Bard programs in education emphasize the importance of the liberal arts and sciences in developing practitioners who are adept at teaching, leadership, and public advocacy. Candidates in our professional development initiatives, policy collective, or degree programs work closely with faculty mentors and with other members of the Bard community in Los Angeles to gain the knowledge and skills needed to become confident, informed, critical, and reflective educators.
- Dedicated faculty scholars, expert in their academic field and teaching, actively involved in public education, committed to strengthening teachers and teaching in under-resourced classrooms, and advocating for social justice in their community.
- Purposeful ongoing exchanges with innovative educators across Los Angeles modeling transformative work in teaching, educational leadership, policy, activism, and the arts through Community Education Electives, institutional partnerships, and project/clinical faculty.
- Individual Research Projects (IRP) driven by student interest and guided by faculty expertise, designed for candidates who want to grow as researchers and expand their career opportunities as educators
- Interdisciplinary inquiry examining education and the subject matter of secondary schools, including STEM subjects, through the lenses of the Arts, Humanities, and Ethnic Studies.