Connecting AP Seminar and CTE Programs of Study

To prepare students for a complex, fast-paced world, a growing number of schools are using project-based learning to provide real-world challenges and promote deeper learning outcomes.  AP® Seminar is a foundational, project based learning course that engages students in cross-curricular conversations that explore the complexities of academic and real-world topics. AP Seminar fits within multiple Career Technical Education (CTE) programs of study given the focus on critical thinking, collaboration, and presentation skills within a project-based learning experience. To help state leaders integrate AP Seminar into CTE programs of study, this guide from the College Board describes AP Seminar’s course contents and provides state, district and student examples of how AP Seminar could be potentially embedded into a CTE program of study. The guide features state examples from Idaho and Indiana.

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February 2019