Partnership Teacher and Supervisor Support

Partnership teachers serve an important role in the future of education and are key individuals in mentoring student interns in their classrooms. The edTPA is an embedded assessment that will occur during the internship semester. Teacher candidates will have access to handbooks, rubrics, and resources to complete the assessment.  We have provided a few resources that will be useful to support and guide pre-service teachers.

Resources from edTPA

edTPA Cooperating Teachers Brochure  - This brochure offers information and guidance to P-12 teachers as they partner with preparation programs to support candidates completing edTPA in their local contexts.

edTPA Guidelines for Acceptable Candidate Support - This resource is for faculty, clinical supervisors, and cooperating teachers working with candidates who are completing edTPA. This video also provides details on the acceptable support you can provide.

Making Good Choices Guide - This document helps to guide interns and partners in critical decision-making towards the successful completion of the edTPA tasks. Here is the Special Education version of Making Good Choices.

UNCW Support Resources

Partnership Teacher Support Presentation - This presentation is an introduction to edTPA, the support provided by the UNCW team for interns, and key resources for partnership teachers.

Digging Deeper - This presentation provides additional guidance on understanding the edTPA rubrics and how the Understanding Rubric Level Progressions documents can be used to help partnership teachers use coaching and questioning practices to help their interns achieve scores of 3 or higher on each rubric. For elementary educators, the last part of this presentation is incredibly helpful in understanding how interns are asked to think and write about elementary literacy throughout the edTPA process.

Additional support videos made to help guide interns through each task can be found on the task-specific pages.