edTPA is a national performance-based assessment for beginning teachers. It is intended to assess individuals’ classroom readiness as well as to support their development as educators. All Towson University teacher interns must complete edTPA in order to graduate from their programs. In coming years, teacher candidates will need to successfully complete edTPA to become certified teachers in Maryland.
The following document explains more about what edTPA is and about the role of mentors in the edTPA process.
The NEA has also published a short guide to provide details about each edTPA task and tips for supporting interns.