P Credit Courses

MCNY P Credit Courses

The Museum will not be offering any P Credit courses for summer 2021. Read on to see our past P Credit course offerings and check back later this fall to see our upcoming available 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. Participation in this program provides1 P Credit and 15 CTLE hours. 

People of New York: How Individuals Shape History

People of New York 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.   

Educators 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 online lesson plan and oral history 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. 

Developed in alignment with culturally responsive and sustaining education principles (CR-SE), People of New York tells the story of our city through the lens of individuals and communities who mirror New York City students today. This course equips educators with the tools to recognize and affirm their students’ intersectional identities by centering and cultivating students’ experiences and expertise. Educators will leave this course understanding the central role culture plays in education and equipped to bring CR-SE principles to their own teaching practice.  

Participation in this program provides 45 hours of CTLE credit and 3 P Credits.  

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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