The Bard program teaches candidates how to work effectively in educational institutions while working to remake them. The program promotes the development of a knowledge base and skills to teach, lead, and transform educational institutions. Graduates are recognized as creative thinkers, skilled instructors, effective mentors, and innovative organizational leaders who are highly sought by principals, superintendents, and non-profit leaders that respect their commitment, insight, and professionalism.
Bard in Public Education
The MAT program is part of Bard's broader effort to transform public education in the U.S. and abroad. The Bard Prison Initiative, Bard Clemente Course in the Humanities, and the Institute for Writing and Thinking, have each introduced thousands of young people in under-resourced communities to the power of open inquiry and liberal arts education. In several cities, the Bard Early College and Microcollege programs continue to demonstrate the power of education and initiate meaningful careers.