Jun 25, 2024  
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog

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


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The Integrated Bachelor’s degree/Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction, with Joint Preliminary Single 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 credential (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 or equivalent.
  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 Undergraduate Admission to the Program

Initial undergraduate 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 IES 206.
  5. Passing score on the California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST) or equivalent.

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.

Graduate degree and credential requirements

In addition to the courses below, see the Teacher Education Programs  page for graduate 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 Integrated Bachelor’s degree/Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction, with Joint Preliminary Single Subject and Education Specialist Mild/Moderate Support Needs Credential degree curriculum.

requirements (34 credits)


Within the Secondary Education minor and the student’s B.A./B.F.A./B.S. degree program and electives, the following courses are required:

  • IES 102 - Social Construction of Difference (GE GC; GE SI) 3 credits
  • IES 204 - Exploring Theories of Learning 3 credits
  • IES 206 - Schools in Society 3 credits
  • IES 412 - Teaching Writing K-12 3 credits
  • TCHR 409 - Literacy and Learning: PK-3 3 credits
  • TCHR 409L - Literacy and Learning: PK-3 Tutoring 1 credit
  • TCHR 431 - Developing Effective Educational Environments 3 credits
  • IES 451 - Educational Applications of Technology 3 credits
  • TCHR 464 - English Language Acquisition and Issues of Diversity 3 credits
  • TCHR 471 - Educating Diverse Learners in Inclusive Classrooms 3 credits
  • TCHR 493 - Instructional Design and Educational Assessment 3 credits

one of the following (3 credits)

  • TCHR 311 - Teaching and Learning Math Concepts, Skills and Critical Thinking 5 credits
  • TCHR 312 - Contextual Teaching and Learning of Science 3 credits
  • TCHR 313 - Teaching History/Social Studies for Diverse Learners 3 credits
  • IES 340 - Literature and Literacy: Children and Adolescents 3 credits

total credits 67


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