Teacher Performance Assessment

Where can you find your edTPA materials?

  • edTPA Handbooks and resources:
    • WWU Canvas Teacher Performance Assessment Student Resources. You need to review this Canvas module very carefully. Log on to your "MyWestern" and then "Canvas" to get to this resource module. On this site you will find:
      • Your edTPA HANDBOOK (this is the only site where you may access your edTPA handbook).
      • All edTPA video permission forms (you must use the forms we provide).
      • Information about Getting Started, how to choose your lessons, Making Good Choices for your lessons, video taping your lessons, etc.
      • Information about creating your account to submit your edTPA.
      • Information about the cost for the edTPA.
      • Lesson plan templates for your content.
  • OFE edTPA Policy
  • Contact Melissa Oscarson if you are unable to access this Canvas module.
  • Additional edTPA resources (including registration, submission, scoring information, and support documents) may be found on the Pearson edTPA website.

Technology

  • WWU Candidates submit their edTPA through the "Pearson ePortfolio system."
  • DO YOU NEED A VIDEO CAMERA?
    • Cameras to loan - Woodring Technology Center has cameras to loan
      • No charge to borrow a camera
      • You may pick up a camera in Miller Hall 034
      • Request a camera via email to wtec@wwu.edu. Include your name, W#, and specific need when requesting via email.
    • Other resources for cameras:
      • ATUS Equipment Loan (on main campus only)
      • Woodring Technology Center (360-650-4300) for assistance downloading your video onto your computer and making clips.
    • Equipment notes:
      • Most smart phones will not record conversations well - if unable to hear, you would be required to transcribe the full conversation
      • Try to use an external microphone or clip on microphone
      • Some tablets, laptops, etc. may be used, but check for sound quality
      • PRACTICE! Use your equipment early to check for sound and picture quality!

Outcomes

Download our edTPA and Student Teaching Outcomes Guide to view potential next steps after receiving your edTPA and internship results.

Questions?

Please contact us if you have questions about the edTPA.

  • Melissa Oscarson, TPA Specialist, Western Washington University Office of Field Experiences

edTPA Requirement

Completion of the edTPA is a student teaching and program completion requirement. Failure to successfully complete your edTPA by the due-date provided (posted on Canvas) will result in a "no-pass" for student teaching and consequentially, a failure to complete all program requirements.