Information on the NYS Board of Regents Action on 4/28/14
Regarding an edTPA “Safety Net”
Updated as of 5/2/14
Q. Do I have to complete the edTPA to receive an initial teaching certificate in New York State?
A. YES. All candidates applying for initial certification must complete the edTPA and submit it to Pearson for scoring at least once.
Q. If I fail the edTPA, what are my options?
A. If you fail the edTPA, there are two options available through June 30, 2015:
Note: After June 30, 2015, Option 1 – re-taking the edTPA and achieving a passing score - will be the only option.
Q. What are the costs of the different re-take options for edTPA?
A. To re-take one task of the edTPA is $100. To re-take the entire edTPA is $300. To take the ATS-W is $119. These costs are current as of 5/2/14 but could increase over time.
Q. If I have already taken the ATS-W before failing the edTPA, can it be used in place of re-taking the edTPA?
A. NO. You must take the ATS-W after your edTPA failing grade is posted.
If you need support in understanding these options please contact the edTPA Advisor of your school:
Kim Kennedy (Kimberly.Kennedy@cortland.edu), edTPA Advisor for the School of Education (Childhood, Early Childhood, and Inclusive Special Education).
Matt Madden (Matthew.Madden@cortland.edu), edTPA Advisor for the School of Professional Studies (Physical Education and Health Education_
Valerie Behr (Valerie.Behr@cortland.edu), edTPA Advisor for the School of Arts and Sciences (Adolescent Education in English, Math, Science, Social Studies, Modern Languages, and TESOL)
Statement from Commissioner King on the edTPA Safety Net: http://www.oms.nysed.gov/press/edtpa-statement.html