These same teachers were required to continue their educational training even after they had secured their initial teaching certificate. Many of these teachers wanted to earn an advanced degree in education or a related field. For a large group of these educators, their geographic location made it almost impossible to continue their educational training or earn an advanced degree.
Thus Virtual Education Software, inc. (VESi) was founded to develop continuing education courses that are convenient, relevant, and affordable.
In 1996 VESi (then incorporated as New Perspectives Software, Inc.) released its first computer-based instruction course and offered it throughout the Pacific Northwest cooperatively through five universities.
Virtual Education Software, inc. was incorporated in the State of Nevada in 1998. By this time the company had four courses being offered in over a dozen institutions throughout the Western United States.
Virtual Education Software, inc. has continued to grow and now offers 29 continuing education courses at over 90 institutions in 38 states. Thousands of educators across the country have registered for and completed VESi courses to fulfill their continuing education needs.
In an effort to meet the growing needs of students, teachers, and universities, VESi has begun partnering with institutions to develop asynchronous and blended certificate and degree programs. These programs will make it even easier for students, teachers, and other professionals to access high quality educational courses to complete re-licensure, program certification, additional educational endorsements, or advanced degrees.