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Implementation of edTPA

Fall 2019 Due Dates for edTPA

BK, Elementary, Middle Grades, Inclusive, Health and PE Majors, All Secondary Programs: October 7

SPED MAT Majors: October 21

Spring 2020 Due Dates for edTPA

Inclusive Education: February 27

BK, Elementary, Middle Grades, Health and PE, All Secondary Programs, SPED MAT Majors: March 2

These dates apply whether you are in an undergraduate, graduate, or lateral entry program. Submission after this deadline puts the intern at risk of not successfully completing internship and delaying graduation.

What is edTPA?

edTPA is a preservice assessment process designed by educators to answer the essential question: "Is a new teacher ready for the job?"  It is intended to be used for teacher licensure and to support accreditation.  edTPA was developed by the Stanford Center for Assessment, Learning, and Equity. edTPA is currently a requirement for completing Intern II and will be required for licensure in NC starting Fall 2019.


The edTPA portfolios along with the handbooks and rubrics are located in Tk20.  If you are an intern II or student teacher and do not have access to the edTPA portfolio for your program, contact local Tk20 support:


One-Page Video Tutorial handout

For Windows 8.1 or 10

Video Cutter & Compressor - recommended editing software available for free in the Windows Store

Tutorial for using Video Cutter & Compressor

For Mac

iMovie - recommended for editing on a Mac, free in the App Store

Tutorial for using iMovie to trim and compress your video

Apple iDevices

If you recorded your video with an iPhone or iPad, you may need these directions to transfer your videos from your iOS device to a Windows computer.

Slow Internet

One reason the video upload may fail is that you have a slow Internet connection or you have not. Either come to the WCU campus or find another faster internet connection to upload your video.


Student Consent Forms

Early Field Experience - Use these forms to gain consent from your P-12 students and parents to be video recorded during an Early Field Experience
English and Spanish

edTPA Implementation - Use these forms to gain consent from your P-12 students and parents to be video recorded during Intern II or Student Teaching for your edTPA portfolio
English and Spanish


Pearson Submission

Directions for all students on submitting the edTPA portfolio for scoring via Tk20 - Interns will receive a code via email to use during this process.

Use this website for this process:

Watch a video of the whole submission process (you must log in as a WCU faculty, staff, or student to view)


To retrieve your score report, go to this page and click on the "View Your edTPA Scores" button.

Interpreting your edTPA Score Profile



If your overall score does not meet the cutscore from our policy on Scoring Criteria, you will need to retake all or a portion of your edTPA assessment.

Information on Retaking edTPA from Pearson.

See also this PDF on edTPA Retake Instructions for Candidates.

WCU Guide for edTPA Retakes


Tk20 Assistance

See the Tk20 help website for more information

Key Resources and Recommended Sequence for Reading/Review

  1. Subject specific handbook
  2. Intro to edTPA Webinar
  3. Academic Language Webinar
  4. Using the Resource Library- Exploratory and Implementation
  5. Making Good Choices – A Support Guide for edTPA Candidates
  6. edTPA Alignment to NCATE

We have a local Blackboard site: "edTPA in WCU's CEAP" established to provide faculty with access to information on edTPA and to communicate with faculty about edTPA implementation progress in their programs.  Information on our specific implementation is located here.  Contact Myra Watson if you need access.

Supporting Students

Making Good Choices - edTPA publication

Guidelines for Supporting Students - edTPA publication

Technology Support

Technology supports are provided by Lee Nickles and Misty Colton through the CEAP's Instructional Technology Support offices in Killian 201 J and 102B respectively.

  • Tk20 will be used as the technology platform for providing students access to edTPA handbooks and for storing their edTPA portfolios.
  • Video cameras are available for teacher candidates to check out for video recording your lesson segments.
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