What is WVUteach?
WVUteach is designed to provide students the opportunity to explore the profession of teaching in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) fields in a hands-on way. In your very first semester in the program, you will have the opportunity to develop and teach a lesson in a local classroom.
WVUteach candidates complete a 27-30 credit hour course of study that includes early and frequent classroom experiences prior to their student teaching experience. WVUteach integrates all aspects of teaching into a holistic curriculum. Instructional methods are inquiry-based with an emphasis on active student learning, integrated technology, and project-based instruction.
Once you complete the program, you will have earned your secondary teaching certification in tandem with your 4-year STEM degree.
Learn more about the program by reading through the information below and elsewhere on our website, or by speaking with a WVUteach advisor. Call 304-293-5030 to set up an appointment.
Teaching changes lives. It's a rewarding profession that makes a difference. If you've ever considered teaching, WVUteach is an innovative program that fits into and complements your four-year bachelor's degree - one degree, two career options. You won't just be investing in your own future, but the future of others, too.
Who should try WVUteach?
- Students interested in teaching mathematics or science grades 9-12
- STEM majors wanting an extra career option with their degree
- Students with five or more semesters remaining before graduation
What are the benefits of WVUteach?
- Early and continuous field experiences
- Support from experienced former middle and high school math and science teachers
- Streamlined and compact four-year STEM degree plans
- Inquiry-based, hands-on instruction
Did you know…?
- There is a shortage of secondary mathematics and science teachers in West Virginia
- It is a myth that teaching is a low-pay profession: Entry level teaching salaries (with a Bachelor's degree) average $32,675-$36,400 in West Virginia. With master’s and specialist’s degree plans that can be completed while you are teaching, this can be quickly increased!