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Education: edTPA

"The Stanford Center for Assessment, Learning, and Equity (SCALE) has partnered with the American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education (AACTE) and Pearson to create and deliver a reliable and valid performance assessment system for enhancing the quality of teachers in the United States. SCALE developed a pre-service teacher assessment system that is nationally available for states and teacher preparation programs to use in program improvement, licensure, and accreditation." (Source: SCALE website and American Associate of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) edTPA )


Guidelines, Requirements and Other Applicable Policies

Essential Resources

Candidates will access the handbooks and templates in the portfolio system they use to build their portfolios. All materials can be located by visiting your respective edTPA course inside LiveText [log in credentials are required]

Video Recording

Equipment can be checked out from the TechDeck (University Hall 126) or the Learning Commons. It is a good idea to call or visit them ahead of time to learn about their policies and make sure the equipment will be available for the dates you need. Please refer to the edTPA evidence chart for video specifications.


edTPA Retake Decision-making and Support


The following outlines the language in the official GaPSC rule relative to edTPA:
(e) (5.) (ii) GaPSC-approved educator preparation providers shall require candidates enrolled in initial teacher preparation programs at the baccalaureate level or higher and scheduled to complete programs after September 1, 2015, to attempt the state-approved content pedagogy assessment prior to program completion. A passing score on the state-approved content pedagogy assessment is not required for program completion; however, a passing score is required for state certification. See GaPSC Rule 505-2-.26, CERTIFICATION AND LICENSURE ASSESSMENTS and GaPSC Rule 505-2-.04, INDUCTION CERTIFICATE.  

Armstrong edTPA In The News

'Mama Bear' Teacher Says edTPA Gave Student Teacher Realistic Classroom Experience

LaSaundra Colson Wade has worked with a lot of student teachers in her 18 years as an educator. That's why she knew that it wasn't  business as usual last spring when she began working with a teacher candidate from nearby Armstrong Atlantic State University in Savannah, GA, who was going through edTPA.

Find out more about this story on the Ed Prep Matters website.


Read More 29 Armstrong Alumni Honored as Teachers of the Year for 2018

(April 6, 2017) – Twenty-nine Armstrong State University alumni were recently honored as 2018 Teachers of the Year at the Teacher of the Year Gala, held at the Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa.

Read More Armstrong Biology Senior Selected for National Science Foundation Summer Research Opportunity at UC Berkeley

(April 6, 2017) – Rising Armstrong State University senior Haley Breanne Kodak has been selected as one of 10 students to participate in the National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates program at the University of California (UC), Berkeley. From June 4 through Aug. 11, Kodak, a first-generation college student and Biology major, will live on campus at UC Berkeley and work on an individual biology research project with a faculty member.

Read More Armstrong Art Senior Creates Winning Logo Design for 2019 Conference

(April 4, 2017) – A design created by Armstrong Senior Sonia Mednick, an Art major with a concentration in Graphic Design, was chosen as the official logo for the 2019 Southern Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (SASHTO) annual meeting, which will be held in Savannah, Ga. 

Read More Armstrong State University Introduces New Study Abroad Program in Cuba

(March 10, 2017) – Armstrong State University will offer a new study abroad program in Havana, Cuba from July 9-29, 2017. Students will learn about the history, culture and contemporary issues affecting the Communist island nation post-Fidel Castro. The program is open to all Armstrong students, as well as University System of Georgia transient students, and offers a roster of semester credits.

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