West Virginia Residency Model

West Virginia Residency Model West Virginia Educator Preparation Programs There are currently nineteen Educator Preparation Providers (EPP) in the state of West Virginia. Following West Virginia Board of Education (WVBE) requirements, all EPPs have adopted the residency model for teacher preparation. All West Virginia EPPs must have a minimum of one content area ...

Celebrating Education

One of the keys to ensuring that our state recruits, prepares, supports, and retains highly effective staff is celebrating the achievements of our educators, service personnel, and schools. When accomplishments and best practices are recognized, it positively impacts morale, professionalism and teamwork across the state. Please review the following recognition programs to ...

Policy Resources

West Virginia educator preparation programs follow rules established by the West Virginia Board of Education (WVBE) Policies. Please review the following to explore policies related to educator preparation and resources referenced within those policies: WVBE Policies Policy 5100, Approval of Educator Preparation Programs Policy 5202, Minimum Requirements ...

Professional Learning

Educator Development & Support Services, in the Office of Teaching and Learning, follows the guidelines set forth by the West Virginia Board of Education (WVBE) Professional Learning Reimagined Framework. The goal of the WVBE is to offer a framework that will provide counties guidance as they develop their professional learning plans to meet the ...

Induction, Mentoring and Professional Growth

The goal of the WVDE Office of Educator Development and Support (OEDS) is to support districts in their effort to attract and retain the most compassionate, caring, and highly motivated teachers. Research over the past few decades clearly shows that induction programs and mentor support have a positive impact on teacher retention. ...

Teaching Standards

Professional Teaching Standards Students require knowledge and skills that are unique to the times. The Professional Teaching Standards ensure that every West Virginia student has the opportunity to succeed in a socially diverse, technologically complex world and its globally competitive economy. The Professional Teaching Standards articulate, in five broad areas, what every West ...

Development and Support

The Professional Learning Reimagined Framework, developed by the West Virginia Board of Education (WVBE) and the West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE), provides a model for coordinated, cohesive professional learning and leadership processes and opportunities for West Virginia counties. A wealth of research has proven that the methods outlined in this framework are ...

Praxis Resources

Praxis Test Preparation ResourcesThe WVDE Praxis Support program is designed to help improve candidates’ skills in specific areas assessed by the Praxis tests through a series of pre-tests, study guide modules, and post-tests developed by distinguished math and science educators throughout West Virginia. The program is hosted completely online and a content specific expert ...

Advisory Boards

Approval Process for Traditional Certification Programs of StudyThe Educator Preparation Program Review Board (EPPRB) is a seven-member board established by the WVBE. Among its many duties and responsibilities, the EPPRB is charged with reviewing all initially proposed programs in order to submit or withhold a recommendation for program approval to the WVBE. The EPPRB ...

Accreditation and Program Approval

The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) is a national accrediting agency accepted by the WVDE for educator preparation accreditation. CAEP standards focus on the competency of the program providers’ graduates and the capacity of the provider to create a culture of evidence and use it to maintain the quality of ...

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