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West Virginia Alternative Routes to Teacher Certification


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The Transition to Teaching Project is a federally funded program that will work with targeted West Virginia school districts to place and certify qualifying participants in the classroom through an alternative path. Early in the process, participants will start teaching in a critical shortage area (mathematics, English, science, foreign languages, or special education), and at the same time complete their individualized, online program. Transition to Teaching asks for a three-year commitment to serve. The program provides financial incentives and an extensive mentoring and support system for the duration of the program. For more information, contact Doug Cipoletti, Project Director, at the Office of Professional Preparation, West Virginia Department of Education ( or 1.800.982.2378).

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