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Shape and Construct the Future by Educating Tomorrow’s Leaders

WVU Parkersburg’s teacher preparation program emphasizes the practical model. The model focuses on the theoretical, development, and technological aspects of the knowledge base that are prerequisites to the daily demands required to be a professional educator in a school environment. The program’s philosophical framework, Architects of the Future, prepares an educator who applies his/her skills and knowledge to shape and construct the future by educating tomorrow’s leaders…today’s children and youth. The framework is supported by six specific, yet interrelated components:


  • Planning Skills
  • Teaching Skills
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Decision-Making Skills
  • Professional Commitment
  • Diversity

What teachers do today affects tomorrow!

Why WVU Parkersburg?

  • Affordable
  • Nationally Accredited (CAEP/NCATE)
  • Solid Reputation
  • Specializations
  • Partnership Schools
  • 21st Century Technology- Partnership Education Center(PEC)
  • Qualified Faculty and Staff
  • Kappa Delta Pi

Programs Offered

Elementary Education – BA pdf
with six specializations:

  • Early Education PreK-K
  • General Math through Algebra I
  • General Science 5-9
  • English 5-9
  • Social Studies 5-9

Kappa Delta Pi

Kappa Delta Pi is an international honorary society in education. Those eligible for initiation into the society are Education majors who have been admitted to the Professional Education program and who maintain a 3.0 grade point average. The WVU Parkersburg Sigma Omega Chapter holds initiations in both the fall and spring semesters.


The Bachelor of Arts Degree in Elementary Education qualifies students to be eligible to receive certification to teach in kindergarten through sixth grade classrooms in the state of West Virginia. Specialization endorsements are added on to the K-6 degree and qualify students to be certified to teach in the area of specialization.

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West Virginia Teaching Salaries

Career Coach

With the increase in teacher retirements, teaching positions will become more prevalent especially in high need areas of Mathematics and Science.

West Virginia Department of Education Job Bank

Resources for Current Students

Teacher Education Handbook 2018-2019 pdf

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