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Coastal to offer two Advanced Placement Teacher Institutes

February 19, 2002

Coastal Carolina University has received funding from the State Department of Education to offer two Advanced Placement Teacher Institutes during July 2002. The institutes, designed for high school teachers who are interested in teaching advanced placement courses, will be offered in calculus and English literature and composition.

A teacher who successfully completes the institute will award three hours of graduate credit and will be qualified to teach the advanced placement course at the high school level in the area in which the institute was completed.

Although Coastal has offered advanced placement institutes in the past, this is the first time the courses being offered are state-funded, which will allow Coastal to offer the courses at no charge to accepted applicants, according Dennis Wiseman, Coastal's associate provost and special assistant to the president for University/Schools Collaboration.

In order to participate in the Advanced Placement Teacher Institutes, teachers must be recommended by their principals. Each course is team-taught by a university professor and a high school teacher who has experience teaching advance placement courses. Advance Placement Institutes are also offered by Clemson University, Francis Marion University, Furman University and the University of South Carolina.

Prashant Sansgiry, associate professor of mathematics and statistics at Coastal, will co-teach Calculus AB July 1 and 2 and July 15 to 26 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. John Ramey, associate professor of English at Coastal, will co-teach English literature and composition July 9 to 19 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Teachers interested in applying to participate in Coastal's Advanced Placement Teacher Institutes should contact Wiseman at 349-2600.