How does the Integrated Five-Year Bachelor’s plus MA in Curriculum and Instruction (MACI) actually work?
Addressing the national demand for teachers who are culturally competent and knowledgeable in their content instruction, the CES faculty has developed an innovative Integrated Bachelor's plus Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction Degree Program (MACI).
The MACI program aims to develop transformative K-12 classroom educators who are knowledgeable in pedagogical theory, technologically savvy, and highly skilled in instruction, responding to our shared call to serve all students in today's schools. MACI is designed for students who wish to obtain their bachelor's degree, master's degree and California teaching credential in five years of full-time study. Students admitted to the program pursue their B.A. degree in Integrated Educational Studies or their B.S./B.A./B.F.A. degree in one of the four secondary "core content" areas of English, mathematics, history/social science, or the sciences (biology, chemistry, physics, or environmental science) and a minor in Secondary Education.
The MACI program is open only to Chapman undergraduates who meet rigorous program admission criteria. Students apply to the program in January of their sophomore year at Chapman and, if accepted, begin MACI coursework in their junior year. Students complete their bachelor's degree requirements by the end of their fourth year and spend their fifth year in residence at local elementary and secondary schools, with concurrent master's level (500-600) MACI courses conducted at the school sites as well as at the University.