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, 2018–19


Bard College Catalogue, 2018–19

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 four campus locations: in the Hudson Valley, New York; Los Angeles, California; Abu Dis, Palestine; and Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. 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 five areas: biology, English language arts, mathematics, social studies, and Spanish language. Having completed an undergraduate degree in their chosen field, students in New York may earn the MAT degree in one year (full time) or two years (part time). Bard undergraduates can earn their BA degree and a MAT degree through a 4+1 program on the Annandale campus. The MAT Program in Los Angeles leads to the MAT degree and California Single Subject Teaching Credential in English language arts or social science. Students attend the Los Angeles campus part time and earn the degree while they teach. The Bard MAT in Abu Dis is carried out in partnership with Al-Quds University; in Bishkek, with the American University of Central Asia. These programs are for in-service teachers from their regions.