» 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 majoring in IES select one of three emphases:

  • 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.
  • The Curriculum and Instruction Emphasis is for students accepted into the track for the five-year, accelerated MACI (Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction) program.

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 (IES) 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.

    Program Learning Outcomes

    1. Leader and change agent
    2. Ethically responsible decision-maker
    3. Learner and scholar
    4. Advocate for inclusive and supportive communities
    5. Facilitator and collaborator 

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    Note that course requirements are subject to change. For full details, consult the your undergraduate catalog.

    All IES majors and minors should see a Peer Advisor for academic planning and routine advising questions. See the Program Advisors webpage for contact information.

  • 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). This minor is open to all majors outside of the IES major. Students who intend to teach at the secondary level are encouraged to pursue the Secondary Education minor which is specifically tailored to their preparation.

    For the list and descriptions of all other Attallah College minors, see the Attallah College Minors webpage.

  • Director, Undergraduate Programs

    Dr. Kim Padulo

    IES Faculty

    Dr. Quaylan Allen

    Dr. Michelle Samura

    Dr. Roxanne Miller

    Dr. Jorge Rodriguez

    Dr. Ahmed Younis

  • For questions, please contact:

    Kelly McCuen, Administrative Coordinator
    ies@chapman.edu or (714) 997-6788

  • Gifts to the Attallah College of Educational Studies allow us to support the vast array of diverse educational projects including our various literacy programs, scholarships to our deserving students, international travel opportunities for research, and multiple campaigns that promote education and civic engagement throughout our immediate community and the world. 

    To find out how you can give to the school and support the work our students are doing, please visit our Support Attallah College webpage. Every dollar helps!