Waive the Edtpa for the NYS candidates during this pandemic

Waive the Edtpa for the NYS candidates during this pandemic

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mimi j started this petition to Edtpa and NYSED

As we all know,  COVID-19 has caused and continue to cause havoc on our daily lives. The edTPA, a performance-based assessment that takes intensive planning, immense justification, videotaping 3-5 lessons, and collecting student work samples. We are asking for State Education Departments to waive the edTPA requirement for individuals that have already completed their program, graduated, and completed all of the required state exams but have yet completed their edtpa. There are many prospective teachers whom are unable to begin or complete their edtpa because of COVID-19. We are aware that student teachers that were in and are in an EPP are giving an edtpa waivers. We will like the same opportunity given to us. We completed the program along with all the requirements and graduated. We began to work on our edtpa, registered for edtpa workshops for guidance and support and paid the $300 fee. Only for us to be denied the edtpa waiver. We will like to be given the opportunity to take the ATS-W  exam just as the other candidates were given.

As we are aware that the State Education Departments could not control the outbreak of COVID-19, they can help alleviate some stress for these teacher candidates by taking the weight of edTPA off their shoulders.

The chances of completing an edTPA has become limited, since these individuals may not have complete access to students due to being a paraprofessional or a substitute teacher coupled with all the restrictions. 

We hope with this petition that passionate and willing teachers will be able to enter the classroom sooner rather than later. Thank you for reading and/or signing. 
 
 

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