• 90% hiring rate post graduation
    Bard MAT graduates get teaching jobs and stay in education

    90% hiring rate post graduationBard MAT graduates get teaching jobs and stay in education-
  • Extensive teaching residencies in partner schools

    Extensive teaching residencies in partner schools-
  • Small cohort model affords individual attention and sustained mentoring

    Small cohort model affords individual attention and sustained mentoring- MORE >>
  • Commitment to diversity, inclusion, and restorative practice

    Commitment to diversity, inclusion, and restorative practice-
  • Part of Bard College's network of global education initiatives

    Part of Bard College's network of global education initiatives-
90% hiring rate post graduationBard MAT graduates get teaching jobs and stay in education1 Extensive teaching residencies in partner schools2 Small cohort model affords individual attention and sustained mentoring3 Commitment to diversity, inclusion, and restorative practice4 Part of Bard College's network of global education initiatives5

MAT Mission Statement

The Bard MAT is an intensive graduate teacher education program leading to a discipline-based master of arts in teaching degree and NYS Initial Teacher Certification in one of five subjects: biology, history, literature, mathematics, or Spanish.

The Bard MAT is an intensive graduate teacher education program leading to a discipline-based master of arts in teaching degree and NYS Initial Teacher Certification in one of five subjects: biology, history, literature, mathematics, or Spanish.

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Our Graduates

Rachel Cholst '12, History/ Social Studies

Student Advisor, Hostos Community College, Bronx, NY
Rachel Cholst '12, History/ Social Studies

- I have a number of friends who are in other short-term programs (like Teaching Fellows and TFA.) Unlike those other programs, Bard genuinely prepared us for the classroom through our courses and intensive student teaching placements. It's a hugely important part of my professional life and, even though I am no longer a classroom teacher, I am so grateful to have taken part in this program. The lessons -- academic and otherwise -- I learned in my year in the MAT continue to inform my daily practice.