edtpa510 | Graduate

Candidate Preparation For Edtpa

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This course focuses on preparing teacher candidates to pass the edTPA (Teacher Performance Assessment). Participants will focus on the following topics: requirements and expectations for edTPA, academic language, planning instruction, teaching planned lessons, and assessment and evaluation. Finally, learners will become familiar with the edTPA final project and prepare a mock edTPA project.

This graduate-level course is 4 weeks To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 4 weeks

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    • Review all expectations for Planning Task 1 of edTPA.
    • Identify supportive strategies to meet the needs of diverse learners.
    • Create goals and objectives based on the central focus of the lesson.
    • Justify instructional plans supported by research and/or theory.
    • Develop instructional support for various language demands of students.
    • Prepare assessments that provide evidence to monitor and support student learning.


    • Review all expectations for Instruction Task 2 of edTPA.
    • Link prior academic learning to new learning.
    • Explore how positive interactions with students connect content area skills and deepen student learning.
    • Model key strategies and provide meaningful opportunities for practice.
    • Explore strategies to support the needs of diverse learners.


    • Review all expectations for Assessment Task 3 of edTPA.
    • Analyze evidence of student learning.
    • Evaluate assessment data to provide accurate feedback.
    • Describe how students will use feedback to deepen their understanding of the content strategies.
    • Explain and provide evidence of language use and content learning for students with varied needs.
    • Use assessment results to propose targeted support to improve student learning.
    • Create visual representations to profile student performance.

    Introduction to edTPA; Academic Language and a Positive Learning Environment

    • Review the procedures, expectations, and requirements for edTPA.
    • Review how the Federal Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affects teachers’ roles in education and communication.
    • Explore the edTPA Assessment Handbook for your content area.
    • Identify rubric level progressions for edTPA.
    • Review the responsibilities of an edTPA candidate, including professionalism and relationships in the classroom.
    • Define academic language and how it applies to education.
    • Define glossary terms significant to the edTPA assessment.
    • Identify strategies to apply academic language in the classroom.
    • Evaluate the aspects of the classroom environment that contribute to positive learning experiences.
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