How to Become an AP Mentor

Learn about the application process and requirements to become an AP mentor.

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About the AP Mentor Role

Experienced current AP teachers are encouraged to apply for the AP mentor role. AP mentors are expected to lead at least one mentoring group (3–5 teachers) per semester. The time commitment includes hosting one hour-long virtual meeting per month for four months. Meeting discussions span topics including the course and exam description, course planning, instructional strategies and pedagogical tools, and scoring rubrics. Mentors receive an honorarium for their work.

2024 AP Mentor Application

The 2024 AP mentor application is now open for AP African American Studies, AP Biology, and AP Precalculus teachers. Apply by June 15 if you’re interested in becoming a mentor for one of these subjects. If selected, we’ll contact you in mid-July with information about the required online training in mid-August.

Applicant Requirements

The applicant must:

  • Be a current AP course-authorized teacher in the subject.
  • Have taught the AP course for at least 3 years.
  • Have experience facilitating online meetings through Zoom.
  • Have recent AP reader experience in the subject (preferred).

The applicant should be able to:

  • Understand College Board systems and the AP Program, including their AP subject’s course and exam description.
  • Integrate current technology and relevant resources, including AP Classroom.
  • Commit to fulfilling the College Board’s mission and goals as an AP mentor. 

Application Guidelines

As part of the application process, you must provide:

  • Your résumé or CV.
  • A current AP Course Audit syllabus or equivalent syllabus for your college-level course.
  • A video (no more than 8–10 minutes in length) that shows you doing one of the following:
    • Leading a professional learning event with other teachers (which could include an event within your local school/district or a one-on-one training session).
    • Leading an instructional activity with your students (in a group or individual setting).

A strong candidate’s video will demonstrate:

  • Their ability to engage effectively with other educators in a professional learning setting.
  • Their ability to motivate students in the delivery of an instructional activity.