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at Bank Street Graduate School of Education



Inaugural cohort launching September 2023!

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The Fellowship prepares full-time teachers like you to become the effective principals and change-makers your students deserve. Through our online principal certification program, you will acquire the skills and practices you need to be ready to lead from day one. 

Don't wait! $20,000 scholarships will be awarded on a rolling basis to the first 50 accepted NYCPS applicants!

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Why Choose the Fellowship?

Results you can count on: Built upon the the largest evidence-base of effective principal preparation in the country

Centered on equity: Designed to honor the experiences of educators of color and center culturally-responsive instruction to create schools where everyone thrives

Community of peers: Learn from expert principals and alongside educators who share your vision for education 

For Full-Time Teachers: Fulfill your certification and residency requirements in your school, in your current role

Real-time Feedback: Monthly 1:1 coaching sessions support daily leadership practice so you're ready to lead from day one

Fast-track to certification: Pathways to principal certification in the Tri-state area in as little as 11-months

Network of support: Ongoing access to mentorship, coaching, leadership seminars and a national alumni community to support and sustain you

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Important Dates

Priority Deadline for Early Admissions: June 30, 2023

Final Deadline: August 1, 2023

Classes Begin: September 6, 2023

One Fellowship. Two program tracks.

The Fellowship will offer its principal certification program with or without a master’s degree as a pathway to licensure in New York and New Jersey.

$20,000 scholarships will be awarded on a rolling basis to the first 50 accepted NYCPS applicants!

Certification-Only Track

24 credit hours

11 months


Certification + Master's Track*

30 credit hours

16 months


*NYSED approval pending

A Program Design Centered in Equity

As a Fellow, you will engage in online coursework, individual coaching, and complete a year-long residency in your current school system. The curriculum is steeped in the deep history and long-standing scholarship of our partners:
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New Leaders Transformational Leadership Framework™ to develop effective, evidence-based leadership actions that are central to sustained school improvement and student success


Morehouse Center for Excellence in Education’s CANDLE Framework to enhance content focused on racial literacy, social justice, and culturally-responsive practice


Clark Atlanta University’s distinguished history and demonstrated expertise in preparing competent, autonomous, critical-thinking candidates for P12 schools, particularly those belonging to culturally and linguistically diverse groups

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Bank Street Graduate School of Education leadership in teacher and principal preparation and the development of innovative practice in schools, childcare settings, and learning communities

I feel like the Fellowship will help me be the school leader that I deserve and want to be."
Cinique Weekes-Bynoe, January 2022 Cohort Alumnus


Still have questions about the Fellowship?

Contact an Enrollment Advisor at onlineadmissions@fellowship.newleaders.org.