Professional Learning Standards for Sex Education (PLSSE)



The Professional Learning Standards for Sex Education (PLSSE) is the newest set of standards designed to help improve educators’ ability to effectively address sexuality in the classroom. Created by the Sex Education Collaborative (SEC), the PLSSE were developed to provide guidance to school administrators and classroom educators about the content, skills, and professional disposition needed to implement sex education effectively.

The Standards are divided into four domains, which are then divided into topics and indicators that relate to educators’ knowledge of content, familiarity with teaching methods, or understanding of best practices.

Please click the tabs above for the full PLSSE document, the PLSSE Assessment Tool, a PLSSE Factsheet, and talking points about the PLSSE. 


PLSSE Document
PLSSE One-Pager
Talking Points
Assessment Tool