Master of Arts in Teaching
In a joint effort with Al-Quds University, the MAT program offers a new model of teacher training in Palestine, integrating graduate-level study in an academic discipline and key areas in education with ongoing work as a teacher or apprentice in a classroom setting.
The Bard Al-Quds MAT offers courses in five disciplinary areas:
• Arabic studies
• English language and literature
• General science
The first cohort of students in the Al-Quds Bard MAT Program are all practicing teachers who will complete the graduate program in a two-year cycle of study and research aimed at advancing their own practices and raising student achievement. The next cohort, to be admitted in June 2010, will also be limited to practicing teachers. Offering this graduate program to practicing teachers first allows the program to foster change in area schools, while building capacity for appropriate models of practice and mentoring as the MAT Program begins to enroll and educate new teachers in June 2011.