Office of Teacher Education


 Fall 2021

Residency II / Student Teaching Application Packet

2021 - 2022 Year-Long Clinical Residency Handbook

Pre-Residency Students - Pending document deadline October 30, 2021 4:30pm 
Admissions Interviews for Pre-Residency applicants will be notified via email/phone call to schedule


Undergraduate Admissions Application:  "Please be reminded that an ACT score of 21, or SAT combined score of 1080, or a passing score on the Praxis CORE is required for admission to the Teacher Education Program. 

Graduate Admissions Application:  Please be reminded that MAT  passing score and all additional requirements for admission to the Teacher Education Program

Effective January 1, 2022 edTPA required score 42

****Deadline to submit passing test results in PDF Format by October 30, 2021
via email: ****

For more detailed information please contact the TESS Office directly 615-963-5459


edTPA Updates and Guidance

SCALE and Pearson have released a number of updates to the website, including the following guidance pages and documents:
  • edTPA 2019-20 Submission and Score Reporting Schedule - Includes two additional submission and reporting dates.
  • Subject-Specific Considerations for Completing edTPA in a Virtual Learning Environment - Provides subject-specific considerations for candidates with approved alternate arrangements in virtual learning environments.
  • edTPA Registrations Extended to Candidates - Teacher candidates have 18 months to prepare and submit a finalized portfolio from the date of edTPA registration, for both initial submissions and retakes. To provide additional support to teacher candidates impacted by COVID-19, on April 6, 2020 all registrations were extended to expire on December 5, 2021. The extension was applied to all open registrations (e.g., initial submissions and retakes) without the need for candidates to contact Pearson.


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