edTPA

Showing you're prepared

You’ve turned in the homework, taken the tests and now it’s time to demonstrate just how prepared you are to lead a classroom.

The edTPA is a state-required, subject-specific teacher performance assessment that is completed by teacher candidates during their student teaching semester. The information throughout this site covers everything you need to know about preparing for and completing the edTPA. Not only will you have a course focused on the edTPA, but there are also faculty and staff dedicated to helping you to complete the process successfully. 

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Overview of edTPA 

Throughout this process, you’ll need to complete a set sequence of tasks. Below is a general overview of what to expect. If you want detailed tasks broken down by weeks, click on the proposed timeline below.

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1. Review criteria and expectations 

Carefully read provided materials and resources so that you fully understand what is expected of you during edTPA. 

2. Inform your cooperating teacher 

This process may be new to cooperating teachers. It's important to discuss with your cooperating teacher what is required of you during the edTPA process.  

3. Ask for permission and practice confidentiality 

In order to accurately capture teaching methods, you will record yourself in the classroom. It is necessary to ask for parent/guardian permission beforehand and to practice confidentiality. A sample permission form is available from your seminar instructor and on D2L.

4. Gather assets and submit for scoring 

After you have completed the requirements, you must gather and prepare the necessary artifacts for submission to Pearson. 

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As you work toward completing edTPA, you may have questions along the way. While several answers can be found online, sometimes an extra set of eyes and ears is what you need. The friendly professionals at the COEHS Technology Lab are here to help.

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Cooperating teachers and edTPA

Students seeking a teaching license are required to complete the edTPA. As a cooperating teacher, you are not expected to assist with the edTPA, but the link below can help you support your student teacher as they complete it.

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