APSI for Graduate Credit

Advanced Placement Summer Institute


Dear AP Summer Institute Participant:

You may be interested in taking AP Summer Institute for credit or pursuing professional credentials in Advanced Placement through one of our exciting programs.  If so, I would like to personally invite you to consider UA Little Rock’s exciting new program, Teaching Advanced Placement (TAVP).  Offered through the Arkansas AP Professional Development Center at UA Little Rock, the professional development certificate is designed for educators who want to develop their knowledge and skills of the Advanced Placement Program and their content specific teaching skills in the AP and Pre-AP classroom.

The TAVP program is a 4-course, 12 credit hour graduate certificate created to assist you in developing your AP program and your content-specific teaching expertise.  The program is primarily offered through web-enhanced instruction.


Any applicant wishing to pursue a degree or certificate to a graduate program must hold a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution with substantially the same undergraduate program as the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

Please note that a minimum GPA of 2.75 or/and 3.00 on the last 60 hours (including post-baccalaureate hours) is required. In addition, all TAVP applicants must possess a current teaching license.
To register for the Advanced Placement summer Institute Credit Option:

1. You must attend a 2018 UA Little Rock AP Summer Institute

2. Register for GATE 7393 Teaching Pre-AP/AP

Current UALR Graduate Student:

Register for GATE 7393 in your content area.  If your content area is not listed, register for a general section.

Those not current UA Little Rock Graduate Student: (recently received undergraduate degree, have not been an active UALR graduate student the last two years, or are new to UA Little Rock) you must apply for Graduate School.  The Graduate School domestic Applicant Application can be found online at ualrgrad.org/application

After completing the online admissions application, the following supporting documents should be submitted to the Graduate School Admissions office.

  • Official transcripts from ALL colleges and universities attended previously – Transcripts must be in the sealed envelope from the university in order to be considered official.
  • Proof of Immunization – Arkansas law requires that all students born on or after January 1, 1957 provide proof of immunization against measles, mumps, and rubella. Applicants applying to online degree programs are not required to submit proof of immunization.

All documents should be mailed to:

  • University of Arkansas at Little Rock
    Attention: Graduate School
    Ottenheimer Library, 5th Floor
    2801 South University Avenue
    Little Rock, AR 72204

To check on the status of your admission application, you may contact Paula Baker in the graduate school at 501.569.8662 or email her at pebaker@ualr.edu. For any questions or clarifications regarding admission and registration please contact Dana Steele at 501.569.3206.

We welcome your questions and look forward to hearing from you.


Dr. Ann Robinson

Advanced Placement Professional Development Center
University of Arkansas at Little Rock
2801 S. University Avenue, SUA 101
Little Rock, AR 72204
Office: 501.569.3410
Fax: 501.569.3438