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edTPA Safety Net Update

Below please find language describing the edTPA safety as approved by the Board of Regents at its April 2014 meeting. You can also find the entire Regents Item at http://www.regents.nysed.gov/meetings/2014/April2014/413hea4Revision2.pdf

Pursuant to the implementation of the edTPA “safety net” by the Board of Regents at their April meeting, any candidate who applies for and meets the requirements of an initial certificate on or before June 30, 2015, except he/she does not receive a passing score on the edTPA, may either (1) take and pass the ATS-W after receipt of his/her score on the edTPA and prior to June 30, 2015, (2) or if the candidate had previously passed the ATS-W on or before April 30, 2014 (before the new certification examination requirements became effective) and the candidate has taken and failed the edTPA prior to June 30, 2015, the candidate will be issued an initial certificate. (This paragraph also applies to Transitional B program candidates pursuing their initial certificate).

The same safety net exists for Transitional C certificate holders (career changes and others holding a graduate academic or graduate professional degree) who apply for and meet all requirements for a professional certificate, except the candidate does not receive a passing score on the edTPA.


Last Updated: May 12, 2014