Our Degree Programs

Our Degree Programs

The Bard Master of Arts in Teaching Program offers several avenues for completion of the degree. All successful graduates receive a master of arts in teaching degree and are recommended for New York State Initial Teaching Certification (grades 7-12). There are reciprocity agreements with more than 40 states in the United States.

One-Year Program

This full-time program of coursework and field experience leads to a MAT degree in one calendar year.

Two-year Program

The two-year program allows students to pursue their MAT degree part-time, while they work.

Dual-Degree Program

The MAT Program and the Bard Center for Environmental Policy offer a program leading to a master of arts in teaching and a masters of science in environmental policy.

BA/MAT 4+1 Program

The Bard BA/MAT Program is designed to offer Bard undergraduates a path to a BA, a Master of Arts in Teaching, and New York State grades 7-12 Teacher Certification in biology, history, literature, mathematics, or Spanish within five years of entering college.

M.Ed. in Environmental Education