SUNY Plattsburgh
Teacher Education Graduate Programs
RECOMMENDATION FORM
At least two recommendations must be from a professor or academic advisor if you are
currently taking courses or if you have taken courses in the last three years.
1. How long have you known the applicant?
In what capacity?
2. a. If you have been the applicant’s instructor, please estimate how well the applicant’s grades reflect
his/her academic potential by putting an “x” in the appropriate box below:
Grade
s OVER-ESTIMATE
applicant’s potential
Grades are a GOOD
ESTIMATE of applicant’s
potential
Grades UNDER-
ESTIMATE applicant’s
potential
No basis
for judgement
b. If g
rades DO NOT reflect the applicants’ true potential, please explain briefly below:
3. Es
timate the applicant’s potential to become a highly competent educator by putting an “x” in the
appropriate box below:
Applicant will be an
INEFFECTIVE
educator
Applicant will be an
AVERAGE
educator
Applicant will be an
EFFECTIVE
educator
No basis for
judgement
Applicant Name: ____________________________________________
Applicant Email Address: ______________________________________
TO THE EVALUATOR: Please rate the applicant in comparison with other individuals of similar
experience and training.
[ ] I waive
my right to review this recommendation. [ ] I DO NOT waive my right to review this recommendation.
If you have questions regarding this recommendation letter, please contact the SUNY Plattsburgh Office
of Graduate Admissions at graduate@plattsburgh.edu, or at 518-564-4723.
4. Please rate the applicant on the following characteristics in comparison with other individuals of
similar experience and training by putting an “x” in the appropriate box below:
Characteristic Below Average Above Average Outstanding
Inadequate Opportunity to
Observe
Breadth of
knowledge in
teaching
methodologies
Breadth of
knowledge in
content area
Perseverance
Ability to work with
others
Maturity
Self-confidence
Oral communication
skills
Written
communication skills
Ability to analyze a
problem and
formulate a solution
Motivation for
proposed
program of study
Potential as a
professional
Interpersonal skills
with peers
Interpersonal skills
with faculty or
administrators
Interpersonal skills
with children and/or
adolescents
Practical judgment
Sense of humor
Sensitivity to others
Acceptance of
criticism
Dependability
If you have questions regarding this recommendation letter, please contact the SUNY Plattsburgh Office
of Graduate Admissions at graduate@plattsburgh.edu, or at 518-564-4723.
5. Please indicate the strength of your overall endorsement by putting an “x” in the box below:
Recommended with reservations
Recommended
Highly recommended
6. Would you accept this individual into a graduate program? Give your response by putting an “x” in the
box below:
Yes, with no reservations
Yes, with reservations
No
Not applicable
Recommender’s Name:
Signature:
Date:
Position:
Employer:
Address:
Office Phone (optional):
This letter may be mailed to:
SUNY Plattsburgh Office of Graduate Admissions
113 Kehoe Administration Building
Plattsburgh, NY 12901
Or emailed directly by you, the recommender, to:
graduate@plattsburgh.edu
Or faxed to:
518-564-4722
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