Summer Institute for Teachers Online Courses


The following Online Summer Institutes will be offered this summer totally online.  The Institutes can be taken for 3 graduate credits at $900 a course. Molloy graduate students should consult their graduate advisor.

Please click here for application and registration procedures. (Please note: to find these courses in Lions Den, Molloy's Registration System, will be listed under term:  "2020 Summer Institute - Professional Development").  These classes do fill up quickly. To register, please visit Lions Den, Molloy's Registration system at

Please note that any summer class that starts before July 1 can be found under the term, "2020 Summer Institute 1" and any summer course that starts on or after July 1 can be found under the term, "2020 Summer Institute 2".

Click on the titles below for Institute descriptions and faculty bios:

June 8 - June 19

EDU 5900.74 Using Technology to Develop 21st Century Skills, Madeline Craig. 

Institute I: June 29 - July 2
EDU 5900.09 Academic Language and Literacy for Multilingual Learners in Elementary Classrooms*, Dr. Carrie McDermott

EDU 5900.35 Growing a STEAM Mindset, Jessica Ryan. 
EDU 5900.16 SEL: Reaching and Teaching the Heart of Every Student. Jessica Ryan.

Institute II: July 6 - 9
EDU 5900.24 Engaging ELs through Interactive Resources and Visible Thinking Strategies*, Grades 7-12, Dr. Carrie McDermott

Institute III: July 13 - 16

EDU 5900.38 Infusing Character and Curriculum.  Lisa Lampert Nulty. 

Institute IV: July 20 - 23

EDU 5900.43 Instruction During the 4th Industrial Revolution: Disruption, Engagement, and Innovation*, Ed Kemnitzer

Institute V: July 27 - 30

EDU 5900.59 Leveling Up Lessons with HyperDocs*, Katie DiGregorioInstitute

VI: August 3 - 13   
EDU 5900.69 Make Learning Interactive and Engaging by Applying Digital Literacies in Your Culturally Responsive K-12 ELA Classroom*,  Dr. Maria Esposito 

Institute VII: August 10 - 13
EDU 5900.71 Instructional Technology as an Equalizer in the ELL Classroom*, Katie DiGregorio

* Indicates a New Institute

Online Course Information
Molloy College uses a Learning Management System or online platform called Canvas. Any course that you take at Molloy that is a fully online course (as these courses are) will be taught using Canvas. The course is not 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. You can log in at: using the same Username (Molloy email address) and Password that you were given for registration. Once you log in to your Canvas account you can look up any required text(s) for the course, as well as any assignments that the instructor may have posted. It is also strongly suggested that you click on the following YouTube video: How To Access Canvas and take the Canvas Student Tour to become more familiar with using Canvas. There is also a Canvas quickstart page at:

Registration Procedure
The program does not have traditional deadline dates because courses are offered throughout the year and they do not follow a semester schedule. There are no defined overall start and end dates for courses offered in the program. The registration process is rather simple because you are not applying for a Molloy degree. There is an online application that you need to complete, but that is for information purposes only. Everyone is accepted as long as you are a NY certified teacher. There is no application fee and GREs are not required. If you are enrolling in the program for the first time, it will take a few days to process your application online.  You will be emailed a user name and password and then you just go into our online registration system and register for the particular course(s) that you wish to take at that time.

You should register at least a week before the course start date at the latest in order to register for the first time. After that you can register up until the day before the class, but then you run the risk that a course could be full- our courses do close.

All registrations are conducted online. Click here for the registration procedures. The online registration process differs if you are a continuing student or if you are a new student. Tuition is due at the time of registration. You can use MasterCard, Visa, Discover, or ACH check to pay for the course (please pay at the time of  registration or you will be dropped as soon as you come out of the system, even if you have "reserved" the course).

Additional Information

For more information on these courses, and to be added to our email list, please contact Louis Cino at: or call 516-323-3549.