West Virginia Teaching Certificate Programs
Below you’ll find a comprehensive listing of the Graduate Teaching Certificate programs available from schools in West Virginia. If you’re looking for initial teacher certification programs, check out either our list of Bachelors in Education Programs or West Virginia Alternative Certification Programs. Most of the programs down below are for people who are already teachers.
If you’ve been thinking about switching grade levels or content areas, an advanced or add-on certificate could give you the qualifications you need to open those professional doors. School districts are on the hunt to fill positions in West Virginia’s teacher shortage areas, a list that provides plenty of options. According to the U.S. Department of Education, West Virginia is currently facing a shortage of teachers for elementary education, English as a second language, math, art, language arts, science, physical education, social studies, and foreign languages.
West Virginia, like many states, is also short on special education teachers. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are around 4,400 special education teachers in the state.
Advanced certificate programs in West Virginia
Ohio Valley University – Vienna, WV. Ohio Valley University has a number of special education certificate programs, including a program designed for teachers who want to add an endorsement for autism spectrum disorders.
West Virginia University – Morgantown, WV. West Virginia University offers students the chance to pursue post-baccalaureate teaching certification in several areas, including gifted education, autism spectrum disorders, and special education.
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