What You Need to Know to Register

  1. Go to edTPA.com
  2. Select “Register Now” and create a New Account
  3. Choose “Pearson ePortfolio System” for your edTPA platform and follow the instructions.
  4. If you have received a voucher number from the Office of Teacher Education, the registration system will ask you to enter the number in lieu of a direct payment. If you have been instructed to pay Pearson directly, make a payment using a credit card.

What Other Students Learned and Want Us to Tell You: Important Tips

  1. When registering at edTPA.com, do not make the mistake of paying twice! Did you receive a voucher number (coupon) to cover the $300 cost from the Office of Teacher Education (OTE)?  If eligible, you will receive your voucher code prior to beginning of the term you will be completing your edTPA. Do not use your credit card unless someone in the Office of Teacher Education has explicitly told you that you need to do so.
  2. BEFORE you begin writing your edTPA responses and collecting evidence, thoroughly read and adhere to your Artifact and Commentary Specifications in your edTPA Handbook. You cannot submit your edTPA assessment if you’ve written even one word more than what is allowed. Have you stayed within your page limits? Do you need to label with Student 1 or a name? Did you use the correct document type or format? Is your video too long? Double check.
  3. Don’t purchase a fancy new video camera!  You may be eligible to check out equipment from the University or can use your iPad, iPhone, iPod to record.
  4. Videos must be compressed to under 200MB. Chances are, your initial video will be much larger.  See our Video section for information to get you under the limit.
  5. The process of loading and review all materials takes time. edTPA recommends giving yourself 5 days to complete. Your fellow students told us they each spent several hours just uploading their documents.
  6. Do not use multiple browsers or multiple browser windows when loading or reviewing your documents.
  7. If you are missing information, or have questions, please contact your instructor or the Office of Teacher Education at ote@umn.edu.