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Mental Wellth Project Offers Free, On Demand Mental Health in Schools Toolkits Chapman Counseling and School Psychology students translate coursework into community resources

January 7, 2021 by | News

Chapman University’s annual Mental Wellth Fair is a highlight for many graduate students in its School Counseling and School Psychology (CSP) programs. Students in the M.A. in School Counseling and Ed.S. in School Psychology graduate programs put on the annual fair to help promote mental wellness and share mental health resources with the entire Chapman

TPI’s Free Active Education Webinars Serve More Than 1,000 Teacher Candidates and Educators

December 16, 2020 by | News

Chapman University’s Thompson Policy Institute on Disability (TPI) has wrapped up another successful Active Education Webinar Series. TPI helped develop the California Alliance for Inclusive Schooling (CAIS) Active Education Webinars Series for teacher candidates earlier this spring in response to widespread school closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In partnership with the Orange County Department of

TPI’s Associate Director Joins Chapman University’s Million Dollar Club

December 16, 2020 by | News

Dr. Audri Sandoval Gomez, Associate Director of the Thompson Policy Institute on Disability, was honored as a member of Chapman University’s prestigious Million Dollar Club for securing more than $1 million in funding from outside sponsors. The honor was announced at Chapman’s Annual State of Research and Creative Activity, which highlights the work of Chapman

Thompson Policy Institute Increases Efforts to Recruit and Train a Diverse Educator Workforce

November 9, 2020 by | News

Chapman University’s Thompson Policy Institute on Disability (TPI) was recently awarded a new $250,000 grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The Gates Foundation Teacher Preparation Transformation Center Fellowship is a nine-month proposal development grant. The primary outcome of the grant is to develop a California-based Educator Preparation Transformation Center. Such centers seek to

CHOC Webinar Features TPI’s Elissa Green Kaustinen FAST@CHOC Director Expert Panelist on Autism and COVID-19 Webinar

November 6, 2020 by | News

Elissa Green Kaustinen, the Thompson Policy Institute on Disability’s Director of Families and Schools Together at CHOC Children’s (FAST@CHOC), was an expert presenter this week during a CHOC Children’s webinar titled “When Complexity Meets Uncertainty: Supporting Children on the Autism Spectrum during COVID-19.” Other experts on the panel included Dr. Tom Megerian, the Medical Director

Chapman Teacher Candidates Pilot Innovative OUSD Fieldwork Model

October 28, 2020 by | News

Beginning in Fall 2019, students in Chapman’s MACI (Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction) program piloted a new Teacher Candidate Fieldwork Model with partner district OUSD (Orange Unified School District). The Chapman MACI students, who are part of the Attallah College of Educational Studies’ accelerated teacher education program, earn bachelor’s and master’s degrees and

Chapman and Shanghai Normal University Partnership Expands with Second Cohort Ph.D. in Education Program Welcomes New Students from SNU in Fall 2020

September 30, 2020 by | News

Following the successful implementation of a three-year pilot program, Chapman University and Shanghai Normal University (SNU, also known as SHNU) have further expanded their partnership. Beginning in fall 2020, a second cohort of students from SNU have enrolled in the Attallah College of Educational Studies Ph.D. in Education program. “It has been a wonderful experience

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