The mission of Bank Street College is to improve the education of children and their teachers by applying to the educational process all available knowledge about learning and growth, and by connecting teaching and learning meaningfully to the outside world. In so doing, we seek to strengthen not only individuals, but the community as well, including family, school, and the larger society in which adults and children, in all their diversity, interact and learn. We see in education the opportunity to build a better society.
The Graduate School is grounded in a learner-centered approach that closely coordinates academic work with field-based practice, preparing students for various roles as educators and leaders in schools and other educational settings with populations ranging from infants to middle school students. In addition to preparing teachers for the classroom, Bank Street prepares educators for other centers of learning, such as museums and child life centers in hospitals.
We accept students in Fall, Spring and Summer terms.