Chatman University

Orange, CA

The education graduate programs at Chapman University’s Attallah College of Educational Studies are designed to provide you with excellent professional training for work in schools and communities. Classes are taught by outstanding faculty dedicated to encouraging the next generation of scholars and educators.

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Our Mission

Through teaching excellence, engaged scholarship, and transformative educational practices, we collaborate with individuals, families, communities, schools, and organizations toward an inclusive, equitable, and just world.

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About Chapman University

Where big ideas are born.

We strive to become multidimensional, original thinkers — the kind of people who flourish in a challenging world. The kind of people who rise to every occasion. The kind of people who can accomplish anything imaginable.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

The Cross-Cultural Center, within Student Life, opened in the spring of 2017. The mission of the center is guided by the Student Affairs Learning Outcome of A Value and Respect for Differences – students will learn to recognize, respect, and value diverse experiences, ideas, backgrounds, and identities. Because we aspire for all students to develop this outcome, the Cross-Cultural Center is designed to be used by – and to enhance the development of – all Chapman students. We want students to gain greater insights into their own identity, develop a stronger sense of empathy for others’ identities, and to use their learning to help create a more positive and inclusive Chapman community. To facilitate this student learning, the CCC designs programs and experiences intended to expose all students to diverse ideas and perspectives, affirm the value of our students from underrepresented identities, and support students who are in need of additional help.

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Our Programs

The Attallah College faculty, supported by four accreditations, strives to make a more just world through their teaching, scholarship and collaboration with local communities on various civic engagement initiatives. The Attallah College offers undergraduate education degrees, teacher credentials, and graduate degrees including a Ph.D. in Education. The college has multiple unique degree offerings in teacher education, special education, school psychology, school counseling and leadership. The Ph.D. in Education program began in 2007 and is considered by many to be the first step for Chapman University’s path to national stature. 

The Single Subject Credential and Master of Arts in Teaching programs both include emphasis on the teacher as nurturer, moral educator, reflective practitioner, mediator of diversity, and change agent. 

The Ph.D. in Education offers a unique combination of four emphases: Cultural and Curricular Studies, Disability Studies, Leadership Studies, and School Psychology.


Our Diversity

Chapman University is deeply committed to enriching diversity and inclusion through on-going efforts to cultivate a welcoming campus climate for all members of the Chapman community. We strive to provide an inclusive academic curriculum, promote equity and access in recruitment and retention and develop meaningful outreach programs and partnerships with our diverse local communities. We value diversity and inclusion in the learning environment and believe it is vital to the fulfillment of the university mission. It is our conviction that an inclusive learning environment facilitates complex, critical and creative thinking and that differences in identities, values, beliefs and perspectives are fundamental to a comprehensive education.

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Our Dean

Dean Grogan current research focuses on women in leadership, gender and education, the moral and ethical dimensions of leadership, and leadership for social justice.

Dean Grogan was recently named to the 2018 Edu-Scholar Public influence rankings for the seventh consecutive year. These rankings honor the 200 university-based education scholars in the U.S. who are doing the most to influence educational policy and practice. 

Margaret Grogan

Dean of the Donna Ford Attallah College of Educational Studies

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One University Drive
Orange, CA 92866

Telephone: 714-997-6815

Hours: M-F: 8am – 5pm

Non-Discrimination Policy

At Chapman the term diversity implies a respect for all and an understanding of individual differences including race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, marital status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, genetic information and any other characteristic protected by applicable state or federal law, so that all members of the community are treated at all times with dignity and respect.