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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.