Changes to State Eligibility Requirements to Teach Transitional Kindergarten (TK) in California

October 5, 2023 by | News

Transitional Kindergarten (TK) is the first year of a two-year kindergarten experience in California. In addition to holding a Multiple Subject Credential, after August 1, 2023, all TK teachers must also meet one of the following requirements: Have completed at least 24 credits in early childhood education, child development, or both; or Have professional experience in


Introducing Our 2023-24 New Faculty Members at Chapman University's Attallah College of Educational Studies

October 3, 2023 by | News

Attallah College of Educational Studies is proud to expand our faculty in multiple disciplines. With the beginning of our 2023-24 academic year, we are thrilled to introduce a group of accomplished scholars and passionate educators joining our faculty in new or revised roles. Each brings a variety of experiences and perspectives, ready to contribute to


Thompson Policy Institute on Disability Leads the National DEI Discussion with the 2023 Summit on Disability and Inclusion, Putting Disability at the Forefront

September 19, 2023 by | News

The Thompson Policy Institute on Disability (TPI)  garnered immense interest for its 2023 Summit on Disability and Inclusion. The annual event gathered 600 registered participants — including education faculty, teachers, medical professionals, business leaders, service providers, families, and self-advocates — all eager to engage in this crucial discussion. The eighth annual cornerstone event organized by


Attallah College Awarded $249K Grant to Enhance Special Education Programs

August 9, 2023 by | News

Chapman University’s Attallah College of Educational Studies has been awarded a $249,106 planning grant to develop a new Special Education teacher preparation pathway.  The California Commission on Teacher Credentialing’s (CTC) grant program aims to develop four-year integrated teacher preparation programs, targeting areas of recognized teacher shortages, through bachelor’s degree programs that contain a teaching credential.


Chapman University Dean of Attallah College Earns National Impact Academy Fellowship Through Deans for Impact

July 25, 2023 by | News

Chapman University’s Attallah College of Educational Studies is thrilled to announce that Dean Roxanne Greitz Miller has been named an Impact Academy Fellow by the national nonprofit organization, Deans for Impact (DFI). Dean Miller joins a respected group of educational leaders recognized for their deep commitment to transforming and improving teacher preparation. Educator preparation programs


Attallah College Faculty New Research Funded by Solutions Grants Competition

July 11, 2023 by | News

Three esteemed faculty members from the Attallah College of Educational Studies have recently garnered recognition as principal and co-principal investigators for community-focused research projects totaling over $19,000. Funding for these projects was awarded from the second annual Attallah College Solutions Grants competition.  In keeping with Attallah College’s five-year strategic plan, the Solutions Grants initiative encourages


Backpack/School Supplies Drive at Attallah College for Project Hope Alliance

June 30, 2023 by | Attallah College of Educational Studies

Attallah College is proudly hosting a Backpack/School Supplies Drive in Reeves Hall. We are joining CHOC’s program in a unified show of support for local children served by Project Hope Alliance, an organization ardently dedicated to ending the cycle of homelessness, one child at a time. Our collective efforts can help 300 youth experiencing homelessness


Message from the Dean

June 29, 2023 by | Attallah College of Educational Studies

As Dean of the Attallah College of Educational Studies, a member of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, I affirm today’s AACTE statement that highlights the importance of building a diverse and representative education workforce to serve America’s school children, the majority of whom identify as students of color, and the role of universities in


Chapman Alumnus Named OC Queer Activist/Philanthropist of the Year

June 13, 2023 by | News

While completing his Master of Arts in Leadership Development, Frank Shaver-Burgess (MA ’21) had no idea that his final project would lead to him being named 2022 Orange County Queer Activist/Philanthropist of the Year. “The final project for that class was fluid enough that we were able to do anything we wanted […] that needed some

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