Why Bard MAT?
Nanda Fogle BA ’19 MAT ’20, Literature
I really loved the ability to build my own skills in my content area, as well as gaining skills in teaching that content. Learning and practicing backward design really helped in planning curriculum. Student teaching gave me the opportunity I needed to apply various learning strategies to see what worked best for my teaching style.
The Bard MAT is an intensive graduate teacher education program leading to a discipline-based master of arts in teaching degree and New York State Initial Teacher Certification in one of five subjects: biology, history, literature, mathematics, or Spanish. The Bard MAT responds to an urgent need for innovative education. This transformation requires teachers who can help secondary school students develop the thoughtful self-determination that builds from a genuine enthusiasm for learning.