The Division of Continuing Education and Professional Development offers a number of professional development programs for teachers, as well as for teacher candidates.

Teacher Candidate Mandated Workshops

Molloy Education students are required to complete 3 workshops and be fingerprinted to fulfill New York State requirements to be certified to teach. The following mandatory workshops are offered by the Division of Continuing Education and Professional Development:

* School Violence Prevention and Intervention Workshop
* Training in the Identification and Reporting of Child Abuse and Neglect
* Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) Workshop

The workshops listed above are offered in the evenings and on Saturdays throughout the fall and spring. All of the above-mentioned workshops are offered at a discount to Molloy students. Click on the workshop titles for the schedule of classes and workshop descriptions. Registration and payment for the workshops can be done online. Click here for information on how to register.

Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE)

Beginning in the 2016/2017 school year, holders of professional certificates in classroom teaching or educational leadership must complete 100 hours of Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) during each five year registration period. Permanent certificate holders do not need to complete 100 hours of professional development every five years.

  •  ESL or bilingual teachers must complete a minimum of 50% of the required CTLE hours in language acquisition,   including a focus on best practices for co-teaching strategies.
  •  All other certificate holders must complete a minimum of 15% of the hours dedicated to language acquisition addressing the needs of ELL learners, including a focus on best practices for co-teaching strategies.

The CTLE professional development hours must be rigorous and completed through a sponsor approved by the State Education Department. Molloy College is an approved Sponsor of Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) by the New York State Education Department (NYSED), sponsor number 3216.

Molloy College offers professional development graduate credit courses to meet CTLE requirements in TESOL throughout the year, as well as graduate credit courses during the summer through the Summer Institutes for Teachers. Conferences and Online Teacher Professional Development courses are also offered throughout the year which meet CTLE requirements.

Click here for further information on CTLE requirements.


Molloy Colleges offers a number of conferences for educators throughout the year. Click here for a list of upcoming education conferences.

Content Specialty Test Preparation

For those of who need help passing the Content Specialty Tests (CSTs) in Mathematics, English, Social Studies, Spanish or Students with Disabilities and Multi-Subject (Grades 1-6), the Division also offers workshops in each of these areas. The CST Prep workshops are only offered once per year in the fall.

For more information or to register for the CST workshops, click here or go to Siena Hall, Room 106, call 516.323.3550 or e-mail

Educating All Students (EAS) Certification Exam Review course

This course is for those students who need help passing the Educating All Students (EAS) Certification Exam. The Educating All Students Certification Exam is required in order to obtain a Teaching or Administrative Certification in New York State. The exam focuses on Diverse Populations, English Language Learners, Students with Disabilities, Teacher Responsibilities and School-Home Relationships. The course is generally offered once a year in the fall for 6 sessions on Saturdays.
For more information and to register, click here.
Please note: if the course has already started and the upcoming schedule is not yet posted, stop by Siena Hall, Room 106, call 516.323.3550 or e-mail:

Online Teacher Professional Development

Our instructor-facilitated online professional development workshops for teachers are informative, fun, convenient and highly interactive. Our instructors are famous for their ability to create warm and supportive communities of learners. All workshops run for six weeks, with a ten-day grace period at the end. Workshops are project-oriented and include lessons, quizzes, hands-on assignments, discussion areas, supplementary links and more. You can complete any workshop entirely from your home or school, any time of the day or night. For more information, click here.

Advanced Placement Summer Institutes

Molloy College, through the Divisions of Education and Continuing Education and Professional Development, offers Summer Institutes for teachers of advanced placement high school courses. Institutes are taught by experienced teachers of A.P. and are endorsed by the College Board. Click here for the current schedule of classes.

English Language Arts

The Division of Education of Molloy College has established an English Language Arts Education Advisory Board to help improve ELA education. To this end, it is offering professional development by presenting topics of interest for teachers in the areas of English Language Arts. Click here for more information and the current schedule of programs.

Summer Institutes for Teachers

Summer Institutes for Teachers - Molloy College Summer Institutes are all intensive week-long courses that are designed to be taken by teachers for professional development and are offered for either 3-graduate credits or 2 in-service continuing education credits. All of the Summer Institutes are at either our Rockville Centre Campus or at our Suffolk Center on the grounds of Republic Airport in East Farmingdale. The schedule for the summer intitutes is generally available by late January/early February preceeding the summer that the institutes are offered. Click here for more information.

TESOL Certification Pathway: Additional Classroom Teaching Certificate

The Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Certification: Additional Classroom Teaching Certificate program is designed for teachers who hold a valid New York State Teaching Certificate and wish to earn TESOL Certification without an additional degree. Candidates must meet certain Content Core and Pedagogical Core requirements and must also meet any non-coursework requirements, such as the New York State Teacher Certification Examinations and fingerprint clearance, as specified. Graduate courses are offered in the program to assist teachers in meeting the Content and Pedagogical Core course requirements. Click here for more information.

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Continuing Education and Professional Development
1000 Hempstead Avenue Siena Hall, Room 106 Rockville Centre, New York 11571-5002