Are you interested in becoming a teacher and you already have your bachelor’s degree? Consider the following programs:
- Secondary Master’s and Certification program (on campus)
- Secondary Certification programs (on campus)
Are you already a teacher and interested in pursuing an online master’s program or adding to your present certification? Consider the following programs:
- Online Master’s in Secondary Education (Science Emphasis)
- Online Master’s in Secondary Education (Social Studies Emphasis)
Overall employment of schoolteachers is expected to increase faster than the average for all occupations. Projected employment growth varies among individual teaching occupations. Job openings for all teachers are expected to increase as many teachers reach retirement age. Employment of special education teachers is expected to increase much faster than the average for all occupations due to legislation emphasizing training and employment for individuals with disabilities; technological advances resulting in more survivors of accidents and illnesses; and growing public interest in individuals with special needs. Employment is distributed geographically with population shifts.
Course Delivery OptionsOn-campus or Online
Program Application Requirements3 Letters of recommendation, Personal Statement
Graduate Program Application Requirements
Passing scores on the Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators (CORE) tests, offered through Educational Testing Services at www.ets.org/praxis. Initially students take the Combined Test, # 5751. Three exam sections comprise the Combined Test: Reading #5712, Writing #5722, and Mathematics #5732. If a student fails one section, s(he) may retake an individual section. Passing scores for each section are: #5712-156; #5722- 162; #5732-150.
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- GRE with a 900 (280-300 for new scoring) or better using the the Verbal and Quantitative portions (http://www.takethegre.com)
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- Proof of ACT composite score of 26 or better; proof of SAT composite score of 1170 or better
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- A completed master’s degree.
Note: The TOEFL is required for students whose first language is not English.
Program Application Test RequirementsGRE
Fall DeadlineJuly 15
Spring DeadlineNovember 15
Summer DeadlineMarch 15
English Proficiency Requirements
All applicants whose first language is not English must provide proof of English language proficiency. WVU accepts either the TOEFL or the IELTS for this purpose. Learn more about our English language proficiency requirements.
WVU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.