Content and Methods for Teaching Advanced Placement Chemistry

Course Number: CHEM X450


3 units

Chemistry principles appropriate for introductory college chemistry (AP* level) are reviewed and discussed in terms of how to enhance student understanding and affect high AP* Examination performance. The course examines important features of the required curriculum and the experimental laboratory base that supports it. The AP* Chemistry Examination and how it is scored are discussed through the analysis of past exams and typical student work.

Important Information:

  • This course meets at the California State University San Bernardino/Palm Desert Campus (Room TBD); however, APSI check-in at 8 a.m., Monday, June 26 at the UCR Palm Desert Center is mandatory.
  • WiFi codes will be provided during APSI check-in.
  • 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 June 27, 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:

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

Available Sections

Starting Jun 26


Starting Jun 26 171EDJ006

Course Fees


$775 (Non Credit)


David Hostage [ bio ]

close [x] David Hostage, M.A., has been teaching science at the secondary level since 1976, and is an active member of the AP Chemistry community. He has been a member of the Test Development Committee, and an AP Reader, Table Leader and Question Leader for almost 30 years. Mr. Hostage is a College Board-Endorsed Consultant.


Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu 8:00 am-4:00 pm
Jun 26 - Jun 29, 2017

APSI check-in will take place in the lobby area of the UCR Palm Desert Center, 75080 Frank Sinatra Dr., at 8 a.m. on Monday, June 26, 2017. Parking permits and classroom number/location will be provided during check-in.

4 Meetings


UCR Palm Desert Center

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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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