Applicants entering the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) in Elementary Education, Secondary Education, Special Education or Combined Special Education and General Education programs must meet all of the requirements listed above for the appropriate credential programs. In addition, applicants must possess a grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 in the last 30 graded semester credits (45 quarter units) completed in either a baccalaureate or post baccalaureate program, including credits earned toward a credential. Candidates in the MAT program are governed by both graduate degrees and credential policies, with credential policies superseding graduate policies.
Applicants using the CUC Admissions Option Two must possess a GPA between 2.75 and 2.99 in the last 30 graded semester credits (45 quarter units) in either a baccalaureate or post baccalaureate program, including credits earned toward another credential, to be admitted to the combined credential and graduate MAT degree program and must have a passing score on one of the examinations noted below:
Graduate Record Examination (GRE): any two of the three GRE scores (Verbal, Quantitative or Analytical Writing) may be used to meet graduate admissions standards for the MAT. The minimum acceptable score for the Verbal and Quantitative sections is 450. The minimum acceptable score for the Analytic Writing is 4.5.
Miller Analogies Test (MAT): achieve a minimum scaled score of 403.
Subject Matter Competency Examination: earn passing score on all subsets of the appropriate content area CSET. Exceptions are Foundational Level General Math where only subtests I and II are required and Foundational Level Science where only subtests I and II are required.
Applicants electing to use Option Four for admission to the MAT program with a GPA lower than 2.5 must also fulfill all exceptional admit criteria (see credential criteria).
A total of six graduate level semester credits is the maximum allowed to transfer into the MAT Degree Program. No advanced core courses may be transferred into the degree program.
The School of Education has scholarship requirements that supersede the Academic Policies of Chapman University College. (For Chapman University College graduate policies, please refer to the Graduate Academic Policies and Procedures section in this catalog.) A grade of "B-" or higher must be earned for EDUU 510. Candidates in all Education credential programs, whether stand alone or embedded within a graduate degree, are expected to maintain "A" and "B" grades; a grade of "C+" or lower is considered unacceptable and the course must be repeated. In order for a candidate to qualify for directed teaching, the candidate needs to have completed all credential coursework with the exception of one class while maintaining a 3.0 GPA.
All Master of Arts in Teaching Degree candidates must demonstrate mastery for the degree by completing an Action Research Project (ARP). The ARP is designed and begun in EDUU 610 and completed in EDUU 611. Students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better for all of the courses completed prior to starting the Action Research Project. Students must complete the Action Research Project, write a paper based on that research and make a presentation to a group of educators to demonstrate mastery. Detailed requirements and guidelines for the ARP are presented in the MAT Handbook that can be obtained from a program academic advisor.
Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) in Elementary Education with 2042 Multiple Subject Credential
Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) in Secondary Education with 2042 Single Subject Credential
Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) in Special Education with Preliminary Education Specialist (Level I) and 2042 Multiple Subject Credentials
Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) in Special Education with Preliminary Education Specialist (Level I) and 2042 Single Subject Credentials
Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) in Special Education with Preliminary Education Specialist (Level I) Credential (Mild/Moderate and/or Moderate/Severe)