• Bard MAT graduates get teaching jobs and stay in education

    Bard MAT graduates get teaching jobs and stay in education
  • Bard MAT integrates graduate study and extensive public school residencies

    Bard MAT integrates graduate study and extensive public school residencies
  • Bard MAT offers small classes and personal relationships

    Bard MAT offers small classes and personal relationships MORE >>
  • Bard MAT is committed to educational reform and innovation

    Bard MAT is committed to educational reform and innovation
  • Bard MAT offers one-year/full-time
    and two-year/part-time programs

    Bard MAT offers one-year/full-time and two-year/part-time programs
Bard MAT graduates get teaching jobs and stay in education1 Bard MAT integrates graduate study and extensive public school residencies2 Bard MAT offers small classes and personal relationships3 Bard MAT is committed to educational reform and innovation4 Bard MAT offers one-year/full-time and two-year/part-time programs5

The Bard MAT is a one-year, intensive graduate program leading to a master of arts in teaching degree and NYS Initial Teacher Certification or CA Single-Subject Credentialing (grades 7–12) in four subjects: biology, history, literature, or mathematics.

Our Program Locations

New York

New York

Graduate study on the Bard College campus and teaching residencies in the Hudson Valley.  More>
California

California

A year-long MAT program and residency based in our Heart of Los Angeles campus.  More>
West Bank

West Bank

A collaboration with Al-Quds University for in-service teachers in Palestine.  More>

Program Events

  • Tuesday, March 24, 2015: MAT on the Road
    3:00 pm – 6:00 pm; Siena College

Program News

  • Apply Now! The BardMAT in New York is now accepting applications for the 2015-16 academic year.
  • Field Notes the BardMAT blog

Our Graduates

Rachel Cholst '12, History/ Social Studies

Social Studies Teacher, Arturo Schomburgh Satellite Academy, Bronx, New York
Rachel Cholst

“I chose the Bard MAT because I knew the program would make me into a better teacher. In addition to discipline-specific classes, we discussed teaching methodologies and—most importantly—how to create a classroom that empowers students to achieve their best.”