Summer Programs for Teachers

Educator Professional Learning

Summer Programs for Teachers

Whether you are looking for a one day workshop or a two-week long institute, our professional learning offerings will help enrich your science content knowledge and learn how to use the Museum with your students. 

Urban Advantage

Educator Professional Learning

Urban Advantage

The program provides professional development for teachers; equipment and supplies for schools; and field trips and vouchers for students, families, teachers, and administrators.


Workshop, Course


Join us for the Coaching Workshop to learn about Reflecting on Practice (RoP™), a modular professional learning program for informal educators. We'll dive into current research in neuroscience that helps give new insights on how learning happens. You’ll explore ways you can support learning within the learning experiences you create, and share strategies for transforming practice at your site.

Online Courses

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Seminars on Science

Seminars on Science, the Museum's online professional learning program for educators, offers courses in the life, Earth, and physical sciences. Graduate credit is available from university partners.


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Educator Materials

Ecology Disrupted

High school ecology curriculum that uses real scientific data to link everyday human impacts to ecological principles.


English Language Learners

An overview of a 2007-2009 collaboration between the Museum and NYC public schools in a Science Literacy Program for science educators working with English language learners (ELL) in 6th grade that capitalized on the use of "Visual Scientific Resources" to deepen knowledge of Earth science.


Degree Program

Master of Arts in Teaching

Learn to teach Earth and Space science in New York City through the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) Urban Residency Program at the American Museum of Natural History; the first urban teacher residency program offered by a museum.

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