COVID-19 Update: edTPA Safety Net Extended

September 15, 2020. The edTPA safety net has been extended through the 2020-2021 academic year, including the Fall 2020 through Summer 2021 terms. The following groups of candidates are now eligible for the edTPA safety net. Additional information is available on the edTPA Safety Net webpage.

  • New York State Candidates in Spring 2020 or Summer 2020. Candidates who complete a student teaching or similar clinical experience during the Spring 2020 or Summer 2020 terms while enrolled in a New York State educator preparation program (EPP) and are on a list submitted by the EPP dean or dean’s designee to the Office of Teaching Initiatives (OTI), verifying that they could not complete their edTPA submission as a result of the COVID-19 crisis during the Spring 2020 or Summer 2020 terms, are eligible for the edTPA safety net.
  • New York State Candidates During the 2020-2021 Academic Year. Candidates who complete a student teaching or similar clinical experience during the 2020-2021 academic year while enrolled in a New York State educator preparation program (EPP) are eligible for the edTPA safety net. They must be on a list submitted by the EPP dean or dean’s designee to OTI verifying that they completed a student teaching or similar clinical experience during the 2020-2021 academic year.
  • Out-of-State Candidates During the 2020-2021 Academic Year. Candidates who complete a student teaching experience during the 2020-2021 academic year while enrolled in a comparable teacher education program at a regionally accredited institution of higher education in another U.S. state or territory, or the District of Columbia, that leads to certification in the state/territory where the higher education institution is located, are eligible for the edTPA safety net. They must submit an official transcript that shows the completed student teaching experience during the 2020-2021 academic year.
  • Individual Evaluation Pathway Candidates During the 2020-2021 Academic Year. Candidates who complete the student teaching/teaching experience requirement for certification through the Individual Evaluation pathway during the 2020-2021 academic year are eligible for the edTPA safety net. They must submit an official transcript that shows the completed student teaching experience during the 2020-2021 academic year or a verification of teaching experience form that shows teaching experience during the 2020-2021 academic year.
Last Updated: September 15, 2020