Once again thank you for hosting our student teachers in the spring 2015 semester. We are especially appreciative of the work you did to support these candidates with the edTPA. As the edTPA is still relatively new, we are trying to better understand the finer details of this certification requirement. Your input is very valuable to us and will undoubtedly get us closer to this goal.

Information gathered from this focus group will be used to help improve our understanding of the edTPA in student teaching and to continue to modify our program to allow us to provide the best experience for our teacher candidates and our cooperating teachers. Findings will also be utilized for publication purposes on topics about cooperating teachers’ perspectives on edTPA. All findings will be made in general terms and cooperating teachers will not be identified by name or by school.