Summer Institutes for Educators

Summer Institutes provide educators and administrators with quality instruction, knowledgeable speakers and faculty, and strategies/techniques to take back to the classroom.

Institutes for Educators are offered in an intensive one week-long format*. Scheduled in the summer, Institutes typically run Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for a total of 37.5 contact hours. Pre-and post-assignments are required of all institute participants.

Our teacher institutes offer 3 graduate credits (90 hours of Act 48 credits), which can be applied towards a master's degree in an appropriate graduate program at Millersville University. Please check with your advisor to ensure credits can be applied toward your graduate degree.

See below for information regarding applying and registering for these institutes.

If you previously attended a Summer Institute but don't remember your M# or how to register, please complete this form and we will get your information to you ASAP!

If you have not previously attended Millersville University or it has been more than 5 years, you will need to complete a non-degree application to apply/re-apply. The non-degree application is free to complete.



Diversity & Inclusion

June 14 - 18, 2021  [Summer 2]
Dr. Karen Rice

Fostering Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion to Create Sense of Belonging

Music - Choral

June 14 - 18, 2021  [Summer 2] *tentative
Dr. Jeffrey S. Gemmell

The Art of choral teaching


June 21 - 25, 2021  [Summer 2]
Dr. Aileen Hower

Reading and Writing Poetry Across the Day

Current Trends in Science Education

June 21 - 25, 2021  [Summer 2]
Dr. Jason Petula

Next Generation Science Standards and the Full Option Science System

Antiracist Education: PreK-6 Grade

July 12 - 16, 2021  [Summer 3] *updated
Dr. Jennifer Burke and Dr. Sarah Jackson

Interdisciplinary Social Studies and ELA: Infusing Social Justice into your Everyday Practice

AntiRacist Education: 7-12 Grade

July 12 - 16, 2021  [Summer 3] *updated
Dr. Miriam Marguerita Gomez Witmer

Embedding Antiracism into Your Everyday Practice


July 12 - 16, 2021  [Summer 3]
Dr. Nazli Hardy

Coding Confidence for Educators

Music - Pre-K & K

July 12 - 16, 2021  [Summer 3]
Ms. Anne Stuart

Music in the Kindergarten and Pre-School Classroom (For music and general classroom teachers)

Current Trends in Art Education

July 19 - 23, 2021  [Summer 3]
Mr. Dan Zdilla

Considering the Teaching of Art History in Contemporary Art Education

Game Based Learning

July 26 - 30, 2021  [Summer 3] *updated
Dr. A. Nicole Pfannenstiel

Developing Games for Learning to Support Curriculum


August 9 - 13, 2021  [Summer 3] *updated
Dr. Nadine Garner

TRAUMA institute