Why Bank Street?

At Bank Street, you will learn through inquiry, observation, research, and hands-on opportunities to build knowledge, skills, and experiences. Your Bank Street degree will prepare you to deeply understand and partner with children, teachers, families, and communities as you work to bring child-centered practices to schools, museums, hospitals, and other community settings.

You will be equipped to be a change agent in the world, sought after by employers, and connected to a network of caring and invested peers and faculty.

Our graduates are confident, effective, and make a difference from the start.

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Bank Street Teachers…

Improve Student Learning.

Bank Street graduates with more than two years of teaching experience demonstrated added value to student test scores in English Language Arts than other experienced teachers in New York City. Ninety percent of employers say Bank Street graduates are “well” or “very well” prepared as teachers.

Stay In Education.

Eighty-seven percent of Bank Street graduates enter and remain in the field of education.

Express Confidence.

Bank Street graduates are more confident teaching science, English language and literacy, and math content than peers from other graduate schools.

Are Prepared.

Eighty-seven percent of Bank Street graduates feel their teacher preparation program was “effective” or “very effective” vs. only 66% of comparison teachers.

Understand Quality Instruction.

Bank Street graduates feel more prepared than comparison teachers to develop student-centered curriculum, plan quality instruction, and support social-emotional development in their classrooms.

Meet Our Alumni: Wendy Goldsmith

Wendy Goldsmith, GSE ’20, Bank Street Graduate School of Education alumna and current Bank Street School for Children teacher, reflects on how her learning experiences at the Graduate School prepared her for a meaningful career. “I get to implement everything I learn in graduate school within the classroom,” said Goldsmith.