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Attallah College of Educational Studies

» Music Education

Chapman's Attallah College of Educational Studies offers a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) Music Education program for those who wish to teach music at the elementary, middle school or high school level. Candidates in the Music Education program obtain both a Single Subject teaching credential and a master’s degree through a rigorous program of coursework and fieldwork.

Why Attallah College?

  • Enjoy the benefits of low student-to-faculty ratios due to our small class sizes
  • Comprehensive financial aid opportunities, including tuition assistance and scholarships available 
  • Designed for working professionals, with classes offered once a week at 4 p.m. or 7 p.m.
  • Tailored support and personalized instruction for individual learning needs
  • Experiential, community-based learning that integrates coursework with student teaching experience
  • Courses specific to the MAT Music Education Program are taught by Music Education faculty in Chapman’s College of Performing Arts.

Special Note: Students who already possess a Single Subject or Multiple Subject teaching credential from California or any other U.S. state are not eligible for admission to the MAT Music Education program.

Our Students and Alumni

Chapman University Music Education graduates are employed all across Southern California, including in these school districts:

  • Orange Unified School District
  • Santa Ana Unified School District 
  • Corona-Norco Unified School District
  • Tustin Unified School District
  • Irvine Unified School District 
  • Los Angeles Unified School District 
Alumni Highlight
Keila Gabrielle San Pedro ’22, MAT ’23
"As a lifelong learner, Chapman's MAT Music Education program satisfied my thirst for knowledge while also preparing me to become the teacher I dreamed of becoming."

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Contact Us

Dr. Trisha Sugita 
Director of Teacher Education Programs



Teacher Education

Graduate Financial Aid
(714) 628-2730

Application Deadlines

Priority Application Deadline: February 1, 2025

Regular Application Deadline: March 14, 2025

Please note: To be considered for fellowship opportunities, prospective students must submit their application by the priority deadline date.