Four Chapman Students Awarded OC Community Foundation Margaret E. Oser Scholarship

October 21, 2021 by | News

Four students in Chapman University’s Attallah College of Educational Studies have been awarded the Orange County Community Foundation’s Margaret E. Oser Scholarship: Laura Ceja, Aidee Guerrero, Genesis Hernandez, and Angalina Maldonado. The Chapman students, who are undergraduates majoring in Integrated Educational Studies (IES), were awarded four of the eight total 2021 Oser Scholarships. Each of


First C-TAG for Future Educators Cohort Joins IES Program

October 18, 2021 by | News

Angalina Maldonado (BA ’23) found her passion for special education working in Garden Grove School District as an instructional aide. After first working with middle school special education students, five years ago she transferred into an elementary classroom with students with moderate to severe support needs, such as autism and Down Syndrome, and everything clicked.


Chapman Student Founds Students Help Students

October 11, 2021 by Eden Jacnuk '22 | News

While studying at Chapman University, Maya Yesharim (BA ’21 and MA ’22) gained fieldwork experience and became passionate about building community in Orange County. While still an undergraduate student at Chapman, Maya founded a tutoring company called Students Help Students that combines her passions of teaching and giving back to the community. Now in its


Thompson Policy Institute Awarded $3.5 Million to Establish CalEPIC

September 21, 2021 by | News

Chapman University’s Thompson Policy Institute on Disability (TPI) has been awarded a new $3.5 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. With the new funding, TPI will operate the California Educator Preparation Innovation Collaborative (CalEPIC), one of only two such educator preparation transformation centers in California. In alignment with the missions of both TPI


Thompson Autism Center Adds Transition Planning to FAST Services

August 26, 2021 by | News

CHOC’s Thompson Autism Center has added Transition Planning to its suite of Families, Agencies, and Schools Together (FAST) services. According to FAST@CHOC Program Director Elissa Green Kaustinen, the model being implemented at the Thompson Autism Center is focused on person-driven planning, which seeks to help people with disabilities plan for their future. J. Thomas Megerian,


Make Possibilities Realities

August 16, 2021 by | News

Activist and entrepreneur Megan Bomgaars said schools should place students with disabilities in general education settings. In the keynote address at the Thompson Policy Institute on Disability’s 2021 Virtual Summit on DisAbility and Inclusion, Bomgaars said schools and communities need to encourage all students to follow their dreams, to be anything they want without limits.


Thompson Policy Institute on Disability Awarded $784,000 Grant to Support Advancement of Inclusive Schooling

August 3, 2021 by | News

The Thompson Policy Institute on Disability (TPI) has received a new three-year grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for $784,000. Funding for the Strategic Practices for the Advancement of Inclusive Schooling (SPAIS) grant will support educator preparation programs (EPPs), public charters, and public school districts to improve outcomes for historically marginalized students. Leveraging


SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union Sponsors Community Math Learning Center

July 27, 2021 by | News

SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union has generously awarded $15,000 to support Chapman University’s new Community Math Learning Program. Embedded within the Attallah College of Educational Studies’ Teacher Education program, the Chapman Community Math Learning Center, which integrates teacher education training and community math enrichment, was launched in Spring 2021. Cathery Yeh, Ph.D., the faculty director of the


Immersive Science

July 22, 2021 by | News

Through a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF), Chapman University is giving two local science teachers a unique research learning opportunity this summer. Two Orange County high school science teachers, Christian Quinteros (MA in Teaching ’20), a physics teacher at Portola High School in Irvine, and Peter Ly, a chemistry teacher at Santa Ana


Part-Time Jobs for Future Teachers and School Employees

July 20, 2021 by | News

Whether you’re an undergraduate or graduate student, one of the best ways to prepare for your dream job is to gain experience in your field, such as through a part-time job or internship. Future teachers, school counselors, and school psychologists should look no further than local schools for work experience. Nearly all public school districts

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