Professional Development Registration and Payment

Registering for one of our exciting courses? There are three options for obtaining credit:

  1. Graduate credit
  2. New York City DOE "P"-credit
  3. In-service credit

Are you a WCS Member? Email teacherinfo@wcs.org with a picture or scan of your membership card with the number and expiration date visible to receive a discount code for 20% off your courses!

Please see below for further details.

Graduate Credit

Teachers can opt to register to earn 3 graduate credits for our onsite courses or 1 graduate credit for our online courses. Taking an onsite course for graduate credit will require active participation in all 6 days of the course and completion of an authentic assessment project in addition to a mid-term and final exam. Taking an online course for graduate credit will require active participation in all modules of the course and completion of course assignments and assessment projects. Your final grade will be reported on an official college transcript from Adams State University.

All registration procedures and fees must be completed prior to the first day of the course by completing 2 steps:

Step 1: Visit our course catalogue to begin the WCS registration process. On that page you will see a list of featured courses. Click on the "more info" link of the featured course that you are interested in taking. Reserve a spot in the course by entering the number "1" in the order box; then click "Order". Your shopping cart will verify the number of seats you have reserved, and the total cost ($200 per seat) for the WCS registration fee. If you are interested in signing up for more than one of the featured courses, select "Continue Shopping". You will be redirected back to the informational page for the course you have just selected. Select "Browse Catalog" which is directly above the title of course or in the tan box on the right hand side of the page, for the list of other featured courses. Repeat the previous steps to reserve a seat in another course.


Once you have ordered your seat(s) and are satisfied with your shopping cart, select "Go to Payments". You will be prompted to enter in your contact information. When all the information is entered, click "Continue". The next page will be an overview of your shipping address. Click "Continue" at the bottom of the page to carry on to the next page. Here you will enter your credit card information to complete the secured payment process. Once you have successfully paid for the course, you will be sent three emails. The first will be a customer receipt/purchase confirmation email from WCS. The second will be an invoice receipt from Teacherinfo@wcs.org. The last email will provide you with login information to WCS's Online Teacher Academy. Regardless of whether you are taking an online or an onsite course, you will be given an automatic username and password to access the Online Teacher Academy.


Please click on the link to access the Online Teacher Academy and enter your login information. Once you have logged in, you will find useful information pertaining to the course you have just signed up for. Scroll down to the bottom of the page to the "My Courses" section. There you can click on the title of the course and be directed to a resource page for the specific course you have enlisted in. There you will be able to find useful information such as a welcome letter from the course instructor, a map of how to access your specific zoo classroom, links of interest, and other relevant information to prepare you for the upcoming course.

Step 2: Visit Adams State University's website to complete registration and payment. Onsite courses have a tuition fee of $165 for graduate credit. Online courses have a tuition fee of $55 for graduate credit.

A tuition fee to Adams State University and a $250 registration fee to WCS Education Department are required and will include curriculum and materials. Once both payments have been made during registration, the participant is enrolled.

NYC "P" Credit (for NYC DOE teachers)

New York City teachers may register to earn 3 "P" credits for one our courses. "P" credit courses are pass/fail and assessed with a mid-term and final test. Active participation during the course is required. Please see the ASPDP website for attendance policies. Your final grade will be reported to ASPDP and certificates of completion will be provided online from ASPDP.

All registration procedures and fees must be completed prior to the first day of the course by completing 2 steps:

Step 1: Visit https://pci.nycenet.edu/offices/DHR/ASPDP/ to register with ASPDP. Payment by credit card of a non-refundable $125 ASPDP course fee must be paid at the time of registration. Once payment has been made the participants will receive an e-mail confirmation from ASPDP.

To be eligible for NYC DOE P-credits for these courses, participants must register and pay an ASPDP fee directly through ASPDP. Participants must visit http://schools.nyc.gov/teachers/ASPDP 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 ASPDP@schools.nyc.gov should you need more information.

Step 2: Visit our course catalogue to begin the WCS registration process. Click onsite courses from the menu on the top right of the screen. Click on the "more info" link of the course that you are interested in taking. Reserve a spot in the course by entering the number "1" in the order box; then click "Order". Your shopping cart will verify the number of seats you have reserved, and the total cost ($200 per seat) for the WCS registration fee. If you are interested in signing up for more than one course, select "Continue Shopping". You will be redirected back to the informational page for the course you have just selected. Select "Browse Catalog" which is directly above the title of course or in the tan box on the right hand side of the page, for the list of other courses. Repeat the previous steps to reserve a seat in another course.


Once you have ordered your seat(s) and are satisfied with your shopping cart, select "Go to Payments". You will be prompted to enter in your contact information. When all the information is entered, click "Continue". The next page will be an overview of your shipping address. Click "Continue" at the bottom of the page to carry on to the next page. Here you will enter your credit card information to complete the secured payment process. Once you have successfully paid for the course, you will be sent three emails. The first will be a customer receipt/purchase confirmation email from WCS. The second will be an invoice receipt from Teacherinfo@wcs.org. The last email will provide you with login information to WCS's Online Teacher Academy. Regardless of whether you are taking an online or an onsite course, you will be given an automatic username and password to access the Online Teacher Academy.


Please click on the link to access the Online Teacher Academy and enter your login information. Once you have logged in, you will find useful information pertaining to the course(s) you have just signed up for. Scroll down to the bottom of the page to the "My Courses" section. There you can click on the title of the course and be directed to a resource page for the specific course you have enlisted in. There you will be able to find useful information such as a welcome letter from the course instructor, a map of how to access your specific zoo classroom, links of interest, and other relevant information to prepare you for the upcoming course.

A $125 ASPDP course fee and a $200 registration fee to WCS Education Department are required and will include curriculum and materials. Once both payments have been made during registration, the participant is enrolled.

In-Service Credit

Teachers can opt to register for in-service credit. Participants taking a course for in-service credit will receive a certificate of completion stating the amount of hours attended. Please consult your school's professional development credit requirements to ensure the in-service credit will be accepted by your school district.

To register for in-service credit, visit our course catalogue to begin the WCS registration process. On that page you will see a list of featured courses. Click on the "more info" link of the featured course that you are interested in taking. Reserve a spot in the course by entering the number "1" in the order box; then click "Order". Your shopping cart will verify the number of seats you have reserved, and the total cost ($200 per seat) for the WCS registration fee. If you are interested in signing up for more than one of the featured courses, select "Continue Shopping". You will be redirected back to the informational page for the course you have just selected. Select "Browse Catalog" which is directly above the title of course or in the tan box on the right hand side of the page, for the list of other featured courses. Repeat the previous steps to reserve a seat in another course.


Once you have ordered your seat(s) and are satisfied with your shopping cart, select "Go to Payments". You will be prompted to enter in your contact information. When all the information is entered, click "Continue". The next page will be an overview of your shipping address. Click "Continue" at the bottom of the page to carry on to the next page. Here you will enter your credit card information to complete the secured payment process. Once you have successfully paid for the course, you will be sent three emails. The first will be a customer receipt/purchase confirmation email from WCS. The second will be an invoice receipt from Teacherinfo@wcs.org. The last email will provide you with login information to WCS's Online Teacher Academy. Regardless of whether you are taking an online or an onsite course, you will be given an automatic username and password to access the Online Teacher Academy.


Please click on the link to access the Online Teacher Academy and enter your login information. Once you have logged in, you will find useful information pertaining to the course you have just signed up for. Scroll down to the bottom of the page to the "My Courses" section. There you can click on the title of the course and be directed to a resource page for the specific course you have enlisted in. There you will be able to find useful information such as a welcome letter from the course instructor, a map of how to access your specific zoo classroom, links of interest, and other relevant information to prepare you for the upcoming course.

Cancellation Policy

Individuals who wish to cancel their registration must notify the Education Department in writing. You may receive a full (100%) refund for WCS tuition if you notify the Education Department 2 weeks or more before the course start date. However, any cancellations within 2 weeks or less of the course start date will receive no (0%) refund for WCS tuition.

For NYC teachers registering for "P" credit, please visit ASPDP's website to review the "Course Refund Policy" for ASPDP.

For participants registering for graduate credit, please contact Adam's State exstudies@adams.edu or 1.800.824.6494 about withdrawing.

Questions

Call 718-220-5136 or email teacherinfo@wcs.org for more information.

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