Teaching Advanced Placement*

Specialized Study Program in Teaching Advanced Placement*

Specialized Study Program in Teaching Advanced Placement*

Classroom Program


3-6 months


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If you have a knack for working with high-level learners and want to boost your professional prowess, the Specialized Study Program in Teaching Advanced Placement is for you. Learn how to challenge students to meet their fullest potential by providing them with an intellectual experience, comparable to their freshman year at college.

Developed in collaboration with the College Board, and the only one of its kind in the nation, this specialized study program spotlights the latest instructional strategies for teaching AP classes while providing well-informed approaches to help reinforce key actions for developing an overall successful, school-wide AP program.

Designed For

K-12 teachers interested in teaching Advanced Placement to students at varying grade levels.

What You'll Learn

  • Effective methods for exam preparation
  • Overall grading procedures, and the process and philosophy for scoring exams
  • How to work with administrators to develop a successful AP program
  • Proven strategies for working with diverse student populations

What You Can Do With This Certificate

Teaching positions are available in both public and private schools.

Real People. Real Results.

“I found this program extremely helpful in improving my teaching skills. The courses, the materials, and above all, the instructors made the learning process interesting and meaningful. I have new confidence in teaching my AP classes and the certificate gave a boost to my CV, as well!”

Hussain Arshad

Chemistry Teacher
Beijing Royal School
Beijing, China

Earning the Certificate

Prior to enrolling, please ensure that you meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited institution

For more information see How to Earn a Certificate

Certificate Courses

Our certificate programs are designed to be flexible, allowing you the option to take just a few courses or to earn the complete certificate. If choosing to complete the certificate, we recommend you get the most out of your experience by following the suggested completion path below.

Quarter 1

Instructional Design and Management for Advanced Placement

EDUC X396.2

3 units

Content Area Course: Offered During AP Summer Institute

Instructor Spotlight

“Over the past 32 years, I have taught every math course in our curriculum, and have been lucky enough to teach AP Calculus for my entire career. In addition to teaching, I have been an AP Reader, Table Leader and Question Team Member. With this background, I wanted to share my knowledge with younger, newer teachers, to give confidence in teaching AP Calculus.”

Connie Rigney

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