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edTPA Updates

Final Dates for Submissions Using 2013 Handbooks

Please note that edTPA portfolios developed with the 2013 handbooks and templates should be submitted no later than the following dates:


Assessment Areas

Submit by

Schedule A

Early Childhood, Elementary Education, Elementary Literacy, Elementary Mathematics, Secondary English-Language Arts, Secondary History/Social Studies, Secondary Mathematics, Secondary Science, Special Education, Visual Arts

November 13, 2014

Schedule B

Agricultural Education, Business Education, English as an Additional Language, Family and Consumer Sciences, Health Education, K–12 Performing Arts, K–12 Physical Education, Middle Childhood English-Language Arts, Middle Childhood History/Social Studies, Middle Childhood Mathematics, Middle Childhood Science, Technology and Engineering Education, World Language

November 6, 2014


edTPA Retake Guidelines

EdTPA has created guidelines for re-take decision making and support. Click on this link to access them for all areas except Special Education: edTPA retake guidelines.

Click here to access the Special Education re-take guidance document: Special Education edTPA retake guidelines.

EdTPA has also released a document on submission guidelines. Click here to access it: edTPA Submission Requirements


edTPA "Safety Net"

The edTPA safety net, which was initially approved by the New York State Education Department (NYSED) Board of Regents at its July 2014 meeting and subsequently revised at its April 2015 meeting and then revised again at the May 2015 meeting, allows a candidate who did not receive a passing score on the required edTPA to use a passing score on the ATS-W in lieu of a passing score on the required edTPA.

Pursuant to the regulations, a candidate who applies for and meets all certification requirements for the initial certificate on or before June 30, 2017, except he/she took and did not receive a passing score on the required edTPA prior to June 30, 2016, may either:

  1. use a passing score on an ATS-W taken on or before April 30, 2014 (before the new certification examination requirements became effective), or
  2. use a passing score on an ATS-W taken prior to June 30, 2016 and after receipt of a failing numeric score on the edTPA.

For further details, please see the NYSED website at

Please note that the “safety net” is an option, not a required course of action. A student who fails the edTPA may also elect to submit an edTPA retake.


Test Voucher Code for taking the ATS-W after Failing the edTPA

The New York State Education Department (NYSED) has a limited number of vouchers, valid until July 14, 2015, that will enable a candidate, who received a failing numeric score on the edTPA, to register for the ATS-W at no charge.

To apply for an ATS-W voucher, you must send an email to no later than July 13, 2015 with the following:

  • Your name as it appears on your TEACH account,
  • The last five digits of your Social Security Number,
  • Your date of birth, and
  • Your current email address with a short statement requesting an exam voucher.

edTPA Retake Support Option

SUNY Fredonia is now offering an edTPA support course that is open to EVERYONE! This course will support professionals in the development of an edTPA portfolio that is required for certification in New York State. It is intended for professionals who are NOT enrolled in one of Fredonia's initial teacher preparation programs. However, there are two sets of professionals this course is intended for: (1) those who have failed the edTPA and need to retake it, and (2) those who have already completed a teacher education program (either in New York or out-of-state) seeking NYS certification who have never taken the edTPA.

Last Updated 5/28/15