Office of Precollege and Undergraduate Education
Our mission is to advance psychology in secondary schools, community colleges and undergraduate programs by providing information, linkages, resources, funding and professional development to faculty, students and the general public.
Programs and Services
Principles & Guidelines for the Undergraduate Psychology Major
Principles for Quality Undergraduate Education in Psychology
Adopted as APA policy in February 2011, this document articulates a set of recommendations for quality teaching and learning in psychology.
Guidelines for the Undergraduate Psychology Major (PDF, 168KB)
A set of optimal expectations of performance for psychology students at the completion of the baccalaureate degree. The document outlines 10 goals and learning outcomes that represent reasonable departmental expectations for the undergraduate psychology major.
Online Psychology Laboratory
The OPL web site provides educators with interactive resources to help teach psychology. OPL offers students opportunities to participate in studies and engage in data analysis.
APA Resources in Support of Undergraduate Education
Fund Your Conference
BEA Grants for Precollege & Undergraduate Teaching Conferences
- The Assessment CyberGuide for Learning Goals and Outcomes (PDF, 1.2MB)
- Table of Undergraduate Resources (PDF, 73KB)