The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program and Multiple Subject Credential program aim 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 and credential programs are 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: Elementary Education (MAT) program allows candidates to obtain both the multiple subject credential, with an option for a bilingual Spanish/ English emphasis, and the master’s degree through an integrated program of coursework, fieldwork, and student research. This program is targeted to individuals who wish to begin their teaching careers with both a teaching credential and a master’s degree.
The Multiple Subject Credential program is an integrated program of coursework, fieldwork and student research. There is an option for bilingual Spanish/ English emphasis. This program is targeted to individuals who wish to begin their teaching careers with a credential only.
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.
• Align themselves 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.
• Demonstrate collaborative, resilient, caring, creative, and democratic attributes of a professional teacher.
• 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.
• Commit to ongoing learning throughout their career.
The Multiple Subject Credential program is 34 total units, or 40 total units for a Spanish/ English bilingual authorization.
The Master of Arts in Teaching: Elementary Education program is 40 total units.