• 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 public education and innovative teaching

    Bard MAT is committed to public education and innovative teaching
  • 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 public education and innovative teaching4 Bard MAT offers one-year/full-time
and two-year/part-time programs5

MAT Mission Statement

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 one of four subjects: biology, history, literature, or mathematics.

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Rachel Cholst '12, History/ Social Studies

Student Advisor, Hostos Community College, Bronx, NY
Rachel Cholst '12, History/ Social Studies

- I have a number of friends who are in other short-term programs (like Teaching Fellows and TFA.) Unlike those other programs, Bard genuinely prepared us for the classroom through our courses and intensive student teaching placements. It's a hugely important part of my professional life and, even though I am no longer a classroom teacher, I am so grateful to have taken part in this program. The lessons -- academic and otherwise -- I learned in my year in the MAT continue to inform my daily practice.