Bard, A Place to Think - Master of Arts in Teaching
Public School Partnerships
In forming partnerships with clusters of public schools in the Hudson Valley, New York City, and California the MAT Program at Bard College has been inspired by the concept of a Professional Development School (PDS).
The PDS concept, which has a long history in the field of education reform, was revitalized in the 1980s. It is based on the idea of forging alliances among a college, several public schools, and student teachers.
Professional Development Opportunities
The MAT Offers professional development opportunities for alums as well as affiliated and non-affiliated teachers at all of our campus locations. These courses vary each year. Interested people should email firstname.lastname@example.org for updated information and offerings.
Students and alumni are also encouraged to connect with the Bard MAT Teaching Network
. Receive invitations to special events and classes in New York City, California, and the Hudson Valley.
Meet Our Mentors
Celia Hetterich, a mentor teacher in the MAT Program at Bard since its inception, has taught 8th-grade English at Chatham Middle School in Chatham, New York, for four years. Read More