» Education Graduate Programs

The education graduate programs at Chapman University's Donna Ford Attallah College of Educational Studies are designed to provide you with excellent professional training for work in schools and communities. Classes are taught by outstanding faculty dedicated to encouraging the next generation of scholars and educators.

With a masters or Ph.D. in Education from Chapman, you will be capable of and committed to making a constructive contribution to the improvement of the education system. You will learn to think critically, act collaboratively, be effective in your inquiry, and be ethical in service to others. These skills will allow you to play an active role in improving schools and other education settings, as well as your community and the lives of your students.

You will be prepared to work with children, youth, and adults of varied cultural backgrounds, economic standards, and ability levels. The Attallah College of Educational Studies offers teaching credential programs and graduate degrees.  In many cases, a credential and master's degree can be combined into one program. For more information about the credential portion of many of our master's degree programs, please see the Prospective Teacher Credential Students page.

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To learn more about each of our graduate programs, explore the links below.

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Elementary School Teaching

The Multiple Subject Credential and Master of Arts in Teaching programs include graduate level credential courses that are embedded in the credential and Master’s degree programs of study.
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Secondary School Teaching

The Single Subject Credential and the Master of Arts in Teaching programs both include emphasis on the teacher as constructivist, nurturer, moral educator, reflective practitioner, mediator of diversity and change agent.
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School Counseling

The Masters in School Counseling provides training for people who wish to work as guidance counselors in schools from preschool through high school.
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School Psychology

The Educational Specialist Program in School Psychology is for people who wish to work as school psychologists with children from preschool through high school.
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Special Education

The Masters of Arts in Special Education and Education Specialist Programs aim to develop highly competent, informed, and collaborative professionals working in inclusive communities.
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MA in Leadership Development

The Masters of Arts in Leadership Development aims to not only develop leaders, but leaders who are capable of shaping leadership in others through schools, consulting organizations and communities or in the public, nonprofit, or private sectors.
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Ph.D. in Education

The Ph.D. in Education offers a unique combination of four emphases: Cultural and Curricular Studies, Disability Studies, Leadership Studies, and School Psychology.