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The Teacher Academy

Formerly known as the Beginning Teacher Academy, the Teacher Academy is a restructured professional development opportunity for educators along the spectrum of experience. With the implementation of the revised West Virginia Educator Evaluation System, the Teacher Academy is designed to support veteran and beginning teachers using research-based materials and instructional strategies. With a focus on classroom management, professional practice and student engagement, the Teacher Academy allows teachers to build upon a foundation of proven practices.

To view the Teacher Academy FAQ, click here.

To view the 2017 - 2018 Teacher Academy schedule, click here.

Graduate Credit

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Marshall University Payment Information

Marshall University Graduate Application

WVU Graduate Application

WVU Helpful Hints for Teachers

New Payment Procedure for 2016 - 2017

Payments will now be made online, please do not submit payment with your form.
Graduate Applications will be submitted to the WVU Online and Extended Campus office (address is at the bottom of the application) by April 1, 2017.  Upon receipt of the application, WVU will process the admission and register students. WVU will then email directions for accessing the online account and making payment online.


 The Process

1. Choose one session from each menu column to create your customized Teacher Academy professional development plan.

2. Once you have selected your sessions, review the calendar to choose dates and locations.

3. Register at www.wvcpd.org in March.

4. If needed, contact Carla Warren, program director, at Carla.Y.Warren@wv.gov or 304-558-0539 with questions.

Menu A Courses Menu B Courses Menu C Courses
Two Days On-site One-Day On-site Online

Classroom Management Setting the Stage

(previously Classroom Management I)

*Ruby Payne I: Framework for Understanding Poverty

(online follow-up assignment required)

Book Study #1: What Great Teachers Do Differently

by Todd Whitaker

Classroom Management The Power of Planning

(previously Classroom Management II)

Ruby Payne II: Mental Models and Instructional Strategies

(online follow-up assignment required)

Book Study #2: 101 Answers for New Teachers and Their Mentors

by Annette Breaux

Teaching Diverse Learners Understanding and Dealing with Difficult Situations

Book Study #3: Teach Smart

by PJ Caposey and Todd Whitaker

* Ruby Payne I is a prerequisite to attend Ruby Payne II

Sample Course Plans

Year one sample course plan:

1. Book Study #2 - 101 Answers for New Teachers and Their Mentors

2. Ruby Payne I

3. Classroom Management - Setting the Stage

Year two sample course plan:

1. Book Study #3 - Teach Smart

2. Understanding and Dealing with Difficult Situations

3. Teaching Diverse Learners

How to Register

1. Create an account at www.wvcpd.org.

2. Register online as session schedules become available. An annual $125 registration fee covers materials, single lodging and some meals for all Teacher Academy sessions attended within the same school year.

Contact Carla Warren, program director, at 304-558-0539, or carla.y.warren@wv.gov with questions.

Click here for complete course schedules, descriptions, and registration.
 (select Teacher Programs option on Upcoming Events page).


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