School Library Connection

West Virginia

Contact Information

West Virginia Department of Education
1900 Kanawha Blvd. East
Charleston, WV 25305

Phone: (800) 982-2378

West Virginia Department of Education:

Certification Requirements

Teacher Licensure Needed: Yes

Master's Degree Needed: No

Praxis II Library Media Content Test Needed: Yes, passing score of 138.

Other Testing Needed: Yes, the Praxis I and Praxis Principles of Learning and Teaching Description: The Library Media license is an endorsement to the teaching license.

Evaluation Process for Licensure:

Criteria for eligible individuals:

An Initial Professional Teaching Certificate may be issued to a person who has completed:

Conditions for issuance (individuals must have completed and show evidence of the following):



The Initial Professional Teaching Certificate shall be valid for no more than three years.

Reciprocity: Under West Virginia Code §18A-3-1 and as defined in WV Policy 5202 §126-136-16, out of state applicants seeking initial licensure in the state of West Virginia, based on reciprocity, are required to meet EACH of the following:

AND §18A-3-1 §126-136-16,