We're Excited to Have You On Board!

We couldn't be happier that you're considering membership with APA Division 15! We look forward to serving you, your career, and the future of educational psychology in the years to come. Best of all, your first year of membership is free!

First Year Members

FREE
  • Digital subscription to Educational PsychologistNEP, and The Weekly Newsletter
  • Eligible to present at annual APA Convention
  • Networking opportunities via social media
  • LISTSERV subscription
  • Eligible to apply for grants and awards, as well as Doctoral Student Research Seminar
  • Eligible to vote in elections
  • Eligible to hold office
  • Eligible for Fellow Status
  • May submit content to Psychology Today blog

For Students

$15/Year
  • Subscription to Educational PsychologistNEP, and The Weekly Newsletter
  • Eligible to apply for grants and awards, as well as the Doctoral Student Research Seminar
  • Eligible to present at annual APA Convention
  • Eligible to vote in elections (only with concurrent APA membership)
  • Eligible to hold office (only with concurrent APA membership)
  • Networking opportunities via social media
  • LISTSERV subscription
  • May submit content to Psychology Today blog
  • Eligible for Fellow Status

For Professional Affiliates

$35/Year
  • Subscription to Educational PsychologistNEPThe Weekly Newsletter
  • Eligible to apply for grants and awards, as well as Doctoral Student Research Seminar
  • Eligible to present at annual APA Convention
  • Networking opportunities via social media
  • LISTSERV subscription
  • May submit content to Psychology Today blog
  • Eligible to vote in elections
  • Eligible to hold office
  • Eligible for Fellow Status

*Note that life members receive the benefits listed above for APA Members, but without an annual fee.

Who does Division 15 serve?

Division 15 members span 25 countries and include approximately 1300 psychologists, allied scientists, students, and others who share a common interest in research on the psychological aspects of learning and schooling. Division 15 has a strong commitment to junior scholars—both doctoral students and early career psychologists—who we support through mentoring seminars. We also provide singular recognition for senior scholars, sponsor special publications (such as the Handbook of Educational Psychology), and host conferences on special topics relevant to our members.

Why join Division 15?

Division 15 offers a wealth of resources to better the careers and knowledge of its members. These include:

  • Subscription and online access to Division 15’s flagship journal, the Educational Psychologist (EP)
  • Subscription to Division 15’s newsletter, Newsletter for Educational Psychologists (NEP), which includes interviews of prominent members, updating you on the activities of the Division (including calls for Award Nominations and Proposals).
  • Subscription to our Weekly Newsletter, which collates top education headlines from the week, Division 15 announcements, and opportunities for publication.
  • Eligibility for doctoral student members to participate in our Doctoral Research Seminar, as well as to apply for financial support for dissertation research through our Doctoral Research Awards (up to $3000).
  • Eligibility for Early Career Members to participate in our annual Early Career lunches, as well as to apply for financial support for their research through our Early Career Research Awards (up to $7500).
  • Eligibility for all members to submit for Small Conference Awards (up to $5000) to support their collaborative research efforts.
  • Opportunities to present findings at the Annual Conference of the American Psychological Association, a leading advocacy organization for the psychological sciences.
  • Voting privileges for Member, Graduate Student, Sustaining Member, and Lifetime Member categories
  • Opportunities to assume leadership positions on committees.
  • Access to a membership directory of leading educational psychologists

Our Mission 

The mission of Division 15 is to expand psychological knowledge and theory relevant to education, to extend the application of psychological knowledge and services to all aspects of education, to develop professional opportunities in educational psychology, to further the development of psychological theory through the study of educational processes, and to promote cooperation and joint action with others having similar or related purposes.

You do NOT need to be a member of the American Psychological Association to be a member of Division 15. However, there are several benefits to becoming a member of APA: 

APA represents the largest and most visible national presence advocating for psychology at the federal level. APA is responsible for all association efforts on behalf of its many science-oriented constituencies. Our broad mission is to communicate, facilitate, promote and represent psychological science and scientists. Part of the Education Directorate, this office seeks to increase federal support for psychology education and training and to promote the application of psychology to education and training. The Public Interest Government Relations Office actively engages in shaping federal policy to promote psychology in the public interest. Issue areas include: aging; children, youth, and families; individuals with disabilities; ethnic minority affairs; HIV/AIDS; lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender issues; socioeconomic status; and women’s issues. Other benefits include:

  • Subscriptions to Monitor on Psychology and The American Psychologist
  • Access to online databases
  • Up to 60% off journal subscriptions
  • Up to 30% off videos
  • Discounts on most books
  • Discount on APA Annual Convention

Join the American Psychological Association, or Just Join Division 15.

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