• 90% hiring rate post graduation
    Bard MAT graduates get teaching jobs and stay in education

    90% hiring rate post graduationBard MAT graduates get teaching jobs and stay in education-
  • Extensive teaching residencies in partner schools

    Extensive teaching residencies in partner schools-
  • Small cohort model affords individual attention and sustained mentoring

    Small cohort model affords individual attention and sustained mentoring- MORE >>
  • Commitment to diversity, inclusion, and restorative practice

    Commitment to diversity, inclusion, and restorative practice-
  • Part of Bard College's network of global education initiatives

    Part of Bard College's network of global education initiatives-
90% hiring rate post graduationBard MAT graduates get teaching jobs and stay in education1 Extensive teaching residencies in partner schools2 Small cohort model affords individual attention and sustained mentoring3 Commitment to diversity, inclusion, and restorative practice4 Part of Bard College's network of global education initiatives5

MAT Mission Statement

The Bard MAT is an intensive graduate teacher education program leading to a discipline-based master of arts in teaching degree and NYS Initial Teacher Certification in one of five subjects: biology, history, literature, mathematics, or Spanish.

The Bard MAT is an intensive graduate teacher education program leading to a discipline-based master of arts in teaching degree and NYS Initial Teacher Certification in one of five subjects: biology, history, literature, mathematics, or Spanish.

News

Events

  • APPLY NOW The BardMAT is now accepting applications for 2020 - 2021 on a rolling basis through April 15, 2020.  EMAIL US with any questions. 
  • FALL INFORMATION SESSION (11/19/19; 5:30 - 7pm)
    Bardian MAT'er Trevor McGinn (BA '08, MAT '19) and MAT'er Tanya Ohanian '19
    FALL INFORMATION SESSION (11/19/19; 5:30 - 7pm) >> Read More
  • Field Notes the BardMAT blog

Our Graduates

Luke Johnson '16, English/ Literature

English Language Arts Teacher, Burlington High School, Burlington, Iowa
Luke Johnson '16, English/ Literature

- The MAT program has completely prepared me for success in my district and I owe a lot of this success to the conversations we had in our literature classes. Thank you immensely for creating an environment that fostered that kind of critical thinking. I've noticed that the more I'm able to emulate that rigor in my classroom, even at a ninth grade level, the more the students are stepping up to the challenge and meeting my raised expectations.