Course Description

Credit Validation for AP by the Sea Participants Only 

AP by the Sea summer institutes offer unique and intensive experiences supporting teachers in the instruction of rigorous and exciting courses that prepare their students for Advanced Placement exams. Each course is led by a College Board-endorsed consultant and each teacher receives College Board materials.

Participants must adhere to the following requirements to be eligible for university credit: All participants must be registered for the summer institute prior to registering for credit at All participants interested in university credit must register within one month of your attendance at a summer institute, and actively participate in all classroom hours of summer institute.

Course Details

Number of Units: 2.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours

Who Should Attend: This course provides continuing education for new and experienced AP educators.

Course Options

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What You Will Learn

  • Understand the course - the course framework defines the scope of the course and specifies what students must know and do to be successful on the AP Exam
  • Plan the course - sequencing, pacing, and scaffolding are essential for building students’ understanding and their ability to transfer and apply knowledge and skills
  • Teach the course - effective instructional strategies help students to develop a mastery of course content and skills over time
  • Assess student progress and understanding - learning requires time, practice, and regular feedback


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Learning Method Information

Courses offer a convenient, yet rigorous style of learning that allows you to structure your education to suit your schedule while keeping you on pace toward achieving your educational.

Credit Validation

The University of San Diego’s Division of Professional and Continuing Education offers graduate-level extension credit for work completed in trainings, workshops, conferences, induction, credentials, and other professional development programs not offered directly by USD. Complete one of the above and a member of our division will help you earn credit for your hard work and dedication to continuing your education.

Key Benefits of Credit Validation Courses

Make Your Work Count

Earn credit for your previous work in trainings, workshops, and conferences through a simple process.

Advance Faster

Save money by earning credit for work you completed and get one step closer to salary advancement.

Work Towards a Degree

Many receiving institutions may accept credits towards degree programs, giving you a head start in earning a graduate degree.