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edTPA

The College of Education has adopted and implemented a teacher preparation assessment, edTPA. The edTPA is a subject-specific assessment which includes a review of a teacher candidate’s authentic teaching materials that documents and demonstrates the candidate’s ability to effectively teach subject matter to all students. The assessment is completed during the senior II semester for candidates in initial licensure programs.

For more information about the edTPA assessment:https://scale.stanford.edu/teaching/edtpa

Implementing edTPA

At the 2013 National edTPA Implementation Conference, held Nov. 1-2 at the University of San Diego, East Carolina University's use of edTPA within the College of Education is featured. Watch the videos below to see some of the highlights. For more information about the conference in its entirety, please visit the conference website.

Implementing edTPA in Small Programs: Big Change with a Small Team

East Carolina University is seeing results from using edTPA in its teacher preparation, where small groups are teaming up to improve candidate assessment and address content-specific challenges.

Now What? Using edTPA Data to Drive Improvement

East Carolina teacher educators are using edTPA data to identify and shape changes at the program and unit levels.


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COE Alumna and Current MAEd Student Named Pactolus Teacher of the Year

On: 31 Aug 2015 19:02
Melissa Zurawski was named Teacher of the Year at Pactolus School in Pitt County where she teaches fifth grade English Language Arts. She is in her fourth year of teaching and uses the principle, “Effort rather than ability leads to success,” to guide her work with students. She explains, “I want my students to understand that […]

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College of Education is Busting Myths about Teaching

On: 27 Aug 2015 15:10
On August 23, 2015, the College of Education helped welcome over 5,000 students at Pirate Palooza, the university’s largest annual welcome back celebration, held in Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium. . Pirate Palooza featured a variety of ECU traditions and activities where students had the chance to participate in athletic games, speak with vendors, enjoy food, and win […]

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The Education Living-Learning Community

The New Education Community of Scholars Get Acquainted and Settle In

On: 26 Aug 2015 21:12
One week ago today, the College of Education welcomed 31 new Teacher Education students to ECU and moved them into the newest residence hall on campus, Gateway Residence Hall. This group of students is our newest cohort of Education Living-Learning Community members, which consists of 12 Abernathy, Lane and Maynard Scholars and an additional 19 […]

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Dr. Ellen Dobson Serves on National Taskstream Panel

On: 25 Aug 2015 19:53
In June 2015, Dr. Ellen Dobson, Assistant Director in the COE Office of Assessment and Accreditation, was an invited panelist at Taskstream’s CollabEx Live in New York City. Dr. Dobson participated on a panel addressing CAEP standards and program assessment with Mel Horton of Central Connecticut State University and Courtney Peagler of Taskstream. She also […]

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ILS Teacher Prep

Reading Education Faculty Member Elizabeth Swaggerty co-authors Preliminary Report on Landscape of State-level Standards for Teacher Preparation for Literacy Instruction

On: 21 Aug 2015 20:52
The International Literacy Association issued the first of a two-part report by its Teacher Preparation Task Force reviewing preparation that U.S. teachers receive to teach literacy and how different state departments of education differ in their requirements. The 13-member task force, co-chaired by Deanna Birdyshaw of the University of Michigan and Elizabeth Swaggerty of East […]

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