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Bard College: New York Campus — Master of Arts in Teaching Program

Program Type:
Coverdell Fellows
Master of Arts in Teaching Program
Degrees Awarded:
Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)
Admissions Deadlines:

Priority Deadline: March 1, 2015

Final Deadline: April 30, 2015

Admissions Cycle:

October-April 30, 2015

Program Start:
June 3, 2015
Program Founded:
February, 2013


Application fee is waived for all Coverdell Fellow applicants. Fellows selected for the program will receive at least 30% tuition remission, a financial aid package amounting to $12,636.




One-year Program: $42,120

Fellowship: $12,636

Tuition for Coverdell Fellows: $29,484


Two-year Program (year one): $21,064

Fellowship: $6,319

Tuition for Coverdell Fellows: $14,745


*tuition figures are based on the 2014 rates and are subject to change.


Institutional Fees:


Registration Fee: $100

Enrollment Deposit: $500

Facilities Fee: $150

Graduation Fee: $120

Health Insurance: TBD

On-Campus Housing: @$790 per month


Other fees: New York State Education Department fees for certification exams, workshops, and assessments.


The Bard MAT offers advanced graduate study in the academic disciplines and pedagogy, public school residencies, close faculty mentoring, and a focus on the teaching of subject matter content to adolescent learners. Programs are offered in literature, history, mathematics, and biology. One and two-year program options available.


Program applicants must have a BA degree from an accredited liberal arts institution with a major (or the equivalent) in the discipline they intend to study at Bard. Students are accepted based on academic achievement, letters of recommendation, and professional goals.


Application Requirements:

Online application

Personal Statement


Official Transcripts

Three letters of recommendation

Verification of Peace Corps Service


Applications submitted by the priority deadline are processed in the initial priority cycle. Applications received after the priority deadline are reviewed weekly, on a rolling basis, until the final application deadline or until the cohorts are filled.

For inquiries about Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program, call 855.855.1961 x1440.

Program Contacts

If you have questions, please contact:
Cecilia Maple
Assistant Director for Admission and Student Affairs

Master of Arts in Teaching Program
Master of Arts in Teaching Program Bard College P.O. Box 5000
Annandale-on-Hudson, New York 12504
845-758-7151 or 1-800-460-3243