Apple Developer Academy at Michigan State University in Detroit

The Apple Developer Academy at Michigan State University in Detroit prepares students to become world-class developers for the world’s most innovative and vibrant app ecosystem. By bringing together coding, design, and entrepreneurship, the Academy aims to attract students from diverse backgrounds, interests, and neighborhoods across the city of Detroit. Consider a mentorship position with the Academy.

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The Apple Developer Academy is part of Apple’s racial equity and justice initiative aiming at challenging systemic racism nationwide. The Academy aims to improve access, outcomes, and equity for communities of color and to enhance the diversity of entrepreneurship and technology-related fields.

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The Apple Developer Academy is a collaboration between Michigan State University and Apple. Visit the Apple Developer Academy website for more information.


The Apple Developer Academy follows a Challenge-Based Curriculum (CBL) which connects students to real-world challenges to solve community challenges through a three-phase process: Engage-Investigate-Act. Students learn to apply their knowledge of coding, design, and entrepreneurship skills to participate in and impact the app economy. On MSU campus, the iOS Design Lab has been using CBL for the past three years.

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Project Team

Michigan State University is looking to bring highly motivated and diverse mentors with industry and/or academic experience to the Apple Developer Academy. Successful candidates need to be critical thinkers in a fast-paced, flexible environment, and work with the mentor team to create new learning experiences for students in the Apple Developer Academy and associated Foundations Program.