Master’s Degrees in Education and Continuing Education for Teachers, Leaders, and Education Professionals

Thoughtful and knowledgeable teachers and leaders are needed now more than ever. For more than a century, Bank Street has focused on understanding how students learn best. Here, you’ll enter a dedicated community of educators learning to improve the quality of classroom practice, advocate nationally for students and families, and promote system and policy change to bring effective and equitable teaching and learning to all. 

Our in-person and online graduate programs for teachers and other education professionals include master’s degree programs in teaching and learning, child life, museum studies, and educational leadership, in addition to professional certificate programs and a range of short-format courses, workshops, and special events. 

These graduate programs lead to the Master of Science (MS), Master of Science in Education (MSEd), or the advanced Master of Education (EdM) and are grounded in current research and knowledge of human development, learning theory, and sustained clinical practice that meet the needs of today’s learning environments. 

With a master’s degree or advanced certificate from Bank Street, you’ll stand out as a forward-thinking educator and leader—confident, well-prepared, and ready to thrive across the diverse settings where children and adults live and learn. 

We hope you’ll explore our graduate programs and consider taking a transformative step—both for your career and for your students, their families, and our communities.

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Explore Our Online Coursework

Bank Street offers online master’s degree and advanced certificate programs in teaching and learning, leadership, and child life that provide educators across the country with increased access to the same high-quality curriculum we have always offered. These programs combine the convenience and flexibility of online coursework with individualized supervised fieldwork experiences, enabling educators to practice what they have learned in real-world settings. 
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Continuing Professional Studies

  • CPS Courses & Programs
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    CPS Courses and Programs

    Theory meets practice in our interactive courses. Register now for our short-format courses offered for Continuing Teacher and Leader Education requirements, Continuing Education Units, or graduate-level credit. Courses are online during the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Explore Our Programs

  • CPS Course Schedule
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    CPS Course Schedule

    Theory meets practice in our interactive courses. Register now for our short-format courses offered for Continuing Teacher and Leader Education requirements, Continuing Education Units, or graduate-level credit.

    Sign Up for a Course

  • State Mandated Training
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    State Mandated Training

    Hands-on workshops facilitate awareness. Explore required coursework for educators adhering to New York State certification requirements offered at Bank Street.

    Register for a Workshop

  • Travel Programs

    Travel Programs

    Broaden your worldview while enhancing your skills. Our travel programs provide immersive and dynamic cultural experiences for working educators.

    Travel with Bank Street

  • School-Based Professional Development
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    School-Based Professional Development

    The Graduate School offers professional development services as part of our commitment to promoting lifelong learning for teachers and leaders in informal and formal educational settings.

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A Word from Alumnus Jim Clay, GSE ’88

I am a 1988 graduate of the early childhood leadership program, and for decades, I had very little to do with Bank Street—except meeting up annually with my former program director at national conferences. Then, in the summer of 2006, I had the opportunity to return to Bank Street to take a couple of classes […]

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