West Virginia University hosted a Land Grant Forum for students striving to become teachers.
The event brings students, or tutors, who are in their first year of the program.
Students were able to hear a talk on 'Teaching with Reverence' from guest speaker, Dr. A.G. Rud, distinguished professor at Washington State University.
Students apply for the program during their sophomore year of college. A student who has gone through the process said it's not an easy thing to do.
"It's a pretty nice sized portfolio that they have to do before they get into the program," said Felix Colaciello, Education Student Government Association president, and a third year student of the program himself. "And a lot of course work that needs to be put in, test scores, they have to pass the praxis one and scores, and then they get into the program. It's a selective program, they only have so many slots. Some are turned away. So, this is a big step for them, getting into the program."
The tutors will be heading into the public school system in five counties in West Virginia starting in September. Some of the schools include, East Park Elementary, Grafton High School, and Fairmont High.