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


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, Raleigh County

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

Davis and Elkins College -- Randolph 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, Wood County

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

Shepherd University -- Berkeley County, Grant 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, Pocahontas County, Preston County, Raleigh County, Webster County, Wirt County, Upshur County

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

West Virginia University - Parkersburg -- Pleasants County, Ritchie County, Roane County, Wirt County, Wood County

To submit a program please contact Robert Hagerman rhagerma@k12.wv.us in the Office of Certification and Professional Preparation.