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» Elementary 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 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. 

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.

Program Requirements

The MAT Elementary Education program is 40 total units. 

MAT Elementary Education: Apply Now!

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.
  • The MA in Teaching (MAT) Elementary Education is 40 total units.
  • Cohort model with a summer term start.
  • Four terms are required to complete the MAT Elementary Education program: Summer/Fall/Spring/Summer. 
  • Students who already possess a single subject or multiple subject teaching credential from California are not eligible for admission to the MAT Elementary Education program.

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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