» Integrated Educational Studies

Virtual Attallah College Information Sessions

Learn more about the IES (Integrated Educational Studies) major and pathways for pursuing educational studies at Chapman, and hear from current students. At our virtual information sessions, you’ll get an introduction to IES and information on the accelerated, five-year Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction (MACI) program. Prospective students and families are welcome!

The Integrated Educational Studies (IES) degree program provides students with a comprehensive preparation to be educators in a classroom or community setting.

The IES program embodies John Dewey’s concept of education as a “freeing of individual capacity in a progressive growth directed to social aims” because we believe ensuring equitable access to education for all is essential to creating a more just world. 

Students majoring in IES select one of three emphases:

  • Choose the Schools Emphasis if you want to work in formal K-12 school settings, such as become a classroom teacher or serve as a school counselor.
  • Choose the Community Emphasis if you're interested in working as an educator in a nonprofit, community, or business setting, such as with charitable organizations, in human resources, or running a dance studio.
  • The Curriculum and Instruction Emphasis is for students accepted into the track for the five-year, integrated Bachelor's plus 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.

  • Program & Admissions
  • IES Minor
  • Program Advising
  • Faculty
  • Contact Us
  • Support
  • C-TAG for Future Educators
  • 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 milestone check-in process. A program advancing selection committee consisting of, at a minimum, two Attallah advising 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 

    Current Students

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

    All IES majors should see an IES student assistant and/or faculty 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.

    For a list of IES minor course requirements, consult your undergraduate catalog year.

    Students who intend to teach at the secondary (high school or middle school) level are encouraged to pursue the Secondary Education minor, which is specifically tailored to their preparation.

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

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

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

  • Director, Undergraduate Education

    Dr. Jillian Wood

    IES Faculty

    Dr. Quaylan Allen

    Dr. Stephany Cuevas

    Dr. Roxanne Greitz Miller

    Dr. Jorge Rodriguez

    Dr. Kristen Doorn

  • For questions, please contact:

    Ebriana Oyenuga, Administrative Coordinator
    eoyenuga@chapman.edu or (714) 744-2125

  • 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!

  • The Chapman University Transfer Admission Guarantee (C-TAG) for Future Educators is specially designed for future elementary and special education teachers from Santiago Canyon College (SCC) or Santa Ana College (SAC). Completion of the C-TAG Pathway offers guaranteed admission into Chapman's Integrated Educational Studies (IES) major.

    Is C-TAG for me?

    C-TAG for Future Educators is for community college students aspiring to be elementary and special education teachers. The Chapman transfer agreement is designed for those seeking to earn California multiple subject (elementary) or special education teaching credentials.

    Are financial aid and scholarships available?

    Up to full Chapman tuition scholarships are available for eligible C-TAG students transferring from SAC or SCC.

    Where can I find more information?

    Visit the C-TAG webpage for more details about this program.