Nov 28, 2022  
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Accelerated Bachelor’s degree/Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction, with Joint Preliminary Multiple Subject and Education Specialist Mild/Moderate Support Needs Credential


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The Accelerated Bachelor’s degree/Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction, with Joint Preliminary Multiple Subject and Education Specialist Mild/Moderate Support Needs Credential (MACI) is a five-year degree plan. This bachelor and master degree program prepares highly competent, reflective, and critical teacher-researchers who use integrated, culturally and linguistically responsive, and inclusive pedagogies, and who center learning on building inclusive communities with students, families, colleagues, and schools. Students learn to be effective communicators, informed decision makers, advocates for students, leaders, and change agents towards the goal of a more economically, socially, environmentally, and politically just world. It is designed for students who wish to obtain their bachelor’s degree, master’s degree, and teaching credentials (Multiple or Single Subject Credential and Education Specialist Mild/Moderate Support Needs Credential) in five years of full-time study.

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 three). Students must complete their bachelor degree requirements by the end of year four; no student will be admitted to year five without having completed the bachelor degree. Advancement to the 5th year of study is dependent on:

  1. An academic screening of all MACI coursework and key assignment rubric scores.
  2. A dispositional screening.
  3. Successful passage of the CSET exams.
  4. Successful completion of the Certificate of Clearance requirement.

During the last year of the program (year five), 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 a:

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

Credentialing requirements

  • Successful completion of all program courses with a grade of C+ or better.
  • Valid California Certificate of Clearance from the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC).
  • Negative TB test.
  • Meet the U.S. Constitution requirement (by transcript or exam).
  • Complete Infant, Child, and Adult CPR requirement.
  • Pay additional administrative fees and obtain passing scores on all examinations required for the California Teaching Credential in the desired subject area (as applicable to each student’s program, including but not limited to RICA, CSET, CBEST or equivalent, and CalTPAs).
  • In addition, all teacher education candidates, including those in the MACI Program, are expected to follow the Teacher Education Disposition Policy, which can be found in the Program Handbook.

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’s coursework.

Requirements for the Accelerated Bachelor’s degree/Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction, with Joint Preliminary Multiple Subject and Education Specialist Mild/Moderate Support Needs Credential degree

Students pursuing the Accelerated Bachelor’s degree/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:

  • 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).
  • 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.

The following courses make up the Accelerated Bachelor’s degree/Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction, with Joint Preliminary Multiple Subject and Education Specialist Mild/Moderate Support Needs Credential degree curriculum:

requirements (64 credits)


Within the B.A. Integrated Educational Studies and the student’s minor(s) and electives, the following courses are required.

  • IES 101 Self and Identity 3 credits
  • IES 102 Social Construction of Difference (GE GC; GE SI) 3 credits
  • IES 103 Philosophy of Helping 3 credits
  • IES 204 Exploring Theories of Learning 3 credits
  • IES 205 Learning Across Boundaries: The Power of Cross Disciplinary Curricula 3 credits
  • IES 206 Schools in Society 3 credits
  • IES 301 Organizations, Ethics and Society 3 credits
  • MACI 311 Teaching and Learning Math Concepts, Skills and Critical Thinking 5 credits
  • MACI 312 Contextual Teaching and Learning of Science 3 credits
  • MACI 313 Teaching History/Social Studies for Diverse Learners 3 credits
  • IES 340 Literature and Literacy: Children and Adolescents 3 credits
  • IES 405 Inquiry, Evidence and Decision-Making 3 credits
  • MACI 409 Literacy and Learning: Teaching of Reading and Writing 5 credits
  • IES 412 Teaching Writing K-12 3 credits
  • MACI 431 Developing Effective Educational Environments 3 credits
  • IES 451 Educational Applications of Technology 3 credits
  • MACI 464 English Language Acquisition and Issues of Diversity 3 credits
  • EDUC 471 Educating Diverse Learners in Inclusive Classrooms 3 credits
  • IES 492 IES Senior Seminar Internship 3 credits
  • MACI 493 Instructional Design and Assessment 3 credits

total credits 94


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