APA Educational Scholars Program
The mission of the APA Educational Scholars Program is to assist pediatric educators in developing themselves as productive, advancing and fulfilled faculty members and to increase the quality, status and visibility of pediatric educators in academia.
This program is offered to members of the Academic Pediatric Association who wish to earn a Certificate of Excellence in Educational Scholarship. The curriculum includes didactic sessions, self-directed learning activities, development of an educator portfolio, and a mentored project. Scholars are expected to complete the full curriculum, including projects, over 3-4 years.
The ESP has graduated 44 scholars, and now has 42 active in the program. Previous scholars have made the following comments about the impact of program participation on their careers:
- "The Educational Scholars Program has been incredibly valuable to me. I have participated in several faculty development activities over the last 10 years and the ESP stands out as a highlight."
"The ESP faculty and program leaders are outstanding educators. They are committed to providing a top notch educational and mentoring experience for faculty who are passionate about educational scholarship. I've made many strong professional connections with other scholars in the program which has now developed into an important peer mentoring network for all of us."
"I believe the ESP was instrumental in providing me the tools to showcase my educational work and contributed significantly to my academic promotion last year."
- APA Educational Scholars Program Description
- Scientific Writing Module
- Reviewing Module
- ESP Handbook for Scholars and Faculty
August 2012 Newsletter Article
THE APA EDUCATIONAL SCHOLARS PROGRAM:
New Scholar Applications Deadline Extended Until October 4
Go to https://www.degnon.org/secure/apa/esp
The Educational Scholars Program (ESP) online application site is now open. We are recruiting a new cohort of Scholars, who will begin in May 2013.
The program includes 3 full-day teaching sessions, which scholars attend over 3 years at the PAS meetings, and educational modules to be completed between PAS meetings. All scholars develop an educator portfolio and receive expert feedback to help them plan their careers and maximize their chances for promotion. Finally, scholars must plan and conduct a mentored, scholarly project in education. To receive a Certificate of Excellence in Educational Scholarship, each must provide evidence of a successfully peer reviewed publication or presentation related to the project. All program requirements have been selected with an eye to career advancement of young educators. For more information on the ESP curriculum and other program activities, go to
To download a recruitment flyer, click here.
The ESP application website in now open, and online submissions must be complete by October 4. Scholars prepare an application, including a 2-page project proposal, and undergo a rigorous selection process. Applicants must submit letters of support from their supervisor and mentor, and provide a statement from their supervisor that commits to payment of an enrollment fee of $5000 and permission for the scholar to devote 10% FTE to the program over 3 years (May 2013 - May 2016). All scholars are expected to be or become members of the Academic Pediatric Association by the time of enrollment in the ESP. You can access the application website at: https://www.degnon.org/secure/apa/esp/
For more information, contact Connie Mackay: email@example.com.
Educational Scholars Program Chair