Bard College: Center for Environmental Policy / Master of Arts in Teaching

  • NY


30 Campus Road
United States

About Us

----Bard CEP---- The Bard Center for Environmental Policy (Bard CEP) offers graduate degree programs for the next generation of environmental leaders. Our mission is to change the future. Bard CEP graduates enter the workforce with the skills and knowledge to pursue high-level careers in research and policy. Distinctive features include a modular approach to course work, close student-faculty interaction, professional internships, practical training in geographic information systems (GIS), statistics and communication strategies, and research opportunities created to fit student interests. The Center offers a several unique and interdisciplinary programs of study. The master of science degrees in environmental policy (EP) and climate science and policy (CSP) are two-year programs that include one year of campus-based course work, followed by a professional internship and a master’s thesis. A professional certificate is awarded upon completion of the first year of courses; certificate candidates may choose to continue study to complete the M.S. degree.

Degree Programs---- M.S. in Environmental Policy M.S. in Climate Science and Policy Master's International with Peace Corps M.S./J.D. with Pace Law School M.S./M.A.T. with Bard's Master of Arts in Teaching Program Professional Certificate

Application deadline---- January 15, 2011: CEP Priority Deadline March 15, 2011: CEP Final Deadline

Contact: Molly Williams v. 845-758-7071 e. w.

----Bard MAT---- The Bard College Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) Program, founded in 2003, is an integrated curriculum of graduate courses in a discipline and in education. The program leads to a master of arts in teaching degree and New York Initial Teaching Certification or California Single Subject Teaching Credential for biology, English, mathematics, or social studies in grades 7-12. In combination with student-teaching experiences and the active participation of mentor teachers and MAT faculty advisers, the program's innovative courses provide the basis for critical reflection on educational practice. The Delano, California location provides a model for teacher education, as students are integrated into the daily life of a public charter school, Paramount Bard Academy, for the duration of their one year program; this teacher residency model is duplicated in the Bard College/Al-Quds University joint venture to offer MAT degrees to Palestinian teachers. The program can be completed in one year full-time or two years part-time. Fellowships, scholarships, and living stipends are available.

Degrees Programs---- One-year MAT (full-time) in Annandale-on-Hudson, NY; Delano, CA; and New York, NY Two-Year MAT (part-time) in Annandale-on-Hudson, NU; and Palestine Fifth Year MAT (for Bard undergrads) in Annandale, NY; Delano, CA; and New York, NY Dual Degree MAT/CEP (three-year program) in Annandale-on-Hudson, NY

Admission Deadlines---- March 1, 2011: MAT Deadline for NY Campuses March 7, 2011: MAT Deadline for CA Campus

Contact: Amber Hinds e. w.

----Admission Requirements---- All applicants are required to submit the following materials: 1. Completed online application form 2. $65 application fee 3. Personal Statement 4. Writing Sample (CEP only) 5. Resume 5. Official transcripts 6. GRE Scores (CEP only) 7. Three letters of recommendation.