All students complete edTPA during the student teaching semester, which is a requirement for both program completion and licensure in North Carolina. Candidates are required to incur the expense of edTPA submission (approximately $300).
edTPA is a student teacher performance assessment developed by the Stanford Center for Assessment, Learning and Equity (SCALE). edTPA evaluates candidate readiness in three areas: planning, implementation, and assessment. Candidates learn these knowledge and skills as they progress through program coursework. edTPA serves as the student teaching capstone project and is content-specific.
For more information please visit the Office of Assessment edTPA site at https://edassessment.uncc.edu/edtpa-information.