Letter from the Director

Dear Colleague

Southeast Missouri State University is again offering intensive, five-day Advanced Placement* Teacher Development Institutes to Missouri secondary school teachers who wish to teach Advanced Placement* courses. AP* courses offer a way for high school students to be recognized for studies done at the college-level during their secondary school years. AP* students may earn college credit or advanced standing at any of 4,000 colleges and universities nationally and internationally.

The AP* Institutes are designed to prepare secondary school teachers to teach college-level AP* courses, and to prepare their students for the AP* Exam. The primary focus of the Institutes is pedagogy; a secondary focus is the use of content in pedagogically effective ways. Each participant who has not previously earned graduate credit for the course corresponding to the chosen Institute session will earn three hours of graduate credit, graded (A-F), in accordance with the Institute’s syllabus. The Institutes enable participants to understand and teach the AP* curriculum, to design, discuss and implement AP* pedagogical strategies, to develop resources and materials for use in AP* courses, and to develop an AP* course syllabus.

The 2017 Summer Institutes offerings will be announced soon. The Institutes will be offered on the campus of the Hazelwood North Middle School in Florissant, MO, July 16-20, 2018. All institutes are led by College Board* Endorsed Consultants.

The AP* Teacher Development Institutes are offered tuition-free to qualified Missouri secondary school teachers who reside and teach in Missouri. Teachers will need to submit the Advanced Placement* application, $90 non-refundable Registration and Program Fee, principal approval letter, and copy your driver’s license. Participants or their school districts will bear the cost of travel, housing and evening meals. Fees (tuition) for nonresidents and teachers is $1625.25 for three graduate credits.

Since enrollment is limited to 25 participants per institute, apply early to ensure your place in the Institutes. School districts who submit multiple applications for two or more Institutes will be given priority in the selection process.

If you have any questions about these institutes or about AP* funding for students and teachers, please contact us at (573) 986-6179 or by e-mail at aptd@semo.edu.

We are looking forward to working with you this summer!


Michael Rodgers,
Director of Advanced Placement*Teacher Development

*College Board, AP, and Advanced Placement, are registered trademarks of the College Board.
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