» Centers, Partnerships, & Projects

Current education research centers, collaborations and projects at Chapman University’s Attallah College of Educational Studies.

Advisory Board 2023-2025

As part of a commitment to providing safe, equitable, and inclusive learning environments for all students, the Attallah College of Educational Studies’ Advisory Board works together to advance the success of Attallah College students and community endeavors. The Attallah College Advisory Board provides feedback, recommendations, and support in order to strengthen the college’s degree programs and increase the impact of its research initiatives.

Kathleen Muth Literacy Center

The Kathleen Muth Literacy Center is a community outreach program that teaches reading and writing to culturally and linguistically diverse elementary students. The program helps train Attallah College credential students to be effective literacy teachers and to involve families in the literary development of their children. 

Mental Wellth Project

The Mental Wellth Project offers Mental Health in Schools Toolkits and online resources for educators, parents, and school-age kids. To promote mental wellness and share mental health resources, Attallah College graduate students and faculty in its M.A. in School Counseling and Ed.S. in School Psychology graduate programs created the materials here to increase mental health literacy and reduce stigma of mental health concerns. All the toolkits and worksheets were created by Chapman graduate students for K-12 students, their families, and educators in the field and are available free of charge.

Paulo Freire Democratic Project

The Paulo Freire Democratic Project (PFDP) strives to follow the educational philosophy put forth by Paulo Freire. To accomplish this mission, PFDP gathers constituencies from all levels of education to promote the full democratic, intellectual, and critical development of students, teachers, administrators, parents, and other community members.

Thompson Policy Institute on Disability

The Thompson Policy Institute (TPI) on Disability is a think tank that gathers data and develops its own independent research to study. When appropriate, it also advocates on topics surrounding the issues of disability and autism. TPI’s aim is to educate policymakers and decision-makers on these topics in an effort to improve the quality of lives of children and adults with disabilities and their families.