West Virginia University hosted a program to help higher education schools across the state learn more about a new teacher certification program.
EDPTA is an evaluation system for educators as they are leaving teacher preparation programs.
Aspiring teachers put materials together and then are evaluated.
The meeting was so those universities could understand the in's and outs of the program.
"There are, of course, with any new system controversies and people for it and against it. We thought if we came together as a community we could learn about it, ask questions, learn from each other; bounce ideas off to help inform us for whether or not as a state West Virginia should do this," said Lynne Schrum from WVU.
This program is an option for universities to use.