Leadership Programs

Which program is right for you?

The Educational Leadership programs, with the exception of Leadership in Museum Education and Leadership in Community-Based Learning, all lead to New York State School Building Leader certification.

The programs focus on creating a school vision; the complexities and dynamics of creating needed, effective change; supervision for positive results; and leadership through collaboration.

Those interested in leadership in museum settings or related cultural institutions might explore Leadership in Museum Education.

Those interested in leadership in community-based programs or in programs for children in non-school settings might want to explore Leadership in Community-Based Learning (no longer accepting applications for 2015).

Putnam-Northern Westchester Opportunities

Bank Street Offers two programs in partnership with Putnam-Northern Westchester BOCES. Because of this partnership, we are able to offer these programs at a special reduced tuition.

Calendar Structure for the Leadership Programs

Programs with a traditional academic calendar:

Programs with a summer-residency 25-month calendar:

The Leadership in Museum Education program meets for one weekend a month for two years.


Bank Street views leadership as transformative, humane, collaborative, and personal. Our programs address the practical and theoretical foundations of educational leadership, including adult development, organizational systems, modes of supervision, curriculum and professional development. Each program includes extensive supervised fieldwork under the close mentorship of a faculty advisor, usually in one’s own school or educational setting.