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Bard College - Master of Arts in Teaching Program, New York

About this program

Located in the heart of New York’s Hudson Valley region, the Bard College Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) Program is a discipline-based graduate teacher education program leading to a master's degree and New York teacher certification in grades 7-12. The Program combines graduate coursework in the discipline with graduate coursework in education and student teaching placements in area partner schools. Degrees and certifications are offered in one of five subject areas: Biology, History/ Social Studies, literature/ English, Mathematics, or Spanish Language. The Program can be completed in one-year (full time) or two-years (part-time).

  • Year partnership began: 2013
  • Fellowships awarded per year (average): 1

Application requirements

Application form, personal statement, resume, official transcripts, 3 letters of recommendation.

Admissions process

Fellows check the box stating that they are applying as a Coverdell fellow. Application fee is waived for all Fellows prior to the application being submitted.

Degrees awarded

Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)

Benefits and opportunities

In-state Out-of-state
Tuition and fees $50,019 $50,019
Value of fellowship $15,000 $15,000
Net cost $35,019 $35,019

Net cost is equal to tuition/fees minus fellowship value. For some universities, the fellowship value includes non-tuition/fee benefits such as health insurance or housing. See cost savings details for more.

Estimated annual cost of living: $15,000

Cost savings details

Coverdell Fellows can also be considered for additional scholarship aid from the program above this amount, but they are automatically guaranteed the $14,291.

Internship

As part of the requirements for this program, all students complete two student teaching placements in area partner schools. Each student is placed with a mentor teacher in both a middle and high school classroom for a total of over 640 hours of in-classroom, supervised teaching experience.

Other opportunities

Jobs for alumni

90% of BardMAT graduates secure teaching jobs within the first months of graduating from the Program. 75% of BardMAT New York graduates go into teaching and stay in the profession. We have graduates teaching across the U.S. as well as internationally. BardMAT graduates teach in all types of school settings including public, private, tutoring, counseling, and community college to name a few. An active list of where all of our graduates are working can be found on our website at: https://www.bard.edu/mat/about/

Nontraditional options

Option to pursue degree part time while receiving the Coverdell Fellowship

Contact information

Cecilia Maple
Director for Admission and Student Affairs

Phone

845.758.7145

Email

[email protected]

Address

Bard College
PO Box 5000
Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504