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Programs

Our Degree Programs

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

Certification

Students who complete the MAT Program at Bard are recommended for their Initial Teacher Certification by the College. After three full years of teaching, graduates are recommended for their professional certification.

Certification Requirements

In addition to the requirements for the Master of Arts in Teaching degree, there are state requirements that must also be completed in order for certification to be granted. These requirements differ between New York and California and the individual programs provide guidance, support and information to current students regarding these requirements, completion deadlines, study guides and other important information.

New York State

New York State Certification is accepted in over 40 U.S. states. A list of state reciprocity agreements as well as general information on New York State certification requirements can be found at www.nysed.gov.

California State

Information on California State requirements and reciprocity can be found at www.cde.ca/gov.

For more information

Prospective students can also email mat@bard.edu with any questions regarding certification requirements, individual state requirements, certification pathways and other teacher certification related questions.