West Virginia Alternative
Teacher Certification

Apply today and begin your journey to the classroom in West Virginia.

The Road to Teacher Certification in
West Virginia is Simple

Our West Virginia alternative teacher certification program allows you to become a teacher without a traditional education degree. iteach's CAEP-accredited educator preparation program allows individuals with a bachelor's degree to pursue licensure and start teaching with full pay in as little as eight weeks. Ready for a career change? Apply now to transition to teaching in West Virginia.

  • Apply and Enroll
  • Train and Prepare
  • Get Licensed

Apply and Enroll

1-2 Weeks on Average

It’s time to be the teacher
you’ve always wanted to be.

Train and Prepare

8-12 Weeks on Average

Once you enroll, complete the following requirements to start teaching in the classroom.

Get Licensed

2-4 Weeks on Average

  • Submit official university transcripts that include your graduating GPA
  • Completion of TCWV Introductory Course 5000
  • Pass the Praxis Core exam in your desired area of study or meet state requirements for testing exemption
  • Pay your $250 enrollment fee 
  • Acknowledge your Letter of Agreement
Online and Self-Paced Instructional Coursework
  • TCWV 5100 – Learning Environment
  • TCWV 5200 – Learner Development
  • TCWV 5300 – Planning Instruction and Assessments
  • TCWV 5400 – Literacy and 21st Century Instruction
  • TCWV 5500 – Curricular Adaptation for Special Needs Students
  • TCWV 5600 – Diverse Student Populations, English Language Learners and Bilingual Students
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  • Pass your Praxis II exam
  • Pass your Principals of Learning & Teaching (PLT) exam
  • Paid your iteach program fee in full

    West Virginia Program
    Admission Requirements

    Take the first step to acceptance into our training program. Here are our admission requirements:

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    Bachelor's Degree

    Your degree must be from an accredited college or university.

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    Minimum 2.5 GPA

    Submit official university transcripts that include your graduating GPA on your official transcripts.

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    Pass the Praxis I Core exam in your desired area of study or meet state requirements for testing exemption.


    West Virginia Pricing

    Our pricing was created with you in mind. $0 to apply. $250 to enroll.

    $0 to Apply

    Complete an online application in just a few minutes and take the first step toward your new teaching career.

    $250 to Enroll

    Once accepted, you pay your $250 enrollment fee and you can immediately begin taking your first course.

    $3,050 Total Cost

    Pay your remaining balance in interest-free installments until your program is complete.

    What You Get:

    • Robust CAEP-certified online courses
    • Onsite 1:1 supervision throughout your teaching residency
    • Opportunity to earn up to 12 graduate credits toward a master's degree
    • Subscription to Teaching Channel’s 1,600 video library showcasing instructional practices
    • Enrollment in innovative test preparation courses to help you pass your state-required exams

    Download the West Virginia
    Alternative Certification Guide

    Need more information about alternative certification in West Virginia?
    Complete the form below, and we will send you all the information you
    need about our program.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    You may apply at any time; iteach enrolls students on a continual basis. 

    No. No matter what bachelor’s degree you have, it’s your subject matter expertise, combined with your successful completion of our program, that makes you eligible to teach.  We’ll teach you what you need to know and do in order to be a successful teacher yourself. 

    Pass the Praxis I Core exam in your desired area of study or meet state requirements for testing exemption. If you have completed one of the following, you are not required to have Praxis I (CORE) passed. The eligible exemptions are:

    • Passed Praxis I PPST – Prior to the approval of the Praxis Core, the Praxis PPST was the approved exam for basic skills.
    • Master’s Degree – Hold a master’s degree (or higher) from a regionally or nationally accredited college or university.
    • SAT combined verbal/critical reading and math score of 1170 or higher prior to 2005.
    • ACT score of 26 or higher.

    No, iteach is not an institution of higher education. Therefore, the program does not qualify for financial aid.

    You can complete all program-required instructional coursework within as little as three months. The entire iteach program, including your teaching residency, is designed to be completed within one school year. However, you have two full school years to find a teaching position as long as you are enrolled in the iteach program. Once hired, you must complete all program requirements during your two-semester field experience.

    What People Are Saying

    Libby, a high school teacher from Texas, talks with ABC News about how iteach allowed her to transition from a career in performing arts to achieving her dream of teaching dance.

    “If I had decided to go back to a college for education, it would have taken me years to finish with multiple student loans and thousands of dollars. Iteach was an affordable way to get into the classroom. I love being a teacher. If anyone had ever considered being a teacher, this is a great opportunity for them.” – Libby Claycomb

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    life and students’ lives today.

    Service Area A: Teacher Recruitment and Retention

    Forecasting and Planning

    Recruitment Campaigns

    Licensure Programs for Paras and Subs

    Access to our New Teachers Pipeline

    Career Pathing Solutions

    Skill Development Solutions


    Service Area B: Professional Development 

    Video Coaching and Self-Reflection 

    Professional Development Courses 

    New Teacher Programs 

    Teacher Institutes 

    Video Library Subscriptions 


    Service Area C: Student Learning Acceleration 

    Audits, Analysis and Solution Planning 

    RISE Summer School Program 

    Supplemental Curricula 

    Teacher Coaching 

    Institute Courses for Teachers 


    Service Area D: Continuing Education 

    Graduate-Level 1-3-Credit Courses 

    Learning Pathways and Certificates 

    Master’s Degree Programs 

    Doctorate Degree Programs 


    Service Area E: Leadership Solutions 

    Strategic Planning 

    Equity Consulting 

    Leadership Coaching 

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