About Us

The West Virginia Department of Education seeks to attract individuals from all walks of life who are intelligent, creative, skilled, responsible, and compassionate with a desire to begin educational career paths. The Office of Educator Preparation supports current and prospective educators as they navigate licensure pathways, become certified teachers and develop as professionals, until they can be recognized and celebrated for their accomplishments. The following snapshot summarizes the career progression of educators:

Recruitment & Licensure Pathways Teacher Celebrations Teacher Leadership Professional Growth Mentoring Induction Licensure Pathways Preparation

The Office of Educator Preparation is responsible for the state-approval of programs which ensure teachers are adequately prepared to lead all students to successful outcomes. West Virginia educators are making a difference in their schools and communities, inspiring students to think critically and recognize the value of life-long learning. To learn how you can become an educator, please visit TeachWV.


Licenses & Employment

To apply for a license or employment opportunities, please visit the Office of Certification or Career Opportunities.

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