Intensive Summer Institutes for Educators

Intensive Summer Institutes for Educators

The teaching profession is rapidly changing, and we need innovative and dynamic educators with cutting-edge skills to guide students in the 21st century. The Intensive Summer Institutes for Educators provide teachers with those skills through a sequence of courses focused on advanced teaching topics such as instructional coaching, teaching high-ability learners, and computational thinking.

The one- and two-week summer courses are offered on the beautiful Evanston campus from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. to fit into a teacher’s busy schedule. You can choose whether or not to take the classes for graduate credit, or for professional development hours only. Taking the classes for graduate credit will require an application (including official college transcripts) and a review process. Take the classes for professional development only does not require an application -- all you need to do is sign up.

Courses and dates for summer 2019 are under review. We expect to have them posted to our website by mid-November or early December. In the meantime, if you have any questions, you may contact us at

The Intensive Summer Institutes for Educators do not lead to licensure or endorsements from the Illinois State Board of Education.

Contact Us

Master of Science in Education School of Education & Social Policy

618 Garrett Place
Evanston, IL 60208
Northwestern University

Phone: 847/467-1458