Teacher In Residence Program (WV)

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Teacher In Residence Program (WV)

A Teacher-in-Residence Program is an intensively supervised and mentored residency undergraduate 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.
Permit Valid for 1 year
Employment: Required

The following states may accept this route:
Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

State Information
State: West Virginia
Contact Name: Office of Professional Preparation
Contact Phone: 304-558-7010
For more information please visit the state website: https://wvde.state.wv.us/certification/educatorprep/TeacherinResidencePrograms.htm

Minimum Academic Background
In most states, teachers must have a minimum academic background for certification.
The following is required for this route:
BA Degree + Enrolled in State Approved Teacher Education Program

GPA: 3.0

Prior Certification: Must NOT have Current (STATE) Certification

Basic Skills
In most states, teachers must verify basic skills in English (Reading and Writing) and Mathematics through coursework, exams, or degree evaluations.
The following is required for this route:

Exam(s): One exam is required.

Applicants who meet one or more of the following criteria may be exempt from the Praxis Core:
1) Masters degree
2) ACT or SAT exams, see WV BoE for score limits.

Teacher Preparation
In most states, teachers are required to complete training in education methods through a teacher program.
The following is required for this route:
State Approved Teacher Education Program

Content Language and English Language Proficiency
In most states, teachers are required to submit evidence of content language proficiency and English language proficiency through coursework, exams, or degree evaluations.
The following is required for this route:

Content Language Proficiency:

Exam(s): Exams are language specific.

Accept Scores from Out of State

Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Russian, and Spanish applicants may take the ACTFL OPI, WPT.

There is no Praxis for ASL: An applicant who holds valid certification through the American Sign Language Teaching Association or valid National Interpreter Certification through the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf is not required to satisfy the Sign Language Proficiency Inventory: ASL or the American Sign Language Proficiency Interview (Gallaudet University) requirement.

WVBE will examine transcripts/experience for completion of content language with no assigned Praxis test.

Applying to the State
In most states, teachers must apply to the state Individually or through their local School District, or Teacher Program Institution. Requirements for the application are outlined below:

Application Submission: School District
Form at: http://wvde.state.wv.us/certification/forms/
Form Mailing Address:
West Virginia Department of Education
Office of Professional Preparation
Building 6, Room 722
1900 Kanawha Boulevard, East
Charleston, WV 25305

School District Requirements:
Verification of Employment
Confirmation of enrollment in an approved Teacher-In-Residence program, and recommendation of the superintendent in the county in which the applicant will serve as the Teacher-In Residence

Copy of Academic Transcripts: Required

Background Check
Online at: http://wvde.state.wv.us/certification/forms/firstime.html

Renewal: Nonrenewable

Fingerprint fee: $47.25
Use Form 3 to apply for Teacher in Residence Permit

All payments must be made online: https://wveis.k12.wv.us/certpayment/
First time applicants must complete a background check. Use Form 7.

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 (Updated January, 2017)

Alderson-Broaddus College — Barbour County, Braxton County, Harrison 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

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, 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 — 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

See: https://wvde.state.wv.us/certification/educatorprep/TeacherinResidencePrograms.htm

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Published On: 08/27/2017 1:00:00 AM

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