P Credit Courses

People of New York: How Individuals Shape History

  • In-person, 3 P Credits - A+ Credits/45 CTLE Hours
  • Monday, August 7 - Saturday, August 12, 2023, 9am-5pm daily
  • $300 Museum Fee; $125 ASPDP Fee

This in-person course for K-12 educators draws on the Museum’s groundbreaking exhibitions to examine the past, present, and future of New York through the lives of New Yorkers who have shaped and been shaped by the city they call home, covering subject matter relevant to history/social studies, civics, and the arts.

Course participants will examine how the individual choices of New Yorkers have molded the city we live in, unpack how the urban environment has impacted people both past and present, and discover hidden voices that shine a light on New York’s array of diverse communities and neighborhoods. Through gallery experiences at the museum, hands-on art workshops, discussions, guest lectures, and writing exercises, educators will gain a deeper understanding of the city’s history and find connections between their students’ lives and those of New Yorkers past and present. 

Learn more, see the course syllabus, and register here.

Registration is required, seats are limited. 

About P Credit Courses

The Museum of the City of New York offers Professional Credit (P and A+ Credit) Courses throughout the year. These courses are open to all educators, including educators not eligible for credits through the New York City Department of Education. 

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' 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. 

ASPDP offers NYC educators in-service courses which teachers can count for A+ or P credit toward salary differential and towards the New York State (NYS) 100 hours of Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) requirement. All courses are aligned with the Danielson Framework for Teaching and the NYC DOE’s Equity for All priority. Courses are offered by partner organizations, including non-profits, cultural institutions, online providers, DOE teams, the United Federation of Teachers, institutes of higher education, and internal, full-time NYC DOE instructors. A+ is a new credit designation created in partnership between the DOE and the United Federation of Teachers (UFT). A+ credits are approved by a committee of UFT and DOE representatives, and are aligned with DOE educational priorities to promote teachers’ development of skills, knowledge, and methods aligned to the needs of the school system and students. All ASPDP courses are now also approved for A+ credit.

The Museum of the City of New York is also a CTLE-certified provider.

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How to Register

Registration for the Museum's P Credit courses is a two-step process for those taking the course for P Credit. Educators interested in taking the courses not for P Credit are welcome to do so and only need to complete Step 1. All eligible educators receive CTLE credit for the course hours.  

Step 1:  Register through the ASPDP portal for Course P140-12326.1M23 - People of New York: How Individuals Shape History and pay the NYC DOE ASPDP course fee of $125. Registration for this course closes at midnight on Sunday, August 6, 2023. 

Step 2: Register with the Museum for People of New York using the blue "Register" button at the top of this page and pay the Museum's course fee of $300.

Participant Policies

The Museum of the City of New York ("the Museum") offers refunds for its educational partner fee for P Credit courses if a participant requests to withdraw from their registered course at least three (3) business days in advance of the registration deadline for that course.

Participants must contact ASPDP to receive a refund for the ASPDP course fee. To view the policy for ASPDP course fee refunds, please click here.

If a participant must withdraw from a Museum P Credit course after the first day of the course, the Museum offers participants the value of the course as a credit for future MCNY education programming. 

The Museum follows ASPDP's academic integrity policy for all its P Credit courses. To view ASPDP's academic integrity policy, please click here

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