Retention and Certification Review
Following full admission to graduate studies, the success and progress of MAT teacher candidates are reviewed at two points in the program: Retention (the semester prior to student teaching) and Certification Review (after completing student teaching). See MAT Program Handbook for details.
Pre-Student Teaching Field Experiences
The State of West Virginia requires that each teacher candidaate complete a minimum of 125 hours of pre-student teaching field experiences across programmatic levels in classrooms consistent with the candidate’s declared area of specialization. These hours are tied to designated coursework. See MAT Program Handbook for details.
All specialization requirements, listed as program prerequisites in the MAT Program Handbook, must be completed, AND the state-designated Content PRAXIS exam for the candidate’s designated specialization must be passed prior to student teaching.