West Virginia University
Online Teacher Training Programs

Deep in the heart of West Virginia, surrounded by lush natural scenes, is Morgantown, known as one of the best small towns in America. But, Morgantown is perhaps even better known as the home of West Virginia University and its Mountaineer football, basketball, and baseball teams.

Regardless of where they live, educators and aspiring educators can experience life as a WVU student. Current programs include three online Master of Art degree programs: Elementary education, secondary education with a science concentration, and secondary education with a social studies concentration.

Students who undertake the online M.A. in Elementary Education, which caters to those teachers who already hold licenses, will complete three areas of coursework: subject content and methods, graduate education, and electives. The coursework requires students to complete nine core courses - focusing on theory, history, and curriculum development - in addition to three elective courses.

The entire M.A. in Elementary Education can be completed online with no required on-campus residencies.

The M.A. in Secondary Education with a Science Concentration is geared toward current science teachers and other professionals involved with science education. In addition to seven required core courses - that also focus on theory, history and curriculum development - students must complete five electives and travel to Morgantown during the summer semester B to fulfill the program's one-week residency requirement.

WVU also offers the M.A. in Secondary Education with a Social Studies concentration. Students are required to take five core courses focusing on such areas as the Holocaust or global warming, curriculum development, and teaching and learning in the 21st century. The program also requires students to complete six electives.

Because there are no residency requirements for the program, students can complete their coursework entirely online.

Those students who have taken masters-level classes at another institution may be eligible to transfer those credits to the M.A. programs.

Educators interested in taking single courses to advance their knowledge of a particular area can also do so online. Find a complete list of online courses currently offered at WVU.

West Virginia University also offers additional graduate degree programs - including the M.A. in Reading, the M.S. in Athletic Coaching, and the M.S. in Physical Science Education - that combine both on-site and online learning.

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