Teacher Certification Information
Initial Teacher Certification
If you have never been certified to teach in the state of West Virginia, you will need to apply for initial teacher certification through the West Virginia Department of Education.
Please download and complete the initial teacher certification information and application packet below:
Please return all completed required materials in the packet to 710 Allen Hall (Evansdale Campus) or mail to the following address:
West Virginia University
710 Allen Hall P.O. Box 6122
Morgantown, WV 26506-6122
DO NOT REGISTER FOR THE PPST. West Virginia no longer accepts PPST scores. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions about the correct Praxis Core Registration codes.
Helpful links for those pursuing teacher certification.
- Teacher Certification Forms Online
- PRAXIS Test Site
- Test Score Requirements
- Check Certification Status Online
- National Board Certification Standards
- Download Policy 5202
- Student Teaching Application
For answers to frequently asked questions concerning renewing your teacher certification, please view our Renewing Certification FAQ's page.