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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.

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.

One-Year Program

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

Two-year Program

The two-year program allows students to pursue the BardMAT part-time while they work.