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Teacher Leader in Mathematics Education


  • Program Overview

    This program is for educators with a desire to develop a deeper understanding of mathematics and a strong interest in leading mathematics professional development.

    The Teacher Leader in Mathematics program prepares elementary school teachers to lead math development in schools. As a student in this program, you will learn to lead curriculum development, coach new and experienced teachers, and offer math experiences to parents, all while enhancing your own math teaching practice and deepening your content knowledge. The program begins with an intensive July residency and continues online during the academic year. You will complete a total of three July residencies with two intervening academic years.

    This program culminates in a Master of Science in Education and requires 33 credits.

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  • Admissions Requirements

    In addition to the main admissions criteria, there are additional requirements needed to apply for this program:

    • Applicants must already hold a valid New York State certification in General Education at the Early Childhood or Childhood level.
  • Coursework

  • Supervised Fieldwork/Advisement

    The integration of coursework and field experiences is central to a Bank Street education. Guided by your advisor, you will engage in guided teaching and leading experiences that are essential to your professional growth and development. During the year, participation in a two-hour monthly online meeting with your advisor and a small group of classmates is required. During these sessions you will have an opportunity to engage in ongoing, in-depth conversations about learning, teaching, and leading.

  • Career Opportunities

    After graduating, you will qualify for a variety of non-supervisory roles such as math coach, new teacher mentor, curriculum developer, grade-level leader, and facilitator of professional development in mathematics. This program can strengthen your candidacy for positions in other organizations that study, support, publish, or otherwise seek improvement in the field of mathematics education.

  • Faculty

  • Scholarship Opportunities for Math Leadership

    Applicants applying to the Teacher Leader in Mathematics Education program are eligible to apply for three different scholarships:

    • the Neuberger Foundation Scholarship,
    • the Spiegler Scholarship, or
    • the Cathy Boss Scholarship.

    Download the Scholarship Application (PDF)

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I wanted the opportunity to build my own understanding of mathematics while thinking deeply about effective mathematics teaching and learning. [Through] the program, I learned to expand and deepen my definition of what mathematics is, and learned from my classmates all the many different ways we come to make sense of mathematics.
Helen Spruill, GSE ’17
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Saturday Math

Sponsored by the Leadership in Mathematics program, four Saturday morning sessions a year are held on topics relevant to all who teach and learn mathematics. Teachers, coaches, and administrators from the tri-state area meet for coffee, bagels and a facilitated session on a selected topic in the teaching of mathematics.

The sessions consist of activities and discussion and often provide resource materials. There is ample opportunity to share ideas and concerns with other professionals. Topics may be curriculum specific (“Making the Fraction, Decimal & Percent connection”) or instruction specific (“Teaching Mathematics in the Inclusion Classroom”).