College Science Education Faculty

George Mason University coordinates all VISTA site applications

William and Mary participants click here to apply. 


Science Faculty Leadership Opportunities:

This program enhances knowledge and builds a community of practice focused on continuous improvement. This program gives leaders the resources to support teacher success and moves toward comparability in resources between high- and low-poverty schools.

Science Education College Faculty: In almost all of Virginia’s universities and colleges, the science education faculty consists of a single person, so networking is crucial. The VISTA five-day Science Education Faculty Academy participants will

(1) learn about new research

(2) share effective teaching and problem-solving strategies

(3) network

University Science Faculty: Selected science faculty will co-teach with science education faculty members and specialists in math, limited English proficiency, and special education. The university faculty will learn about the challenges that elementary teachers face while contributing to the elementary teachers’ knowledge of science and understanding of what a scientist does.

Science Education Faculty Academy 2014 - May 19-23

Infrastructure Building Professional Development at GMU Elementary Institutes VSELA

College Science Education Faculty


Attend Science Education Faculty Academy,
1 week in spring (May 20-24, 2013)

Co-instructors for institutes

Attend VSELA Conference, 

2 days -- Nov. 13-14, 2013

Norfolk, VA


College Science Education Faculty


Attend Science Education Faculty Academy,

1 week in spring (May 19-23, 2014)

Co-Instructors for institutes

Attend VSELA Conference,

2 days -- Oct. 16-17, 2014

Richmond, VA