In addition to completing your coursework, you will need to achieve passing scores on licensure tests and the edTPA portfolio.
About Licensure Tests
Each licensure area has different testing requirements to complete and apply for licensure. Please note that this is in addition to the licensure tests which you take prior to admission (in lieu of the GRE).
edTPA is a performance-based, subject-specific assessment and support system used by teacher preparation programs throughout the United States to emphasize, measure and support the skills and knowledge that all teachers need from Day 1 in the classroom.
During your student teaching experience, you will gather a portfolio of materials that serve as evidence of your preparation to become a teacher. This includes an unedited video recording of you at work in a real classroom. You will work with your university-based supervisor and program faculty determine the specific requirements needed in your portfolio, which will be based on the type of license you are pursuing.