What is edTPA?

The edTPA is a performance-based effectiveness assessment for pre-service teachers that was designed by the Stanford Center for Assessment, Learning, and Equity (SCALE) with input from teachers and teacher educators. It is subject-specific and requires each teacher candidate to submit evidence such as lesson plans, video clips, student work samples, and extensive commentary to demonstrate an ability to effectively teach the chosen subject. These artifacts are then assessed by external evaluators who are P-12 teachers and those who prepare teacher candidates. Detailed rubrics measure the entry level teaching skills that are critical to effective instruction. edTPA is designed by educators to answer the question: "Is this new teacher ready for the job?"

Beginning September 1, 2015, all candidates are required to pass edTPA in order to be eligible for certification by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission.

edTPA Resources

All edTPA resources for Tift candidates and supervisors can be accessed through the Tift Online Field Experience System.

edTPA Calendar

Spring 2017 edTPA Support Sessions

edTPA Coordinator

Dr. Clay Jolly