The Academy shall consist of no more than thirty Members whose scholarly and scientific writings bearing on the subject of education are judged outstanding by Members of the Academy and their peers.
Membership is granted to individuals whose scholarship demonstrates rigor and creativity. It is not the quantity of effort but the significance of the scholarship that is critical for Membership in the Academy. The criteria for selection of Members to the Academy are:
- Outstanding scholarship related to teaching and learning;
- Respect and recognition among peers; and
- A significant contribution to education.