As a graduation requirement, all Towson University teacher candidates must obtain a qualifying score on edTPA®, a national performance assessment for beginning educators. Candidates will plan and teach a sequence of 3-5 lessons and will develop a digital portfolio of lesson materials, work samples, video footage, and written reflections. edTPA is one of the measures that Towson University uses to ensure that candidates are ready for the classroom. Additionally, edTPA meets the pedagogy assessment requirement for teacher certification in Maryland and many other states.

Students will be charged a $300 edTPA fee when they register for their final internship course and will be given a voucher code to use when registering for edTPA. The $300 fee covers the cost for national scoring charged by Pearson.

Navigating This Site

  • edTPA Resources: This section of the site contains important documents and helpful tips about the content of edTPA portfolios in each subject area, as well as information about how faculty can support students in the edTPA process.
  • edTPA Technical Help: This section of the site is dedicated to the technical side of building and submitting the edTPA portfolio, including working with video files and navigating the submission workflow.
  • Recording for edTPA: Locate the video permission policies and forms for the county in which you are completing your internship and access tips for recording your instruction.

Helpful Links

  • Candidate Policies: Candidates should review and abide by these policies from edtpa.com.
  • Faculty Policies: Faculty should review and abide by these policies from edtpa.com.
  • About edTPA: Learn more about the history of this performance assessment and the research behind it.