—Elementary
Teacher Work Sample Template—Elementary

Teacher Work Sample Guidelines—Secondary
Teacher Work Sample Template—Secondary

Teacher Work Sample Rubric

ELED Exemplars

Teacher Work Sample, Force and Motion 3rd grade
Teacher Work Sample, Persuasive Essays 5th grade
Teacher Work Sample, Science and Informational Writing 2nd grade
Teacher Work Sample, Five Senses, Kindergarten
Teacher Work Sample, American Revolution, 5th grade
Teacher Work Sample, Science 1st grade

SCED Exemplars
Teacher Work Sample, Physics
Teacher Work Sample, Chemistry
Teacher Work Sample, Physical Science Composite