It is with great pleasure that I can announce to you that a Graduate Certificate Program specifically for AP Human Geography teachers is about to be launched. Offered through the Elmhurst College Online Center, the program will to taught fully online in 8-week sessions. The APHG graduate certificate program curriculum correlates directly with the College Board AP Human Geography established curriculum. This 5-course program can be completed in less than one year. The full announcement is available in this PDF.
More than 96,000 students took the AP Human Geography exam in 2012 and it is estimated that there are 3,200 AP Human Geography teachers nationwide. As more students take the APHG exam, the demand for qualified teachers will increase. Designed specifically for secondary educators, the APHG graduate certificate program focuses on teaching spatial concepts as well as basic themes, skills and perspectives of APHG and how to apply them in the classroom.
In small, cohort-based classes, you’ll work with experienced educators and professionals—and receive your certificate in less than a year. The program is offered entirely online through the Elmhurst College Online Center, providing the convenience teachers want—and need.