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» Secondary Education

Summer 2023 Application Deadlines*:

Priority Deadline: February 1, 2023

See the Office of Graduate Admission for all teacher program deadlines

The combined Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) and Single Subject (SS) teaching credential 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 Chapman's Teacher Education program is to prepare reflective teachers who use integrated, developmentally appropriate, and critical pedagogies and are ready to collaborate within diverse educational communities. 

MAT Secondary Education

The MAT Secondary Education program allows the candidate to obtain both a Single Subject (SS) teaching credential and a master’s degree through an integrated program of coursework, fieldwork, and student research. 

The Single Subject (SS) teaching credential authorizes teachers to teach one subject, and they are typically employed at the high school or middle school (secondary) levels. The Single Subject teaching credential options at Chapman are English, Mathematics, Science, Social Science, and Music. Visit our Teaching Credential webpage for a list of all credentials offered at Chapman University.

Program Requirements

The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) Secondary Education program is 40 total units.
MAT Secondary Education: Apply Today!

To receive full consideration for fellowships, all application materials must be submitted by the priority deadline. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis after the priority deadline, and the application may close at any time.

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Program at a Glance

  • Small class sizes and low student-to-faculty ratio.
  • Hands-on, community-based learning connects coursework to student teaching
  • MA in Teaching (MAT) Secondary Education program is 40 units
  • Cohort model with a summer term start
  • Four terms are required to complete the MAT Secondary Education program: Summer/Fall/Spring/Summer
  • Paid University Intern Credential program available (in lieu of unpaid student teaching).
  • Students who already possess a single subject or multiple subject teaching credential from California are not eligible for admission to the MAT Secondary Education program.
  • For the Secondary Education (Single Subject teaching credential) course of study, you need to meet with your advisor to make a plan.

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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