Bard College — 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:
New York Campuses:
Priority Deadline: March 1, 2014
Final Deadline: April 30, 2014
- Admissions Cycle:
Programs begin in the summer.
New York Campuses: May 29, 2014 – May 23, 2015
California Campuses: TBA
- Program Start:
- New York Campuses: May 29, 2014 (classes begin on June 2, 2014); California Campuses: TBA
- 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 $11,794.
One-year program $40,696**
Tuition for Coverdell Fellows $28,902
Two-year program (year one)*** $20,352
Fellowship $ 5,897
Tuition for year one for Coverdell Fellows $14,455
* tuition figures provided are based on 2013 rates
** tuition figures are based on a $646 per credit cost
*** The two-year program is only offered in the Hudson Valley
Registration Fee: $100
Enrollment Deposit: $500
Facilities Fee: $150
Graduation Fee: $120
Health Insurance: TBA
On-Campus Housing: $790 per month
Other fees: New York State fees for required certification exams and workshops.
The Program responds to an urgent need for change in public education. The core of Bard’s MAT Program is an integrated curriculum leading to a master of arts in teaching degree and recommendation for New York State Initial Teacher Certification (grades 7–12) or California State Single Subject Credential in one of four areas: science (Biology), English/literature, mathematics, music, or History/social studies.
MAT students participate in year-long apprenticeships in public school classrooms throughout the school year. This residency model offers a singular opportunity to pursue graduate study while learning to teach in actual classrooms, thereby grounding theory in the work of teaching and learning. The MAT Program requires an equal amount of advanced study in the academic discipline and in education courses. The program’s instructionally innovative courses and apprenticeships provide many opportunities for students to practice the complex thinking that goes into effective teaching.
Program applicants must have a BA degree from an accredited institution in the liberal arts with a major (or the equivalent) in the discipline they intend to study at Bard. Students are accepted based on academic achievement (with a minimum GPA of 3.0), letters of reference, and professional goals.
- Online application
- Personal Statement
- Official Transcripts
- Three letters of recommendation
- Verifitcaion of Peace Corps Service
Applications submitted by the priority deadlines are processed in the initial priority cycle. Applications received after the priority deadlines are reviewed weekly, on a rolling basis, until the final application deadline or until cohorts are filled.
For inquiries about Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program, call 855.855.1961 x1440.
Master of Arts in Teaching Program
7401 South Broadway
Red Hook, New York 12571
If you have questions, please contact:
Director of Admission
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