Teachers employed by a community partner must hold either a bachelors in preschool education, early education, preschool special needs or a permanent or temporary Community Lead Teacher Authorization. Individuals who hold a temporary authorization must renew their authorization annually by completing 6 hours (2 courses).

Important Information Updates

Individuals who have been assigned a k12.wv.us email address will login to WVLearns with their complete k12.wv.us email address as their user name. Those individuals who have been assigned a k12.wv.us email address will use their Office 365 password as their WVLearns password. Full time employees from Kanawha County, Jackson County and other counties using county e-mail addresses have been provided k12.wv.us email accounts. If you are a full-time public school employee and you are unaware of your k12.wv.us email address and/or your Office 365 password, then you must contact your county technology coordinator for this information, immediately.

If you are not a full-time public school employee in West Virginia, then a WVLearns account must be created. You will need to complete the following registration form to be approved for a new account. You must complete the registration form for a new account to be initiated. All registration information for new accounts will be verified. New accounts will be processed then you will receive information regarding your new account via email. You may register for a WVLearns course after you have completed instructions provided in the new account email.

Application for Community Program Authorization (Form 50) – use this form when applying for the permanent, the initial, or to renew certification to teach in a partnership between a local school system and a community PK program. This credential is required when the teacher does not hold a valid WV Professional Teaching Certificate endorsed for PK. For additional information pertaining to the Early Childhood Classroom Assistant Teacher authorization please contact Rhonda Fisher, WVDE Office of Early Learning & Elementary at rffisher@k12.wv.us or Julie Morris, WVDE Office of Educator Effectiveness and Licensure at jlmmorri@k12.wv.us

Waiver Request for Community Programs (PDF)

Community partners use this form when a lead teacher is hired without the required certification. For additional information pertaining to Community Program Authorizations, contact Julie Morris at jlmmorri@k12.wv.us