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Academic Programs

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