College of Educational Studies
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CES Mission

The College of Educational Studies at Chapman University is committed to the development of critical scholarship and skillful leadership that inspires and respects individuals, serves communities, enriches diversity, and insures a socially just society.

Our Dean, Dr. Don Cardinal, notes, "We must change the way we develop professionals, which would include some of the successful methods we have used, many of which would be coupled with new methods. Professional education will operate on a world stage rather its present primary locale, the classroom. In the CES, our redesigned programs have been designed to be as flexible as the professional fields the students seek to enter." Read more of the message from Dean Cardinal here.


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The College of Educational Studies (CES) is committed to developing educators and leaders who challenge convention and serve as change agents in both schools and society. The CES faculty, supported by four national and one international accreditations, strives to make a more just world through their teaching, scholarship and collaboration with local communities on various civic engagement initiatives. The College of Educational Studies offers undergraduate education degrees, credentials and graduate degrees in Education, Leadership, Counseling and School Psychology.

CES 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. 

+-2016 DisAbility Summit

Disability SummitThe Institute’s Co-Founding Directors, Drs. Don Cardinal and Amy-Jane Griffiths, will present results of data analysis on the state-of-disability in the greater Orange County area and present a recent research report on Autism in the Workplace. A short discussion will follow the presentation on what we need to do next as a field toward benefiting children, adults, and families in this important area. Opening remarks by Chancellor Daniele Struppa and William Thompson.
Tuesday, May 3
9 a.m. - Noon
Musco Center for the Arts
*Important parking information will be provided after registration

+-Students and Alum- Come Teach in the Heart of San Francisco

Thomas Edison Charter Academy (TECA) is an innovative school, focused on nurturing the intellectual, artistic, social, and emotional growth of each child. Our mission is to create lifelong learners and innovative problem-solvers. As an independent public TK-8th gade charter school bordering San Francisco’s Mission and Noe Valley neighborhoods, TECA serves a diverse population of students.

TECA is looking for collaborative and professional teachers to join the school.
K – 5 Self Contained Teachers
Middle School Teachers (Math, Science, History, English)

+-5 Strategies to Advance Women into School Leadership

AASA launches new initiative to support, advance women in key school leadership positions AASA, The School Superintendents Association, has launched a new initiative called More Than a Power Lunch: Building Networks to Support and Advance Women in School Leadership. The purpose of the project is to help mitigate the impact of social barriers women face in ascending to the top leadership positions within school systems and to significantly increase the number of women seeking and becoming CEOs and superintendents of schools.

According to AASA’s The Study of the American Superintendent: 2015 MidDecade Update....

5 Strategies to Advance Women into School Leadership

+-CES Blog: Women's leadership scholar applauds plan to put a woman on the $10 bill, but asks: Why stop with one?

When Treasury Secretary Jack Lew announced last month that a woman was to be featured on the $10 bill starting in the year 2020, he said the individual would be “a champion for our inclusive democracy.”

College of Educational Studies Dean Margaret Grogan, Ph.D.

College of Educational Studies Dean Margaret Grogan, Ph.D.

Who better to speak on the issue of inclusion than the College of Educational Studies’ new Dean Margaret Grogan, Ph.D., whose area of expertise is women in leadership.

“I think the movement to put a woman on a bill is an attempt to say at a very high level that, yes, we see that there is merit to the argument that women have historically not been as prominently recognized as they should be,” said Dean Grogan, author of Women and Educational Leadership and The Jossey-Bass Reader on Educational Leadership.

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