FYI – Changes in edTPA Requirements

Changes in edTPA requirements announced by the NYSED Board of Regents on April 29, 2014:

-A teacher candidate who is seeking initial certification on or after May 1, 2014 and prior to June 30, 2015, will be required to submit the edTPA.

-If a teacher candidate submits the edTPA and receives a failing score, he/she may take the Assessment of Teaching Skills-Written (ATS-W) exam.  The teacher candidate must receive a passing score on the ATS-W prior to June 30, 2015 in order to be issued an Initial certificate.

Note: The ATS-W is not required for teacher candidates who achieve a passing score on the edTPA.