Bard MAT The BardMAT is a discipline based graduate teacher preparation program leading to a master's degree and NYS Teacher Certification (grades 7-12).
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The BardMAT is an intensive graduate program leading to a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) degree and New York State Teacher Certification in grades 7-12. Degrees and certification offered in English/literature, history/social studies, math, biology, or Spanish. One year/ full-time and two-year/ part-time program options available. For more information visit our website: www.bard.edu/mat/ny or email us at [email protected].

A Message to BPI Students - Bard Prison Initiative
05/27/2020
A Message to BPI Students - Bard Prison Initiative

A Message to BPI Students - Bard Prison Initiative

Last year, Reverend Dr. William Barber II delivered the commencement address at Eastern Correctional Facility. This week he wrote words of encouragement to the incarcerated BPI community during this time of crisis, which was included in this week’s newsletter to students and reproduced below. High...

Reopening School: What it Might Look Like
05/26/2020
Reopening School: What it Might Look Like

Reopening School: What it Might Look Like

Some thoughts on what post-COVID instruction might look like. (Spoiler alert: None are as good as face-to-face, but a few aren't too bad.)

We proudly present to you the Bard College Master of Arts in Teaching Program’s class of 2020. 🙌❤️#bardcollege #bardmat ...
05/23/2020

We proudly present to you the Bard College Master of Arts in Teaching Program’s class of 2020. 🙌❤️

#bardcollege #bardmat #bardianandproud #teaching #teachers

Today the BardMAT class of 2020 present their academic research projects, the final step toward completion of their mast...
05/22/2020

Today the BardMAT class of 2020 present their academic research projects, the final step toward completion of their master's degrees. We are so proud we could burst!

#bardcollege #bardmat #bardmatny #bardmat20

05/19/2020
Bard College

❤️

It's the last day of classes. What a semester. Thank you to our students, families, faculty, staff, alumni/ae, and friends for weathering this storm together. We wish everyone the best for a safe and restful summer. #bardcollege

Celebrating the BardMAT class of 2020. ❤️ Remember this? Throwback photo to the very first week of the Program, early Ju...
05/15/2020

Celebrating the BardMAT class of 2020. ❤️ Remember this? Throwback photo to the very first week of the Program, early June, 2019. ED502 course session with Professor Michael Sadowski.

Faces you can see in this photo, left to right: Thomas Nelson (MAT '20), Garth Sutherland (MAT '20), Sam Willner (BA '19; MAT '20); Michael Sadowski (Director, Bard Early College- Hudson and BardMAT education faculty), Nikki Sway (BA '19; MAT '20), Nanda Fogle (BA '19; MAT '20), Summer Grace Flemister (BA '19; MAT '20), Isabella Martinez (BA '19; MAT '20)

The BardMAT faculty members teaching this summer met as a group today to plan, plan, plan. Even though our summer term w...
05/07/2020

The BardMAT faculty members teaching this summer met as a group today to plan, plan, plan. Even though our summer term will be a bit different this year, we’re ready for the challenge and very excited to welcome the BardMAT class of 2021. ❤️🙌

Pictured (top, left to right): Derek Furr, Dean of Teacher Education; literature faculty; Cecilia Maple, Assistant Director; Deidre Branford, (MAT '07) education faculty; Josh Hatala (MAT '10), history education faculty; Wendy Tronrud (MAT '08), literature education faculty; Wendy Urban-Mead, history faculty; Deb Kravchuk, STEM education faculty; Jaime Alves, literature faculty; Lauren Collet-Gildard (MAT '09), education faculty; Robert Tynes, history faculty; Joseph Nelson, education faculty; Mary Krembs, STEM faculty) Not on video, Myra Armstead, history faculty.

Barack Obama will headline televised prime-time commencement
05/05/2020
Barack Obama will headline televised prime-time commencement

Barack Obama will headline televised prime-time commencement

NEW YORK (AP) — Former President Barack Obama will deliver a televised prime-time commencement address for the high school Class of 2020 during an hour-long event that will also feature LeBron...

Another way we are staying connected with our students- BardMAT bookclub! Here’s a snapshot from last week’s session. Th...
05/05/2020

Another way we are staying connected with our students- BardMAT bookclub! Here’s a snapshot from last week’s session. The group read and discussed “Cattle Haul” by Jesmyn Ward.

(Pictured: Jacquelyn Woods (literature, MAT ‘20); Derek Furr, Dean of Teacher Education, Professor of literature; Garth Sutherland (history, MAT ‘20); Summer Grace Flemister, Nanda Fogle, Isabella Martinez (all three literature, BA ‘19, MAT ‘20); Tess Malova (literature, BA ‘19, MAT ‘20); and Dante Cardenas (math, MAT ‘21).

#bardcollege #bardmat #bardmatny #WeMissYou

The Teachers Are Breaking
05/03/2020
The Teachers Are Breaking

The Teachers Are Breaking

This week, I felt the powerful effects as my administrators made the choice to stand by their teachers. I felt the effects as my administrators heard that we, the teachers, were breaking and chose …

Tulips. Bard College, Montgomery Place Campus. May 2020.#bardcollege #bardmat #bardmatny #WeMissYou
05/03/2020

Tulips. Bard College, Montgomery Place Campus. May 2020.

#bardcollege #bardmat #bardmatny #WeMissYou

River Road reflected. Annandale-on-Hudson, New York. Spring 2020. #bardcollege #bardcampus #weMissYou #bardmat #bardmatn...
05/02/2020

River Road reflected. Annandale-on-Hudson, New York. Spring 2020.

#bardcollege #bardcampus #weMissYou #bardmat #bardmatny

The newest Field Notes Blog post is here. Sharing her "why" is BardMAT alum and history teacher Mindy Krazmien '18. "Min...
04/30/2020
A Vast Magnitude of Marvelous Meaning

The newest Field Notes Blog post is here. Sharing her "why" is BardMAT alum and history teacher Mindy Krazmien '18.

"Mindy invites us to consider the night sky, in the midst of all the darkness surrounding these difficult days and seek out the light, even if, for now, it's a distant glimmer."

Mindy teaches tenth-grade global history at DeWitt Clinton High School in the Bronx. She also advises the school's Gender & Sexuality Alliance.

  Our world is much different from when we last shared an educator’s “why” with all of you. Schools remain empty and buses are now delivering breakfast and lunch to families in need. We …

We miss you!#bardcollege #bardmat #WeMissOurStudents #bewell #staysafe #stayhome #seeyousoon
04/25/2020

We miss you!

#bardcollege #bardmat #WeMissOurStudents #bewell #staysafe #stayhome #seeyousoon

In last night's session of the Teaching Lab Class "Problems of Practice" MAT graduate students heard from our colleague ...
04/24/2020

In last night's session of the Teaching Lab Class "Problems of Practice" MAT graduate students heard from our colleague Dan Kalbfliesh, Principal of Warren Street Academy in Hudson, NY. Dan spoke about teaching in the midst of a crisis and meeting the needs of ALL students. Thank you, Dan for sharing your time and expertise with our MAT'ers.

Bard College
04/23/2020
Bard College

Bard College

Responding to the news that Poughkeepsie Day School will close at the end of this semester, President Botstein invited all rising seniors from PDS to complete their senior year at Bard for the same cost as attending PDS. #bardcollege #hudsonvalley http://ow.ly/emEZ50zlONI

Salon
04/22/2020
Salon

Salon

The National Education Association slammed the move for its "astounding" level of "cruelty."

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Founded in 2003, the BardMAT is an intensive discipline-based graduate teacher education program leading to a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) degree and 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 public schools. We offer degrees and certification in English/literature, history/social studies, math, biology, or Spanish language. One year/ full-time and two-year/ part-time program options available. For more information visit our website: www.bard.edu/mat/ny or email us at [email protected].

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