Excellence in the Teaching of English and Language Arts
Getting involved with a professional organization, such as VATE, keeps an individual on the cutting edge of the teaching profession, with a clear vision of what the future of English education holds. VATE is the state affiliate of the National Council of Teachers of English. VATE provides English teachers from around the state and country with opportunities to meet and share with one another.
Anyone interested in the advancement of the English Language Arts curricula is invited to join VATE. The organization is not limited to English teachers or even teachers. The group wants input and involvement from anyone concerned with language arts instruction from preschool to graduate school and public and private instruction.
Membership is $25.00 per year. Currently enrolled student membership is $15.00 per year. Join online and pay your dues through Square! If you’d like to join using our paper form, please contact the Executive Secretary.
The Virginia Association of Teachers of English is committed to enhancing the quality of the teaching of English and language arts in the Commonwealth. VATE encourages building principals and department chairs to “join our team” by purchasing a Building Level Membership for your English/Language Arts faculty. This saves teachers the individual yearly membership cost of $25 each.
The benefits of a Building Level Membership are as follows:
Building Membership Cost: $150
If you would like to streamline your affiliate status and pay only a single amount through your affiliate, you can pay for a Regional Membership, which allows a single payment to VATE that leaves room for growth. The Regional Membership is paid once per year based on membership at that time of year, leaving room for recruitment and growth for next calendar year at no expense to the affiliate.
Below are the group sizes and membership costs.
10 or fewer members: $200
11-15 members: $260
16-20 members: $350
20+ members: Speak with the Affiliate Chair