Depending upon qualifications, students in the program will receive a CPAC Certificate. Some students may be eligible for both a CPAC and a School Building Leadership certification from New York State.
Children’s Program Administrator Credential (CPAC) Only:
To be eligible for a CPAC through the New York State Association for the Education of Young Children, candidates must complete 18 credits in child development or related areas, 18 credits in program administration, a portfolio demonstrating mastery in each of the six Program Administrator Credential Competencies, and submit three letters of professional recommendation.
School Building Leader (SBL) Certificate:
To be eligible for New York SBL certification, candidates must have an earned master’s degree in Education, successfully completed three years of full-time, paid head teaching or pupil personnel services work in pre-K–12 settings, and must pass both the New York State School Building Leader Assessment and the Educating All Students exams.
*Opportunity to complete a second master’s degree: Students who successfully complete the Early Childhood Leadership Advanced Certificate Program (SBL/CPAC) may have the opportunity to continue at Bank Street to take seven additional credits and earn a master’s degree in Educational Leadership.