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Resources and Teacher Education

Program and Professional Deadlines

Updated: January 11, 2017

Admission to the Teacher Education Program:
Candidate must meet all requirements and complete necessary application forms. One essential criteria for admittance is passage of all sections of the Praxis I test. Deadline date: April 3, 2017. This application requires two faculty references; this is a process that must be started early.

Student Teaching – Fall Semester of 2017
Any teacher education candidate expecting to student teach in the Fall 2017 semester must complete an application and submit it to the School of Education Office by April 3, 2017. The candidate must meet all requirements for admission to the Professional Semester. Students applying to the Professional Semester must register and present an admission ticket for their Praxis II content specific test(s) and the appropriate level PLT test prior to application. Students must pass all tests in order to begin student teaching.

Application forms are available in the School of Education Office, Room 21 Administration Building.

External Resources

Internet Resources

WVWC Library. These library resources are free for WVWC Students. Products may require on campus log in or account creation on a third party site. Please take advantage of these resources. Ask a Librarian for assistance if necessary.

West Virginia Department of Education
Curriculum, Policy, JobBank

TREE. WV Teacher Resources for Educational Excellence (TREE). The WV TREE is a one stop, grade specific site highlighting WV College- and Career-Readiness Standards and resources that are essential to the classroom teacher.

Edutopia George Lucas Foundation Free Lessons, Video, and more

Teacher Education Mission

West Virginia Wesleyan College seeks to prepare graduates who are knowledgeable of lessons from the past, aware of demands of the present, and prepared to creatively face the challenges of a changing global community. Wesleyan seeks to assist teacher candidates to identify career goals and to develop a broad background in the knowledge, skills, and dispositions necessary to become successful classroom teachers.

Upon completion of the teacher education program, candidates will be knowledgeable in all aspects of teaching and demonstrate the effective use of active learning in the classroom. Candidates will consciously make effective empirical and data based classroom decisions, reflect upon their impact, and modify instruction and practice for the future.Successful candidates will demonstrate the ability to adapt instruction to the cultural and social contexts of the school community and provide for individual differences and diversity.

Candidates must be able to design instruction and learning activities based upon contemporary research, theories, and best practice. Personal, ethical, and professional roles of teachers are identified and nurtured through coursework and experiences. Candidates must possess the personal dispositions necessary to be successful teachers – initiative, responsibility, emotional maturity, being a positive role model, a sincere concern for students, ability to collaborate with colleagues, professional commitment, and reflective evaluation of one’s own dispositions and decisions.

Content knowledge is a prerequisite for teaching. Through a comprehensive study in one’s teaching field, the development of effective teaching strategies, and the desire to exhibit recognized qualities of a professional, the candidate becomes a viable practitioner.

Clubs and Organizations

Student Education Association (SEA) is actively involved in a variety of community service projects. Membership is open to all education majors and minors.

Kappa Delta Pi, the international honor society in education, recognizes students who demonstrate scholarship and leadership as well as promise in teaching and allied fields.