The goal of the WVDE Office of Educator Preparation is to support districts in their effort to attract and retain the most compassionate, caring, and highly motivated teachers.

The Office of Educator Preparation is committed to ensuring high-quality professional learning experiences are available for counties, schools, and individuals based on data-driven need and choice.

Research over the past few decades clearly shows that induction programs and mentor support have a positive impact on teacher retention. Teachers will remain in the profession if they are provided with appropriate support. When this occurs, teacher retention rates increase, and costs related to teacher attrition for districts decrease. By supporting teachers across the state, the OEDS will prepare our educators to remain in the field and seek professional growth opportunities.