West Virginia educators looking to teach online can teach in our partner schools across the country over livestreamed video. If you have a standard or professional license in West Virginia, Proximity Learning can support you through the license reciprocity process to work in states where this is required.
Proximity Learning teachers are not only certified, background checked, and experienced, but they're also dynamic, engaging, and caring. Learn more about our online teaching jobs in West Virginia.
West Virginia needs skilled, certified teachers to teach its students. Researchers from West Virginia University have found, "There are not simply 700 or more empty classrooms in schools around the Mountain State at any given moment during the school year.”
The problems include under-qualified short-term subs, long-term substitutes, retired former teachers filling in a role and teachers forced to teach a subject they didn’t specialize in. A 35% drop in enrollment in teacher certification classes has caused a grim future for the West Virginia teacher shortage. Ultimately, the most recent teacher shortage report shows 1,000 teacher vacancies plus 458 under-qualified teachers in West Virginia during the 2021-22 school year.
In April 2021, Frontline Education surveyed 1,200 district leaders to discover that two out of three respondents reported having teacher shortages in their schools. This is a record high since launching the survey in 2015.
“We saw that this model is more personalized because you have a teacher. They use your textbook, they use your standards, and there is that face-to-face communication two or three times a week depending on what you choose.”
Could live online instruction from Proximity Learning benefit your school district?