Teacher Candidates

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Teacher Candidates

 Information for Teacher Candidates 

The "Nitty Gritty"

Cut scores
  • 38 for a handbook with 15 rubrics (most handbooks)
  • 32 for a handbook with 13 rubrics (World Languages)

Meeting Days

  • edTPA Kick-Off is held the afternoon of the Student Orientation in early August/January
  • Writing Days are held from 8:30-3:30 on three Fridays during the first 9 weeks of student teaching
    • Large group meetings to start the day
    • Content group meetings are held early in the day
    • Optional "Task" meetings are held throughout the day
    • Instructors, supervisors, technology specialists, Tk20 specialist and edTPA Coordinator are available each day
    • Work space is flexible


  • D2L sites
    • You will have access to a D2L Resource Site - handbooks, associated resources, tips, Q & A, Writing Day agendas, etc.
    • You may also be assigned to a department specific D2L edTPA Writing Seminar
  • edTPA resources
    • Handbook
    • Making Good Choices
    • Understanding Rubric Level Progressions (URLPs)
    • Understanding Academic Language in edTPA
  • Technology professionals
  • University Writing Center
  • Instructors, university supervisors, cooperating teachers, peers, Tk20 specialist, edTPA Coordinator
  • Pearson edTPA site (www.edtpa.com) - the official source of information for candidates and faculty
  • AACTE edTPA site (http://edtpa.aacte.org) - public information


For more information, contact Penny Buckley,  edTPA Coordinator, at edTPA@uwosh.edu or 920-424-3330.

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