Trinity Celebrates 100% edTPA Pass Rate

At Trinity, we prepare our Education majors for the classroom. And our recent 100% pass rate on the Teacher Performance Assessment (edTPA) for traditional undergraduate students is further proof of that.

“This is a great testament to our students’ abilities and the education they receive at Trinity,” said Dr. Rick Snoeyink, professor of education. “The edTPA is a strong indication of what teachers face in the classroom.”

And Trinity graduates agree that they are prepared when they enter the classroom. “Trinity (and the edTPA) prepared me so well for my first evaluation in the real teaching world!” one graduate recently reported. “All of the reflections, full-out lesson planning, and observations are worth more than I could’ve ever known.”

edTPA is a performance-based, subject-specific assessment and support system used by teacher preparation programs to emphasize, measure and support the skills and knowledge that all teachers need from Day 1 in the classroom. The assessment features a common architecture focused on three tasks: Planning, Instruction, and Assessment.

Trinity offers majors in art education, biology education, business education, chemistry education, elementary education, English education, mathematics education, middle grades education, music education, physical education, Spanish education, and special education.