About the Directorate
The Education Directorate of APA, established in January 1990, advances the science and practice of psychology for the benefit of the public through educational institutions, programs and initiatives. The directorate seeks to advance education and training in psychology and the application of psychology to education and training by:
Enhancing the quality of teaching and learning outcomes at all levels of education and training.
Meeting the demands of the changing demographics in a multicultural society through education and training.
Increasing the level and availability of financial and public policy support for education and training.
The Education Directorate consists of nine program offices:
BEA's Award for Outstanding Contributions to Continuing Professional Development in Psychology recognizes excellence and innovation in support of the lifelong education and ongoing training of psychologists.
Distinguished Contributions to Education and Training in Psychology Award recognizes psychologists who have engaged in teaching/training as the primary employment during their career.
Distinguished Contributions of Applications of Psychology to Education and Training Award recognizes psychologists for evidence-based applications of psychology to education.
Gold Medal Awards for Life Achievement recognize a distinguished career and enduring contribution to psychology.
Speaking of Education
Jim Diaz-Granados, PhD, APA executive director for education, publishes a bimonthly column in the Monitor on Psychology.