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Teaching Secondary

Chapman University

12 months
1095 USD/credit 37230 USD/year
1095 USD/credit 37230 USD/year
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The Master of Arts in Teaching Secondary and Single Subject Credential programs at Chapman University aim 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.


Key facts

The mission of the Chapman MAT and Single Subject Credential programs are to prepare reflective teacher who use integrated, developmentally appropriate and critical pedagogies and are ready to collaborate within diverse educational communities. 

The Master of Arts in Teaching: Teaching Secondary (MAT) program at Chapman University 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. 

The Single Subject Credential program is an integrated program of coursework, fieldwork, and student research. This program is targeted to individuals who wish to begin their teaching careers with a credential only.

Program at a Glance

  • The Single Subject Credential program is 34 total units.
  • The Master of Arts in Teaching: Secondary Education Program is 40 units (6 units above the credential).
  • Cohort model with spring and summer semester start options.
  • Four semesters required to complete the MAT program. Those admitted in Summer are in a cohort sequence of Summer/Fall/Spring/Summer. Those admitted in Spring are in a cohort sequence of Spring/Fall/Spring/Summer.
  • Small class sizes and low student-to-faculty ratio
  • Hands-on, community-based learning connect coursework to student teaching
  • Students who already possess a single subject, multiple subject or special subject teaching credential from California or any other U.S. state are not eligible for admission to the MAT: Single Subject Program.
  • For the Single Subject Credential Course of Study, you need to meet with your advisor to make a plan.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Content Area Literacy
  • Secondary Teaching & Learning in Diverse Classrooms: Investigating and Designing Transformative Learning Environments
  • Pedagogies for Social Change
  • Human Development and Wellness in Diverse Classrooms
  • Second Language Acquisition, Literacy, and Learning for Secondary Students

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


34 alternative credits


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Academic requirements

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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

    37230 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1095 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    37230 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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