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Our Mission

Guided by our values, vision, and principles, the College of Educational Studies (CES) commits to develop critical scholarship and skillful leadership that inspires and respects individuals, serves communities, strengthens diversity, and ensures a just society.

Education degree programs

The CES faculty, supported by six national 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, teacher credentials and graduate degrees including a Ph.D. in Education. CES has multiple unique degree offerings in teacher education, special education, athletic training, school psychology, school counseling, speech pathology 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.

Are you considering attending the College of Educational Studies at Chapman University?  Pursuing an advanced degree is a significant step and one of the most important decisions you will make in your academic career. As you determine what is best for you, may I suggest you give special attention to the three critical areas any student would consider when selecting an advanced academic degree: the faculty, the compatibility of mission and the overall university environment.

The faculty within the College of Educational Studies is truly outstanding. Review their backgrounds and determine for yourself.  What you find is a faculty with an ideal blend of nationally prominent scholarship, hands-on experience and a resolute commitment to your success as a professional. This is a rare combination of talents for any faculty and it renders the Chapman faculty as the one of choice.

The compatibility between your personal mission and the nature of the program you select is critical.  Chapman offers a personalized education and many of the CES graduate/credential programs allow you to self-design a portion of your plan of study. Regardless which one of the CES programs you are interested in, all of them are centered on developing professionals who wish to create a more just society, advocate for the absolute dignity of all people and improve education. At Chapman, you will become a steward of your discipline, thus inheriting the responsibility of “Changing Education, Changing the World.” 

Chapman University was established in 1861 and is characterized by a prominent history of developing thousands of educators who work and reside in every state of the union. Chapman's vibrant campus has been situated in Orange County California for more than fifty years and has grown not only in size, but also in reputation. Chapman University has risen again in the annual ranking of “America’s Best Colleges” by U.S. News & World Report. The university moved to #7 among master’s level institutions in the West and was listed at #1 in student selectivity for 2011. Chapman's Leatherby Libraries and specifically the Edgar and Libby Pankey Library of Education, provide students with an extensive, rich, and diverse complement of resources and literature, which are essential elements for advanced learning. The Donna Ford Attallah Academy of Teaching and Learning focuses on improving education, teaching, service and scholarship within our communities.

If what I have described is compatible with what you are seeking, then Chapman University’s College of Educational Studies is the place for you. I encourage you to reserve your space at one of our information sessions at 888-CU-APPLY or online. For immediate information regarding the numerous programs offered by the College of Educational Studies, you may contact Anna Mitchell, Administrative Assistant to the Education Director at amitch@chapman.edu  or by calling 714-997-6714. You will learn a great deal about Chapman University, the programs offered, admission, financial aid, etc.  It will be time well spent.

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