Educator P Credit Course: New York at Its Core

When: July 29, 9:00am – August 3, 4:00pm
Price: $200 course fee. Additional $125 fee for ASPDP/P Credit participants.
Educators listening to a tour in the New York at Its Core exhibition at the Museum of the City of New York.
Filip Wolak, 2018.

P Credit Course: New York at Its Core: Examining Our City’s Past, Present, and Future

Course Details:

  • Monday, July 29 through Saturday, August 3, 2019, 9am-4pm daily 
  • Course Fee: $200 (+ $125 ASPDP fee for P Credit participants)
  • 3 P Credits, 6 Day Course, 36 CTLE Hours

 Course Description:

This course explores the following Essential Questions: What makes New York, New York? How do we know what we know about the past? How can our students engage with the history of our city and understand how its past shapes our present? How can they learn how to evaluate and apply data about NYC today to solve the challenges we face in our future?

Run by the Frederick A.O. Schwarz Education Center at the Museum of the City of New York and supported by the Museum’s groundbreaking exhibition, New York at Its Core, this course provides  historical understanding of change over time in New York City – examining its rise from a striving Dutch village to a preeminent global city now facing the future in a changing world. 

Learn about a diverse selection of New Yorkers whose decisions changed the city while exploring key themes, such as diversity and creativity, through participation in exhibition tours, hands-on workshops, and discussions with scholars. Learn New York City history, practice and design inquiry-based engagement techniques for student-centered learning, and come away with a newfound appreciation for the city. 

Registration Instructions:

Taking the course for P Credit?

  • Step 1: Register for the course on the ASPDP Summer Course Catalog and pay the ASPDP fee of $125. Step 1 must be completed by 11:59 pm on July 28, 2019. Participants who register after this time will not be eligible for P Credits.
  • Step 2: Register with the Museum and pay the Education Partner fee of $200. 

Taking the course for CTLE only (or just for fun)? 

  • Register with the Museum and pay the Education Partner fee of $200.

Course Eligibility:

All educators are welcome to take this course.

The Museum is CTLE certified. Participation in this program provides 36 hours of CTLE credit for eligible participants.

Eligible participantswho register with ASPDP and complete the course requirements also receive 3 P Credits.

About P Credit Courses:

The Museum of the City of New York offers Professional Credit (P 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 Professional Development requirement, as long as their principal approves. For more information on DOE salary differentials, please visit the DOE website.

Find out more about all of the P Credit Courses offered by the Museum on our P Credit page.


Questions? Call us at 917.492.3492 or email


The Frederick A.O. Schwarz Education Center is endowed by grants from The Thompson Family Foundation Fund, the F.A.O. Schwarz Family Foundation, the William Randolph Hearst Endowment, and other generous donors.

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