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Secondary Education

Are you interested in becoming a teacher and you already have your bachelor’s degree? Consider the following programs:

Are you already a teacher and interested in pursuing an online master’s program or adding to your present certification? Consider the following programs:

Career Profile

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.

Program Application Requirements

Statement of Purpose

Additional Application Information

Passing scores on the Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators (CORE) tests, offered through Educational Testing Services at 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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Note: The TOEFL is required for students whose first language is not English.

Program Application Test Requirements


Application Deadlines

Fall Deadline

July 15

Spring Deadline

November 15

Summer Deadline

May 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.

Accreditation Information

WVU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

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