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Minimum Requirements for the Licensure of Professional/Paraprofessional Personnel and Advanced Salary Classifications


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126-136-1.3, 1.4, and 1.5 Edit to dates

126-136-4 Definitions.

126-136.5 Categories of Licenses.

126-136-6 Legal Basis for Licensure.

126-136-7 Responsibilities for Licensure.

126-136-10 Licenses for Professional Educators.

126-136-11 Permits Issued to Professional Educators

126-136-12 Early Childhood Classroom Assistant Teacher Authorization and Paraprofessional Certification

126-136-15 Alternative Routes to Certification.

126-136-16 Out-of-State Applicants.

126-136-17 Non-United States Citizen.

126-136-21 Additional Endorsement(s) for Existing License.

126-136-23 Fee Reimbursements and Salary Supplements

126-136-24 Advanced Credentials.

APPENDIX A Programmatic Levels and Specializations Recognized on the Professional License

APPENDIX B Approved Standards For Program Development and Required Tests for Completion of WV Approved Programs Leading to WV Licensure

APPENDIX C Industrial Credentials Required for Issuance of New WV Career and Technical Education (CRE) Teaching Credential




Please direct all comments to:

Brad Fittro, Teacher Quality Coordinator
Office of Professional Preparation
West Virginia Department of Education
Capitol Building 6, Room 722
1900 Kanawha Boulevard, East
Charleston, West Virginia 25305-0330
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Fax No.: (304) 558-7843