Why Bard MAT?
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.
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Assistant Principal, Kingston High School, Kingston, New York
“I am thankful every day that I attended Bard and I like to give back by hosting student teachers, attending whatever panels I can, and promoting the program. It was one of the best years of my life, even though it was challenging. I feel like I make a difference in the world, and this program helped me see that.”