Apply now for this new no-cost professional development program designed exclusively for exceptional Virginia teachers.

Each Academy focuses on a different area:

  • STEM
  • humanities and language arts
  • the fine arts
  • interdisciplinary studies

You’ll spend a week this summer on campus at George Mason University in Fairfax. In the fall, you’ll complete online coursework, and join your Academy colleagues at a one-day conference. Your participation earns you 90 continuing education credits—and again, it’s at no cost to you.

The VCET Academies are the best place to learn, grow, and network with outstanding teachers from across the state. All exceptional teachers should apply. Learn more

Mason alumna and 2014 Virginia Teacher of the Year, Melissa Porfirio (MEd ’05) describes how the Virginia Center for Excellence in Teaching can enhance your teaching ability, broaden your leadership skills, and expand your knowledge of educational policy making.

Why Apply?

Because this is your chance to:

  • Earn 3 graduate credits at George Mason University—approximately 90 points towards your 180 point requirement to maintain your Virginia teaching license, at no cost to you.
  • Visit with policy makers, educational leaders, and government decision makers and learn how you can impact policy change.
  • Build lasting relationships with other excellent Virginia teachers
  • Become a better teacher and inspired leader, at no cost to you.
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Deadlines & Reminders

VCET ’15 application period opens. Begin online application. Invite references to submit online recommendation.
Deadline to Apply. The online application and your references must be complete by March 16.
Applicant Notification. Invitation to attend will be sent.
Decision Deadline. Deadline to accept invitation to attend.
Decision Deadline. Transcripts are due.