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West Virginia Teacher Certification

You can become a teacher in West Virginia on your own schedule, without quitting your current job or going into debt. Our program is entirely online and self-paced, so you can start any time and work towards earning teacher certification on a schedule that works for you.

Try our online teacher certification program free for seven days and see if you are ready to start earning your West Virginia teaching certificate. Scroll down for more information about how to use American Board to take the next step in starting your teaching career!

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Become a Teacher in West Virginia

Teacher Certifications Offered in West Virginia

Choose a subject below to learn more about the requirements to teach that subject:

*Elementary Education is automatically included with all Special Education programs. Certification in both areas must be completed for an American Board Special Education Certificate to be issued.

How to Become a Teacher in West Virginia

To become a teacher in West Virginia with American Board’s teacher certification program, candidates will need to complete the following steps:

  1. Hold a minimum of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university. Candidates must hold a minimum 2.5 GPA or higher.
  2. Pass American Board’s required pedagogy exam and subject area exam.
  3. Submit your transcript(s) to American Board and pass a federal background check.
  4. Pass the state required subject matter test.*
  5. Apply for your Initial Professional Certificate with the West Virginia Department of Education.
  6. Begin teaching!


    * If you wish to begin teaching on a First-Class permit before you complete American Board’s program, you must pass the state approved subject matter test before you are eligible to do so.  

    State-Approved Teacher Certification Program 

    Approved by the Office of the Governor and accepted the Department of Education as a path to teacher certification in West Virginia, American Board is proud to help get qualified, certified teachers into classrooms across the state.Begin American Board’s program and you will be ready for state certification beginning as early as May 27



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