Certification

edTPA Certification Exam

All candidates for their first Initial Certification as a teacher are required to pass the appropriate edTPA.

edTPA is a student-centered multiple measure assessment of teaching. It is designed to be educative and predicting of effective teaching and student learning. Stanford University faculty and staff at Stanford Center for Assessment, Learning, and Equity (SCALE) developed edTPA. They received substantive advice and feedback from teachers and teacher educators.

For information on what edTPA handbook is required for each certification area, go to: edTPA Handbook pdf document (225KB).

Registration information, including the complete examination schedule and handbooks are all available online at: http://www.nystce.nesinc.com/PageView.aspx?f=HTML_FRAG/GENRB_edTPA.html external link.

edTPA Multiple Measures Review Process

The New York State edTPA Multiple Measures Review Process (MMRP) is for teacher candidates who do not pass the edTPA on or after January 1, 2018, but score within two points of the passing score and can demonstrate that they are prepared to become a teacher of record. A panel of nine members from the P-12 and higher education communities will decide if the teacher candidates who apply for the MMRP should receive a waiver for the edTPA requirement for teacher certification. For more information go to edTPA Multiple Measures Review Process.

New York State edTPA passing scores

Last Updated: July 11, 2018