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The combined Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) and Multiple Subject (MS) teaching credential program aims to develop reflective and transformative teachers capable of working collaboratively with children, youth, their families, and communities. The mission of the Chapman's teacher education programs is to prepare reflective teachers who use integrated, developmentally appropriate, and critical pedagogies and are ready to collaborate within diverse educational communities. 


Chapman's MAT Elementary Education program admits a new cohort each summer. We are now accepting applications for the Summer 2024 Cohort.

Priority Application Deadline: February 1, 2024.

*To be considered for fellowships, you must submit by the priority application deadline. 

See the Office of Graduate Admission for all teacher program deadlines

MAT Elementary Education

The MAT Elementary Education program allows candidates to obtain both a Multiple Subject (MS) teaching credential and a master’s degree, through an integrated program of coursework, fieldwork, and student research.

The Multiple Subject (MS) teaching credential is for individuals who wish to teach in an elementary (K-6) classroom or specialized multiple subject programs at the secondary level. Visit our Teaching Credential webpage for a list of all the teaching credentials offered at Chapman University.

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Student Spotlight

“I believe that Chapman's MAT program has thoroughly prepared me to enter the education field. The expert faculty supported me both in and out of the classroom in my journey to become a teacher. Additionally, the program connected me to exceptional school sites. This practical experience helped me acquire the skills to teach a diverse population of students.”

– Emily Maples '17