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The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) Program at Bard College responds to an urgent need for change in public education. This transformation requires teachers who can help secondary school students develop the thoughtful self-determination that builds from a genuine enthusiasm for learning.

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The core of Bard’s MAT Program is an integrated curriculum leading to a master of arts in teaching degree and New York State Initial Teacher Certification or California Single Subject Credentialing (grades 7–12) in four subject areas: biology, literature, mathematics, or history (not all disciplines are offered at all campus locations).