• 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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  • APPLY NOW The BardMAT is now accepting applications for 2020 - 2021 on a rolling basis through April 15, 2020.  EMAIL US with any questions. 
  • FALL INFORMATION SESSION (11/19/19; 5:30 - 7pm)
    Bardian MAT'er Trevor McGinn (BA '08, MAT '19) and MAT'er Tanya Ohanian '19
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Our Graduates

Alhassan Susso '12, New York State's 2019 Teacher of the Year  

Social Studies Teacher, International Community High School, Bronx, NY
Alhassan Susso '12, New York State's 2019 Teacher of the Year  

- "All they see all day long is obstacles, and my job is to insure and guide them and help them to understand your obstacle does not define your future."
 

Susso, who is visually impaired, immigrated to the United States from West Africa. The district he teaches in is said to be one of the poorest congressional districts in the country, but Susso says he works there because he wants to transform lives. Susso's colleagues say he stays late every day despite living over two hours away. Last year, every student who completed his course graduated high school and 97% are now enrolled in college.