Utah Core Standards - Psychology

While Psychology is not a core requirement for High School graduation it is often taught as an elective course in Utah. Course descriptions created by teachers will often follow national standards.

Core Standards for Social Studies 

Materials and Lesson Plans

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National Standards

National Standards from National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS)
Founded in 1921, NCSS has grown to be the largest association in the country devoted solely to social studies education. NCSS engages and supports educators in strengthening and advocating social studies.

The American Psychological Association National Standards


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Notable Trade Books for Young People
The books that appear in these annotated book lists were evaluated and selected by a Book Review Committee appointed by National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) and assembled in cooperation with the Children's Book Council (CBC).

Teacher of Psychology in Secondary Schools (TOPSS)
Information about the Teachers of Psychology in Secondary Schools. Contains links to teacher and student resources, the TOPSS Annual Report, APA collaborative projects, upcoming events, and the Standards for the Teaching of High School Psychology.

Recommended Instructional Materials System (RIMS)
Find instructional materials that have been adopted by the Utah State Office of Education (USOE).

Utah Education Network (UEN)
UEN provides education tools, activities, lesson plans, curriculum guides and professional development for teachers and educators in the state of Utah. You can also find other UEN resources like KULC channel 9, EDNET, and distance learning resources here.