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.

Bard College Catalogue 2016-17


Bard College Catalogue 2016-17

Master of Arts in Teaching Program

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The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) Program at Bard College, founded in 2003, integrates graduate study in education and the academic disciplines with extensive apprentice teaching in middle and secondary school classrooms. It prepares teachers for a wide range of educational settings, urban and rural, in the United States and internationally. The MAT Program has three campus locations: in the Hudson Valley, New York; Los Angeles, California; and the West Bank. Completion of the New York program leads to a master of arts in teaching degree and New York State Initial Teaching Certification (grades 7–12) in one of four areas: biology/general science, literature/English, mathematics, and history/social science. Having completed an undergraduate degree in their chosen field, students in New York may earn the M.A.T. degree in one year (full time) or two years (part time). Bard undergraduates can earn their B.A. and M.A.T. through a 3+2 program on the Annandale campus. The MAT Program in Los Angeles leads to the M.A.T. and California Single Subject Teaching Credential in English or social studies. Students attend the L.A. campus part time and earn the degree while they teach. Currently, admission to the West Bank program is limited to Palestinian educators.