Applying to Bank Street's Online Programs
This fall, Bank Street will be launching fully-online master's programs for the very first time. The following information is intended to help you as you navigate the admissions process:
- Online Master's Degree Offerings
- Virtual Open Houses
- How to Apply
- Financial Aid
- Technical Requirements
Bank Street College offers three master's degree programs that are fully online. If you are interested in obtaining a graduate degree in Child Life, and being eligible to sit for the Child Life Certification Exam, you will want to look at our Child Life Online program. The Teacher Leader in Mathematics Education program is for those who want to continue classroom teaching and earn a professional certificate, or for those who wish to become math coaches or staff developers in their schools. The Leadership in Mathematics Education program leads to a School Building Leader certification.
The Teacher Leader in Mathematics Education program is designed for elementary and middle school teachers who wish to prepare for leadership roles in their schools and earn a professional license while bolstering their own capacity to do mathematics. The Leadership in Mathematics Education program is designed for teachers, coaches, or administrators who want to earn a school building leader’s license, with an intensive focus on mathematics.
What does it mean to learn in an online environment using a Bank Street approach? It means courses that include:
- A sense of community and social presence;
- Opportunities for authentic collaborative inquiry;
- Constructivist experiences and discovery rather than simple information delivery.
It is important that Bank Street graduate students engaged in an online learning environment recognize and experience themselves as part of a community of learners as they explore the course content online.
Are you curious about how the online classes are run? Consider registering for a virtual open house, where you will be able to participate in the online learning environment. You will have an opportunity to hear from Troy Pinkney-Ragsdale, our program director for the Child Life Online Program. She will speak a bit about the Child Life Online Program and the online student experience. We hope you can join us!
- March 13, 2014 at 6:00 pm EST
To RSVP for the event, visit the registration page.
Applicants for master's degree programs at Bank Street may apply online or by mail; Bank Street does not have a preference for which method applicants choose.
Printable Application (PDF)
Online Course Competencies Questionnaire (fillable .pdf. right click and save as)
Bank Street College accepts applications on a rolling basis throughout the year. We encourage applicants to apply by priority deadlines to ensure admissions decision prior to the start of the term.
- Child Life priority deadline: February 18, 2014.
- Math Leadership priority deadline: April 1, 2014.
Applications are considered complete upon receipt of the following:
- Completed application form
- Non-refundable application fee ($65), payable to Bank Street College
- Three letters of reference (downloadable reference form)
- A reflective autobiography
- Short Essays
- Completed Online Course Competencies Questionnaire (if applying online, the questionnaire will be part of the application)
For Child Life candidates, one letter of recommendation must be from a CCLS that has supervised you in a clinical setting. You will need to send proof of at least 100 hours of volunteer service in this Child Life setting.
We urge prospective students who think they might seek financial aid to file the FAFSA early in their process of applying to a Graduate School program at Bank Street. Prospective students should apply for both admission and financial aid at the same time; applicants should follow the priority timeline given above, if possible. New students will be considered for financial aid once they have received formal admission to the College. Applicants who begin their application process after the priority timeline will be eligible for loans, and may be eligible for scholarships pending the availability of funds.
All financial aid materials and information are available on the Office of Financial Aid website. When applying for aid using the FAFSA form, you will be asked for the Title IV Code, which for Bank Street College is G02669 (zero-two-six-six-nine).
Bank Street online courses are delivered through our online course environment and online real-time classroom. Before you consider taking an online program with us, you should make sure your technologies are ready. You must own a computer and dedicated internet connection. You computer must have a sound card with a microphone and speakers. Students must also have a webcam to participate in live sessions. If you need more specific information for technical requirements, go to: