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CTEP Portfolio

A program expectation of the Concurrent Teacher Education Program


The CTEP Portfolio is a tool for synthesizing learning and development over the course of the BEd program. It is designed to assist teacher candidates to become reflective and inquiring teachers who are aware of the need for continual professional development. Candidates have flexibility in terms of what they select to place in the portfolio—they may wish to document significant moments of growth or their best pieces of work. Candidates may want to use the portfolio as an opportunity to build a repository of evidence of their learning, knowledge, skills, and attitudes as 21st-century educators that they can draw on when they apply for positions. Be prepared to share your portfolio in your classes and receive feedback on it from peers and instructors.



A submission consists of an artifact and a critical reflection on that artifact. An artifact could be a piece of coursework, a lesson plan, a photo of a piece of work or assessment by one of your pupils, or anything else that initiated a meaningful reflection on your teaching practice. You may wish to use the “retell, relate, reflect” framework for your submissions.

Candidates make at least one submission for each of their EDU courses:

  • Psychological Foundations
  • Social Foundations
  • Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment
  • Mentored Inquiry in Teaching
  • Practicum

Instructors will include a portfolio submission on their syllabus. If a submission is not included on a course syllabus, it is the candidate’s responsibility to choose a suitable artifact connected to their learning in that course.

Candidates may also wish to include a current copy of their teaching resume. If you choose to use a public platform, consider what contact information you wish to include.



Many candidates will have begun an e-portfolio on Blackboard in their Principles of Teaching course. You can continue with the Blackboard e-portfolio or adopt another platform of your choice (a website, blog, Google folder, etc.), provided that instructors and peers will be able to view the content without having to register for an account. 



U of T can only guarantee technical assistance and privacy of information for those using Blackboard e-portfolios.

Click here for basic technical instructions on how to use the Blackboard e-portfolio. Additional technical support is provided by



Writing support is available through the OISE Student Success Centre. To learn more or book an appointment visit http://www.oise.utoronto.ca/ss/OISE_Student_Success_Centre_(OSSC)/.

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