(Please Note: The Five-Year Teacher Education Program will no longer be accepting students beyond the freshmen class that entered in Fall 2016. Later groups (i.e., In-coming Freshmen of Fall 2017 and beyond) are encouraged to pursue other WVU Teacher Preparation Program options available at that time.)
In preparation for admission into the program, students may be admitted as pre-education majors. Pre-education students work toward the content requirements of their bachelor’s degree while also completing several education-related requirements.
Those requirements include the following:
- Successfully completing all sections of the Core Academic Skills for Educators: Combined Test (Reading, Writing, Mathematics) or a waived ACT composite score of 26 or SAT score of 1170;
- Passing a criminal background check;
- Completing 60 hours of volunteer experiences with students of the age they plan
to teach, in appropriate settings approved by the program coordinator (these
settings may include preschools, public schools, alternative learning
centers, and literacy programs);
- Successfully completing EDUC 200 and all its prerequisites and submitting a portfolio at the end of EDUC 200;
- Completing a minimum of 59 hours of approved university coursework; and
- Achieving at least a 2.75 overall GPA with no grade below a “C” on all work completed in professional education.