Education and Training Resource Documents
APA Education and Training Standards & Guidelines
Guidelines for Preparing High School Psychology Teachers: Course-Based and Standards-Based Approaches
The purpose of these guidelines is to outline training models for the preparation of teachers of high school psychology.
Guidelines for the Undergraduate Psychology Major (PDF, 334KB) — Captures 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.
Guidelines for Education and Training at the Doctoral Level in Industrial-Organizational Psychology — Submitted by Division 14 and approved by the APA Council of Representatives in August 1999
Developing and Evaluating Standards and Guidelines Related to Education and Training in Psychology (PDF, 97KB) — The purpose of this document is to provide a common framework for use in the development, evaluation and review of proposed and existing standards and guidelines for education and training in psychology. Psychologists or others seeking adoption of standards or guidelines by the APA, should review this document — approved by the APA Council of Representatives in February 2004.
Guidelines for Education and Training at the Doctoral and Postdoctoral Level in Consulting Psychology/Organizational Consulting Psychology — Submitted by Division 13 and approved by the APA Council of Representatives in February 2005.
Guidelines on Multicultural Education, Training, Research, Practice and Organizational Change for Psychologists (PDF, 378KB) — Submitted by Divisions 17 and 45 and approved by the APA Council of Representatives in August 2002.
National Standards for High School Psychology Curricula — The National Standards set learning objectives for students taking the high school psychology course; the second revision was approved by the APA Council of Representatives in August 2011.
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.
Recommended Postdoctoral Education and Training Program in Psychopharmacology for Prescriptive Authority (PDF, 63KB) — Approved by the APA Council of Representatives, August 2009.