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Attallah College of Educational Studies

» Single Subject (Secondary) Teaching Credential & Master of Arts in Teaching

Chapman's Teaching Credential and MAT program admits a new cohort each spring and summer

See the Office of Graduate Admission for all teacher program deadlines

The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) and Single Subject Credential programs 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 Single Subject Credential program is to prepare reflective teacher who use integrated, developmentally appropriate and critical pedagogies and are ready to collaborate within diverse educational communities. 

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 Single Subject Credential options are English, Mathematics, Science, Social Science, and Music

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.

Program Requirements

The Master of Arts in Teaching: Secondary Education program is 40 total units.
MAT Secondary Education: General Application

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Student Spotlight

"As someone who thrives in a hands-on collaborative learning environment, I found Chapman’s MAT program to be a perfect fit for me. The cohort model brings the students together as everyone works collectively to achieve a like-minded goal: to learn as much as we can so that we can go out into the world and enable the dreams of others. The highlight of the program for me is forming relationships with my teachers, classmates, and the staff. These are people who truly care about your success as an educator and will do everything in their power to help support you along the journey.”

– Kevin Kim ’20