The State Board of Education no longer requires the Education Teacher Performance Assessment ("edTPA") as a prerequisite for earning a certificate of eligibility with advanced standing ("CEAS") or certificate of eligibility ("CE"). Governor Phil Murphy signed the law on 12/16/2022. Following the Governor's conditional veto of a bill that prohibited any performance-based assessment approved by the Commissioner of Education from being used in determining whether a candidate should be recommended for a CEAS or CE, the Legislature unanimously agreed. To maintain the elimination of the edTPA requirement, changes were recommended by the Governor. As the best-positioned groups to administer performance-based assessments, educator preparation programs ("EPP") would be responsible.
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“Official Site of the State of New Jersey.” Office of the Governor | Governor Murphy Signs Legislation Addressing Teacher Shortage by Eliminating the EdTPA Requirement, 16 Dec. 2022, https://www.nj.gov/governor/news/news/562022/20221216a.shtml.