High school teachers will spend a week learning how to teach Advanced Placement (AP) classes, college preparatory classes for high school students, during UD's AP Summer Institute from July 8-12. The intensive 36-hour programs qualify educators to teach AP courses in Latin, English Literature and Composition, European History, U.S. History, Spanish Language and Culture and Studio Art.
"Due to both its residential facilities and its longstanding connections to Dallas-Fort Worth teachers through the Braniff Graduate School and the Dallas Institute for Humanities and Culture, UD is well-situated to provide both AP instructors and the amenities for teachers traveling from out of state," said Joshua Parens, dean of the Braniff Graduate School.
This year, teachers are traveling from Dubai, Mexico and both U.S. coasts, in order to attend the AP Institute.
All institutes, except for the July 15-19 AP Spanish Language and Culture, are taught by experienced high school instructors. That institute is taught by UD Associate Professor of Spanish Marisa Perez Bernardo. All instructors are approved by the College Board, the body that regulates AP.