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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

Thompson Policy Institute Hires Director for New FAST@CHOC Program

September 18, 2020 by | News

Chapman University’s Thompson Policy Institute on Disability (TPI) has hired a new director to spearhead the Families and Schools Together (FAST) program at CHOC Children’s Thompson Autism Center. Elissa Green Kaustinen, who has worked within the public school system for the last 17 years, previously served seven years as a school psychologist and 10 years

Chapman’s Thompson Policy Institute Launches Transition CA Resource Webpage

September 9, 2020 by | News

Updated October 12, 2020 Working in collaboration with the Regional Center of Orange County (RCOC), California Department of Rehabilitation, and other partners, Chapman University’s Thompson Policy Institute on Disability (TPI) has launched the comprehensive Transition CA website. Designed to improve transition outcomes (such as employment and housing) for people with disabilities, Transition CA provides transition

Chapman Experiential Philanthropy Project Supports Anti-Racism and Black Community Nonprofits PEPP program fosters student engagement in local social justice efforts

September 4, 2020 by | News

Beginning its fourth semester at Chapman University, the Panther Experiential Philanthropy Project (PEPP) has grown over the last year and half in terms of size and scope. By aligning fieldwork assignments with course learning outcomes, PEPP exposes students to the work going on in the nonprofit sector. It offers Chapman students the opportunity to become

Meet Our Newest Faculty New Attallah Faculty Bring Focus on Diverse, Inclusive Learning Environments

August 31, 2020 by | News

The Attallah College of Educational Studies is pleased to welcome two new faculty to the Integrated Educational Studies (IES) undergraduate program this fall: Stephany Cuevas, Ed.D., Assistant Professor of Education, and Jillian Wood, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Education and Coordinator of the Integrated Educational Studies program. With focuses on equity in learning environment and education

Chapman’s Kathleen Muth Reading Center Offers Remote Tutoring to OC Families

July 29, 2020 by | News

Since 1978, Chapman University’s Kathleen Muth Reading Center has provided elementary and middle school students in Orange County with one-on-one reading and writing support. The center’s reading clinic, a cornerstone of Chapman’s Teacher Education (TE) program, gives teaching credential candidates in the Attallah College of Educational Studies opportunities to practice their coursework and skills. But

Message from the Dean Update on fieldwork and practicum offerings for fall 2020

July 29, 2020 by Roxanne Greitz Miller, Ed.D. | News

As the Interim Dean of the Attallah College of Educational Studies and a former public school teacher, I personally understand the deep impact and importance of our fieldwork experiences to the professional development of all students in our programs. As a result of recent state mandates, as well as the continued health impacts of COVID-19

Thompson Policy Institute’s Active Education Webinars Provide Vital Training and Clinical Hours for Teacher Candidates Webinar series supports teacher candidates and educators during COVID-19 school closures

July 1, 2020 by | News

Widespread public and private school closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic created a significant challenge for teachers-in-training (teacher candidates) across the Unites States. As schools and districts moved online, this left teacher candidates struggling to complete their necessary student teaching fieldwork hours and training. The pandemic and transition to virtual learning compounded an already serious

A Message from Attallah College

June 11, 2020 by | News

Black Lives Matter. The Attallah College of Educational Studies stands in support of Black communities and must speak out against racism. The murders of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and countless others serve as stark reminders that we have yet to develop a cohesive and systematic response to racism in the United States and

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