Skip to main content

Welcome to the Program Guide Submission Portal 

To apply for your program to be reviewed for possible inclusion in the CASEL Program Guide, please review the User’s Manual and follow the instructions therein to create an account and begin your application.

Please Note: Programs that apply and submit an evaluation(s) between July 2018 and January 2019 will be added to the waitlist and reviewed in the order they were received beginning in January 2019.

The CASEL Program Guide identifies well-designed, evidence-based social and emotional learning programs with potential for broad dissemination to schools across the United States. The Guide focuses on SEL programs and approaches that fulfill the following criteria:

  • Designed to be implemented with a universal population of students who are within a grade range that spans from pre-K through 12th.
  • Comprehensive approaches for promoting students’ development across five core social-emotional competencies that have written documentation to ensure the consistency and quality of program delivery.
  • Have the capacity to provide initial training and ongoing support to a wide audience in the United States, including written documentation of their to ensure consistency and high quality of program delivery.  
  • Have at least one carefully conducted evaluation that (1) includes a comparison group, (2) is implemented in a universal setting with students within a grade range from pre-K through 12th, (3) utilizes pre- and posttest measurement, and (4) demonstrates a statistically significant (p < .05) positive impact on student behavioral outcomes.

If you have any questions, please contact Heather Schwartz at