West Virginia - Educator Preparation and Licensure: Educator Licensure Policy

Educator Licensure Policy
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In order to become a certified teacher in West Virginia, an applicant must hold at least a bachelor's degree, pass the required tests, earn a specified GPA, and complete an approved teacher preparation program.


10.1.b.1 General criteria - An Initial Professional Teaching Certificate may be issued to a person who has completed: 1) the minimum of a bachelor's degree or a master's degree as specified in appendix A through an accredited institution of higher education; 2) the general requirements specified in 126-136-9; 3) the minimum GPA specified in 126-136-9.8a; 4) the tests specified in 126-136-10.1.b.3.E; 5) the conditions for issuance identified in 126-136-10.1.a.3.

Adopting Authority: 
State Board of Education
Implementing Authority: 
State Department of Education
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