High School Diploma or Equivalency

If you have earned a high school diploma or your high school equivalency, the best option to become a teacher in West Virginia is through the traditional pathway.

Traditional Programs that Lead to Licensure

West Virginia is home to a variety of colleges and universities that offer education preparation programs leading to a bachelor’s degree, master’s degree or providing coursework required for licensure at the graduate level as part of a post-bachelor’s certification program. To get started, view the resources below to help you on your journey to becoming a teacher in West Virginia.

This pathway is perfect for the following:

  • Recent high school graduates
  • Individuals seeking a master’s degree in teaching

Contact your educator preparation program for details on cost and program completion time.

What Can I Expect?

Download these helpful resources.

Traditional Pathway Checklist

Traditional Pathway Progress Map

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