Bard Fellowship

The Bard Fellowship in Early College Pedagogy is a new, year-long training fellowship for New York and New Jersey-based educators interested in learning and developing pedagogical practices grounded in the liberal arts methods of critical reading, writing, and thinking.

Practice Proven Pedagogy

Using techniques established by the Bard Institute for Writing & Thinking and further developed by faculty at the Bard Early Colleges, early college pedagogy enables younger students to engage in a meaningful, liberal arts-based education. Early college practices emphasize small group discussions and critical reading, writing, and thinking in and out of the classroom. In collaboration with the Bard High School Early College (BHSEC) campuses in Manhattan, Queens, and Newark, NJ, fellows will work with BHSEC faculty to observe, learn, and develop pedagogical practices for use in their own classrooms.

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The first cohort of fellows will start during the 2017-2018 academic year. A total of 10-15 fellows will be selected for each cohort, and is free for all participants.

Candidates should expect to put in approximately 60 hours of work over the year, generally with 40 hours involving in-person workshops and classroom observations at the Bard Early Colleges, and the remaining time completing independent reading, research, and projects. We are aiming to make the scheduling flexible so that active teachers can do much of the in-person work during their schools’ Professional Development (PD) days, if they so choose. The Fellowship will culminate with the Early College Fellows' Symposium in May, which brings together fellows across Bard’s early college network.  

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We are now accepting applications for the 2017-2018 academic year. Applicants are admitted on a rolling basis, with a final cutoff of September 8, 2017.

Please send your resumé and the application to John Weinstein, Dean of Early Colleges, at All interested educators are welcome to apply.

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