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Teacher in Residence Programs

A Teacher-in-Residence Program is an intensively supervised and mentored residency program for prospective teachers during their senior year that refines their professional practice skills and helps them gain the teaching experience needed to demonstrate competence as a prerequisite to certification to teach in the West Virginia public schools. Teacher-in-residence programs require authorization of the WVBE pursuant to W. Va. Code §18A-3-1(e).

Who can propose a program?

An institution of higher education with a WVBE approved teacher preparation program in the state may enter into an agreement with a county board of education to establish a teacher-in-residence program.


Minimum Requirements

  • The prospective teachers-in-residence shall: 1) have completed the content preparation courses with a minimum 3.0 GPA; 2) shall have meet the proficiency score(s) on the state competency exam(s) in preprofessional skills or qualify for an exemption as described in Section 6.2.c ofWVBE Policy 5100; and 3) shall have meet the proficiency score(s) on the state competency exam(s) in content or qualify for an exemption as described in Policy 5202 in the area for which s/he is seeking certification.
  • The prospective teachers-in-residence shall only be eligible to serve in a teaching position in the county which has been posted and for which no other fully certified teacher has been employed.
  • The agreement between the institution of higher education and the county board shall include the specifics regarding the program of instruction and the responsibilities for supervision and mentoring by the institution of higher education, the school principal, peer and mentor teachers.
  • The salary and benefit costs for the position to which the teacher-in-residence is assigned shall be used only for program support and to pay the teacher-in-residence a stipend that is no less than 65% of all state aid funding.
  • The prospective teacher-in residence shall satisfy the requirements for the Teacher-In-Resident Permit as identified in Policy 5202.
  • The program and any new County partnership added to an existing program must be approved by the WVBE.


Existing Programs: (Click here for full chart)

Alderson-Broaddus College -- Barbour County, Braxton County, Harrison County, Mason County, Monongalia County, Preston County, Upshur County

Bluefield State College -- McDowell County, Summers County

Concord University -- Braxton County, Doddridge County, Fayette County, Greenbrier County, McDowell County, Mercer County, Raleigh County, Summers County, Wirt County, Wyoming County

Fairmont State University -- Berkeley County, Doddridge County, Greenbrier County, Hardy County, Harrison County, Kanawha County, Lewis County, Marion County, Preston County, Pocahontas County, Monongalia County, Randolph County, Webster County, Wetzel County

Glenville State College -- Boone County, Braxton County, Calhoun County, Clay County, Doddridge County, Fayette County, Gilmer County, Kanawha County, Lewis County, McDowell County, Monongalia County, Nicholas County, Pleasants County, Pocahontas County, Raleigh County, Roane County, Tucker County, Tyler County, Upshur County, Webster County, Wirt County

Marshall University -- Berkeley County, Boone County, Braxton County, Cabell County, Doddridge County, Fayette County, Kanawha County, Lincoln County, Mason County, McDowell County, Mingo County, Putnam County, Ritchie County, Wayne County, Wirt County

Ohio Valley University -- Doddridge County, Pleasants County, Ritchie County, Roane County, Wirt County

Shepherd University -- Berkeley County

Salem International University -- Doddridge County, Harrison County

University of Charleston -- Kanawha County

WV State University -- Boone County, Clay County, Kanawha County, Mingo County, Putnam County, Roane County

WV Wesleyan College -- Braxton County, Harrison County, Lewis County, Mineral County, Preston County, Upshur County

West Virginia University -- McDowell County, Monongalia County, Pocahontas County, Preston County

To submit a program please contact Linda Bragg or Robert Hagerman in the Office of Educator Effectiveness and Licensure.