Understand the benefits, and challenges of an AP* English Literature and Composition 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* English literature and composition course
Get recommendations on curriculum and book selection, source books, audiovisuals, and web-based learning opportunities
About this course:
This 45-hour equivalent online course includes intensive sessions for teachers who are designing an AP® English literature and composition course for their high school or planning to take over an existing program. Administrators and AP® coordinators should find this course useful, as it explains the design, benefits, and challenges of an AP® English literature and composition high school course. Topics include publications from The College Board's AP® program, timing and scheduling decisions that must be made when offering the course, and establishing a classroom experience that inspires students to do their best work. The AP® English literature and composition exam (offered each May) is explained, and tips for teaching and testing AP®-quality multiple-choice questions and free-response essays are provided. Participants conclude by creating their own syllabus for a two-semester AP® English literature and composition course. Recommendations on curriculum and book selection, source books, audiovisuals, and web-based learning opportunities are part of the course and its required assignments. The course is particularly useful for new AP® teachers. Materials published by The College Board are a first step, and course assignments should prove useful and practical for teachers who are setting up an AP® English literature and composition course that reflects a wide range of reading and writing.
Step 2: Once registered with the College Board, please click “Enroll Now”, above and follow the prompts to checkout and pay for your course. You will be enrolling in the course and paying the course fee to UCLA Extension.
A digital, downloadable version of the College Board workbook will be provided prior to the class start date. The cost of the digital text is included in the course fee.
If hardcopies are preferred, teachers can purchase hard copies of CED on CB Public store for $35 at the College Board Store, here: https://store.collegeboard.org/sto/enter.do
In the event of refunding out of the class, there is a $70 nonrefundable amount to cover the cost of workbook, in addition to the standard $30.00 nonrefundable amount, totaling a $100.00 nonrefundable amount.
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