Promoting high quality application of psychological science to programs and policies for schools and pre-K through grade 12 education.

Our Mission

The Center for Psychology in Schools and Education (CPSE) promotes the high quality application of psychological science to programs and policies for schools and pre-K through grade 12 education. The office serves as a liaison both within APA and with national educational and scientific societies, federal agencies and the general public concerning the education and development of children and adolescents.

Pre-K to 12 Highlights

Giving feedback

Assessing and Evaluating Teacher Preparation Programs

A resource for teacher education practitioners and policymakers to evaluate the effectiveness of their programs using reliable data sources.
Classroom management

Applications of Psychological Science to Teaching and Learning

Ten modules to help teachers solve problems and improve instruction using research from psychological and educational sciences.

Improving Classroom Climate

Improving Learning and Instruction

  • Early Learning Guidelines (ELG) Educator Toolkit

    A roadmap for early childhood educators looking for national and state resources that are based on research and evidence-based practices.

  • Math & Science Education

    Psychological research sheds light on how brains process math and science, achievement gaps and how students learn, but psychology itself is also a scientific discipline.

  • Curricular Materials

    From kindergarten through high school, whether you’re a math, science, social studies or English teacher, these resources can help you apply research on teaching and learning; find exciting lessons and activities; and stimulate interest and increase achievement.

  • APA Classroom Management Modules

    Modules covering general classroom management as well as how to deal with students' disruptive behavior.