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.

Leadership Programs

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

  • Leadership for Educational Change & Leadership in Special Education

    Leadership for Educational Change is a dynamic, flexible program of study, qualifying graduates for a wide variety of leadership roles in New York City and beyond (including international work).

    Leadership in Special Education is a variation of the Leadership for Educational Change program. See the electives in that program.

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  • Principals Institute

    Aspiring leaders who work in NYC public schools are eligible for Bank Street's Principals Institute.

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  • Early Childhood Leadership

    Early Childhood Leadership is one of the nation's few programs that prepares leaders specifically for the unique challenges of providing care and education to young children from birth through age eight.

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  • Leadership in Mathematics Education

    Leadership in Mathematics Education is one of the few programs in the nation that grounds preparation for school leadership in a strong mathematics education program. This program adheres to a summer-residency 25-month calendar.

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    For those with initial certification interested in furthing your education, the Teacher Leader in Mathematics Education program helps move your first classroom certification to professional certification. This program does not lead to School Bullding Leadership certification. The program adheres to a summer-residency 25-month calendar.

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  • Leadership in Museum Education

    The Leadership in Museum Education program prepares museum educators for leadership roles in museums and related cultural institutions across the United States. This program meets for one weekend a month for two years.

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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.

Additional Leadership Programs

Leadership Certification

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.

Qualified candidates may work toward School District Leader certification within Bank Street leadership programs that have electives by adding on five elective credits, or by applying for the 11-credit School District Leader course sequence.