Global Projects & Perspectives
Today’s researchers and educational professionals must appreciate and understand their work within the context of a global society. The College of Education at Michigan State University is committed to preparing educators who embrace learning from diverse perspectives, and to engaging with domestic and international partners in ways that promote understanding about educational issues, policies and practices around the world.
Visit the Internationalization website.
- International study trips
- Efforts to internationalize curriculum and teaching
- Research that is international in scope
- Outreach projects that extend beyond the country and continent
Outreach to educatorsThe College of Education encourages educators throughout Michigan to internationalize their curriculum and classroom practices in ways that open the world to students.
Key initiatives include:
- The annual Internationalizing Michigan Education Conference
- Introducing schools to iNet, or the International Network for Educational Transformation
- Organizing international study tours for U.S. educators, as well as trips to the U.S. for educators from other nations
- LATTICE: Linking All Types of Teachers to International Cross-cultural Education
LATTICE encourages K-12 educators to integrate global perspectives into their classrooms by networking with international students and scholars at MSU.
The Confucius InstituteThe Confucius Institute at Michigan State University (CI-MSU) has been recognized among its peers worldwide for providing exemplary opportunities to learn Chinese language and culture. CI-MSU was the first Confucius Institute to offer online Chinese language courses, and it continues to develop innovative uses of technology to help meet the increasing demand for Chinese education in the United States.
The institute offers online course and learning materials, a unique online game called Zon, programs to prepare and place Chinese language teachers in K-12 schools and a model for establishing Chinese-English language immersion programs that blend Eastern and Western teaching styles. Learn more.
Opportunities for studentsThe College of Education, which is home to more than 200 international students from 40 countries, develops opportunities for students to gain global experiences and competencies – no matter where they are from.
- Global Educators Cohort Program
- Study abroad programs
- Global Initiative Forum for Future Teachers
- Fellowship to Enhance Global Understanding (study trips for Ph. D. students)
International development projectsFaculty members engage in many forms of international collaboration, and their research and development projects reach around the globe.
- Global Initiative for Higher Education
- Tanzania Partnership for Sustainable Community Development