After a rigorous, multiyear review process, Chapman University’s Attallah College of Educational Studies has been awarded the full and maximum seven-year accreditation of its teaching, school counseling, and school psychology programs by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC).

To receive or reaffirm accredited status, institutions must demonstrate that they are in compliance with state and federal laws and meet the CTC’s standards. The CTC accredits institutions and approves educator preparation programs and educator induction programs that meet its adopted standards of quality and effectiveness. Only candidates enrolled in CTC-approved institutions and programs may earn a credential or authorization to serve in California’s public schools.

“I want to thank and recognize our outstanding faculty, staff, and students,” said Attallah College Dean Margaret Grogan, Ph.D. “Their achievements, rigor, and commitment to academic excellence ultimately led to the full, maximum 7-year accreditation. This is the result years of hard work focused on program improvement and building up our community of alumni and local education partners.”

Attallah College’s reaffirmed CTC accreditation covers the following graduate-level credential programs:

The CTC accreditation affirms to the educational community, particularly to Chapman’s students and local education partners, that its school-based credential programs meet the highest standards of quality and effectiveness.

“Our entire college community should be very proud, as we are able to provide a hands-on supportive and student-centered learning experience designed to promote the success of our graduates in the field,” said Michelle Hall, Ph.D., Attallah College’s Director of Program Assessment and Improvement. “The CTC recognized the quality of our program and commitment to academic rigor by granting the full seven-year accreditation.”