About Us

The West Virginia Department of Education strives to attract individuals from all walks of life who are intelligent, creative, skilled, responsible and compassionate with a desire to begin educational career paths. These individuals complete state-approved educator preparation programs to become a part of our school districts. In West Virginia, teachers are provided opportunities for professional growth from the time they are inducted until they become experts of their profession. Our educators are making a difference in their communities every day by nurturing and shaping the minds of tomorrow and our schools are working to ensure that all students experience successes, think critically and recognize the value of life-long learning.

Preparation Teaching Standards Development and Support Teacher Leadership Recruitment and Retention

To learn about how the Office of Educator Quality and Effectiveness is working to support teachers throughout their careers and find out how you can pursue careers in education to succeed as a teacher in West Virginia, please select your location on the Highly Effective Teachers continuum.

To apply for a license or employment opportunities, please visit the Office of Certification website or the K-12 Job Bank.

Contact Us

  • Building 6, Room 235, 1900 Kanawha Boulevard East, Charleston, West Virginia 25305-0330

  • Phone: (304) 558-3119