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» Five-Year MACI Program

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

Application deadline: January 15, 2020 for a Spring 2021 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, accelerated 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.

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.

+ - Program Faculty & Staff

Program Coordinator

Dr. Amy Ardell

Director, Teacher Education Programs

Dr. Meghan Cosier

Full-Time Faculty

Dr. Tara Barnhart, MBCT

Dr. Margie Curwen

Dr. Trisha Sugita

Dr. Cathery Yeh

Adjunct Faculty

Dr. Charlotte (Sarah) Achieng-Evensen

Annemarie Cortez

Dr. Heidi Sublette  

Dr. Judy Williams

Credentials

Robin Blauvelt

Fieldwork

Dr. Heidi Sublette

+ - Admission Requirements

The MACI program is open only to Chapman undergraduates, as the bachelor and master degrees are earned concurrently. Students apply to the program no later than the second semester of their sophomore year at Chapman and, if accepted, begin coursework in their junior year (year 3). Students must complete their bachelor degree requirements by the end of year 4.

No student will be admitted to year 5 without having completed the bachelor degree. Advancement to the 5th year of study is dependent on the following:
  • Academic screening of all MACI coursework and key assignment rubric scores
  • Dispositional screening
  • Successful passage of the California Subject Examinations for Teachers (CSET) exams
  • Successful completion of the Certificate of Clearance requirement

During the last year of the program (year 5), the student will be enrolled only in master’s level (500-600) courses.

Initial Admission to the Program

Initial admission to the program is competitive and requires the following:

  • Minimum of 30 credits earned at Chapman University at the bachelor level prior to application to the program (sophomore standing).
  • Major in (a) Integrated Educational Studies (IES) in the Attallah College of Educational Studies or (b) one of the core content areas (science, history, mathematics, English) taught in secondary schools in Wilkinson College of Humanities and Social Sciences or Schmid College of Science and Technology and a minor in Secondary Education in the Attallah College.
  • Minimum Chapman grade point average of 3.000.
  • Satisfactory completion (grade of B or better) in IES 102 and 206.
  • Passing score on the California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST).

+ - Program and Graduation Requirements

Credentialing Requirements

In addition to successful completion of all program courses with a grade of C+ or better, students will be required to pay additional administrative fees and obtain passing scores on all examinations required for the California Teaching Credential in the desired subject area (multiple subjects or single subject as applicable to each student’s program). These examinations, with passing scores, must be on file in the education office by the deadline for application to student teaching. Successful completion of the California Teacher Performance Assessments (CalTPAs) must be verified by the credential analyst after student teaching prior to endorsement for a California credential.

Bachelor’s Degree Conferral Requirements

Student’s respective bachelor degree (B.A./B.S.) program requirements, valid California Certificate of Clearance from the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC) and passing score on the California Subject Exam for Teachers (CSET) must be completed prior to the end of year four of the five-year program in order to enter year five credential/master coursework.

Requirements for the Accelerated Five-Year Undergraduate/Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction Program Degree

Students pursuing the Integrated Five-Year Undergraduate/Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction Program are held to the University’s Academic Policies and Procedures. In addition these specific graduate course degree standards apply:

  • Students must complete their bachelor's degree requirements by the end of year 4.
  • Student will not be admitted to year 5 without completing the bachelor degree and receiving a passing score on the California Subject Exam for Teachers (CSET).
  • During the last year of the program (year 5), the student will be enrolled only in master’s level (500-600) courses.
  • Minimum grade C+ or above required in all graduate coursework.
  • Maintain 3.000 GPA in all graduate coursework.
  • Valid California Certificate of Clearance from the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC).

In addition, all teacher education candidates, including those in the MACI program, are expected to follow the Teacher Education Disposition Policy.

+ - Course Sequence for MACI Cohort Entering 5th Year of Study Prior to May 2021

Prerequisites

  • IES 102: Social Construction of Difference (3 credits)*
  • IES 204: Exploring Theories of Learning (3 credits)*
  • IES 205: Learning Across Boundaries (3 credits, Multiple Subject only)*
  • IES 206: Schools in Society (3 credits)*
  • IES 316: Aesthetic Education (3 credits, Multiple Subject only)*
  • IES 340: Children’s Literature and Literacy (3 credits, Multiple Subject and English Single Subject candidates only)*

Junior Year Spring Semester

  • IES 412: Teaching Writing K-12 (3 credits)*
  • IES 451 (formerly EDUC 451): Educational Technology (3 credits) 
     -or
    IES 448/449: Educational Technology (3 credits)
  • MACI 311: Teaching and Learning Math Concepts, Skills and Critical Thinking (3 credits, Multiple Subject and Single Subject Math only)
  • MACI 312: Contextual Teaching and Learning of Science (3 credits, Multiple Subject and Single Subject Science only)
  • MACI 313:Children’s Literature and Literacy (3 credits, Multiple Subject and Single Subject History only)

Senior Year Fall Semester

  • MACI 410: Literacy & Learning K-3 (3 credits, Multiple Subject only)
  • MACI 420: Secondary Literacy in the Content Areas (3 credits, Single Subject only)
  • MACI 430: Second Lang. Acquisition and Academic Development in Multicultural Settings (3 credits)

Senior Year Spring Semester

  • MACI 411: Literacy & Learning 4-6 (3 credits, Multiple Subject only)
  • MACI 421: Secondary Content Area Methods (3 credits, Single Subject only)
  • MACI 431: Developing Effective Educational Environments (3 credits)
  • MACI 493: Instructional Design and Educational Assessment (3 credits)

5th Year Summer (Session III)

  • MACI 631: Differentiation in Academically Diverse K-12 Classrooms (3 credits)
  • EDUC 571: Inclusion in Public Schools (3 credits)

5th Year Fall Semester

  • MACI 582: Elementary Teaching Residency (3 credits)
     -or-
    MACI 583: Secondary Teaching Residency (3 credits)
  • MACI 600: Professional Seminar (4 credits)
  • EDUC 550: Evaluating Teaching Performance Expectations (0 credit, $600 course fee)

5th Year Interterm

  • MACI 582: Elementary Teaching Residency (4 credits)
     -or-
    MACI 583: Secondary Teaching Residency (4 credits)

5th Year Spring Semester

  • MACI 582: Elementary Teaching Residency (3 credits)
     -or-
    MACI 583: Secondary Teaching Residency (3 credits)
  • MACI 600: Professional Seminar (4 credits)

5th Year Summer (Session I)

  • MACI 582: Elementary Teaching Residency (3 credits)
     -or-
    MACI 583: Secondary Teaching Residency (3 credits)
  • MACI 575: Critical Analysis of Educational Practice (3 credits)
  • Demonstration of Mastery

* Non-credential requirement

+ - Course Sequence for MACI Cohort Entering 5th Year of Study in May 2021 or After

Prerequisites

  • IES 102: Social Construction of Difference (3 credits)*
  • IES 204: Exploring Theories of Learning (3 credits)*
  • IES 205: Learning Across Boundaries (3 credits, Multiple Subject only)*
  • IES 206: Schools in Society (3 credits)*
  • IES 340: Children’s Literature and Literacy (3 credits, Multiple Subject and Single Subject English candidates only)

Junior Year Spring Semester

  • IES 412: Teaching Writing K-12 (3 credits)
  • MACI 493: Instructional Design and Educational Assessment (3 credits)
  • EDUC 471: Inclusion in Public Schools (3 credits)
  • MACI 409: Literacy & Learning K-6 (5 credits, Multiple Subject only)

Senior Year Fall Semester

  • MACI 464: English Language Acquisition and Issues of Diversity (3 credits)
  • MACI 312: Contextual Teaching and Learning of Science (3 credits, Multiple Subject and Single Subject Science only)
  • MACI 313: Children’s Literature and Literacy (3 credits, Multiple Subject and Single Subject History only)
  • IES 405: Inquiry, Evidence and Decision-Making (3 credits, IES majors only)*

Senior Year Spring Semester

  • IES 451: Educational Technology (3 credits) 
  • MACI 431: Developing Effective Educational Environments (3 credits)
  • MACI 311: Teaching and Learning Math Concepts, Skills and Critical Thinking (5 credits, Multiple Subject and Single Subject Math only)
  • MACI 420: Teaching Writing K-12 Secondary Literacy in the Content Areas (3 credits, Single Subject only)
  • IES 492: IES Senior Seminar Internship (3 credits, IES majors only)*

5th Year Summer (Session III)

  • EDUC 563: Inclusive Pedagogy (3 credits)
  • EDUC 566: Creating Positive Systems of Supports through Assessment (3 credits)

5th Year Fall Semester

  • MACI 582: Elementary Teaching Residency (3 credits)
     -or-
    MACI 583: Secondary Teaching Residency (3 credits)
  • EDUC 544: Legal Aspects of Special Education (3 credits)
  • MACI 600: Professional Seminar (2 credits)
  • EDUC 550: Evaluating Teaching Performance Expectations (0 credits, $600 course fee)

5th Year Interterm

  • MACI 582: Elementary Teaching Residency (3 credits)
     -or-
    MACI 583: Secondary Teaching Residency (3 credits)
  • EDUC 548: Mental Health and Wellness (1 credit)

5th Year Spring Semester

  • MACI 590: Student Teaching: Mild/Moderate I (3 credits)
  • MACI 600: Professional Seminar (3 credits)

5th Year Summer (Session I)

  • MACI 592: Student Teaching: Mild/Moderate II (3 credits)
  • MACI 575: Critical Analysis of Educational Practice (3 credits)
  • Demonstration of Mastery

* Non-credential requirement

+ - Frequently Asked Questions

Where is Chapman University located?

Chapman University is located in the City of Orange, California, near historic Old Towne Orange. Our beautiful campus is centrally located in Orange County, a short distance from the 5, 55, 22, and 91 freeways.

When is the application deadline?

Chapman undergraduate students apply to the program by January 15 of their sophomore year. If accepted, they begin MACI coursework in their junior year.

What are the MACI admission requirements?

Admission to the program is competitive and requires a minimum of 30 credits earned at Chapman University at the bachelor’s level prior to application to the program (sophomore standing), a 3.0 or higher GPA, and satisfactory completion (grade of B or better) in IES
102 and IES 206. Two faculty references are also required.

What majors qualify for the MACI program?

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

Where can I mail my supporting documents?

Chapman University
Office of Graduate Admission
One University Dr.
Orange, CA 92866

What if I have a question about an admission decision?

1. Any applicant who wishes to inquire about or to appeal an admission decision made by the Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction program at the Attallah College of Educational Studies may contact the program administrative assistant in writing at kmccuen@chapman.edu. If the student wishes to submit a formal written grievance, this must be received by kmccuen@chapman.edu within 10 days of admissions decision. Once the written grievance has been received, it will be forwarded to the program coordinator, who will review documentation with the admissions committee and respond in writing to the candidate.

2. If the student wishes to further grieve the response they may do so in writing to kmccuen@chapman.edu within 10 days of grievance response. At this point, the applicant's file (including candidate’s application package and review scores) will be forwarded to the program coordinator and a meeting will be arranged with the applicant to review applicant documents and program decision.

3. Should the applicant desire to file a formal grievance, a written appeal should be sent within five working days to the Associate Dean of Graduate Programs. The Associate Dean will confer with the applicant and meet with the program coordinator and faculty if appropriate. Within 10 business days of meeting with the Associate Dean, the applicant will receive a formal written statement indicating the decision of the college.

How do I receive more information?

  • The Attallah College of Educational Studies offers monthly graduate information sessions. These sessions are great opportunities to obtain further information about the program and meet with the program coordinator. RSVP to an upcoming Information Sessions.
  • Email maci@chapman.edu or call 714-997-6781 to schedule an appointment with a peer advisor.
  • To request further information about any of Chapman University's Graduate Programs, please complete the Request Information form and the Office of Graduate Admission will send you more information.

+ - Credential Requirements

For academic advisement, please contact your program director or coordinator.

For questions regarding credential paperwork requirements or filing for your credential, please email credentials@chapman.edu or contact Robin Blauvelt (blauvelt@chapman.edu, 714-628-7267).

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."

More Information

maci@chapman.edu
(714) 997-6781

Kelly McCuen
Administrative Coordinator 
Undergraduate Curriculum and Instruction Years

Zac Nguyen
Administrative Assistant
MACI 5th Year