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Academic Programs

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Earn your master’s degree at Bank Street and build a rigorous and humanistic foundation for your career

At Bank Street, you’ll learn to connect educational theories to real-world settings and build an understanding of what it takes to help children, educators, families, and communities thrive.

Our teacher education programs prepare candidates to teach in general, special, and/or bilingual education settings from birth to adolescence. Our leadership programs prepare students to assume leadership roles in schools, districts, museums, and more. We also offer program options for current and aspiring child life specialists, reading and literacy specialists, museum educators, and other professionals.

Use the search tool below to find a program that is right for you.


Program Credits Degree Certification Eligiblity Age Band Specialty
Adolescent Mathematics Education 39 credits M.S.Ed Initial, Professional Grades 7-12 Math
Bilingual Extension Certificate 15 credits Non-Degree Initial, Professional Birth-Grade 6 Dual Language/Bilingual
Child Life (Online) 42 credits M.S. Child Life Specialist All ages Child Life
Child Life Advanced Standing (Online) 30 credits M.S. None All ages Child Life
Childhood General Education 45 credits M.S.Ed Initial, Professional Grades 1-6 General Education
Childhood Special and General Education Dual Certification (On Campus or Online) 52 credits M.S.Ed Dual, Initial, Professional Grades 1-6 Special Education
Childhood Special and General Education Dual Certification/Dual degree with Columbia School of Social Work 43 credits (additional credits required at Columbia) M.S.Ed Dual, Initial, Professional, Social Work Grades 1-6 Special Education
Childhood Special Education (On Campus or Online) 36 credits M.S.Ed, Ed.M Initial, Professional Grades 1-6 Special Education
Childhood Special Education Advanced Certificate 15-21 credits Non-Degree Initial, Professional Grades 1-6 Special Education
Childhood Special Education/Dual degree with Columbia School of Social Work 36 credits (additional credits required at Columbia) M.S.Ed, Ed.M Initial, Professional, Social Work Grades 1-6 Special Education
Cross-Age: Early Childhood and Childhood General Education 46 credits M.S.Ed Initial, Professional Birth-Grade 6 General Education
Curriculum and Instruction 30 credits M.S.Ed Professional All ages Curriculum Development
Dual Language / Bilingual Childhood General Education 45 credits M.S.Ed Initial, Professional Grades 1-6 Dual Language/Bilingual, General Education
Dual Language / Bilingual Childhood Special and General Education 58-59 credits M.S.Ed Dual, Initial, Professional Grades 1-6 Dual Language/Bilingual, Special Education
Dual Language / Bilingual Childhood Special Education 42-43 credits M.S.Ed, Ed.M Initial, Professional Grades 1-6 Dual Language/Bilingual, Special Education
Dual Language / Bilingual Early Childhood General Education 48 credits M.S.Ed Initial, Professional Birth-Grade 2 Dual Language/Bilingual, General Education
Dual Language / Bilingual Early Childhood Special and General Education 54 credits M.S.Ed Dual, Initial, Professional Birth-Grade 2 Dual Language/Bilingual, Special Education
Dual Language / Bilingual Early Childhood Special Education 39 credits M.S.Ed, Ed.M Initial, Professional Birth-Grade 2 Dual Language/Bilingual, Special Education
Early Childhood General Education 45 credits M.S.Ed Initial, Professional Birth-Grade 2 General Education
Early Childhood General Education Advanced Standing 30 credits M.S.Ed Initial, Professional Birth-Grade 2 General Education
Early Childhood Leadership Advanced Certificate (Online) 24 credits Non-Degree SBL, CPAC All ages Leadership
Early Childhood Special and General Education Dual Certification (On Campus or Online) 50 credits M.S.Ed Dual, Initial, Professional Birth-Grade 2 Special Education
Early Childhood Special and General Education Dual Certification/Dual Degree with Columbia University School of Social Work 45 credits (additional credits required at Columbia) M.S.Ed Dual, Initial, Professional, Social Work Birth-Grade 2 Special Education
Early Childhood Special Education (On Campus or Online) 32 credits M.S.Ed, Ed.M Initial, Professional Birth-Grade 2 Special Education
Early Childhood Special Education Advanced Certificate 15-21 credits Non-Degree Initial, Professional Birth-Grade 2 Special Education
Early Childhood Special Education/Dual Degree with Columbia University School of Social Work 32 credits (additional credits required at Columbia) M.S.Ed, Ed.M Initial, Professional, Social Work Birth-Grade 2 Special Education
Future School Leaders Academy 30 credits Ed.M Dual, SBL, SDL All ages Leadership
Infant and Family Development and Early Intervention (Non-certification) 39 credits M.S.Ed None Ages 0-3 Infancy & Early Intervention
Infant and Family Development and Early Intervention/Dual degree with Hunter College School of Social Work 34 credits (additional credits required at Hunter College) M.S.Ed Social Work, None Ages 0-3 Infancy & Early Intervention
Infant and Family Development and Early Intervention/Early Childhood Special and General Education 50 credits M.S.Ed Dual, Initial, Professional Ages 0-3 Infancy & Early Intervention, Special Education
Infant and Family Development and Early Intervention/Early Childhood Special Education 36 credits M.S.Ed, Ed.M Initial, Professional Ages 0-3 Infancy & Early Intervention, Special Education
Leadership in Mathematics Education 37 credits M.S.Ed SBL All ages Leadership, Math
Leadership in Museum Education 40 credits M.S.Ed None All ages Leadership, Museum
Museum Studies: Learning and Engagement in Museums and Cultural Organizations 36 credits M.S.Ed None All ages Leadership, Museum
Progressive Leadership Program (On Campus or Online) 31-34 credits M.S.Ed, Ed.M SBL All ages Leadership
School District Leader (On Campus or Online) 5-11 credits Non-Degree SDL All ages Leadership
Studies in Education 30 credits M.S.Ed, Ed.M None All ages Curriculum Development, Dual Language/Bilingual, General Education, Infancy & Early Intervention, Leadership, Math, Museum, Special Education
Teacher Leader in Mathematics Education 33 credits M.S.Ed Professional All ages Math
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages 42-45 credits M.S.Ed Initial, Professional K-12 TESOL
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Advanced Certificate 12-21 credits Non-Degree Initial, Professional K-12 TESOL
Teaching Literacy Advanced Literacy Specialization 30-33 credits Ed.M Professional Birth-Grade 6 Reading & Literacy
Teaching Literacy and Childhood General Education Dual Certification 52-55 credits M.S.Ed Dual, Initial, Professional Grades 1-6 General Education, Reading & Literacy
Teaching Literacy: Classroom or Clinical Focus 37-40 credits M.S.Ed Initial, Professional Birth-Grade 6 Reading & Literacy
Teaching Reading and Literacy: Clinical Practice (Non-Certification) 42-45 credits M.S.Ed None Birth-Grade 6 Reading & Literacy
Teaching Students with Disabilities 7-12 Generalist 42-45 credits M.S.Ed Initial, Professional Grades 7-12 Special Education