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).
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 email@example.com or Julie Morris, WVDE Office of Educator Effectiveness and Licensure at firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com