Teacher Preparation Programs
- If your institution is already involved in edTPA, but you aren’t sure where to get started, check our online community, TPAC Online. Please note that this community is open only to policy-makers, faculty, and edTPA implementation staff in participating states. If you haven’t yet joined TPAC Online, contact us at email@example.com to obtain a registration link.
- If your state is involved in edTPA, but your program has not been participating, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we’ll put you in touch with a coordinator who can assist you.
- If your state is not yet involved in edTPA, contact Saroja Barnes or Andrea Whittaker to express your interest in getting involved and for advice on first steps.
- If you are a teacher candidate at a participating teacher preparation program and are looking for advice, information, or instruction regarding assessment submission, refer to the Candidate Registration website.
- Check our Participation Map to determine whether your state is already involved in edTPA and learn who to contact in your state education agencies if so.
- If your state is not currently involved in edTPA and you are interested in learning more, contact Andrea Whittaker or Saroja Barnes, our edTPA policy consultant, for more information.
- If you are interested in becoming a scorer for edTPA, check the edTPA Scorer website for qualification requirements and next steps.
edTPA scorers include teacher educators from the programs participating in edTPA, as well as other qualified teacher education faculty, clinical supervisors of student teachers, K-12 teachers, administrators, and National Board Certified Teachers.
All scorers are recruited and selected because of their documented experience both with beginning teachers and subject-matter content. Their efforts help to support the assessment and an evidence-based process that can make objective, comparable, and valid evaluation of teaching skills and readiness for the classroom. The criteria for selecting and training scorers are rigorous. Details can be found in the edTPA Scorer Requirements. These educators are also carefully monitored during scoring activities to maintain high quality.
edTPA scorers are compensated for their effort to improve the performance and preparation of incoming teachers. They are paid for training as well as for each assessment scored.
- To learn more about edTPA and score reporting, please go to the Candidate Registration and Operational Information website.