Learn about edTPA:

Getting Started

1. Learn About edTPA

These resources are intended for use by candidates who are completing edTPA, and provide considerations for candidates as they plan their learning segment, prepare to video record their teaching, and assess their students.

·  Read Making Good Choices: A Support Guide for edTPA Candidates .

·  For Special Education: Read Making Good Choices In Special Education: A Support Guide for edTPA Candidates .

·  For Elementary Education: Read Making Good Choices: Addendum for Elementary Education Task 4 .

 Learn about registering, building your portfolio, and submitting it for scoring.

2. Review Your Requirements

State-Specific Requirements

·  All candidates should review the requirements and assessment options for the state where you are seeking licensure.

For Candidates Unaffiliated with an Educator Preparation Program (EPP) or Candidates Enrolled in an EPP not participating in edTPA

·  Access information on support and guidance.

·  Review the resource Guidance for Candidates Unaffiliated with Educator Preparation Programs .

3. Review Candidate Policies and Online Training

·  Review the candidate policies for participation in edTPA.

·  Access online training for using the Pearson ePortfolio system.

·  edTPA Support for Unaffiliated Candidates Webinar Series: A Guide to Completing edTPA

·  edTPA Retakes: A Webinar for Unaffiliated Teacher Candidates

4. Identify Your Portfolio System

All candidates register here, at www.edTPA.com. Some candidates will continue on this site and build their portfolio here, while other candidates will build their portfolio on another portfolio system currently in use at their educator preparation program. Which portfolio system should I use 

5. Review the Submission and Reporting Dates

Candidates should submit their portfolio based on due dates established by their preparation program or licensure requirement. Review the edTPA submission and reporting dates for details.

6. Register for edTPA

·         Review the edTPA Registration Overview , which describes the registration process and details the information you will be asked to provide when you register.

·         When you are ready, follow the instructions to register for edTPA.

7. Access Your edTPA Handbook

Candidates will access the required assessment handbooks and templates via their educator preparation program, and will also be able to download these materials in the portfolio system they use to build their portfolios.