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University of West Alabama

Bachelor Bachelor of Science Early Childhood Development Website

The University of Iowa

Master Master of Arts in Teaching, Leadership, and Cultural Competency Website

Purdue University

Master Online MS in Education Website

Fairleigh Dickinson University

Master Master of Administrative Science Website

Eastern Oregon University

Bachelor Bachelor in Early Childhood Education Website
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West Virginia may be a state that appears small in size but it's large in terms of educational options for aspiring teachers.

West Virginia has more than 20 teaching schools, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.

Read on to learn more about the top teaching colleges in West Virginia and an overview of some of the teaching programs they offer.

  • 153 teaching programs in West Virginia accredited by CAEP
  • 87 CAEP-accredited Bachelor's degrees
  • 35 CAEP-accredited Master's degrees in West Virginia

West Virginia has 19 universities and colleges that offer outstanding traditional teacher preparation programs. They are designed to provide the skills and knowledge candidates need for a world-class education.

There are also alternative certification programs approved by the school districts of West Virginia to assist in the transition of individual skills to meet critical shortage and need areas.

Requirements to Teach in West Virginia

Holding a Bachelor's degree, completion of a teacher preparation program approved by the state, and passing the required content exams are requirements for a West Virginia teaching certificate.

The three Praxis Series tests prospective West Virginia educators have to pass are the Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators, Principles of Learning and Teaching, and appropriate subject assessments for the endorsements sought.

The Core exam measures basic reading, writing, and math skills. The PLT assesses specific skills to classroom leadership and teaching. Content-specific exams test content-area knowledge that is specific to the endorsements for which candidates plan to apply. A 2.5 GPA better must be maintained as an undergraduate and 3.0 for graduates.

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Eastern Oregon University

Bachelor Bachelor in Early Childhood Education Website

University of West Alabama

Master Education Specialist: Teacher Leader Website

Winthrop University

Master Master of Arts in Arts Administration Website

University of West Alabama

Master Master of Arts in Teaching Website
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Scholarships and Financial Aid Available

The FAFSA is the first step in seeking financial aid for college. Grants funded through university, college, state, and federal resources are awarded to financial need students. Often they are renewable. The FAFSA has to be submitted each year to qualify. Scholarships that are funded from private, university and college, local community, state, and federal resources are typically awarded without financial need as a factor. Each has selection criteria and an application process of its own. Recipients are selected based on athletics, academic achievement, exceptional talent, heritage, community service, and career interests.

A financial award letter received from a university or college outlines the type of financial aid the student is qualified to receive. The process for applying may vary based on the type of loan being sought. Taking out a Federal Direct Loan requires completion of the Master Promissory Note before funds are disbursed. Parents who take out a Direct PLUS loan have to sign the PLUS Application/Promissory Note. The promissory notes to be signed are usually sent with the award letter.

As of July 1, 2019, West Virginia students can enroll in a local community college, and the state will pay the tuition to earn a training certificate or Associate's degree if the student can pass a drug test each semester.

Requirements to Qualify for In-State Tuition

A difference of over $13,000 between out-of-state and in-state tuition in West Virginia during a four-year college career. It is among the most difficult states to earn in-state tuition. There is a one-year domicile period that a student cannot attend school while living in West Virginia. Employment for at least 30 hours per week in the state is also a requirement. There are a limited number of days to be absent from West Virginia during the domicile period.

The financial component is very strict during the domicile period and after being granted in-state status. All expenses must be paid by the student applying for in-state tuition. Ties to other states must be cut. Proof of plans to reside and remain in West Virginia for reasons other than school, and the ability to support oneself is required.

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School Level Program Admissions

University of West Alabama

Bachelor Bachelor of Science Early Childhood Development Website

The University of Iowa

Master Master of Arts in Teaching, Leadership, and Cultural Competency Website

Purdue University

Master Online MS in Education Website

Fairleigh Dickinson University

Master Master of Administrative Science Website

Eastern Oregon University

Bachelor Bachelor in Early Childhood Education Website

University of West Alabama

Master Education Specialist: Teacher Leader Website

Winthrop University

Master Master of Arts in Arts Administration Website

University of West Alabama

Master Master of Arts in Teaching Website

George Mason University

Master Master of Education in Special Education Website
CAEP Accredited Teaching Programs

List of CAEP-Accredited Teaching Degrees in West Virginia

Alderson Broaddus University
Philippi
CAEP
  • Endorsement only in Health Education - PK-Adult AAHE
Appalachian Bible College
Mount Hope
CAEP
  • Bachelors in Elementary Education ACEI
Bethany College
Bethany
CAEP
  • Bachelors in Elementary Education ACEI
  • Bachelors in Mathematics NCTM
  • Endorsement only in Multi-Category Special Education CEC
  • Endorsement only in Physical Education NASPE
  • Endorsement only in Social Studies 5-Adult NCSS
Bluefield State College
Bluefield
CAEP
  • Bachelors in Early/Middle Education ACEI
  • Bachelors in English Language Arts 5-9 NCTE
  • Bachelors in Mathematics NCTM
  • Bachelors in Middle School Science Education 5-9 NSTA
  • Bachelors in Social Studies 5-9 NCSS
Concord University
Athens
CAEP
  • Masters in Educational Leadership/Supervision (Prek-Adult) ELCC
  • Bachelors in Elementary Education ACEI
  • Bachelors in English Language Arts NCTE
  • Bachelors in General Science, Biology and Chemistry 5-9 & 5-Adult NSTA
  • Endorsement only in Health (5-Adult) AAHE
  • Bachelors in Mathematics (5-9) NCTM
  • Bachelors in Mathematics (5-Adult) NCTM
  • Endorsement only in Mild/Moderate K-6 and 5-Adult CEC
  • Bachelors in Physical Education 5-Adult and PreK-Adult NASPE
  • Bachelors in Pre-School Special Needs (PreK-K) CEC
  • Bachelors in Pre-School Special Needs (PreK-K) NAEYC
  • Masters in Reading Specialist ILA
  • Bachelors in Social Studies NCSS
Davis & Elkins College
Elkins
CAEP
  • Bachelors in Elementary Education K-6 ACEI
  • Bachelors in Social Studies 5-Adult NCSS
Fairmont State University
Fairmont
CAEP
  • Bachelors in Biology NSTA
  • Masters in Biology (MAT) NSTA
  • Bachelors in Chemistry NSTA
  • Masters in Chemistry (MAT) NSTA
  • Bachelors in Elementary Education ACEI
  • Masters in English Language Arts MAT NCTE
  • Bachelors in English/Language Arts NCTE
  • Bachelors in General Science NSTA
  • Masters in General Science (MAT) NSTA
  • Bachelors in Math 5-9 NCTM
  • Bachelors in Math 5-Adult NCTM
  • Masters in Math 5-Adult MAT NCTM
  • Masters in Multi-categorical CEC
  • Bachelors in Physical Education NASPE
  • Bachelors in Physics NSTA
  • Masters in Physics (MAT) NSTA
  • Masters in Reading Specialist ILA
Glenville State College
Glenville
CAEP
  • Bachelors in Bachelor of Arts in Education, Middle School Program AMLE
  • Bachelors in Bachelor of Arts in Education, Social Studies (5-Adult) NCSS
  • Bachelors in Early Education and Elementary Education NAEYC
  • Bachelors in Elementary Education ACEI
  • Bachelors in English/Language Arts NCTE
  • Bachelors in Mathematics NCTM
  • Bachelors in Multi-Categorical CEC
  • Bachelors in Secondary Science - Biology NSTA
  • Bachelors in Secondary Science - Chemistry NSTA
  • Bachelors in Secondary Science - General Science NSTA
Marshall University
Huntington
CAEP
  • Bachelors in Biology (9-Adult), Chemistry (9-Adult), Physics (9-Adult), and General Science (5-9 and 5-Adult) NSTA
  • Post Bachelors in Deaf & Hard of Hearing PreK-Adult CEC
  • Bachelors in Early Childhood Education NAEYC
  • Post Bachelors in Early Education PreK-K NAEYC
  • Bachelors in Elementary Education ACEI
  • Post Bachelors in English as a Second Language TESOL
  • Bachelors in English Language Arts NCTE
  • Bachelors in General Math - Algebra I (Baccalaureate) NCTM
  • Post Bachelors in General Math – Algebra I NCTM
  • Bachelors in Health 5-Adult AAHE
  • Bachelors in Mathematics NCTM
  • Masters in Multi-categorical Special Education CEC
  • Bachelors in Multicategorical Special Education CEC
  • Bachelors in Physical Education PreK-Adult NASPE
  • Post Bachelors in PreSchool Special Needs CEC
  • Masters in Principal ELCC
  • Masters in Reading Specialist ILA
  • Masters in School Library Media Specialist ALA
  • Specialist or C.A.S. in School Psychology NASP
  • Bachelors in Social Studies NCSS
  • Bachelors in Spanish 5-Adult ACTFL
  • Specialist or C.A.S. in Superintendent ELCC
  • Specialist or C.A.S. in Supervisor of Instruction ELCC
Salem University
Salem
CAEP
  • Bachelors in Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education - Health Education (Pre K - Adult) AAHE
  • Bachelors in Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education - Physical Education (Pre K - Adult) NASPE
  • Bachelors in Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education (Biology Education (9 - Adult) NSTA
  • Bachelors in Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education (Social Studies Education (5 - Adult) NCSS
  • Endorsement only in Certificate in Educational Leadership (Building Level) ELCC
  • Endorsement only in Certificate in Educational Leadership (District Level) ELCC
  • Masters in Master of Education - Educational Leadership (Building Level) ELCC
  • Masters in Master of Education - Educational Leadership (District Level) ELCC
Shepherd University
Shepherdstown
CAEP
  • Masters in Elementary Education MAT ACEI
  • Bachelors in Elementary Education Undergrad ACEI
  • Bachelors in English Education 5-12 undergraduate NCTE
  • Masters in English Education MAT NCTE
  • Endorsement only in Mathematics (5 - 9) NCTM
  • Bachelors in Mathematics Education Undergrad NCTM
  • Bachelors in Physical Education NASPE
  • Masters in Science Education MAT NSTA
  • Bachelors in Science Education Undergrad NSTA
  • Masters in Social Studies Education MAT NCSS
  • Bachelors in Social Studies Education Undergrad NCSS
West Liberty University
West Liberty
CAEP
  • Bachelors in Early Childhood Education NAEYC
  • Bachelors in Elementary Education ACEI
  • Bachelors in English NCTE
  • Bachelors in English 5-9 NCTE
  • Bachelors in General Science NSTA
  • Bachelors in General Science 5-9 NSTA
  • Bachelors in Health AAHE
  • Masters in Multi-categorical Special Education MA CEC
  • Bachelors in Physical Education NASPE
  • Bachelors in Science - Biology NSTA
  • Bachelors in Science - Chemistry NSTA
  • Bachelors in Social Studies NCSS
  • Bachelors in Social Studies 5-9 NCSS
  • Masters in Technology Integration ISTE
West Virginia State University
Institute
CAEP
  • Bachelors in Elementary Education ACEI
  • Bachelors in English NCTE
  • Bachelors in General Science Biology & Chemistry NSTA
  • Bachelors in Health Education AAHE
  • Bachelors in Mathematics NCTM
  • Bachelors in Physical Education NASPE
  • Bachelors in Social Studies NCSS
  • Bachelors in Special Education CEC
West Virginia University
Morgantown
CAEP
  • Masters in Biology 5YR MA NSTA
  • Post Bachelors in Biology MAC or PB NSTA
  • Masters in Chemistry 5YR MA NSTA
  • Post Bachelors in Chemistry MAC or PB NSTA
  • Masters in Educational Leadership, Principal ELCC
  • Post Bachelors in Elementary, K- 6; PB or MAC ACEI
  • Masters in Elementary, K-6, 5YR MA ACEI
  • Masters in English 5YR MA NCTE
  • Post Bachelors in English PB or MAC NCTE
  • Masters in Foreign Languages 5YR MA ACTFL
  • Post Bachelors in Foreign Languages MAC or PB ACTFL
  • Masters in General Science 5YR MA NSTA
  • Post Bachelors in General Science MAC or PB NSTA
  • Bachelors in Health Education AAHE
  • Masters in Mathematics 5YR MA NCTM
  • Post Bachelors in Mathematics PB or MAC NCTM
  • Bachelors in Physical Education NASPE
  • Masters in Physics 5YR MA NSTA
  • Post Bachelors in Physics MAC or PB NSTA
  • Bachelors in Pre-School Education, Birth to Pre K NAEYC
  • Masters in Reading ILA
  • Masters in Science Education, 5YR (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, General Science) NSTA
  • Post Bachelors in Science Education, MAC/Post Bacc (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, General Science) NSTA
  • Masters in Social Studies 5YR MA NCSS
  • Post Bachelors in Social Studies PB or MAC NCSS
  • Post Bachelors in Special Education - Gifted CEC
  • Post Bachelors in Special Education - Multicategorical CEC
  • Masters in Special Education - Multicategorical 5YR CEC
  • Post Bachelors in Special Education - Preschool Special Needs CEC
  • Post Bachelors in Special Education - Severe Multiple Disabilities CEC
  • Bachelors in Special Education: Preschool Special Needs Endorsement, BA CEC
  • Bachelors in WVUteach Science Education - Physics NSTA
West Virginia University at Parkersburg
Parkersburg
CAEP
  • Bachelors in Elementary Education ACEI
West Virginia Wesleyan College
Buckhannon
CAEP
  • Bachelors in Elementary Education ACEI
  • Bachelors in English/Language Arts NCTE

Online Teaching Degrees – WV

West Virginia State University offers several online teaching programs, including master degrees in higher education administration, instructional design and technology, literacy education, physical education teacher education, special education and school health education. These programs can generally be completed in less than two years. WVSU also offers an online multidisciplinary studies bachelor degree program and an early childhood education certificate.

WV Teacher Certification & Specializations

Western Virginia State University has certification and secondary certification programs in several areas, including business education, biology, chemistry, English, general sciences, mathematics, social studies and many more. West Liberty University offers endorsement programs in early education, middle school, special education and community education. These endorsements must be added to other majors like elementary or secondary education and cannot be used alone.

Concord University offers certification programs in educational leadership reading specialist, and a PreK-Adult certification. University of Charleston offers certification programs in elementary and secondary education with the option of taking dual majors and minors.

Bachelor’s in Education Degrees in West Virginia

West Virginia State University offers a Bachelor of Science in Education program with majors in early education Pre-K-6; elementary education K-6; 5-adult; 9-adult; and Pre-K-adult. Each of these majors also offers areas on concentration so students can obtain certification in specific areas. For instance, the B.S. in Education – Pre- K-adult offers concentrations in art, French, music, Spanish and theater. To obtain certification in a certain area, the student must complete 600 clock hours of student teaching as well as the coursework.

West Liberty University also offers a variety of bachelor degree programs in areas like elementary, secondary and middle school education as well as majors in comprehensive education and community education. They also offer health and human performance majors like health and physical education, exercise physiology and athletic training. The teaching programs also offer several minors so students can focus on specific areas of interest. WLU also offers several scholarships to deserving students enrolled in their teaching programs.

The University of Charleston offers several options in baccalaureate programs. The elementary education (k-6) program offers majors in areas like English, art, psychology, history and science. Students can double up on majors to earn multiple certifications. UC also offers an elementary education/special education dual degree program. They also offer secondary special education and educational studies bachelor degree programs. Bethany College offers bachelor degree programs in elementary education, middle childhood education, and psychology and education as well as a large selection of minors.

Master’s in Education Degrees in West Virginia

Concord University offers a M.Ed. program with concentrations in reading specialist, educational leadership and special education. This program has courses in public school administration, models of curriculum & instruction, educational research and public school law. Students also complete internships. CU also offers a 36-hour Master of Arts in Teaching program that includes coursework and a supervised student teaching program.

Salem International University offers a M.Ed. program in educational leadership and a M.Ed. in curriculum & instruction with concentrations in teaching and learning, and special education leadership. West Virginia Wesleyan College also has a Master in Education degree with concentrations in multi-categorical special education, specialization in reading and post-baccalaureate accelerated initial teaching.