Advanced Placement Summer Institutes

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Molloy College, through the Divisions of Education and Continuing Education and Professional Development, offers summer institutes for teachers of Advanced Placement (A.P.) high school courses. Institutes are taught by experienced teachers of A.P. and are endorsed by the College Board.

The institutes are designed to prepare teachers for the College Board's Advanced Placement Curriculum. Participants will gain experience with the concepts and goals of the A.P. courses and their corresponding examinations. The Institutes will address curriculum, pedagogy and technology as supported by national standards and the College Board.

Each workshop will be led by College Board-certified A.P. consultants and will provide participants with the experiences necessary to successfully teach an advanced placement course in their discipline.

All the Institutes are usually offered on a one-week, Monday to Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. basis at either our Rockville Centre Campus located in Nassau County, Long Island or at our Suffolk Center on Route 110, on the grounds of Republic Airport located at 7180 Grumman Lane, in East Farmingdale, New York.

New for 2017! AP Mentoring and AP Summer Institute Bundle - Teachers who are enrolling in one of the three following AP Summer Institutes will have the
option of strengthening their teaching practice with personalized guidance throughout the year with an AP mentor in:

-  AP Computer Science Principles
-  AP English Literature and Composition
-  AP U.S. History

Click here for further information on the AP Mentoring and AP Summer Institute Bundle.

The following is the schedule of the Institutes that will be offered during summer of 2017, weekly, along with the faculty member and the location (click on the title for further information):

June 26- June 29, 2017
Computer Science A: Richard dePaulo; RVC
Statistics: Instructor: Dr. Joe Oechsle; Suffolk

July 10- July 13, 2017
Biology: Instructor: Richard Kurtz; RVC
English Literature: Instructor: Ed Schmieder; Suffolk
Environmental Science: Instructor: Jeanne Kaidy; RVC
Spanish Literature: Instructor: Rafael Moyano; Suffolk 
U.S. History: Instructor: Alice Grant; Suffolk

July 17-20, 2017
Calculus AB: Instructor: Dr. Joe Oechsle;Suffolk
Computer Science Principles: Instructor: Reg Hahne, Suffolk
Environmental Science: Instructor: Jeanne Kaidy; RVC
European History: Instructor: Alice Grant; Suffolk

July 24-27, 2017
Art History: Instructor: John Nici; Suffolk (canceled)
Chemistry: Instructor: Mark Langella; RVC
Government & Politics: US: Instructor: Maria Schmidt; Suffolk

July 31- August 3, 2017
English Language: Instructor: Barbara Murphy; Suffolk 
World History: Instructor: Charles Hart; Suffolk

August 7-10, 2017
Calculus BC:
Instructor: Mark Littlefield ; Suffolk (note change from original schedule of 7/24-27)
Physics 1: Instructor: Jesus Hernandez; RVC
Spanish Language: Instructor: José M. Díaz; Suffolk

August 14-17, 2017
Economics: Instructor: Dr. Anthony Gyapong; Suffolk

Graduate Credit/Non-Credit Options
The A.P. summer institutes that are offered may be taken for graduate credit for professional development at the reduced rate of $900 per 3-credit institute or on a non-credit basis for in-service credit for $795 per institute. Please note that teachers who are teaching full-time at a private school may receive an additional 30% tuition discount. Private school teachers will need to provide a letter from their principal stating that the teacher is a full-time teacher at the school.

Each institute is limited to 25 participants, with the exception of our institutes where a lab is involved. In those instances the enrollment is limited to 12-16 participants.

Qualified applicants will be accepted on a first-come/first-served basis. The registration deadline is three weeks prior to the start date of each institute. Late registration may be possible if space and materials are still available.

You tuition includes: complimentary continental breakfast and lunch each day, approved College Board materials, complimentary textbooks (depending upon the institute) and a binder of handouts from the instructor.

In-Service Credit
You must attend each day to receive in-service credit. You may register on a non-credit basis online or by phone, fax, mail, or in-person by downloading a Non-Credit/In-Service Registration Form. Please note:  if your district is paying for you to attend an AP Summer Institute you can register for the institute without having the offical purchase order yet.

Graduate Credit
If you are taking the course for graduate credit, in addition to attending the institute each day, there is a project that is due within 2 weeks of the conclusion of the institute.

The Summer Institutes are all offered for 3 graduate credits and are approved as such by the New York State Department of Education. The institutes meet for 45 contact hours, of which 30 hours consist of classroom instruction and 15 hours consist of outside work, including a course project which is due within two weeks of the institute end date. This is the same breakdown of hours for all of our graduate courses that are offered during the fall and spring semesters on a 14-week schedule, the only difference is that the summer institutes are offered on a more intense schedule.

The institutes are all listed with the course code, EDU 524, which is part of our graduate course offerings in the Division of Education and can be used as an elective towards our Master of Science degree in Education. The general course description can be found on our website at:

Since this is a special topics course, the specific course descriptions differ depending upon the topic. The description of the EDU 524 courses offered as part of our Summer Institutes can be found by clicking the link below: Institute Descriptions and Faculty Bios.

Teachers not currently enrolled at Molloy in a degree program may register for this course as a non-matriculated student. New for 2017: All registration for graduate credit will be done online. Please click here for instructions on how to register for graduate credit.

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