Costs

2017 Workshop Tuition

Workshop Tuition:  $725 (includes $400 non-refundable deposit)

The $725 workshop tuition for the Summer Teaching Institute includes workshop instruction and lunch in the Carleton dining hall Monday - Thursday for the June workshop and Tuesday - Friday for the July workshop. 

Biology: Advanced Topics, Biology: First Time, Chemistry: Advanced Topics, Chemistry: First Time, Environmental Science, Physics 1 and Studio Art workshops carry an additional $25 laboratory fee ($750 total for these workshops).


Room and Board

During the Summer Teaching Institute, participants may choose to stay on campus in one of the central air-conditioned residence halls.  A limited number of single occupancy rooms are available upon request and are assigned in the order requests are received.  Breakfast and Dinner in the Carleton dining hall is included in the Room and Board cost (lunch is included in the Workshop Tuition).

  • Double Occupancy Room and Board:  $375 (per person)
  • Single Occupancy Room and Board:   $450

Housing is provided from 3:00 PM Sunday, June 25 - Thursday, June 29, 2017 and Monday, July 10 - Friday, July 14, 2017.  The first meal served will be dinner in the dining hall on Sunday, June 25 and Monday, July 10 and the last meal served is lunch on Thursday, June 29 and Friday, July 14.  Participants choosing to stay on campus will have access to the Recreation Center and pool facilities during operating hours.

Partner Housing:  We offer participants housing for partners/spouses during the Summer Teaching Institute for an additional $375 (billed separately) which will include room and board for the duration of the Institute as well as use of the recreational facilities.  If you have any questions or would like to request partner housing, please email the Summer Academic Programs Office.

Transportation to/from the MSP airport: We offer an airport shuttle for participants at $60 each way. Participants may fill out this form to request and pay for the shuttle.


Minnesota Teacher Scholarships

Minnesota teachers who are teaching or plan to teach and AP® course are eligible for a scholarship from the state. This year, the Minnesota Department of Education expects to reimburse school districts at least $500 for tuition and $150 or more for room and board for each teacher attending an Advanced Placement* Summer Institute. Depending upon the total number of enrollments for this summer, MDE may be able to reimburse school districts up to the full cost of the Institute; unfortunately, that decision will not be made until after all summer institutes have closed.

Please contact Jacqui McKenzie, Minnesota Department of Education at 651-582-8852 for application and funding information.

Download and Print the Minnesota Teacher Scholarship Application


College Board® Scholarships

The College Board® offers five different types of scholarships.  There are scholarships offered for redesigned subjects (Calculus AB, Calculus BC and World History for the summer of 2016), the Fellows Program designed for underrepresented and low-income populations, and the Rural Fellows Program for teachers in rural school districts.  There are also two new scholarship programs that are designed to help implement and grow the Computer Science Principles class.  To learn more about these different opportunities, please visit the College Board® website: http://professionals.collegeboard.com/k-12/awards/ap-grants.


Cancellations

All cancellations for the Summer Teaching Institute must be made in writing (submitted via email or US Mail). The $400 tuition deposit required for registration is non-refundable. Residential participants will be assessed half of room and board fees for cancellations received after May 26, 2017. Any cancellations received within 14 days of the opening of the Summer Teaching Institute or while the Institute is in session will result in forfeiture of all tuition and fees paid.


Graduate Credit

Summer Teaching Institute participants have the option to earn three graduate quarter credit hours (two semester hours) at no additional cost.  All participants must complete the Grade Contract Form provided to them at the start of the workshop on which they declare their intention to pursue or not to pursue graduate credit. 

For those participants who choose to pursue graduate credit, graduate credit will be granted on an A-F basis to participants who both participate full-time in their respective workshop AND complete a final project as determined and graded by their instructor. All participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance at the end of the Institute. If you have to miss any part of the Institute, we will reduce the hours listed for participation on the certificate, and you will not be eligible to receive graduate credit.

Participants who do not choose to pursue graduate credit and who complete all workshop requirements will receive a certificate of attendance documenting 30 hours instruction.  Depending on your district's specific guidelines, you may be able to use this certificate as documentation for Continuing Education Units.


Returning Institute Participants:  Repeating a Workshop and Receiving Graduate Credit

Each Summer Teaching Institute workshop has both a workshop title (roughly the same as the College Board* course title) and a registration code (4 letters and 4 numbers assigned by the Registrar's Office at Carleton).  Workshop titles remain the same from year to year and generally don't impact receiving graduate credit .  However, registration codes may (and do!) change for a variety of reasons, including an AP® course redesign, and determine if a participant is eligible to receive graduate credit.

Participants returning to the Summer Teaching Institute should know that, while there is not a limit to the number of times their official transcript can record their attendance in an individual workshop title & registration code combination, they will only receive graduate credit once for a registration code. 

If you are attending a workshop for which you have previously received graduate credit, you have the option to work with you instructor to develop an Independent Study Project which will allow you to receive graduate credit under a different registration code.  Independent Study Projects can only be completed once.  Independent Study Projects must be approved by your instructor and noted on your Grade Contract before the Institute closes.