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Teachers of AP Capstone™ courses—AP Seminar and AP Research—are required to take part in professional development offered by select AP Summer Institutes.

  • The summer before their first year teaching either course, instructors must complete a five-day workshop.
  • The workshop is course-specific—instructors will complete an entire workshop for each course that they are assigned to teach. Instructors who need to be trained for both AP Seminar and AP Research in the same year are required to attend separate workshops during two different weeks.
  • During the school year, instructors must complete additional online assessment scoring training.

Visit Professional Development in the AP Capstone section for complete details.