Dec 15, 2019  
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog

Teaching: Elementary Education (Multiple Subject Credential with Spanish/English Bilingual Emphasis Option), M.A.


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The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program aims 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. The mission of the Chapman MAT program is to prepare reflective teacher-researchers who use integrated, developmentally appropriate, and critical pedagogies, and are ready to collaborate within diverse educational communities in order to lead us towards a more economically, socially, environmentally and politically just world.

In California, the appropriate credential to teach elementary school in bilingual Spanish/English settings is the Multiple Subject Credential with a bilingual emphasis (Spanish/English).

The Attallah College of Educational Studies Master of Arts in Teaching: Elementary Education with a multiple subject bilingual emphasis (Spanish/English) program at Chapman University is designed to provide teacher candidates with both the Multiple Subject credential and the master's degree through an integrated program of coursework, fieldwork and a demonstration of mastery. Candidates demonstrate language and culture competence by coursework and/or examination. Students will take the courses listed below.

Prospective students who already possess a Single Subject, Multiple Subject or Special Education Credential from California or any other U.S. state are not eligible for admission to the M.A. in Teaching: Elementary Education with bilingual emphasis (Spanish/English) Program.

Admission to the program

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).
  3. Have a minimum admission grade point average of 3.000.
  4. Students with an admission grade point average between 2.750 and 2.990 may be admitted in provisional standing for a maximum of one semester; provisional standing for the M.A. in Teaching specifies that students can enroll only in 500 level courses and can complete a maximum of 12 credits. Students who are below a 2.750 grade point average will be denied admission to the M.A. in Teaching.
  5. Submit passing scores on, or proof of registration for the California Subject Examinations for Teachers (CSET).

Admission prerequisites

  1. Obtain a Certificate of Clearance.
  2. Complete Infant, Child and Adult CPR requirement.

Transfer of coursework

Six credits of graduate transfer work is the maximum allowed. (See the Academic Policies and Procedures  section for transfer guidelines.)

California Commission on Teacher Credentialing requirements for the Multiple Subject Credential

  1. Passing score on all sections of the CBEST.
  2. Passing score on the RICA.
  3. Meet the U.S. Constitution Requirement (by transcript or exam).
  4. Complete Infant, Child and Adult CPR requirement.
  5. Obtain a Certificate of Clearance.
  6. Passage of the California Subject Examinations for Teachers (CSET) Multiple Subject exam.
  7. Successful completion of the California Teacher Performance Assessments (CalTPAs) must be verified by the credential analyst prior to endorsement for a California credential.
  8. Successful completion of CSET World Language III and V Spanish language and culture sections must also be successfully completed by the start of the second semester. (Please note that education courses to waive CSET World Language III and V are pending Commission for Teacher Credentialing approval.)

Demonstration of mastery

M.A in Teaching degree candidates must demonstrate mastery of the program elements through the successful completion of an approved culminating experience, typically consisting of 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 the Master of Arts in Teaching: Elementary Education (Multiple Subject Credential with Spanish/English Bilingual Emphasis Option) degree

Students pursuing the Master of Arts in Teaching: Elementary Education (Multiple Subject Credential with Spanish/English Bilingual Emphasis Option) 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.

The following courses make up the M.A.in Teaching: Elementary Education (Multiple Subject Credential with Spanish/English Bilingual Emphasis Option) curriculum:

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