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Professional Development Points (PDPs)

Teachers and educators may take any of our classes for Professional Development Points. One PDP is issued per class hour, so a 24-hour class will award 24 PDPs. We gladly provide PDP certificates free of charge for any course you enroll in. Just contact our Registration Administrator to request your certificate at 508-793-4333.

PDP Partnerships

Professional Development Partnerships are available to school systems in Central Massachusetts. These Partnerships allow teachers in public school systems to attend classes at the Worcester Art Museum free of any charge to them, if their school system is participating in a partnership. Each Partnership is underwritten by the individual school system with administrative support from the Worcester Art Museum. Contact your school district to find out if they have become a Professional Development Partner.

For more information on how your school district can join the Professional Development Partnership Program, call the Registration Administrator at 508-793-4333 or email transactions@worcesterart.org.

Courses for Credit

Courses can also be taken for college credit at Fitchburg State University and Quinsigamond Community College. Classes offered for credit are indicated by CredQCC= QuinsigamondCommunity College or CredFITCH= Fitchburg State University. Credit is awarded through QCC's Experience-Based Education and Fitchburg's Extended Campus Program. Award of credit is through QCC or Fitchburg following the completion of the course.

For QCC Credit, students pay WAM tuition plus a WAM credit processing fee of $40 prior to first class. Upon completion of the course, the student pays current credentialing fee to QCC.

For credit through Fitchburg State the student pays the credentialing fee to WAM before the beginning of class. The applicable fee will be listed with each individual course available for credit.

Tips for Picking the Right Class

  • Prior to registering consult with your college/school district’s office regarding requirements and protocols for PDP’s and college credit.
  • Learn more about our instructors
  • Visit in advance of class to familiarize yourself with the Museum.
  • Be sure to register in advance to ensure your spot. Please note, classes will be cancelled if less than 6 students have enrolled three days prior to start date.

If you any questions regarding class content, please call 508-793-4333 or email us at transactions@worcesterart.org for a personal consultation. We would be happy to assist.

For more information about college credit and transferring of credits please call QCC at 508-854-4439 or Fitchburg at 978-665-3345 directly.