» Education Graduate Programs

The education graduate programs at Chapman University's 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.

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 educational settings as well as in your community and the lives of your students.

In many cases, a teaching credential and master's degree can be combined into one program. To learn about the teaching credentials we offer, visit our Teaching Credentials page. For more information about our combined credential and master's degree programs, browse below or see our Prospective Teacher Credential Students page.

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

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Teaching Credentials

Attallah College offers a variety of teaching credential programs for those who want to teach at the elementary, middle, or secondary level or in special education. Find the program that's right for you!
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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 Master of Arts in Teaching programs both include emphasis on the teacher as nurturer, moral educator, reflective practitioner, mediator of diversity, and change agent.
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Special Education

The Master of Arts in Special Education and Education Specialist Credential programs aim to develop highly competent, informed, and collaborative professionals working in inclusive communities.
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School Counseling

The Master of Arts 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 (Ed.S.) in School Psychology program is for people who wish to work as school psychologists with children from preschool through high school.
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MA in Leadership Development

The Master 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.