Center for Psychology in Schools and Education
Promoting high quality application of psychological science to programs and policies for schools and pre-K through grade 12 education.
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
Improving Classroom Climate
Understanding and Preventing Violence Directed Against Teachers
Information to help K-12 teachers to cope with and prevent the occurrence and threat of violent incidents in their classrooms.
APA Zero Tolerance Task Force Report
The APA Zero Tolerance Task Force report examines the impact of Zero Tolerance policies and makes recommendations regarding the implementation of these policies in elementary and secondary schools.
Ethnic and Racial Disparities in Education: Psychology’s Contributions to Understanding and Reducing Disparities
A task force researched ways psychology can understand and reduce ethnic and racial disparities in education.
APA Teacher Stress Module
Created for preservice teachers and new educators, this module examines definitions and causes of teacher-related stress and provides strategies for recognizing, preventing and coping with stressful situations as they occur.
Improving Learning and Instruction
Top 20 Principles for Pre-K to 12 Education
Principles from psychology to enhance pre-K to 12 teaching and learning.
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.
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.