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Content and Methods for Teaching Advanced Placement English Literature and Composition for Beginning Instructors

Course Number: ENGL X410.5

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3 units

Methods of teaching literature and composition to Advanced Placement Program* classes. Participants examine content, focus, and assessment of the AP* Examination in order to explore how they may devise successful programs and coursework. The use of poetic devices, character analysis and other aspects of analyzing literary texts will be presented in combination with teaching strategies that promote critical and creative thinking. This course is specifically designed for instructors who have taught Advanced Placement Program* for one year or less.

Important Information:

  • Please set-up your student NetID and password at least 7 days before the course start date to ensure access to the WiFi connection in the classroom. Trouble setting-up your NetID? Email: netidhelp@ucx.ucr.edu.  
  • College Board Scholarship recipients cannot register online. To register as a scholarship recipient, please mail or fax your Enrollment Form along with a Copy of your Letter of Commitment and Award Letter to Student Services (fax: 951-827-7273). Please note that you will be invoiced for the total amount due if payment from the College Board is not received by the course start date. The registration for Scholarship Recipients is for non-credit ONLY. 
  • School districts enrolling teachers for APSI courses also ONLY pay for the non-credit fee. District POs cannot be processed online. Please send POs along with an Enrollment Form for each teacher to Student Services by mail or fax to 951-827-7273.
  • If you are registering as a Scholarship Recipient or were registered by your school district with a PO and would like to pay the additional $100 fee to receive credit (3 quarter units), please contact Student Services at 951-827-4105. The deadline to pay for credit is July 18, 2017. A letter grade will be awarded to students registered for credit (assignments due to receive credit will vary between courses).
  • Further detailed information regarding the course will be emailed to students a few weeks before the course start date. 
  • APSI Enrollment Form: http://www.extension.ucr.edu/pdf/misc/apsienrollmentform2017.pdf

Please contact APSI Program Coordinator, Brenda Montiel, at 951-827-1661 / bmontiel@ucx.ucr.edu should you have any questions. 

Available Sections

Starting Jul 17

171EDJ013

Starting Jul 17 171EDJ013

Course Fees

$795 Early Bird Discount ends on Jun 18
$845 after Jun 18

$695 (Non Credit) Early Bird Discount ends on Jun 17
$745 after Jun 17

Instructor

Skip Nicholson [ bio ]

close [x] Skip Nicholson, B.A., was English Department Head at South Pasadena High School, and teaches in UCR's online Advanced Placement Professional Certificate program. Mr. Nicholson is a College Board-Endorsed Consultant.

Schedule:

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu 8:00 am-4:00 pm
Jul 17 - Jul 20, 2017

APSI check-in will take place at the UCR Extension Center, Conference Room E located at 1200 University Ave., Riverside, CA 92507 at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, July 17, 2017. Parking permits and classroom number/location will be provided during check-in.

4 Meetings

Location:

Extension University Village

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Section Notes:

This course is for beginner AP English Literature teachers. Institute fee includes breakfast, lunch, College Board materials, and parking. Registering online automatically includes the credit ($100) fee. To register for non-credit ONLY, please contact Student Services.

Textbook:

No Textbook Required.

Prerequisites

Applicable Certificates

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