Senate Bill 1209 (effective January 1, 2007), requires all Single Subject and Multiple Subject candidates to pass a Teacher Performance Assessment prior to being recommended for a California Teaching Credential. California State University, East Bay administers the edTPA to meet this mandate.

CSUEB teacher candidates submit the edTPA during their final semester in the program. This performance assessment entails planning a learning segment of about one week (3-5 lessons), including learning objectives for both the curriculum content and the development of academic language related to that content. For general information on edTPA, click here

The edTPA is subject-specific and submitted through the Pearson ePortfolio system. Single subject candidates complete the edTPA in their subject area. Multiple subject candidates complete the edTPA Elementary Literacy with Math Task 4. Please select CSU East Bay for every submission so that we receive your score report. Refer to Passing Scores for California for additional information. 

The CSUEB Teacher Education Department provides a great deal of support to prepare candidates for success on edTPA. During the Student Teaching Seminar, candidates will be oriented and given explicit instruction for completing the edTPA. Courses include assignments designed by faculty to prepare candidates for edTPA. 

Information including subject-specific rubrics and candidate handbooks will be available through coursework. You can also find additional candidate support materials by visiting the edTPA Candidate Resource Page.

edTPA Policies

  1. The recommended submission for edTPA will be in April 2024. While there are other dates for submitting edTPA to Pearson, if a candidate elects to submit edTPA at a later date the candidate takes all responsibility for any delay in the issuance of their credential. 
  2. Candidates must collect parent permission forms to video anyone in the classroom under age 18; students and other adults age 18 and older must sign a video permission form. You can find the permission forms here. Candidates must submit the Principal Authorization Form, verifying this consent requirement, in their seminar class.
  3. All edTPA submissions are governed by the CSUEB academic honesty policies and policies outlined in the edTPA Candidate Handbooks. All edTPA work must be original independent work (other than discussion led by your course instructors).
  4. A candidate cannot be recommended for the preliminary credential without passing the edTPA.

Appeals, Remediation and Resubmission

Candidates who do not earn a passing score will have the opportunity to appeal or resubmit one or more individual edTPA tasks. More information about the appeals process can be found here.  The cost payable to Pearson is $100 to resubmit one section, $200 to submit two sections, and $300 to resubmit the entire portfolio. Candidates must find their own classroom to teach a new unit, film a new video and submit the new portfolio. 

Candidates who need to resubmit will receive a 45 minute conference with an edTPA coordinator. Contact your program coordinator for an advising session. If additional remediation work is required, candidates must enroll in a course for more in-depth coaching in a subsequent semester. A candidate cannot be recommended for the preliminary credential without passing the edTPA.



edTPA Secondary Passing Standards

The Commission approved allowing preparation programs to use a secondary passing standard for candidates whose score was within a few points of the adopted CalTPA or edTPA passing standards. In establishing secondary passing standards for these two performance assessment models, the Commission relied on the provisions of Education Code section 44320.2(e)(2). Click here to learn more.

Interns and edTPA 

For an intern credential to remain valid, the intern must be continuously enrolled in fieldwork at CSUEB and still be teaching at the same school site as the prior year. The intern credential is directly connected to the employing school site and the university. 

An intern who has not earned a passing score on the edTPA may continue to work as an intern for up to one academic year. To do so, the intern must be enrolled in the required fieldwork course throughout the year or until they apply for their preliminary credential. As part of this course, the intern will be assigned a University Supervisor, complete 6 observations per semester, and track their hours via Time2Track. Failure to meet these requirements will result in the cancellation of the intern credential.