Hear from diverse Texas teachers and teacher prep leaders who know firsthand why edTPA is the right path for teacher training. Then take action! Click here to contact the State Board of Education to let them know you support edTPA to get better prepared, more diverse teachers into Texas classrooms.

As the challenges of teacher vacancies and students’ unfinished learning come into focus, it has never been more important for new teachers to receive high-quality preparation to stay and thrive in the profession. Every year, 25,000 new teachers enter Texas classrooms, too often without the coaching and support they deserve and their students need.

One strategy endorsed by state leaders is to replace the current multiple-choice Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities exam (PPR) with edTPA, a performance-based licensure assessment that better evaluates and develops the knowledge and skills needed for new teachers to be successful.

This video features diverse Texas teachers and teacher preparation leaders discussing why edTPA is the right choice for Texas. Check out their remarks, and then visit to contact State Board of Education members to voice your support for edTPA.