Become a Teacher in WV

There are many ways to become a teacher in West Virginia, and the pathway you choose will depend on your educational background and professional experiences.

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Grow Your Own

Designed to address West Virginia's need for teachers, Grow Your Own Pathway to Teaching programs provide promising high school students a career path to pursue a career in education in 37 counties.

Veterans in the Classroom

West Virginia recognizes veterans' unique qualities in the classroom and provides specialized career counseling that can aid in transitioning veterans into a career in education.

Career Technical Education

Through the CTE Teacher Certification program, industry professionals can become K-12 educators, imparting their knowledge and experience to the next generation of trade professionals.

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Educator Prep Programs

Educator preparation programs are designed to prepare both undergraduate and graduate students to become licensed teachers.

Funding your Education

There are many ways to fund your education - no matter which educator preparation program you choose.

Find Your Career

Explore what the Mountain State has to offer. View teaching jobs in West Virginia.

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