Summer Courses & Institutes for Teachers

Work toward a degree or professional development and still have time for that much-deserved vacation this summer!

Graduate Summer Institutes for Teachers

Courses designed for you:

  • 1- and 2- week graduate/undergraduate courses/institutes
  • Convenient schedules
  • Online, hybrid and on campus options
  • Courses in Art, Biology, Education, English, History, Special Education and more!

Register for graduate institutes through the Registrar's Office.
New students: Call 978-665-4196
Current students:

Register for summer courses

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Institutes for Educators - GCE

ONE-WEEK INSTITUTES
51341 - ART 7024 Topics: Landscapes of N  Central MA 7/17 - 7/21 9am - 5pm
51342 - ART 7025 Topics: Altered Books 7/24 - 7/28 9am - 5pm
51386 - CRAR 9051C Supervising, Directing, Leading Art 1 7/17 - 7/20 + 8/4 8:30am - 12:15pm
51385 - CRAR 9060C Creative Arts Research 7/17 - 7/20 + 8/4 1:15pm - 5pm
51142 - EDUC 7201 Topics: Developing Math Materials to Differentiate Instruction 7/10 - 7/14 8:30am - 4pm
51026 - EDUC 7205 Topics: Google Apps for Educators 7/17 - 7/21 8am - 4pm
51392 - HIST 2501 Culture and Society of India 7/10 - 7/14 8:30am - 5pm
51393 - HIST 7005 Topics: Contemporary India 7/10 - 7/14 8:30am - 5pm
41323 - HIST 9106 Topics: German East and the American West 6/26 - 6/29 8:30am - 5pm
51365 - SPED 7113 Topics: Research and Theory on the Behavior of Young Children 7/17 - 7/21 8:30am - 5pm
TWO-WEEK INSTITUTES
51354 - ENGL 8070 Literature in the Classroom 7/10 - 7/20
(Monday - Thursday)
8am - 12:45pm
51007 - ENGL 8076 Creating Literacy Experience: Building Reading and Writing into the Content Areas 7/24 - 8/4
(Monday - Friday)
8:30am - 12:45pm

View the complete list of Graduate and Continuing Education summer courses.

Summer 2017 Advanced Placement Institutes - CPS

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View and register for the Summer 2017 Advanced Placement Institutes through the Center for Professional Studies, 978-665-3636 or cps@fitchburgstate.eduThe Teacher Training Institutes are designed to support all aspects of AP courses, including AP methodology, curriculum, class assignments and examinations as well as providing strategies for teaching AP.

July 10 - 14, 2017

  • Biology
  • Calculus
  • Economics
  • English Literature
  • Physics 1
  • Spanish Language
  • U.S. Government and Politics
  • U.S. History

July 17 - 21, 2017

  • Chemistry
  • English Language
  • European History
  • Physics 2
  • Psychology
  • Studio Art

Fine Arts Director Summer Institute
July 17 - 20 & August 4, 2017

Fitchburg State University is pleased to offer the Fine Arts Director Summer Institute, designed to prepare individuals to be capable, ethical and informed leaders of an integrated arts program. Participants are encouraged to take these summer institute courses as part of Fitchburg State's Fine Arts Director Certificate Program (FADCP).

The courses are all offered as hybrid classes, which combine a limited number of interactive face-to-face sessions with the convenience of online course content, to provide a valuable cohort experience for students to develop best practices as leaders and directors in Arts Education and Administration. 

Registration Information:  Download the registration form and submit by mail, fax or email (scanned and attached).
Registration deadline: June 30, 2017

"I look forward to teaching the APSI at Fitchburg State University every July.  I have found the participants to be very enthusiastic, hard-working, and motivated to offer their students the best possible learning experience. Compared to other APSIs it is also very well organized and efficiently run, which makes the experience less stressful for consultants." - Jim Glinski, U.S. History Consultant

"My experience at the AP Summer Institute was great, and I truly believe I wouldn't have been able to teach the AP Art course in a way that gave my students the best advantage without the certification. I learned a lot about the grading process and what the jurors are looking for that I'm not sure I would have been teaching. I am very glad I took the time and the resources I gained helped me with teaching AP and my other classes as well." – Heather Falardeau, past participant