Join us for the Museum of the City of New York's P Credit courses for educators featuring leading historians, engaging gallery tours, and hands-on workshops. Read more below for details about the courses and how to register.

General Information


The Museum of the City of New York offers Professional Credit (P Credit) Courses throughout the year. These courses are open to all educators, and may be taken for or without P Credit.

P Credit in-service courses are offered in conjunction with the New York City Department of Education’s After School Professional Development Program (ASPDP) and can be applied towards teachers' 30+ salary differential. ASPDP courses may also be used by teachers and paraprofessionals toward the NYS 175 hours of Professional Development requirement, as long as their principal approves. For more information on DOE salary differentials, please visit their website.


Native New York: American Indians & Early New Amsterdam

1 P Credit
Museum Fee: $80 per participant; ASPDP Fee: $45 per participant

Two Day Course:

  • Saturday, October 22, 2016, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm at Museum of the City of New York, 1220 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY
  • Sunday, October 23, 2016, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm at National Museum of the American Indian - George Gustav Heye Center, 1 Bowling Green, New York, NY

Co-led by the Museum of the City of New York and the National Museum of the American Indian, this popular course examines trade and relations between the Lenape and the Dutch. Through guided workshops, lectures, and walking tours, teachers will become familiar with source material in the two cultural institutions, discover how the geography and natural environs of Mannahatta in the 1600s impacted the city's growth and population, and compare and contrast the natural landscape and ecology of Mannahatta in 1609 to the island of Manhattan today. This two-day course meets on Saturday, October 22, 2016 at the Museum of the City of New York and Sunday, October 23, 2016 at the National Museum of the American Indian - Gustave Heye Center. This course may be taken for P Credit, and is worth 1 P Credit through the ASPDP.

Registration for NATIVE NEW YORK closes on Friday, October 21, 2016.

Step 1: Complete course registration via the register button below and pay the Museum's educational partner fee of $80. This fee includes morning refreshments and all materials.
Step 2: If you are interested in receiving P Credit for this course, register for Native New York on the ASPDP Course Catalog here and pay the NYC DOE ASPDP Course Fee of $45.


Course Registration Details

P Credit In-Service courses offered through the Department of Education and partnering institutions are high-quality courses that may be applied to salary differential requirements and to the NYS 175 hour professional development requirement to maintain Professional Certification.

The offerings support educators as they work toward aligning curriculum and instructional priorities with Common Core State Standards.

For more information about P Credit Courses, visit the ASPDP's website here.
For more information about Professional Development at the Museum of the City of New York, contact

Course Payment Details:

Step 1. ASPDP: To be eligible for NYC DOE P-credits for a course, participants must register for a course and pay the ASPDP fee directly through ASPDP. Participants must visit to register, where participants can either create an account or log on to their existing ASPDP account, then choose the “Enroll & Pay for Courses” link. Any participant who does not complete this enrollment process on the ASPDP website by the registration close date will not be eligible for P-credits. Please email ASPDP at should you need more information.

Step 2. Museum of the City of New York: All participants must register directly with the Museum by the registration close date. Registration links for each course are above. Participants may pay the Educational Partner fee to the Museum online or over the phone via credit card, by check or money order via mail, or through their school via purchase order or check. If you are paying by purchase order or otherwise cannot register through this website, please call 917.492.3492 or email as soon as possible to ensure a spot in the course. Please make checks and money orders payable to Museum of the City of New York.

Please note that registration and payment on the ASPDP website and the Museum website are two separate steps. Registration on the ASPDP website is required first in order to receive P credit, but all participants must register through the Museum. If you are interested in taking the course and do not need P Credit, you may register using "Step 2" only.

Museum of the City of New York P Credit Cancellation Policy:

Withdrawals: If you wish to withdraw from a course, the ASPDP's refund policy requires a three week minimum, and may be found here.

Cancellation of Course: The Museum requires a minimum of 8 registered participants per P Credit Course. If fewer than 8 register, the Museum reserves the right to cancel the course and refund the Educational Partner fee. In the case of a course cancellation, ASPDP will also refund the ASPDP fee.