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MAT Instructors

The Master of Arts in Teaching Program at Bard College is a pre-service, teacher education program that offers advanced graduate courses in the academic disciplines and pedagogy, residencies in public schools, close faculty mentoring, and a focus on the teaching of subject matter content to adolescent learners.

 The MAT Program seeks visiting instructors for two graduate-level education courses:

 ED522 Curriculum Planning and Assessment

This course emphasizes curriculum design and implementation by looking at how assessment protocols contribute to learning and answer essential questions about teaching practices. The course asks the question "What is it we teach in our subject area and how should we teach it?" Answering these questions prepares students for the work of instruction and planning as teachers in the public schools.

 ED524 Language, Literacy, and the Adolescent Learner

This course takes up a range of perspectives on literacy—cognitive, socio-cultural and critical—and helps the pre-service teacher develop pedagogical practices that will support adolescent learners in their subject areas. Particular attention is paid to the needs of English language learners and students who struggle with literacy development.

 ED522 meets once per week in the evening during the fall semester, Sept.3 to Dec. 19; ED527 meets once per week in the evenings in the spring, Feb. 2 to May 15. Courses run for 2 hours, 20 minutes per meeting.

 Candidates should have a Ph.D. or Ed.D. in curriculum and instruction, literacy education, or a comparable field; ABD candidates with graduate-level teaching experience will also be considered. Preference will be given to applicants who have taught middle or high school science, mathematics, English, or social studies.

 Please submit a letter of interest, current CV, and names of three references through Interfolio:  Questions should be directed to or 845-758-7145. Information about the MAT program may be found at Applications will be reviewed as they are received. Bard College is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from individuals who contribute to its diversity.