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Attallah Awarded International Accreditation for School Psychology Program

January 8, 2020 by | News

The Attallah College of the Educational Studies’ School Psychology graduate program at Chapman University was recently awarded full accreditation for another five years by the International Association of School Psychologists (ISPA). Chapman University is one of only five school psychology programs in the United States accredited by ISPA. Although 16 school psychology training programs are

All You Need to Know about California Teaching Credentials

January 6, 2020 by Tiffany Chen '22 | Students

With the shortage of teachers in California, especially in special education, mathematics, and science, a career in education and teaching could make a huge difference for the younger and future generations of America. Whether you are exploring a possible career in teaching or are positive teaching is the job for you, figuring out the steps

Lessons at Chapman Lead to Action in Africa A nonprofit founded by Sarah Nininger ’13 provides vital services to a Ugandan community

January 3, 2020 by | Students

When Action in Africa opened a new community center in Nakuwadde, Uganda, in January 2015, it was an important milestone for the nonprofit and its young executive director, Sarah Nininger ’13. Still, the center’s success was not at all certain. The floors were still caked with mud from construction, and there were no doors or

Future Educators Partnership Signed with Santiago Canyon College

December 12, 2019 by Stace Dumoski | News

A new local community college partnership will bring future educators to Chapman and help fill the growing need for qualified teachers in Orange County. Chapman University’s Attallah College of Educational Studies and Santiago Canyon College have signed a new partnership that is designed to meet the growing need for teachers in California. The Chapman Transfer

Harvest of Loneliness: The Bracero Program Screening and Q&A with Filmmaker Dr. Gilbert G. Gonzales

November 13, 2019 by Tiffany Chen '22 | News

Given recent changes to and interpretations of US immigration policy, it is pertinent for US citizens to understand the history of American immigration agreements and programs. One such program implemented in the mid-20th century, the US Bracero Program, brought millions of guest workers to the United States from  Mexico. Even in its time, the Bracero

Community College Pathways Initiative Santiago Canyon College Students Visit Chapman Campus

October 11, 2019 by Cala Gin ’20 | Students

On Friday, October 4, Chapman’s Integrated Educational Studies (IES) program and Transfer Admissions team welcomed students from Santiago Canyon College (SCC) to campus. The participating students are part of SCC’s Pathways to Teaching Program (PTTP), a program designed to promote education to high school and community college students interested in the teaching profession. According to Attallah

Champion of Change High school counselor Beau Menchaca (M.A. ’02) leads a transformation of culture, multiplying the number of students who attend college.

September 26, 2019 by | Community

By his own account, Beau Menchaca (M.A. ’02) grew up a bit of a gypsy, bouncing back and forth between Texas and Mexico. By middle school, his family settled in Mexico, where he completed high school and college. Like so many before him, Menchaca struggled to find his path during his formative years. “In Mexico,

Attallah Convenes New Superintendents and Presidents Advisory Council

September 19, 2019 by | News

As part of an ongoing effort to strengthen its programs and serve its partners more effectively, the Attallah College of Educational Studies held its inaugural Superintendents and Presidents Advisory Council (SPAC) meeting this month. Attallah College Dean Margaret Grogan, Ph.D., explained that this first SPAC meeting was the result of nearly four years of relationship

Learning by Giving Attallah Pilot Project Bridges Graduate Research, Undergraduate Career Training, and Charitable Giving

May 20, 2019 by | News

Alisa Driscoll (MLD ’19) tends to think about the big picture. The current Communications and Operations Manager in Chapman University’s Office of Community Relations graduated this May with a Master of Arts in Leadership Development (MLD) from the Attallah College of Educational Studies. Having spent her career working in community service organizations, she understands the importance

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