• 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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Joshua Hatala '10, History/ Social Studies

History Teacher, Emma Willard School, Troy, New York
BardMAT Adjunct Professor

Joshua Hatala '10, History/ Social Studies

- Bard’s emphasis on learning how to think and train others to think like scientists, mathematicians, historians, etc. was very appealing. Additionally, the high caliber faculty, the cohort model with its intimate classes, and the innovative educational initiatives Bard has created throughout the country.