Online Teacher Professional Development

Our instructor-facilitated online Teacher Professional Development courses are informative, fun, convenient, and highly interactive. Our instructors are famous for their ability to create warm and supportive communities of learners. All courses run for six weeks (with a10-day grace period at the end). The courses are 24 contact hours and are offered on a non-credit basis for 2 in-service credits. Courses are project-oriented and include lessons, quizzes, hands-on assignments, discussion areas, supplementary links, and more. You can complete any course entirely from your home or office, any time of the day or night. You'll spend roughly two to four hours each week completing two engaging lessons in an enjoyable, interactive learning environment. Expert instructors develop and lead every course, and you'll be able to interact with them and with fellow students in lively online discussion areas. New sessions start every month, so you can sign up anytime. Upon completing a course with a passing score, you'll get a certificate of completion from Molloy College.

CTLE Credit

Each online course is approved for 24 hours of Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE). Click here for further information on the new CTLE requirements.


All courses require Internet access, e-mail, and the Microsoft Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox Web browser. Some courses may have additional requirements. Please visit our Online Instruction Center at: for more information.

View Course Details

Each online course offered in our catalog at: contains details including a long description, a syllabus, an instructor biography, and a list of technical requirements.

To view this information, locate the course of interest through the Search bar or Browse Catalog tool. Select the title you would like to view, and you will see tabbed pages containing all of the specifics on the course.

A sample of some of our online teacher professional development courses can be found below. Just click on the title for additional information.

Online Course Lessons, Assignments and Requirements

Click here for an overview of the online course lessons, assignments and requirements.

Schedule and Tuition

New course sessions begin monthly. Tuition for the courses is $95. Please visit our Online Instruction Center at to see exact start dates for the courses that interest you.

How to Get Started and Registration:

1.     Visit our Online Instruction Center:
.     Choose the department (Teaching and Education) and then the program area and then the course title you are interested in and select the Enroll Now button. Follow the instructions to enroll and pay for your course.  Here you will enter your e-mail and choose a password that will grant you access to the Classroom.
3.     When your course starts, return to our Online Instruction Center and click the Classroom link. To begin your studies, simply login with your e-mail and the password you selected during enrollment.

A sample of our Teacher Professional Development Workshops:

Survival Kit for New Teachers
Veteran instructor shares the secrets for success in your first years of teaching.

Solving Classroom Discipline Problems
Veteran teacher reveals the secrets to an orderly classroom. A step-by-step approach to effective, positive discipline.

Teaching Students With ADHD
Learn practical strategies for helping children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) succeed in school.

Teaching Students With Autism: Strategies for Success
Help your students with high-functioning autism and Asperger's Syndrome unlock their potential in the classroom.

Guided Reading and Writing: Strategies for Maximum Student Achievement
Get the professional development training you need to improve student literacy as an accomplished teacher shares the secrets of turning guided reading strategies into opportunities for teaching writing.

Understanding Adolescents
Uncover the secrets of the adolescent mind. Gain valuable information on how they feel, how their identities develop, and how you can best meet their needs.

Teaching Smarter With SMART Boards
Master the use of SMART Board and SMART Notebook technology so you can create powerful interactive lessons that capture your students' attention.

Teaching Writing: Grades K-3
Learn how to nurture student writers in the early elementary classroom.

Teaching Preschool: A Year of Inspiring Lessons
In this workshop on teaching preschoolers, you'll learn how to come up with creative and balanced preschool lesson plans for every month of the school year.

Guided Reading: Strategies for the Differentiated Classroom
Learn creative ways to bring differentiated instruction and guided reading to life in your classroom.

Teaching Students With Learning Disabilities
Learn how to successfully meet the diverse needs of students with learning disabilities in your classroom.

Differentiated Instruction in the Classroom
Improve your ability to teach diverse learners with real-world examples from elementary, middle, and high school classrooms.

The Creative Classroom
Enrich your teaching talents and encourage your students' creative thinking as you learn to turn your classroom into a creative classroom.

Creating Classroom Centers
Learn how to create engaging, easy-to-maintain classroom center activities that boost independent learning while increasing small-group instruction time.

The Differentiated Instruction and Response to Intervention Connection
Learn how to combine two powerful educational approaches-Differentiated Instruction and Response to Intervention-so you can enable every student in your classroom to succeed.

Creating a Classroom Web Site
Learn how to create a classroom Web site and how having one can make you a more effective and dynamic teacher.

Empowering Students With Disabilities
Explore common disabilities you'll encounter in the classroom and master techniques for promoting academic, behavioral, and social skills in students with special needs.

More Information

For more information on these courses, including course descriptions and schedules, please click on the title or visit us at:, email us at or call us at 516.323.3550.