Transition to Teaching

Online Portal for Candidates

The application process for Transition to Teaching (TtT) has changed. Candidates will no longer submit a separate written application and wait to hear if they qualify for TtT; interested candidates for Transition to Teaching will now enter their demographic data and other pertinent information into our online portal which will guide candidates to self-analyze their qualifications. The information supplied by candidates will help them determine their eligibility for TtT and guide them to discover their teaching path. Candidate information will become part of a data base that can be easily accessed by districts and TtT personnel.

If you are interested in becoming a participant in the Transition to Teaching program, please click here to begin your journey through our Transition to Teaching Online Portal for Candidates. ________________________________________________________________
Eligibility

  • Are You Eligible for Transition to Teaching?
  • Do you . . .
  • Desire to accept the challenge of teaching?
  • Have a bachelor's degree (or above) from regionally-accredited institution in a major other than education?
  • Are you. . .
  • A United States citizen?
  • Willing to teach in a shortage area in a West Virginia school district for 3 years while taking online coursework to complete your certification?
  • What is your overall GPA?
  • Transition to Teaching accepts the minimum overall GPA required by the partnering institutions of higher education (IHEs). At the present time, general education partitipants must have an overall GPA of 2.7 or better. Special education participants must have an overall GPA of 2.75.
  • Before you are eligible to look for jobs and become part of Transition to Teaching, you must take and pass the following, unless you qualify for an exemption as described:

  • Praxis™Core Academic Skills for Educators (Core)

  • If you wish to take all three computer-delivered Core exams (5712, 5722, 5732) at the same time, select Core Academic Skills for Educators: Combined Test (5751) when registering. Scores will be reported by individual test (5712, 5722, 5732).
  • Persons who meet one or more of the following criteria may be exempt from thePraxis™Core Academic Skills for Educators (Core).
  • hold certification through the NBPTS
  • hold or have held a West Virginia Professional Certificate
  • hold a master's degree from an accredited institution of higher education
  • attained, from a single administration, a composite score of 25 on the American College Test (ACT), 26 on the ACT enhanced (effective November 1989), 1035 on the Scholastic Achievement Test (SAT),1125 on the re-centered SAT (effective April 1995), or 1170 on the revised SAT using the combined Critical Reading and Math score (effective March 2005)
  • satisfied a passing score in basic skills reading, writing and mathematics in another state
  • hold a valid out-of-state certificate in the content area
  • successfully completed three years of experience within the last seven years in one or a combination of specializations recognized on an out-of-state professional certificate valid during those three years

Alternative Route to Teacher Certification
ernative Route to Teacher Certification