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NEA believes that all teachers should be “profession-ready” from their first day of being responsible for student learning. Use these resources to start preparing for the edTPA and other pre-service assessments.
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What is a "profession-ready teacher?"

A profession-ready teacher has had extensive opportunities to develop and learn teaching and basic classroom management skills. This teacher has demonstrated the ability to plan and deliver instruction to students with different learning styles and also to assess and support student learning. A profession-ready teacher has worked with accomplished educators to understand the value of collaboration and reflection and has learned firsthand the importance of home-school connections.

While the profession-ready teacher has not yet reached the status of a fully accomplished educator, he or she has had enough opportunities to witness, implement, and reflect on quality teaching and learning and has demonstrated classroom readiness by successfully completing a pre-service, classroom-based performance assessment prior to receiving full state licensure. 

EdTPA is an assessment and support system used by teacher preparation programs throughout the United States to emphasize, measure and support the skills and knowledge that all teachers need to start their career. To help you prepare, NEA has created the resources below.

Assessment Literacy Micro-Credentials

Learn to reclaim classroom assessment to propel meaningful teaching and learning by designing sound assessments that generate accurate evidence of student learning.
National Education Association

Great public schools for every student

The National Education Association (NEA), the nation's largest professional employee organization, is committed to advancing the cause of public education. NEA's 3 million members work at every level of education—from pre-school to university graduate programs. NEA has affiliate organizations in every state and in more than 14,000 communities across the United States.