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Overview of edTPA

The edTPA (formerly the Teacher Performance Assessment) requirement is a high-stakes assessment that is required for licensure in Illinois and cannot be waived or dismissed. To complete this licensure examination:

  • Each teacher candidate in Illinois must submit a video-recorded learning segment, student work samples, and written documentation to the Pearson Company midway through their student teaching semester.

  • It is crucial that teacher candidates have multiple opportunities to practice video-recording of their teaching.

  • Teacher candidates must also have multiple opportunities to practice planning, delivering, and assessing instruction.

If an SIUE candidate’s edTPA submission is not deemed acceptable by the external evaluators contracted through the Pearson Company, the candidate will have the opportunity to revise or remediate this first submission. Failure to pass the initial or subsequent submissions will mean that the candidate cannot be licensed to teach in Illinois.

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Please visit our edTPA Description and Rationale web page for a more detailed description of the edTPA. 

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