Graduate School of Education

Our work is based on the faith that human beings can improve the society they have created. — Lucy Sprague Mitchell, Founder

Degree Programs

Our programs provide students with a thorough, rigorous, humanistic foundation for their careers in education. We prepare educators to find ways to make learning vital, active, and creative.

General Teacher Education Programs 
Bank Street offers programs in early childhood and childhood general education, including a program that leads to dual certification across these ages.

Special Education Programs
These programs are for those with a prior certification in general education who want to know more about working with all children. 

Museum Education Programs
These programs focus on learner-centered education in museums and in classrooms.

Infant & Family Development Programs
These programs focus on working with infants and toddlers, and include a dual degree program in social work option. 

Child Life Program
This program focuses on how to work with children in health-care settings leads to certification in Child Life.

Individualized Programs
These flexible non-certification master's degree programs allow students to shape their study to meet their needs.


Special & General Education Programs
These dual-certification programs prepare individuals to work effectively in general education, inclusion and special education settings. 

Reading & Literacy Programs
Earn certification as a literacy specialist, including a dual certification program in literacy and childhood education.

Dual Language / Bilingual Programs
Earn a master's in general education and/or special education as part of an integrated master's program that includes the Bilingual Extension.

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
This program is designed for those applicants seeking preparation to teach English as a new language to speakers of other languages (Pre-K to 12).

Leadership Programs
Bank Street's leadership programs prepare candidates for school leadership, district leadership, museum leadership and more.

Bank Street Learning to Teach

In the video series below you will get a hands-on look at how beginning teachers learn to closely observe children and engage in reflective conversations about children, materials, the classroom environment and themselves. The video has three parts: classroom routines and transitions, dramatic play, and early childhood materials.