P Credit Courses

Spring 2021 P Credit Courses

Native New York: American Indians and Dutch New Amsterdam

Our popular Native New York course is now online! Explore the history and legacies of early New York in this online course offered by the Museum of the City of New York and the National Museum of the American Indian–New York.  

Participants will investigate trade relationships and power dynamics between the Lenape and Dutch communities in New Amsterdam, examine documents, maps, and artifacts that speak to interactions between Native American nations and early European colonists in the Hudson River region in the 16th and 17th centuries, and consider how the natural environment affected the cultural, economic, and political experiences of those who resided there. 

Thanks to the support of the Consulate General of the Netherlands in New York, we are able to waive registration fees for Native New York. If participants wish to take the course for P Credit, they must still pay ASPDP’s course fee.  

Native New York begins Monday, April 5, and ends Friday, April 23, 2021.

The course offers 1 P Credit and 15 CTLE hours. The course features 6 online evening classes and additional self-scheduled assignments. To learn more and register, visit the course page here

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' 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.

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 for the course on the Museum's website by clicking on the course's webpage and using the blue "Register" button at the top of the page. You can see currently available P Credit courses by visiting our calendar of events for educators.  

Step 2: The ASPDP spring semester course catalog will open on Tuesday, January 19, 2021. Once the ASPDP course catalog opens, educators may register and pay the NYC DOE ASPDP course fee. Registration for P Credit courses through ASPDP closes at midnight the day before the course begins. 

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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