Content and Methods for Teaching Advanced Placement Biology

Course Number: BIOL X403.5

3 units

This course covers curriculum content, strategies, criteria and materials for teaching Advanced Placement* Biology. You will discuss content covered in the three major topics of an AP* Biology course:

  • molecules and cells
  • heredity and evolution
  • organisms and population

You will also explore strategies to improve your students' performances, and help them think about both broad and specific concepts to better express their knowledge and understanding of Biology.

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:  
  • 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. 

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


Applicable Certificates

Starting Jul 17 : Classroom-based

Section Code: 171EDJ008

Course Fees:

$825 Early Bird Discount ends on Jun 17
$875 after Jun 17

$725 (Non Credit) Early Bird Discount ends on Jun 17
$775 after Jun 17


Maureen Jimenez

Maureen E. Jimenez, M.Ed., Teacher, Corona-Norco Unified School District, has taught AP Biology for 18 years, is an AP Exam Grader, Examination Reader, Table Leader, Question Leader and part of the Leadership Team. Ms. Jimenez is a College Board-Endorsed Consultant.


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

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 directions to the lab on campus will be provided during check-in.

4 Meetings


University Laboratory BuildingMap

Section Notes:

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.


No Textbook Required.

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