Information on Applying


Bard attracts promising, energized, politically engaged college graduates and early-career educators working in variety of roles in schools, museums, and community organizations. We value the opportunity to talk with young scholars, activists, and community organizers excited about refining their vision for public education and imagining new types of careers and contributions.

Please contact our office directly to arrange a conversation or fill out our inquiry form so we can reach out to you. 

The following should be submitted with the application:
1. Personal Statement. In 500-600 words describe the type of professional educator you seek to become and explain why you believe the Bard MAT Program will help you achieve your goals.
2. A curriculum vitae or resume.
3. Three (3) letters of recommendation (instructions on how to register your recommenders can be found using the online application)
4. A nonrefundable application fee (or fee waiver request), payable online with a valid credit card or electronic check, or with a check or money order for $65.00 to Bard College and mailed to the address below. (fee waivers are available for individuals working in education or public service)
5.Transcripts can either be sent in sealed envelopes directly from the issuing institution or as e-transcripts sent electronically by an authorized delivery agent selected by the issuing institution (the most secure, and the quickest method to deliver an official transcript). Please submit official e-transcripts to:  Note: Unofficial transcripts can be uploaded as part of the online application, but official copies are required for program enrollment.

*Letters of recommendation are also accepted on paper. The letters should be addressed to the Graduate Admissions, signed across the sealed flap, and sent directly to the Bard Master of Arts in Teaching Program by the authors. International Students must provide evidence of proficiency in English-for example, a minimum score of 550 on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Proficiency in English may also be established by an interview and writing samples. PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT AN APPLICATION IS CONSIDERED INCOMPLETE AND CANNOT BE ACTED UPON UNTIL ALL MATERIALS ARE RECEIVED BY BARD MAT, INCLUDING THE REFERENCES. PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR RECOMMENDERS SUBMIT THEIR REFERENCES BY THE APPLICATION DEADLINE.