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Attallah College of Educational Studies

» Integrated Five-Year Bachelor’s plus MA in Curriculum and Instruction (MACI)

Application deadline: January 15, 2023 for a Summer 2025 start*

Addressing the national demand for teachers who are culturally competent and knowledgeable in their content instruction, the Attallah College faculty has developed an innovative, integrated 5 year Bachelor's plus Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction (MACI) degree program.

The MACI program aims to develop transformative K-12 classroom educators who are highly skilled in instruction, technologically savvy, and knowledgeable in pedagogical theory, responding to our shared call to serve all students in today's schools. MACI is designed for students who wish to obtain their bachelor's degree, master's degree, and California dual teaching credentials in five years of full-time study.

 * Summer 2025 start reflects the start of the 5th graduate year. MACI students will begin coursework during their junior year.

Teaching Credentials

After completing Chapman's MACI program, graduates will be eligible for both a special education (education specialist) credential and either an elementary (multiple subject) or secondary (single subject) teaching credential. (See our Teaching Credentials webpage for details about the different types of California credentials.)

Admission and Coursework

Students admitted to the program pursue their B.A. degree in Integrated Educational Studies or their B.S./B.A./B.F.A. degree in one of the four secondary "core content" areas of English, mathematics, history/social science, or the sciences (biology, chemistry, physics, or environmental science) and a minor in Secondary Education.

The MACI program is open only to Chapman undergraduates who meet rigorous program admission criteria. Students apply to the program in January of their sophomore year at Chapman and, if accepted, begin MACI coursework in their junior year.

Students complete their bachelor's degree requirements by the end of their fourth year and spend their fifth year in residence at local elementary and secondary schools, with concurrent master's level (500-600) MACI courses conducted at the school sites as well as at the university.

For more information, visit Chapman's Undergraduate and Graduate Catalogs.

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MACI Testimonials

Junior IES major Maggie Gallardo

Maggie Gallardo '18

"The MACI classes are student-centered, and the instructors challenged me to think critically about teaching methods and pedagogy. My cohort and I started putting theory into practice in my junior year by teaching mini-lessons at California Elementary and Yorba Middle Schools."

 Danielle Pomeroy MACI '18

Danielle Pomeroy '19

"The best part about the MACI residency year is the residency itself. Being in a real classroom setting has been a mind-blowing experience for me. From day one I knew that I had made the right decision."

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Kelly McCuen
Administrative Coordinator 
Undergraduate Curriculum and Instruction Years

Zac Graycen
Administrative Coordinator
MACI 5th Year