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About Bard MAT
What Makes Us Unique?
The MAT Program requires an equal amount of advanced study in the elected academic discipline and in education courses challenging preservice teachers to apply the results of research and pedagogical analysis to their teaching. MAT students are engaged in public school classrooms throughout the year, reflecting an intensive residency model of professional preparation.
This residency model offers a singular opportunity to pursue graduate study while participating in classroom apprenticeships, thereby grounding theory in the work of teaching and learning. The program’s instructionally innovative courses provide the basis for critical reflection about education practice.