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.
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 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 for Educational Change with a focus on Leadership in Special Education or Leadership in the Arts
Focus on Leadership in Special Education: Candidates in Leadership for Educational Change who want to focus on special education may use their elective credits to take a six-credit sequence (two courses) in Leadership in Special Education (see list of suggested electives). Candidates who pursue this option will integrate special education issues and experiences into their supervised fieldwork/advisement and Integrative Master’s Project.
Focus on Leadership in the Arts: Candidates in Leadership for Educational Change who want to focus on the arts may use their elective credits to take six credits in arts courses at our partner institution, Sarah Lawrence College. Candidates who pursue this option will integrate arts issues and experiences into their supervised fieldwork/advisement and Integrative Master’s Project. Specific courses are in the process of being selected. Please check the website for updates. During supervised fieldwork/advisement, there will be opportunities to visit cultural/arts institutions.Learn more >>
Aspiring leaders who work in NYC public schools are eligible for Bank Street's Principals Institute.Learn more >>
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.Learn more >>
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.
For those with initial certification in Childhood General Education and/or Students with Disabilities (1-6) interested in furthering 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 Building Leadership certification. The program adheres to a summer-residency 25-month calendar.Learn more >>
Additional Leadership Programs
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.
Leadership in Community-Based Learning
The Leadership in Community-Based Learning program is for those interested in leadership in community-based programs or in programs for children in non-school settings.Learn more >>
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.
Future School Leaders Academy
The Future School Leaders Academy is an advanced master's program that leads to certification both as School Building Leader and as School District Leader.
Early Childhood Leadership in collaboration with Putnam-Northern Westchester
The Early Childhood Leadership in collaboration with Putnam-Northern Westchester is a master's program that leads to certification as School Building leader.
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.