» Integrated Educational Studies at Chapman University

The Integrated Educational Studies (IES) degree program provides students with a comprehensive preparation to be educators in a classroom or community setting. IES students actively design the direction of their education, and their future. The program embodies John Dewey’s concept of education as a “freeing of individual capacity in a progressive growth directed to social aims.” We believe education provides students a unique opportunity to be actively involved in elements that create a just democracy.

Students can choose to major or minor in IES and select one of two emphases: Schools or Community. Choosing the Schools Emphasis might lead to starting your own school or teaching in K-12 schools, private academies or charter schools. Choosing the Community Emphasis might lead to working in a non-profit organization, creating tutoring or after-school businesses, working with policy-oriented efforts, working in professional development or teaching in a dance, art, or music studio.

A well-rounded undergraduate program in education should include field experiences and opportunities to study abroad. All IES students have numerous occasions to apply their skills in a variety of practical settings.

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  • Prospective students wishing to pursue a B.A. in Integrated Educational Studies must be officially accepted in to the program. Integrated Educational Studies majors must meet competitive program admission requirements beyond Chapman University application standards via a second application process. A program admission selection committee consisting of, at a minimum, two academic faculty members will review all applicants and determine final admission status. An applicant can petition another review if denied initial admission.

    For course and degree requirements for the Bachelor of Arts in Integrated Educational Studies please consult the current undergraduate catalog.

  • Disability Studies - Open to all majors

    The Disability Studies Minor provides an overview of the interdisciplinary study of disability across the domains of human experience. ­The minor allows students to explore the variety of approaches to understanding disability in personal, social, economic, artistic, and political contexts. The minor focuses on issues in the representation, history, and interpretation of disability as a social category of human difference rather than issues related to the clinical diagnosis and treatment of impairments.

    Integrated Educational Studies (IES) - Open to majors outside of IES

    The minor in Integrated Educational Studies (IES) is designed for students who want to gain general expertise in the theoretical, structural, psychological and sociocultural aspects of education both in formal settings, such as schools, and informal settings at all stages of development (child-adolescent, adult). Students who intend to teach at the secondary level are encouraged to pursue the Secondary Education minor, which is specifically tailored to their preparation.

    Language and Literacy - Open to all majors

    The Language and Literacy minor prepares the candidate with specific content preparation necessary for a career that includes the teaching of English at the elementary or middle grades levels, or intensive writing in English in a community education setting. Future high school English teachers who are IES majors in the Schools Emphasis area are strongly encouraged to choose English as a second major, or to choose English as their core content minor and Language and Literacy as their second, required minor.

    Secondary Education - Open to majors outside of IES

    The Secondary Education minor is designed for majors in content subject areas, such as mathematics, science, English or other language, and history/social science, which are typically taught in secondary (grades 6-12) schools. ­The Secondary Education minor must be enrolled in a major OUTSIDE of Integrated Educational Studies (IES).

    Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) - Open only to IES majors

    The STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) Education minor prepares the candidate with a breadth of STEM courses in order to prepare for future careers in education and related STEM fields. Admission to the minor requires approval from the Integrated Education Studies STEM Education advisor.

  • IES Program Coordinator

    Dr. Kim Padulo


    Dr. Quaylan Allen

    Dr. Michelle Samura

    Dr. Noah Golden

    Dr. Roxanne Miller

  • For questions, please contact:

    Kelly McCuen, Administrative Assistant
    kmccuen@chapman.edu or 714-997-6788

IES Students PowToon Video Presentation on the Hidden Curriculum

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Integrated Educational Studies students Lauren Delgado, Marti McIntosh and Mattie MacKes conducted a presentation and policy brief on the topic of the hidden curriculum in education, a sociological concept as part of the course work for IES 206.  Watch Here!

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