Teaching AP® Chemistry

EDUC X 394.12

This online course includes intensive sessions for teachers who are designing an AP® Chemistry course for their high school or planning to take over an existing program.


What you can learn.

  • Understand the benefits and challenges of an AP® Chemistry course
  • Learn about the AP® program, timing, and scheduling decisions that must be made when offering the course
  • Get tips on establishing a classroom experience that inspires students to do their best work
  • Learn strategies for teaching and testing AP®-quality, multiple-choice questions, and free-response essays
  • Create your own syllabus for a two-semester AP® Chemistry course
  • Get recommendations on curriculum and book selection, source books, audiovisuals, and web-based learning opportunities

About this course:

This course includes intensive sessions for teachers who are designing an AP® high school chemistry course or teaching existing courses. Initially, participants are introduced to the AP® chemistry course requirements and the format of the AP® chemistry exam through The College Board materials. The AP® curriculum is organized into Six Big Ideas. Modules on the Six Big Ideas form the heart of the course. Problems and questions from previously released AP® exams are used to relate the course content to the concepts and principles addressed by the exams. Participants interact with each of these Big Ideas by working through released AP® problems, gathering and sharing resources from the instructor and other participants, and completing assignments that are useful for developing an AP® course syllabus. Participants are also required to consider an experiment that can be performed in a laboratory at their schools or at home and modify the experiment to demonstrate guided-inquiry principals as required by the AP® curriculum.

Contact Us

Speak to a program representative. Hours: Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm.
Ready to start
your future?
By signing up, you agree to UCLA Extension’s Privacy Policy.

vector icon of building

Corporate Education

Learn how we can help your organization meet its professional development goals and corporate training needs.

Learn More

vector icon of building

Donate to UCLA Extension

Support our many efforts to reach communities in need.

Innovation Programs

Student Scholarships

Coding Boot Camp

Lifelong Learning