The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program aims to develop reflective and transformative teachers capable of working collaboratively with children, youth, their families and communities for the sustainable well-being of educational, social and ecological systems. The mission of the Chapman MAT program is to prepare reflective teacher-researchers who use integrated, developmentally appropriate, and critical pedagogies, and are ready to collaborate within diverse educational communities in order to lead us towards a more economically, socially, environmentally and politically just world.
The Master of Arts in Teaching: Secondary Education (MAT) program allows the candidate to obtain both the single subject credential and the master’s degree through an integrated program of coursework, fieldwork, and student research.
The Chapman teacher education program aims to develop pre-service teachers who:
• Possess strong content knowledge and the ability to use and reflect upon effective inclusive, research-based, and subject-matter integrated pedagogies.
• Are aligned with educational theories reflective of Dewey’s progressivism and Freire’s critical pedagogy with the goal of relationship based and sustainable systems for a more equitable and socially just world.
• Value diversity and inclusiveness as an asset and are capable of fostering student strengths to support all students to reach their academic, personal, and societal potential.
• Are collaborative, resilient, caring, creative, and democratic.
• Integrate a developmental understanding of the whole individual in classroom and school communities.
• Value, engage, and ally with students and their families who come from multiple and overlapping community contexts both local and global.
• Committed to ongoing learning throughout their career
Students must declare their interest in the MAT program on the admission application.
- The Single Subject Credential program is 34 total units.
- The Master of Arts in Teaching: Secondary Education program is 40 total units.