Accelerated Certification for Teaching (ACT)

Wheeling Jesuit University's Accelerated Certification for Teaching (ACT) program provides an online pathway for those seeking to earn teacher certification in grades 5-adult. The program is ideal for those wishing to transition to a second career, those working in education who desire formal credentials, and those seeking additional endorsements and/or renewal credits.

Applicants must have at least a bachelor's degree and student teaching is required. All students will receive an Academic Action Plan (AAP) that allows for a personalized approach to earning their desired certifications.

Wheeling Jesuit University's teacher preparation program is designed to meet the "highly qualified" requirements of the federal Every Student Succeeds Act. The teacher preparation course content is accredited with the West Virginia Department of Education and the program is accredited by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC) and the West Virginia Department of Education.