CD 839 allows two programs to achieve two separate tasks: 1) B-K Candidates who do not have an initial teaching license will be required to take this course to meet the Teacher Work Sample requirement needed to be eligible for licensure; and, 2) B-8 Candidates will continue to be required to take this course to meet the validation portfolio requirements for teaching children K-8. This course will have a dual purpose. The instructor of this course will monitor, provide guidance, and scoring of both the B?8 Validation of Elementary Teaching Experience Portfolio and the B?K Teacher Work Sample. While the actual experience may be with only one grade level, the knowledge and application must span the age range. The Candidate?s portfolio must provide evidence of knowledge and performance of teaching children with and without special needs. It is completed in consultation with the course instructor. All narratives must use person-first language and citations where appropriate.