Changes to State Eligibility Requirements to Teach Transitional Kindergarten (TK) in California

November 29, 2022 by | Uncategorized

Transitional Kindergarten (TK) is the first year of a two-year kindergarten experience in California. In addition to holding a Multiple Subject Credential, after August 1, 2023, all TK teachers must also meet one of the following requirements: Have completed at least 24 credits in early childhood education, child development, or both; or Have professional experience in


The Santa Ana Unified School District’s “Grow Your Own” Initiative with Special Education Teacher Program at Chapman University

October 19, 2022 by | News

Chapman University’s Attallah College of Educational Studies is proud to partner with the Santa Ana Unified School District (SAUSD) to launch the “Grow Your Own” Special Education Teacher Program. The initiative allows SAUSD classified employees to pursue a master’s degree and a teacher credential at Chapman University, with zero out-of-pocket cost*.  “We are so very


Chapman University Recognizes Dr. Jared T. Izumi as the 2022 Distinguished Alumni Award Recipient for Attallah College of Educational Studies

October 4, 2022 by | News

Each year, Chapman University honors alumni who have proven themselves to be exceptional in their accomplishments. As leaders in education, organizations and communities, the honorees represent the finest values and achievements of Chapman alumni, and serve as role models for students and others in our community. Attallah College of Educational Studies honored Dr. Jared T.


Meet New Faculty Member: Dr. Zack Maupin

September 30, 2022 by | Attallah College of Educational Studies

With an increase in the need and support of mental health services in public school districts, Dr. Zack Maupin brings a wide-range of knowledge to support Attallah College’s graduate programs in School Counseling and School Psychology. Meet Dr. Zack Maupin What is your educational background? I received my undergraduate degree in psychology with an emphasis


Building Spaces for Belonging

September 19, 2022 by | News

The Thompson Policy Institute on Disability’s (TPI) 2022 Summit on Disability and Inclusion brings together a variety of stakeholders dedicated to developing inclusive spaces for the disability community in schools, employment, and society.  Disability Awareness Disability rights advocate and educator, Diana Pastora Carson, M.Ed., joined the in-person event to share an intimate keynote address titled,


Golden State Teacher Grant Updates

August 17, 2022 by | News

The California Student Aid Commission (CSAC) has announced new modifications to the Golden State Teacher Grant, an education grant created to help prospective teachers cover the costs of earning a California teaching credential. The grant supports soon-to-be teachers and pupil personnel services providers by providing a one-time grant of up to $20,000 to help pay


Leadership in International Contexts

August 16, 2022 by | News

After three years of travel course cancellations in the pandemic, Dr. Dawn Hunter and Dr. Whitney McIntyre Miller were thrilled to bring their “Leadership in International Contexts” class to Iceland! The program had the opportunity to spend a week amongst lush green hills, rushing waterfalls, and expansive glaciers, while also expanding their knowledge of peace

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