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Our Degree Programs

All degrees receive a master of arts in teaching and a NYS initial teaching certificate.

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 New York State Initial Teaching Certification, or California Single Subject Teaching Credential (grades 7–12). There are reciprocity agreements with more than 40 states in the United States.


Student who complete the MAT Program are recommended for their Initial Teacher Certification.

One-Year Program

This program is a year-long, full-time program of course work and fieldwork earning 63 graduate credits.

Dual-Degree Program

The MAT Program and Bard Center for Environmental Policy  offer a two-year, dual-degree program leading to a master of arts in teaching and a master of science in environmental policy earning 103 graduate credits.