Deadline to Apply: March 1st. The Fredericksburg Teachers Academy (FTA) fosters student interest, understanding, and appreciation of the teaching profession. FTA students build a foundation by learning the history, structure and governance of teaching; they apply professional teaching techniques, and complete 12 to 15 days of field experience in a variety of grade levels. Students must think critically and creatively to produce a variety of products that reflect on their learning experiences. The Fredericksburg Teachers Academy is a Level I dual-enrollment course in which students can earn three transferable college credits.