Message from SIG Chair

SIG Chair

Welcome to the AERA Teaching Educational Psychology (TEP) Special Interest Group!

Our SIG is dedicated to featuring the teaching, learning, and application of ideas related to educational psychology. We are looking forward to reviewing AERA 2025 submissions related to the teaching of educational psychology and seeing you all April 23 - 27, 2025 in Denver, CO. 

In the meantime, be sure to look through the following resources and programming facilitated by the SIG and SIG members. 

Resource sharing and community building for educational psychology instructors

Engage with us in conversation on social media! Feel free to tag us in posts about teaching educational psychology. 

Graduate student travel funding 

Each year, we award travel funding to graduate students who are engaged in scholarship related to teaching educational psychology. Information about the travel funding award will be shared January 2025. During 2024, we were able to award 6 travel awards to support our TEP graduate students! 

Theory to Practice Book Series

Several of your fellow TEP SIG members have been working with IAP to put together a 6-volume book series titled Theory to Practice: Educational Psychology for Teachers and Teaching. Many current and former SIG members are contributing to the book as editors and authors. The book series will include the following volumes:

  • Volume 1: Teaching on Assessment
    (Co-editors: Sharon Nichols and Divya Varier)
  • Volume 2: Teaching Motivation for Student Engagement
    (Co-Editors: Debra Meyer and Alyssa Emery)
  • Volume 3: Teaching Learning for Effective Instruction
    (Co-Editors: Michelle Buehl and Jane Vogler)
  • Volume 4: Teaching to Prepare Advocates
    (Co-Editors: Mike Yough and Lynley Anderman)
  • Volume 5: Teaching Human Development for Educators
    (Co-Editors: M. Cecil Smith, Russell Carney, and Carlton Fong) 
  • Coming Soon - Volume 6: Teaching in Online, Distance, and Non-traditional Learning Contexts
    (Co-Editors: Carey Roseth and Penny Thompson)

For information about the series, you can contact one of the series editors (all members of our SIG!): Mike Yough, Jane Vogler, or Eric Anderman. 

Suggestions? Questions? 

If you have suggestions or ideas for how the SIG can support you in the upcoming academic year, or if you’re interested in getting more involved with the SIG, please reach out to me or another SIG officer by email. 

Anna Brady (

2024 - 2025 SIG Chair