Dec 11, 2023  
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog

Teaching: Secondary Education (Music Education Program Emphasis), M.A.

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 music at the elementary, middle and secondary level is the Single Subject credential in Music.

The Master of Arts in Teaching: Secondary Education program allows the candidate to obtain both the single subject credential and the master’s degree through an integrated program of coursework, fieldwork, and student research. Students will take the courses listed below.

In addition to the courses below, see the Teacher Education Programs  page for admission requirements, California Commission on Teacher Education requirements for credentialing, graduate degree demonstration of mastery requirement, and graduate degree progression and completion requirements.

The following courses make up the M.A. in Teaching: Secondary Education (Music Education Program Emphasis) curriculum:

total credits for the credential 33

additional requirements for the Master of Arts in Teaching (6 credits)

The initial semester, after the completion of the credential program coursework, students enroll in ONE of the following (3 credits):

total credits for credential and Master of Arts in Teaching 39

*Other 600-level electives not appearing on the list above may be taken with approval of the portfolio/capstone project advisor.