• 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 in four subjects: biology, history, literature, or mathematics.

Our Program Locations 

East Jerusalem

East Jerusalem

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

New York

Graduate study on the Bard College campus and teaching residencies in the Hudson Valley.  More>
<a href="http://www.bard.edu/mat/la/" target="_self">California</a>

California

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

Program Events

Program News

  • The BardMAT in New York has closed out admissions for the 2015-16 academic year (June 2015 through May 2016). The application portal will reopen to accept applications for 2016-17 in October. In the meantime, feel free to CONTACT US with any questions or to learn more about our Program offerings. 
  • Field Notes the BardMAT blog
  •  BA/MAT 3+2 Program, Annandale Campus

Our Graduates

Colleen Bucci '08, Biology

7th-grade Life Sciences, Haviland Middle School, Hyde Park, New York; New York State Master Teacher
Colleen Bucci

“My student teaching experience was wonderful. As a practicing teacher I see student teachers come into my building who have not had the training needed to start teaching and it makes me all the more grateful for my own experience at Bard. The involvement of the mentor teachers with Bard makes a HUGE difference. There was an enormous amount of support and guidance provided.”