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Don't reinvent the wheel when planning your classes!


Step 1: Determine your learning objectives

- Use GSA's Genetics Learning Framework as a guide!

Step 2: Choose resources that cover your learning objectives

- At a bare minimum, supplement large lectures with interactive features

- Improve your students' learning with evidence-based teaching methods

Find these labs and exercises at CourseSource, GSA PREP, and LifeSciTRC

- Use primary literature in your classes with Primers in GENETICS

Step 3: Learn more about discipline-based education research

- Why are good resources designed this way? Check out CBE-Life Sciences Education

Step 4: Intrigued? Don't stop there!

Learn more about these philosophies with the:

Promoting Active Learning and Mentoring Network

Biology Scholars Program

Summer Institutes on Scientific Teaching

The Genetics Society of America strives for excellence in genetics education.  GSA is dedicated to providing support, programming, and guidance for both trainees and educators.  GSA is actively expanding the resources and programs available through its education initiative; this expansion will include excellent peer-reviewed educational resources via a portal that is easy to search and browse, career development resources, and programming for undergraduates, graduate students, and educators at GSA Conferences.


We welcome suggestions and comments!  If you have an idea for an education or outreach opportunity that GSA should participate in, please contact us at


 The Genetics Society of America has partnered with several programs and associations in the effort to promote excellence in genetics education. 

Explore what these partners have to offer!