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.
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.