The Virginia PTA University is an incentive program to encourage leadership development. Each level recognizes the accomplishment of PTA members who have earned recognition by completing several requirements.

Requirements include attendance at a variety of workshops, courses, and PTA events. Any PTA member may participate in the program. There is no time limit for completion of the requirements to earn your “Virginia PTA Degree”.

Transcripts are available at all state events and may be signed by any state board member, district director, council president, or workshop presenter. Completed transcripts may be sent to your District Director or the Vice President of Training. Participants in this program are required to keep track of their official transcript.

Recipients will receive recognition at the 2019 Virginia PTA Annual Meeting.

“PTA Bachelor’s Degree” Requirements

  • Attendance at the Virginia PTA Annual Meeting.
  • Attendance at a Virginia Summer Leadership event.
  • Attendance at a PTA District or Council meeting or workshop; this may include a District Annual Meeting/ Conference or training event, or Council workshop, training or Annual Meeting.
  • Specific position training workshop – President, Treasurer, Secretary, Bylaws, Arts in Education.

“PTA Master’s Degree” Requirements

  • Completion of the “Bachelor’s Degree”
  • Attend PTA Day in Richmond
  • Select 4 electives [can be obtained online with National PTA eLearning courses, state/district/council training events:
    • Cultural Competency
    • National Standard for Family School Partnership
    • Parliamentary Procedure
    • Membership Basics
    • Preventing Theft in Your PTA
    • Present a workshop at state/district/council training event
    • Received PTA Degree 2016/2017 in one of these areas – Advocacy,
    • Membership, President, Programs, Treasurer

“PTA Doctoral Degree” Requirements

  • Completion of the “Bachelor’s Degree”
  • Completion of the“Master’s Degree”
  • Completion of a “Thesis Project”
  • Submit a Resolution
  • Host a Candidate Forum
  • Create an approved training course

The art of leadership is the ability to make what one is doing attractive to others. Attractive enough for others to want to join and take on responsibilities!

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