Our Summer Educator Institutes are designed to help you as a teacher or school leader the opportunity to advance your skillset and expertise within a specific area. You'll be able to take what you learn during our institute courses and implement new theories and strategies with your students. Our pathways begin with a one or two-week credit-bearing institute. You’ll be introduced to further program opportunities to advance your knowledge and skills which focus on high-need areas of study for educators. For Institute participants who wish to continue these professional pathways, FPU provides financial counseling, academic advising, and convenient enrollment and registration processes at the end of the Institutes.



Highlights of the Summer Institutes

  • 3-day to 2-week summer program (depending on Institute selected)
  • 1-3 units of graduate or graduate-level credit
  • Learn alongside fellow teachers with similar challenges
  • Learn from highly qualified instructors with experience in both K-12 and higher education
  • Lunch will be provided each day


Summer Institutes

Literacy Institute

  • The Summer Literacy Institute is designed to help K-12 educators understand best practices in literacy education in today's schools. You'll explore how to effectively address the needs of struggling readers and writers and how to differentiate instruction for the wide range of literacy needs in the classroom. You'll learn how to develop your classrooms as communities of readers, writers and inquirers. 
  • Dates/Location: June 15-19 & 22-26, 2020 | 9:00a-1:30p | FPU Main Campus SEC 103
  • Cost: $500 | Register Now (spots are limited)

Math Institute

  • The Math Institute is designed for multiple subjects teachers interested in teaching middle school math. You’ll receive two units of Continuing Education credit to prepare for 10 graduate credit math units that may be applied towards the Supplemental Authorization in Math.
  • Dates/Location: June 15-19, 2020 | 8:30a-3:30p | FPU Visalia Campus
  • Dates/Location: June 22-26, 2020 | 8:30a-3:30p | FPU Main Campus WEC 114
  • Cost: $330 | Register Now for FPU Visalia Campus | Register Now for FPU Main Campus (spots are limited)

Peacemaking Institute 

  • Our Peacemaking Institute is designed for all educators seeking to further their skills in conflict resolution. You’ll receive three units of Continuing Education credit that can be used towards a 15-unit Certification in Peacemaking from Fresno Pacific University.
  • Dates/Location: June 15-19, 2020 | 9:00a-2:00p | FPU Main Campus WEC 223
  • Cost: $400 | Register Now (spots are limited)

Computer Science Institute

  • Our Computer Science Institute is designed for K-12 teachers who want to integrate computational thinking into the curriculum or teach AP Computer Science classes. You’ll receive three units of graduate credit towards a 12-15 unit Computer Science Added Authorization.
  • Dates/Location: June 15-19, 2020 | 8:30a-3:30p | FPU Main Campus WEC 224
  • Cost: $600 | Register Now (spots are limited)

Civic Education Institute 

  • Our Civic Education Institute is designed for U.S. History teachers (grades 5, 8 and 11). You’ll receive two units of Continuing Education credit that can be used towards a 15-unit certification from Fresno Pacific University.
  • Dates/Location: June 22-26, 2020 | 9:00a-1:30p | FPU Main Campus WEC 223
  • Cost: $350 | Register Now (spots are limited)

STEAM Learning Institute 

  • Our STEAM Learning Institute is designed for preservice and in-service teachers working with pre-school through grade three. You’ll receive 2 units of Continuing Education credit.
  • Dates/Location: June 15-19, 2020 | 8:30a-2:30p | FPU Main Campus WEC 114
  • Cost: $400 | Register Now (spots are limited)

Doers Institute

  • The Doers Institute is an open learning forum where participants explore the challenges facing those who are called to be "doers of the word, and not hearers only ..."(James 1:22). Participants in this course will learn how to help doers find success not only in the classroom but beyond the classroom. You’ll receive 1 unit of Continuing Education credit.
  • Dates/Location: June 15-17, 2020 | 9:00a-2:00p | FPU Main Campus WEC 132
  • Cost: $300 | Register Now (spots are limited)


June 15-19 & June 22-26, 2020
Summer Institutes - $300-$600 each



Questions? Contact Linda Hoff, Ph.D. at Linda.Hoff@fresno.edu