Teaching Shakespeare Summer Institute 

In Partnership with the Folger Shakespeare Library

Fairfield University, in collaboration with the Folger Shakespeare Library and Connecticut Writing Project, will offer a one-week, three-credit summer institute for high school teachers from July 30 - August 3, 2018

The institute is modeled on the Folger Library’s successful Teaching Shakespeare Institutes to provide teachers with a unique professional development opportunity. The deadline to register is June 18.




See application and registration instructions below.

Course Overview

During this intensive institute, participants will explore Romeo and Juliet and The Tempest, as well as work with scenes from several of Shakespeare’s commonly taught plays. Each day will begin with a scholarly lecture and seminar, and will continue with curriculum, writing, and performance workshops. 

Participants will leave not only with new ideas, but with new tools and materials to use in their own classrooms.  At the end of the week, institute participants will travel to Southport’s Pequot Library for a History of the Book workshop using materials from The Pequot’s rare book collection, including the Shakespeare First Folio, printed in 1623.


The Teaching Shakespeare Summer Institute will be taught by Fairfield University English Professor Shannon Kelley and visiting experts Michael LoMonico '68, senior consultant for national education at the Folger Shakespeare Library, Sid Ray, professor of English and Women’s and Gender Studies at Pace University, and Emily Davis, teacher of Shakespeare in the Educational Theatre graduate program at City College of New York.

Registration Information 

Tuition is currently $775 per credit for summer 2018 courses. The Teaching Shakespeare Summer Institute is a 3-credit course. The $35 registration fee will be waived for this course. Limited housing on campus is available. To inquire about housing, please complete the following form.

Please see below for specific registration instructions for this course. For questions about the registration process please contact the Registrar’s Office at (203) 254 – 4288. For any questions about the course, please contact Fairfield University English Professor Shannon Kelley.

If this is your first time taking a course at Fairfield, please register online to complete a short application prior to registering. Upon completion, you will receive an 8-digit Fairfield ID number that you will need in order to register.

Application and Registration Instructions for Teaching Shakespeare Summer Institute

On the Application Instructions page, follow instructions for Non-Matriculated Application Status.

On the Application Information page, select:

  • Student Type: Graduate
  • School of Interest: Graduate School of Education and Allied Professions
  • Select a Program: Teach and Foundations MA only
  • Are you applying to ED 403: Teaching Shakespeare? Select “Yes” to apply for non-matriculated status
  • Check “Part Time”
  • Check “Yes” or “No” as appropriate if you have previously applied to Fairfield University 
  • Check “Yes” or “No” as appropriate if you have previously attended Fairfield University 
  • Check “No” to applying to a 5th Year Accelerated Program
  • On the Personal page, complete the requested information

Navigate to the GSEAP Non-Matriculated Certification page and sign at the bottom of the page. Upload an unofficial transcript to certify you have earned your undergraduate degree.

Claim your NetID following instructions in an email from Fairfield University after being admitted

Course Registration and Payment Instructions

  1. Login to my.fairfield.edu and select Course Registration
  2. On the Registration landing page, select Register for Classes
  3. Select the summer term from the Terms Open for Registration drop down menu and select Continue
  4. Review and accept the Electronic Promissory Agreement
  5. On the Register for Classes page, select the Enter CRNs tab, and enter 58404 and select Add to Summary and Submit
  6. Click Select Payment Method at the bottom of the screen and follow the instructions to complete payment

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