When should I register for the edTPA?
We recommend registering as soon as possible. You have up to 18 months upon registering to submit your edTPA portfolio for scoring.
How much does the edTPA cost?
● $300 for full assessment or full retake
● $300 for three-task retake (Elementary Education only)
● $200 for two-task retake
● $100 for single-task retake
Where can I get an edTPA Handbook?
You can access any of the 25 distinct edTPA Handbooks and templates in the TC-230 elective module. You can also access your certification area's handbook once you register on the Pearson website.
Do I register for the national or Washington versions of the edTPA?
Relay students should select the national version of the edTPA.
edTPA Information for New York Students Only
Q: I'm a single-subject secondary teacher (i.e., grades 6–8 science), but my certification pathway is Middle Childhood Generalist (5–9). Which edTPA should I complete?
A: Per New York State requirements, you must complete the elementary education generalist edTPA.
Q: If I taught and was certified in another state before coming to New York, is the edTPA a requirement?
A: It depends! If you completed three years of certified public-school experience in another single US state or territory within the last five years, and can verify that you received evaluation ratings of effective or highly effective, or the substantial equivalent of such ratings, in the three most recent years of experience in a public school, the edTPA will not be required for your initial certificate. We recommend e-mailing NYDean@relay.edu to schedule a certification office hours appointment.
Q: I completed an edTPA portfolio in another state. Do I need to submit another edTPA portfolio?
A: Maybe! E-mail NYDean@relay.edu so we can check that the edTPA portfolio you previously submitted meets the passing requirements in New York State. We’ll also provide you with directions for sending an official score report to New York State for credit.