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Performance Assessment for Each Program

Student teachers working along with high school teachers and students at Middletown High School. (These students are released according to the high school but UD does not have the releases on file - check with Sue Gleason before using.)

Student teachers working along with high school teachers and students at Middletown High School.
(These students are released according to the high school but UD does not have the releases on file – check with Sue Gleason before using.)

All teacher candidates in teacher preparation program must pass a performance assessment (edTPA or PPAT) according to the State of Delaware for institutional recommendation for certification. The following lists identify which performance assessment your program requires.

edTPA

  • Elementary Teacher Education and all of the concentrations in this program
  • Exceptional Children and Youth – 4+1 and MPCP
  • Foreign Language Education
  • Health and Physical Education
  • Music Education
  • Secondary English Education
  • Secondary Mathematics Education
  • Secondary Science Education
  • TESL (graduate program)

PPAT

  • Agricultural Education
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Family and Consumer Sciences Education
  • Secondary Social Studies Education

If you are seeking licensure/certification in a state that requires the edTPA (e.g., New Jersey, New York) and your program requires the PPAT, then talk with your program coordinator about which performance assessment you should complete. You must have approval from your program coordinator to take a performance assessment different from the one required by your program. When you receive approval, please notify the UD teacher certification officer that you will be completing the edTPA instead of the PPAT for institutional recommendation for certification.

Delaware Center for Teacher Education  •   200 Academy Street, Room 212  •   Newark, DE 19716
Phone: 302-831-3000