Bard College Catalogue

The Bard College Catalogue contains detailed descriptions of the College's undergraduate programs and courses, curriculum, admission and financial aid procedures, student activities and services, history, campus facilities, affiliated institutions including graduate programs, and faculty and administration.

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Bard College Catalogue 2013-14

Bard College Catalogue 2013-14

Master of Arts in Teaching Program

The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) Program at Bard College, founded in 2003, has at its core an integrated curriculum leading to a master of arts in teaching degree and New York State Initial Teaching Certification or California Single Subject Credentialing (grades 7–12) in one of five areas: biology/general science, literature/English, mathematics, music, and history/social science. Having completed an undergraduate degree in their chosen field, incoming students continue studies in that field while they take education courses that challenge them to apply the results of research and pedagogical analysis to the actual work of teaching. Combined with student-teaching experiences, the program’s instructionally innovative courses provide the basis for critical reflection on educational practice. Students may earn the degree in one-year/full-time or two-year/part-time options. The MAT Program has four campus locations, in the Hudson Valley, New York; Bronx, New York; Los Angeles, California; and the West Bank. The campus in the Bronx is integrated with the daily life of a public school, International Community High School. In the Hudson Valley and California, MAT students are engaged in public school classrooms throughout the school year, reflecting an intensive residency model of professional preparation. Currently, admission to the program in the West Bank is limited to Palestinian educators.