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:
No one else listens... and responds... to educators’ professional development needs like the NEA Academy.
Great continuing education courses for everyone
Whether you’re a new or veteran teacher or an education support professional, the NEA Academy will meet your needs for professional development or continuing education credits. Select from a variety of peer-reviewed, high quality courses on the NEA Academy website and offerings are constantly increasing. Check out the course catalog and selection of course providers.
UMassOnline provides NEA members access to the high-quality programs offered by the University of Massachusetts’ Amherst, Boston, Dartmouth, or Lowell campuses. Through the agreement, NEA members have access to 22 master's degree and graduate certificate programs with a savings of 10-20%.
Walden is offering NEA members the opportunity to choose between two master’s degrees—M.S. in Education or M.S. in Instructional Design and Technology—that include more than 15 specializations to help teachers meet their personal and professional goals. Through the partnership with the NEA Academy, members can receive a 10% tuition reduction and gain access to $100,000 per year in NEA member scholarships.
Western Governors University (WGU) is an online, nonprofit university focused on you, the student. Tuition is affordable—almost half the cost of for-profit universities—and WGU offers NCATE-accredited master’s degrees in mathematics, science, special education, ELL/ESL and other critical teaching disciplines.
Learn more about professional learning and career programs offered by the NEA.
** Credit Availability: Graduate credits are available for specific courses for an additional fee. If you’re interested, check the specific course description for more information. If you’d like to receive continuing education credits for any of the courses from NEA Academy, we recommend that you print the course description from the website and submit it to your state and/or local office toget approval for the course.