The Bank Street Graduate School of Education's Principals Institute (PI
) has graduated more than 30 cohorts of New York City leaders and has been cited by Stanford University researchers as an exemplary principal preparation program. PI has a strong focus on instructional leadership (including special education leadership) and includes an intensive advisory/internship component. Classes are scheduled in the evening and summers to allow participants to continue working. The program takes place over 18 months and leads to a master's degree in educational leadership, as well as New York State School Building Leader (SBL) certification.
Qualifications needed to enter the program or role:
- Be nominated by a current school or network leader who has close knowledge of the nominee's work and leadership potential.
- Aspire to leadership positions in the public school setting
- Be a certified educator in the New York City public schools
- Have at least two years of classroom experience (or experience in pupil personnel services) when they begin the program
- Be willing to participate in study groups and other Wallace-funded activities at their sites and at other locations within their networks and clusters
- Be willing to participate in a Wallace-funded activity after program completion
- Deadline for nominations is February 10, 2014
- Deadline for applications is February 24, 2014
- Program begins September 2014
Nominations should be sent to Wallacefellows@bankstreet.edu