APA Psychology Teachers at Community Colleges: News
PT@CC Community College Fact Sheet (PDF, 228KB)
The State of Psychology at Community Colleges (PDF, 21KB)
A summary of survey findings of U.S. community college faculty conducted by APA's Committee for PT@CC that includes information about faculty status, educational level, demographics, work load, courses taught, professional activity, teaching style, etc.
Awards and Recognition
Academic Achievement in Psychology Certificates
Submit your students' names to receive a certificate recognizing academic acheivement in psychology.
Excellence in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning at a Two-Year College or Campus Award
Recognizing the important contributions being made by psychology faculty at two-year institutions.
Teaching Resources Award
Encourages sharing of instructional techniques that community college faculty have developed and used in face-to-face, hybrid or online psychology classes. Apply by May 29, 2013.
Student Presentation Contest
Encourage your students to submit an electronic presentation and research paper. Submit by April 19, 2013.
Psychology Teacher Network (PTN): Teaching tips, activities, articles and demonstrations to share with psychology teachers.
PT@CC Website Toolbar: Links to APA pages regarding PT@CC.
- Become a Community College Teacher Affiliate
Enjoy many great benefits. APA members join at no additional cost. Email Martha Boenau or call (202) 336-6140.
Online Psychology Laboratory (OPL)
Offers students opportunities to participate in studies and engage in data analysis, as well as demonstrations for teachers that can be seamlessly integrated into the classroom.
PT@CC Adjunct Faculty Resource Manual (PDF 1.6MB)
Resources from veteran teachers of psychology on how to best teach an introductory psychology course at a community college.
PT@CC Electronic Update
Subscribe to share ideas, discuss concerns, and get the latest news on PT@CC.
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Guidelines for the Undergraduate Psychology Major (PDF, 164KB)
This document outlines 10 goals and suggested learning outcomes that represent reasonable departmental expectations for the undergraduate psychology major across educational contexts.
Teaching, Learning, and Assessing in a Developmentally Coherent Curriculum
The Board of Educational Affairs (BEA) Task Force was charged with bridging the gap between the National Standards for the Teaching of High School Psychology and the APA Guidelines for the Undergraduate Psychology Major to set a standard for the competencies that should be expected of students graduating from colleges and universities as undergraduate psychology majors.
The Assessment CyberGuide for Learning Goals and Outcomes (PDF, 1.2MB)
This guide serves as a companion resource for implementing the APA Guidelines for the Undergraduate Major in Psychology. These resources should aid psychology departments and their faculty to design the most appropriate and effective assessment plans.
TOPSS Unit Lesson Plans for Psychology Teachers
There are currently 19 unit lesson plans. The APA Committee of Teachers of Psychology in Secondary Schools is working to update and revise all TOPSS unit lesson plans on an ongoing basis to ensure the content of all units is up-to-date and current.