M.A. On Campus

Teaching Elementary

Chapman University

12 months
1095 USD/credit 32850 USD/year
1095 USD/credit 32850 USD/year
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The Master of Arts in Teaching Elementary program and Multiple Subject (MS) Credential program at Chapman University aim to develop reflective and transformative teachers capable of working collaboratively with children, youth, their families, and communities.


Key facts

The mission of the Teaching Elementary and credential programs at Chapman University is to prepare reflective teachers who use integrated, developmentally appropriate, and critical pedagogies and are ready to collaborate within diverse educational communities.

MAT Elementary Education

The MAT Elementary Education program allows candidates to obtain both a Multiple Subject (MS) Credential, with an option for a bilingual Spanish/English emphasis, and a master’s degree through an integrated program of coursework, fieldwork, and student research. This program is targeted to individuals who wish to begin their teaching careers with both a teaching credential and a master’s degree.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Literacy and Learning: Teaching of Reading
  • Elementary Teaching & Learning in Diverse Classrooms: Investigating and Designing Transformative Learning Environments
  • Pedagogies for Social Change
  • Human Development and Wellness in Diverse Classrooms
  • Teaching English to Emerging Bilingual Students: Ensuring Access and Equity

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Submit an online application
  • Statement of Intent (prompt can be found within the online application)
  • Current resume
  • Official transcripts from all degree-granting colleges/universities attended
  • Submit passing score on the California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST)
  • Submit passing scores on the California Subject Examinations for Teachers (CSET) Note: If CSET has not been taken please provide proof of registration for CSET.
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • $60 application fee

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    32850 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1095 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    32850 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1095 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Los Angeles

1520 - 2570 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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