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  • Strategies for Reaching At-Promise Students

  • 3 P Credits, Classroom Management, Social/Emotional Learning

Strategies for Reaching At-Risk Students
Strategies for Reaching At-Promise Students

The goal of this course it to provide ASPDP teachers with the necessary skill set to identify, assess, and meet the needs of students at promise. The first half of the course focuses on exploring the personal, cultural, and institutional norms and biases associated with the traditional “at-risk” label, establishing a fairer characterization of students at-promise, identifying the causes and manifestations of the risks students face, and empathizing with the personal, cultural, academic, and behavioral needs of at-promise students. In the second half of the course, participants will explore a variety of classroom-, district-, and community-based strategies and programs for students at-promise. Throughout the course, NYC teachers will also be asked to reflect on their prior experience with at-promise students, as well as how their own culture, experience, and biases affect their ability to effectively engage students at-promise and apply the concepts and skills they learn to improve current practices.

In the final project, ASPDP educators will put the knowledge and skills gained throughout the course to use in order to create a holistic student plan. The student plan will demonstrate the participant’s knowledge of the various strategies explored throughout the course and incorporate their understanding of the personal, cultural, and academic experiences of their students in order to effectively address the needs of those at-promise.


As a result of this course, NYC DOE SAPDP teachers will:

  • Examine potential factors and needs-deficiencies that at-promise students face.
  • Assess the impact of various risk factors on the at-promise student and the overall classroom environment.
  • Apply effective strategies for assessing the unique strengths and needs of at-promise students in their classrooms.
  • Explore a variety of district- and community-based programs designed to meet the needs of at-promise students.
  • Create a plan for the effective implementation of various classroom-, district-, and community-based strategies to address the unique strengths and needs of an at-promise student.


How to Register and Enroll

To complete enrollment you must register and pay for each course on both the CE Credits Online website and the ASPDP site.

  • Add the P Credit course(s) to your Cart.
  • When you are ready to check out, go to your cart. You will be asked to log-in to your account or create a new account.
  • Follow the enrollment and payment prompts. If you have a coupon/discount, you will be asked to enter it during the enrollment process.
  • Upon purchase, you will receive an email receipt and be able to login to your eClassroom at CE Credits Online 
  • Important: You must register for each CE Credits Online course on the NYC DOE ASPDP website. Our courses are in the ASPDP catalog using the provider drop-down menu and selecting CE Credits Online. At that time you will pay the NYC DOE ASPDP fee of $125 for a 3 P Credit course $45 for a 1 P Credit course when you register.
  • Please Read: ASPDP FAQs for more information. Courses must be complete by the end of each semester to receive credit. You can contact us at with any questions.


“P” Credit, A+ Credit and CTLE hour Requirements

Courses are available for “P” credits and A+ Credits for NYC Salary Differentials and/or CTLE hours.

Credits Earned: 1 or 3 “P” Credits or A+ Credits and/or 15 or 45 CTLE Hours.

You can take up to 12 Credits per provider each semester.

You must earn your 30 credits above your master’s degree to qualify for a salary differential. Your NYCDOE date of hire determines how many of these credits can be fulfilled by A+ credit, and/or other credits (i.e., P credit, graduate courses taken through a college or university, CLEP tests, and a 2nd Master’s degree): 

  • Fully appointed teacher hired on or after September 1, 2019 must obtain a minimum of 18 A+ credits in order to earn their salary differential unless they have already attained an additional Doctorate, or an additional Master’s in an approved related area as determined by the Joint Accreditation Committee (JAC). 
  • Fully appointed teacher hired on or after September 1, 2017 but before September 1, 2019 must obtain a minimum of 6 A+ credits towards their differential unless they already earned their salary differential before September 1, 2019. 
  • Fully appointed teachers hired before September 1, 2017 are not required to use A+ credits to obtain their salary differential. If they choose to submit A+ credits towards their salary differential, they must obtain a minimum of 6 A+ credits. 

All ASPDP courses can count toward A+ or P credit. You must register with ASPDP by the registration deadline to earn credit toward your +30. You will not be eligible for credit toward your salary differential if you do not register with ASPDP by the deadline.

Strategies for Reaching At-Promise Students

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3 P or A+ Credits