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2022-2023 Graduate Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Teacher Education Programs


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The Teacher Education graduate degree programs in the Attallah College of Educational Studies aim to develop reflective and transformative teachers capable of working collaboratively with children, youth, their families and communities for the sustainable well-being of educational, social and ecological systems.

All master’s degree programs in Teacher Education contain coursework that, along with the passing of exam and fieldwork requirements, supports the candidate in applying for a teaching credential in the State of California.

All Teacher Education graduate degree programs use a common set of criteria for admission, progression, and recommendation for both the issuance of the teaching credential and degree conferral.

Admission to the teacher education programs - all candidates

Admission to the program may be achieved by the completion of the following requirements:

  1. Hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution.
  2. Submit passing score on the California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST) or equivalent.
  3. Applicants must have a minimum admission grade point average of 3.000. Applicants with an admission grade point average between 2.750 and 2.990 may be considered for admission, and if admitted, will have a hold placed on their second term’s registration. Students must be in good academic standing to continue in the program. Students whose admission grade point average is below 2.750 will not be considered for admission for the Teacher Education master’s degree programs.
  4. Submit passing score on, or proof of registration for, the California Subject Examinations for Teachers (CSET) applicable to their credential area or equivalent.

California Commission on Teacher Credentialing requirements - all candidates (elementary/multiple subject; secondary/single subject; special education)

  1. Passing score on the CBEST or equivalent.
  2. Passage of CSET or equivalent prior to Student Teaching.
  3. Meet the U.S. Constitution requirement (by transcript or exam).
  4. Obtain a Certificate of Clearance.
  5. Complete Infant, Child and Adult CPR requirement.
  6. Negative TB test.
  7. Successful completion of the California Teacher Performance Assessments (CalTPAs).
  8. In addition, all teacher education program candidates are expected to follow the Teacher Education Disposition Policy, which can be found in their respective Program Handbook.
  9. Successful completion of all credential courses listed in the Graduate Catalog for the candidate’s degree program.

Additionally, elementary/multiple subject and special education candidates must obtain a passing score on the Reading Instruction Competence Assessment (RICA) exam prior to application for a credential (not to be taken before completion of EDUC 500  or MACI 409).

Demonstration of mastery - all graduate teacher education degrees

Teacher education degree candidates must demonstrate mastery of the program elements through the successful completion of an approved culminating experience for their specific degree program (e.g., comprehensive exam and/or capstone experience with a portfolio or project including an oral presentation, before a panel of educators).

This demonstration of mastery occurs at the end of the program, after completing all coursework and fieldwork. Students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.000 in all credential coursework prior to enrolling in 600 level courses.

Requirements for graduate teacher education degree progression and completion

Students pursuing graduate Teacher Education degree programs are held to the University’s Academic Policies and Procedures . In addition, these specific degree standards apply:

  • Minimum grade “C+” or above required in all coursework.
  • Maintain 3.000 GPA in the degree.
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.000 in all credential coursework prior to enrolling in 600 level courses.
  • Completing all coursework and fieldwork.
  • Successful completion of an approved culminating experience, typically consisting of a portfolio or project including an oral presentation, before a panel of educators.
  • Due to embedding of credential courses within the master’s degree curriculum, students must pass or fulfill all credential requirements (including examinations external to Chapman University, such as CBEST, CSET, RICA, and/or TPA, or their equivalents as determined by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing in place during their enrollment in their credential program) to be eligible for master’s degree conferral. Students seeking exceptions must file a Graduate Petition form and exceptions must be approved by the Graduate Academic Council.

Degrees

    Master of ArtsCredential ProgramIntegrated Program

    Courses

      EducationMaster of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction

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