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How does the Integrated Five-Year Bachelor’s plus MA in Curriculum and Instruction (MACI) 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.

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Kelly McCuen
Administrative Assistant,
MACI Undergraduate

Robin Blauvelt
Administrative Assistant,
MACI Graduate year

Maci@chapman.edu
714-997-6781

MACI Cohort 1 Testimonial

Junior IES major Maggie Gallardo

Maggie Gallardo

"I am a junior IES major. I'm almost finished with my first semester of MACI classes, and I am really enjoying the program. The classes are student-centered, and the instructors challenge me to think critically about teaching methods and pedagogy. My cohort and I have started putting theory into practice by teaching mini-lessons at California Elementary and Yorba Middle. I am looking forward to the rest of the program!"


MACI Cohort 1 Jenna Dietrich

Jenna Dietrich

"The MACI program has been a great way for me to learn different teaching strategies and learn how to apply them in the classroom. We learn so much from our experiences in our Chapman classes as well as the classes that we observe in. I am so thankful for our partnerships with California Elementary and Yorba Middle School, for the connections I am making with my cohort and faculty members, and for the knowledge I am gaining in order to be the best teacher that I can be!"

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