NEA Academy

The NEA Academy provides practical online courses to meet professional development and continuing education needs.


Professional development is a journey. The NEA Academy is your guide.


Educators say they think of professional development as an ongoing journey... a lifelong exploration of learning and teaching. We invite you to start your exploration at the NEA Academy, where you can:

  • Create a personal profile to help you identify course offerings that meet your needs and interests
  • Get assistance in navigating the different processes for earning and obtaining CEU and graduate credits


No one else listens... and responds... to educators’ professional development needs like the NEA Academy...only the best courses of the highest quality make it through the screening process.


Featuring Convenient, Relevant and Affordable Online Education Courses!  Non-Credit or Graduate Credits

Virtual Education Softare, inc. (VESi) designs, develops and provides superior distance, asynchronous and blended continuing education courseware for professional educators and support personnel in related academic or professional fields.


  • Save up to 4% off Non-Credit Courses
  • Get $75 OFF any 2-credit Graduate Course
  • $105 OFF any 3-credit Graduate Course

VESi courses give members more flexibility by providing two versions of each course in the NEA Academy catalog.  NEA members can enroll in a course either for non-credit or for Graduate credit by selecting the corresponding course title. 


More information about the Virtual Education Software, inc. (VESi) courses offered through the NEA Academy,




Build Your Career - Earn a Secondary Certification in Math or Science with WGU


Become a better teacher, expand the breadth of your instruction knowledge, and enhance your research skills with a secondary certification in the high-demand fields of math and science.  The M.A. in Mathematics or Science Education degrees from online, nonprofit Western Governors University (WGU), an NEA Academy partner, are NCATE-accredited programs designed to boost your credentials and your education expertise.


As an NEA member, you are eligible  to receive benefits in addition to already low tuition rates, unmatched personal support and NCATE-accredited online teaching degree programs.  Your special NEA member-only benefits include:


  • $65 application fee waiver
  • 5% tuition discount
  • Eligibility to apply for a $2,400 WGU-NEA Academy Partner Scholarship


Learn on your schedule and within your budget at WGU!


For information about the WGU bachelor's or master's degree programs, tuition discounts and scholarship opportunities, please visit:




Advance with New 1-Hour Workforce Training Courses for Only $15 Each!


The NEA Academy is excited to offer 68 new Workforce Training Courses structured to help educators and ESPs obtain skills and training to "take you where you need to go" in your career development.  These courses, made possible through our new partnership with Idaho State University (ISU), allow participants to accumulate course time to earn graduate credit*!


Looking for a new skill or a better way to reach your students?  Check out some of the new course titles:


  • Harry Potter in Translation to Teach International Languages
  • Microsoft PowerPoint & Word
  • Google Earth in the Classroom


Fast and convenient - most courses only take an hour and give you 30 days to review the materials online whenever you want!


NEA Members Receive 25% OFF - That's only $15 per course!

Select a topic below to find a course that is right for you:



For more information on the Idaho State University - Workforce Training courses offered through the NEA Academy, please visit:


*Any 16 clock hours of ISU approved/provided technology integration training can be accumulated to earn one (1) graduate/PD credit and is included in the course cost.  Participants can earn up to three (3) PD credits each semester.  Please check with your district/state if professional development graduate credit issued from Idaho State University, College of Education is accepted for recertification or salary movement.




Reduce the Risk of Workplace Violence in Schools
NEA Members Only - Receive a discounted rate of $63 per course!


It is an unfortunate reality that in today's workplace, violent incidents are occurring more frequently and are escalating in ways that rarely happened in the past.  Through a partnership with Teacher CEU Toolbox, the NEA Academy earnestly promotes the Workplace Violence in Schools course to help prepare and empower educators and education support professionals, as well as decrease fear and anxiety concerning this issue.


In this 10-hour course, NEA members will establish a common framework of knowledge through case histories, gain appreciation for crisis management/training programs, understand differing roles of staff and law enforcement and learn strategic tools to effectively participate in and contribute to the safety of their school and workplace environment.


This course offers an easily accessible and affordable way for educators and education support professionals to become more involved with assessing workplace threats, evaluating vulnerabilities and developing methods to positively focus and establish a sense of community before, during and after a crisis event.


Teacher CEU Toolbox courses offer:

  • Innovative, high-quality professional development material
  • 24/7 online, self-paced scheduling
  • Streamlined licensing requirement fulfillment process
  • Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are available and awarded through the University of Nevada, Las Vegas Continuing Education (UNLVCE)


Teacher CEU Toolbox course creators are comprised of teachers who possess a Master's or Doctoral degree and are Nationally Board Certified and/or have been recognized for their exemplary teaching practices.


For more information on student achievement courses from Teacher CEU Toolbox, please visit:



New Online Music Courses for Music Educators & Enthusiasts
Don't Miss Out - Spring Term for Berkleemusic Starts April 8


Looking for new ways to unlock your students' potential through music?  Ever wanted to learn to play a new instrument?  The NEA Academy offers a multitude of award-winning online music courses and certificate programs to fit your professional needs and personal aspirations.


NEA members can enjoy 123 music courses from Berkleemusic, the online school for the Berklee College of Music, at a discounted rate.  These accredited courses are taught by the college's world-renowned faculty to students from over 120 countries around the world, including Grammy award winners, managers, artists, educators, publishers and music entrepreneurs.



Receive 10% OFF Tuition (that's over $100 off each course!)

  • Transform your skill set and find your inspiration in all areas of music
  • Choose from over 123 online award-winning* courses and certificate programs
  • Get direct access to Berklee's renowned faculty
  • Engage with professional musicians in a collaborative online community


For more information on the Berkleemusic courses


*The online courses offered by Berkleemusic have won the University Professional and Continuing Education Association's (UPCEA) "Best Online College Course" award seven years in a row, since 2005.  Additionally, the Berklee College of Music is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).