Elementary, Middle Grades, Inclusive, and BK Majors: October 1
HPE, all Secondary Programs, and SPED MAT Majors: October 22
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.
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 and is currently being explored by multiple universities in North Carolina. View this presentation (from March 2013) for a more comprehensive introduction.
Our teacher education programs are part of a pilot program in the state of North Carolina to implement edTPA, an assessment of teacher candidate performance. All our programs that lead to initial licensure will implement this assessment by Spring, 2015. This website will compile our plans, progress, and information related to this process. The edTPA Commission has been charged by the CEAP Leadership Council and WCU Professional Education Council to implement edTPA on our campus.
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: email@example.com.
For Windows 8.1 or 10
Video Cutter & Compressor - recommended editing software available for free in the Windows Store
Note: Microsoft no longer supports Windows Live Movie Maker; tutorials for this are no longer provided.
Quicktime (comes with OS X) - recommended editing software
Even after trimming your video, it may be too large.
Option 1 (easy, works 95% of the time): Smart Converter - Tutorial
Option 2 (harder, works 100% of the time): Handbrake - Tutorial (video)
You will need the free Handbrake tool: Download Handbrake
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.
One reason the video upload may fail is that you have a slow Internet connection. Either come to the WCU campus or find another faster internet connection to upload your video.
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: http://www.edtpa.com
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.
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.
See the Tk20 help website for more information
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.
Making Good Choices - edTPA publication
Guidelines for Supporting Students - edTPA publication
Technology supports are provided by Lee Nickles and Misty Colton through the CEAP's Instructional Technology Support offices in Killian 201 M and 102B respectively.