Join us for the City Museum'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.

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.

For information about how to register, please see the section "Course Registration Details" below.

Course Information

A Two Session In-Depth Learning Opportunity with the National Museum of the American Indian and the City Museum

Saturday, October 24 (City Museum) and Sunday, October 25 (NMAI), 2015
9:00 am - 3:00 pm

This course will be repeated on April 9 & 10, 2016. Email or call 917.492.3492 to be notified when registration opens.

Teachers will become conversant in elements of the art and culture of Native Americans, 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. Educators will leave with resources to use in the classroom. These programs are made possible by a generous grant from the Netherlands Consulate General in New York.

Educational Partner Fee of $150 per person for the two-day series; NYC DOE ASPDP Course Fee $45

Registration for NATIVE NEW YORK is a two-step process. Please see "Course Registration Details" below.
Step 1: Register for P Credit and pay the NYC DOE ASPDP Course Fee of $45 through the ASPDP course catalog here. Please be sure that you are registering for Course Code: P18.193.1F15: Native New York: American Indians and Early New Amsterdam – An In-Depth Learning Opportunity.
Step 2: Register through the City Museum and pay the educational partner and materials fee of $150 through our ticketing website: Click here to Register for NATIVE NEW YORK.
Questions? We're happy to help. Please email or call 917.492.3492.

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 EY Zipris at

Course Payment Details:

Step 1. ASPDP Fee: To be eligible for NYC DOE P-credits for these courses, participants must register and pay the ASPDP fee directly through ASPDP. Participants must visit to complete the registration, 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. City Museum Course Fee: All participants must register directly with the City Museum to ensure their spot in the course. Registration links for each course are above. Participants may pay the Educational Partner fee to the City Museum online, over the phone, by check or money order, or through their school via purchase order or check. If you do not register through this website you must call 917.492.3492 or email to request 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 City 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 City Museum. If you are interested in taking the course and do not need P Credit, you may register using "Step 2" only. 

City Museum P Credit Cancellation Policy:

Withdrawals and Refunds: The ASPDP's refund policy requires a three week minimum, and may be found here.

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