West Virginia Teacher Education Programs

(found programs from 19 schools)

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Teacher Certification in WV:
West Virginia Teacher Certification Info

Follow the links below to find schools offering different types of teacher education programs in West Virginia. If you are trying to become a teacher, and you plan on working in West Virginia, you should definitely take a look at the Department of Education's website. The individual states make a lot of their own decisions about how teachers need to be prepared.

Also, as a rule, you should contact multiple schools if you are seriously considering going back for a degree or certificate in education. There can sometimes be very significant differences in tuition, admissions requirements, and so on, even between schools that you might think are very similar. So, it's always a good idea to contact a number of schools and do a little comparison shopping.


West Virginia was part of Virginia until 1861. When Virginia voted to secede from the Union, the delegates from the states 40 western counties disagreed and set up their own government. They were granted statehood in 1863. Teachers earn relatively low pay in the state and a shortage of teachers is looming.

Teacher Education in West Virginia

Future teachers looking to study in West Virginia will find nearly 20 schools to choose from with a variety of subject areas. Graduate programs are also available, although opportunities are limited for those seeking doctorates. Scholarships are available for education students with varying eligibility requirements.

Teaching Careers in West Virginia

The average salary of a teacher in West Virginia is on the low side of the national average. Salaries range from between $40,000 and $45,000, according to 2010 data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The state is in need of teachers to replace those who are retiring shortly.

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