SDE: Educator Preparation Advisory Council (EPAC)

Educator Preparation Advisory Council (EPAC)

Latest Updates

  • September 30, 2016, 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Location: State Office Building Room 307A/B [Agenda]

Information about EPAC

  • Invitation Letter [PDF]
  • Memorandum dated - 03/07/12 [PDF]
  • Membership List [PDF]
  • Interim EPAC Report to the State Board of Education April 1, 2013 [PDF]
  • Report to the State Board of Education on Principles for Reform of School Leader Preparation Programs October 2, 2013 [PDF]
  • EPAC Board report 11/5/2014 [PDF]

Data Subcommittee
Program Review Subcommittee

Assessment Development Subcommittee

edTPA Voluntary Pilot

The edTPA is a student-centered, multiple measures assessment of pre-service teaching competence. It is aligned to state and national teaching standards and is designed to measure knowledge and skills in the areas of student development, learning, instruction, assessment, and professional roles and responsibilities. Candidates in seven educator preparation programs in Connecticut, including public, private, and alternate routes to certification, are participating in a pilot of the edTPA in the 2015-2016 academic year*.

Helpful Links
Go to to learn more about the assessment.
Go to AACTE to find information about edTPA and resources for edTPA members including Handbooks, Resource Library, and the Online Community.
Visit Pearson’s site to find information about becoming an edTPA scorer. Review scorer qualifications, recruitment dates and timelines.

For more information about the edTPA pilot in Connecticut, please contact Dr. Amanda Turner, Associate Education Consultant and Project Lead for the Connecticut State Department of Education

*Participating institutions include Central Connecticut State University, Eastern Connecticut State University, Quinnipiac University, Southern Connecticut State University, Teach for America – Connecticut, University of St. Joseph, and Western Connecticut State University

Archived Agendas
  • September 25, 2015 [PDF]
  • May 29, 2015 [PDF]
  • December 18, 2013 [PDF]
  • July 31, 2013 [PDF]
  • March 28, 2013 [PDF]
  • March 7, 2013 [PDF]
  • March 5, 2013 [PDF]
  • January 30, 2013 [PDF]
  • January 15, 2013 [PDF]
  • December 18, 2012 [PDF]
  • September 18, 2012 [PDF]
  • August 3, 2012 [PDF]
Archived Minutes

CEEDAR Grant (Collaboration for Effective Educator Development, Accountability and Reform)

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