Summer Institutes for Teachers

This summer, you can enroll in courses that will build your knowledge in content area and improve your instructional skills.

All Molloy College Summer Institutes are taken for graduate credit, with the exception of the Advanced Placement (AP) Summer Institutes. AP Summer Institutes  may be taken on a non-credit basis for in-service credit. The Summer 2021 Institutes are offered in an intensive online format due to the current face-to-face meeting restrictions. 

The AP Summer Institutes will be taught live in "real time" on the same dates and times as originally scheduled using Zoom. You will be emailed instructions on taking the course online.

Most non-AP Summer Institutes for Teachers will be conducted asynchronously using the online platform, Canvas. However, some courses may be offered in a combination of Zoom (live) and Canvas. That will be indicated next to the course title. Asynchronous courses will not be taught in "real time", meaning that teachers do not have to log in and attend at a given time. You can log on at any time to take the course. Once you have registered for the course, an account will be set-up in Canvas for you to use, usually within one working day of your registration and you will be emailed instructions on taking the course online.

These graduate courses are part of our graduate education master's degree program at Molloy. The summer schedule is just a more intensive schedule than our fall or spring semester schedule of classes. The courses are all part of our graduate course offerings in the Division of Education and can be used by students as an elective towards our Master of Science degree in Education. The online courses are all listed with the course code, EDU 5900. Each course is a 3-credit graduate course and is approved as such by the New York State Department of 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 5900 (formerly EDU 524) courses offered can be found under the topic areas below..

The tuition is discounted to $900 per course for teachers who already have a master's degree and are enrolled in a Molloy master's degree.  Students taking the courses as part of the master's degree must pay the regular rate of tuition.

The Summer Institutes are generally offered during the months of Jine, July and August. The course descriptions, schedule of classes and tuition rates are generally available by late winter/early spring each year.

CTLE Credit
Each 3-credit graduate course is approved for 45 hours of Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE). Click here for further information on the new CTLE requirements.

The Summer Institutes for Teachers are broken-down into three main categories:

Advanced Placement (AP) Summer Institutes

Molloy College, in cooperation with the College Board, is offering Advanced Placement Summer Institutes to teachers of Advanced Placement courses in twenty (20) subject areas for the summer of 2021.The AP Summer Institutes will be taught live in "real time" on the same dates and times as originally scheduled using Zoom. Click here for more information. 

Summer Institutes (Non-AP)

The Summer 2021 Summer Institutes (Non-Advanced Placement) are offered in the subject areas listed below, as well as in a general interest area. Most of the Summer Institutes are offered on a four (4) day, Monday-Thursday, schedule, as a fully online course conducted asynchronously using the online platform, Canvas.

Each Institute can be taken on a graduate credit basis for $900 for 3 graduate credits. CTLE credit will also be offered for each course.

The 2021 Summer Institute schedule of classes by week is now available.  However, registration for graduate credit for the  summer institutes started on March 1, 2021 at 6 a.m.

Click here for more information on the summer institutes, including courses description, tuition and registration procedures.

Elementary Grades
- English Language Arts
- Foreign Language in the Elementary School (FLES) 
- Science 
- General Interest
- Students with Disabilities
- Social Studies 
- Institutes 5/24 - 6/18/21  (Summer Institute 1)

Popular Links:
- Schedule at a Glance by week
- 2021 Summer Institutes brochure 
- Application and Registration Instructions

The Summer Institutes brochure will be mailed in February 2021 to teachers on our mailing list. To be placed on our mailing list, please call 516.323.3550 or email

Please note: those teachers wishing to enroll in institutes for graduate credit must do so online starting on March 1, 2021. There is no longer a mail-in option. 

National Grid Foundation - Teaching Green Institute Grant Program (TGI)

Molloy College and the National Grid Foundation continue an innovative institute  that was founded in 2011: The Molloy College: National Grid Foundation Teaching Green Institute (TGI). TGI is designed to train middle school and high school teachers in environmental issues and to provide suggestions on incorporating environmentally focused curricula into their classrooms.

We will offer two institutes for 2021, one for middle school teachers and one for high school teachers. The Institutes will be offered June 28 - July 1, 2021, Monday- Thursday, online. The Teaching Green Summer Institutes will be taught asynchronously using Canvas. 

The Institutes may be taken as a 3 credit graduate course or on a non-credit basis. The institutes offered in 2021 will cover new topics not covered in the 2020 institutes.

We plan to send out an email in late April 2021 to teachers who have taken the institutes in the past, as well as to teachers who are in our summer institutes data base. To be placed on our email and mailing lists please contact: Alina Haitz at 516.323.3572 or by e-mail at for more information.

Further information on our program for 2021 can be found on our website at:

Contact Alina Haitz at 516.323.3572 or by e-mail at for more information.

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