Making Our Candidates Safe

The edTPA was legislated by 105 ILCS 5/21B-30 (f) (from SB 1799) to say beginning on September 1, 2015, all teacher candidates completing  teacher preparation programs in Illinois are required to pass an evidence-based assessment of teacher effectiveness approved by the State Board of Education, in consultation with the State Educator Preparation and Licensure Board.  Chicago State University is committed to this endeavor. 

CSU began piloting edTPA and developing plans for full implementation in 2012.  Since the inception, CSU faculty and staff began adopting edTPA for educator preparation programs, our teacher candidate’s supports, educating our cooperating partnerships, and building the required infrastructures necessary to support adoption and implementation by all teacher preparation programs within the university.    

The edTPA program specific handbooks and templates are located in LiveText.  This page is designed for CSU teacher candidate’s to locate resources and supports.  For additional information, please visit

CSU edTPA Policy & Procedures