Pedagogy Assessments

Content Pedagogy Assessment
The GaPSC-approved Content Pedagogy assessment, edTPA, is designed to assess knowledge and skills in the areas of student development and learning, instruction and assessment, and professional roles and responsibilities.

A passing score on edTPA is required for the following individuals:
  • Applicants for Induction Pathway 1 or 2 who completed the clinical practice or student teaching requirements of their state-approved initial certification program on or after September 1, 2015;
  • Applicants for conversion of an Induction Pathway 4 certificate who completed the clinical practice or student teaching requirements of their state-approved initial certification program on or after September 1, 2015.
A passing score on edTPA or a GaPSC-accepted substitute is also required for applicants for conversion of Induction Pathway 3 certificates who completed the clinical practice or student teaching requirements of their state-approved initial certification program on or after September 1, 2015, unless the certificate holder had at least one year of acceptable out-of-state experience before earning the Induction certificate. Another pedagogy assessment may be accepted in lieu of edTPA if an educator holding an Induction Pathway 3 certificate was not required to complete edTPA as part of his/her out-of-state educator preparation program. Acceptable substitutes may include:
  • A GaPSC-determined passing score on another portfolio-based pedagogy assessment taken as part of an educator preparation program;
  • For those who were not required to complete a portfolio-based pedagogy assessment as part of an educator preparation program, a GaPSC-determined passing score on the Praxis Performance Assessment for Teachers.
Professional Pedagogy Assessment
The Professional Pedagogy Assessment is required only for those in a One Year Supervised Practicum (OYSP) program. This assessment will continue to be offered by Evaluation Systems of Pearson (ES).