Professional and Continuing Education

Pawley Hall, Room 440G
456 Pioneer Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4482
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(248) 370-3177

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Jennifer Cepnick
Program Director
(248) 370-3177

Advanced Placement Institute

Registration is now OPEN! Please click here

*Note: You MUST enroll with the College Board and also register with OU PACE for each session. The links below will take you to the College Board website for each session. To register via OU PACE, follow the link above
Sponsored by Oakland University and endorsed by the College Board*, participation in the AP* Institutes will strengthen your school's academic success. OU will hold summer sessions for instructors at the main campus in Rochester, MI. These four-day conferences offer excellent training for both experienced teachers and those that are new to AP*. The program will offer experienced teachers the opportunity to learn about new and emerging trends in their content areas. For teachers that are new to AP*, the program is a chance to become better informed about the fundamentals of the AP* program. Oakland University's institute is ideally suited for department chairpersons, gifted and talented teachers and curriculum coordinators.

Course of Study

  • Structuring AP* courses
  • Responding to student feedback
  • Utilizing a variety of proven teaching methods
  • Preparing students for the AP* exam while keeping instruction engaging
  • Developing AP* exam-taking strategies
  • Reviewing released AP* exams
  • Diagnosing scores-what constitutes a 3, 4 or 5?
  • Sharing a variety of College Board essentials
  • Receiving appropriate AP* textbooks and resources
Expert Instructors

Institute instructors for each subject area have been carefully selected for their experience with AP*. All have taught AP* courses in their respective schools for many years. Most have been part of leading AP* workshops around the country and have read and graded AP* exams.

Who Should Attend?
  • Teachers who want to learn how to instruct AP* courses in selected content areas
  • Experienced AP* teachers
  • Teachers of talented and gifted students
  • Teachers, administrators and AP* coordinators who wish to learn how to establish AP* programs in their local high schools or school districts
  • Teachers and administrators who wish to strengthen core curriculum through AP* prep
  • Teachers who want a full review of past  AP* examinations and resources
  • Teachers who want extended opportunities to network with other AP* instructors while gaining needed professional development credit
  • Participants MUST enroll with both Oakland University and the College Board. See the "Program Information" tab for more information. 
  • Participants are required to attend the entire workshop.
  • Participants who miss more than 10 percent of the summer institute will not be eligible for a certificate of attendance.
  • Course materials and details about the institute will be handed out at the first session, attendance is highly recommended.

Oakland University reserves the right to cancel courses due to low enrollment.  To allow maximum enrollment, you will be notified of course cancellation 24 hours before the course start date via your home email or phone on record.

2019 APSI Schedule of Classes
*Note: You MUST enroll with the College Board and also register for OU PACE for each session. The links below will take you to the College Board website for each session. To register via OU PACE, please click here

Session 1: June 24-27, 2019

Email Address

English Literature CEAP 1002090121
English LanguageCEAP 1001590122
Human GeographyCEAP 1012090127

Session 2: July 08-11, 2019

Email Address


CEAP 10000


ChemistryCEAP 1006590013

Environmental Science

CEAP 10115



CEAP 10025


Computer Science A

CEAP 10101


Session 3: July 22-25, 2019

Email Address

US HistoryCEAP 1005090014
English LiteratureCEAP 1002090034
English LanguageCEAP 1001590028
Calculus ABCEAP 1008590026
World HistoryCEAP 1006090029
StatisticsCEAP 1004090016
Computer Science PrinciplesCEAP 1010090024
US Government and PoliticsCEAP 1005590023
Spanish LanguageCEAP 1003590025
PsychologyCEAP 1003090027

Daily Schedule
7-7:30 a.m.
Check in
Welcome packs distributed
Light breakfast served
Same as Monday
from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
8 a.m.-noon
TBD by instructor
7:30-7:50 a.m.
8-10:30 a.m.
First morning session
10:30-10:45 a.m.
10:45 a.m.-noon
Second morning session

Noon to 1 p.m.

1-3:30 p.m.
First afternoon session
3:30-3:45 p.m.
3:45-5 p.m.
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*Oakland University reserves the right to cancel courses due to low enrollment. To allow maximum enrollment, you will be notified of course cancellation 24 hours before the course start date via your home Email or phone on record.
Materials & Info
SCECH- State Continuing Education Clock Hours - Please register HERE  


Included in tuition, all participants will be receiving the AP CollegeBoard Manual for their respective course of study. Participants who register after June 16 for the first session (beginning June 25), after July 2 for the second session (beginning July 9) and after July 16 for the third session (beginning July  23 cannot be guaranteed to receive their CollegeBoard Manual in time for the start of the course due to the time required to ship the materials.


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Billing &
Payment Info
NOTICE: By registering for this Professional and Continuing Education class, I agree that Oakland University can share my contact information (i.e., name, address, telephone number and e-mail address) with AP College Board for the purposes of administering the class.
Approved Vouchers & Purchase Orders-Third Party Billing

If your school district is paying on your behalf, please complete one of the two Billing Authorizations attached below prior to registering based on your personal registration. R eturn completed form to PACE and we will send you a Purchase Order Code within 7 business days. This code will allow you to complete your registration through the Purchase Order option at final checkout.

Billing Authorizations must be received by the following deadlines due to the time required to obtain a Purchase Order code to complete registration:

June 13 for the first session (beginning June 28)
July 2 for the second session (beginning July 9)
July 16  for the third   session (beginning July 23 )

If you have any questions regarding this process, please contact PACE,, before beginning your registration. 

To be eligible for a 100% refund for courses that meet either in person, online or distance learning:
  • Participants may self-drop online any time prior to the course start date.
  • No refunds for tuition, books, or materials will occur on or after the course start date.