The edTPA is a powerful, classroom-based, content-specific assessment that captures teacher candidates’ performance in planning, delivering instruction, assessment of student learning, reflection on their effectiveness in supporting student learning, academic language.
The edTPA is a performance assessment similar to National Board Certification specific to pre-service teachers that typically takes place during student teaching.
The edTPA is an assessment designed and built by nation-leading researchers out of Stanford University, including Linda Darling-Hammond and Ray Pecheone.
Visit the edTPA website for more information on this national undertaking.
New and Revised Special Education licensure standards
In January 2012 the Board of Teaching adopted new licensure standards for all new Special Education teachers. The Board also adopted two new Special Education licensure fields: Academic and Behavioral Strategist and Autism Spectrum Disorders. The rule language that was adopted is available at the link below; the Special Education licensure fields are MN Rule 8710.5000 – 8710.5850.
Unit and Program Approval Processes
On December 14, 2012, the Board of Teaching launched the rule making process to revise the rule governing both unit and program standards.
A public comment period opened January 22, 2013 as posted in the State Register.
Additional information about the process that led to this rulemaking initiative, including the timelines and engagement of stakeholders, is available by visiting Program Approval.