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Donna Ford Attallah College of Educational Studies

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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.

The Attallah College faculty, supported by four accreditations, strives to make a more just world through their teaching, scholarship, and collaboration with local communities. The Attallah College offers teaching credentials and graduate programs, school-based mental health programs, and a Ph.D. in Education. The college has multiple unique degree offerings, including an undergraduate education degree, special education, and leadership.

The School of Education at Chapman University became the College of Educational Studies in August 2008 under the guidance of Dean Donald Cardinal. The Ph.D. in Education program began in 2007, and in 2017, the college was named in honor of Donna Ford Attallah.

With more than 12,000 alumni and counting, the most common paths taken after graduation include teaching, school counseling and psychology, nonprofit leadership, and higher education administration and research.

Attallah College 2020 Dean's Report

Attallah College Strategic Plan, 2016–2020

Attallah College Statement on Black Lives Matter and Anti-Racism