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MSU research finds surprising negative link between growth restriction, exercise – News

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For many, New Year’s resolutions included exercising more often. Exercise can help improve the body’s function and feeling and has been proven to reduce health risks, like heart disease. There may be a catch to that premise that exercise is inherently good: A surprising finding by Michigan State University researchers may impact some growth restricted… Read More »

MA-ABA program offers classroom-based experience for students – News

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Spartans will have even more opportunities to receive hands-on experience while training to become behavior analysts thanks to new partnerships with local K-12 school districts. The collaborations will help graduates from Michigan State University’s M.A. in Applied Behavior Analysis (MA-ABA) program be prepared to fulfill or create needed positions in schools. “Unfortunately, many school districts… Read More »

MSU reports find 3,661 third-grade students flagged for retention; overall slower learning gains during pandemic – News

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New research reports from Michigan State University find that Michigan students’ learning gains were slower during the pandemic with more than 3,000 students identified as needing to repeat third grade due to low reading scores. The reports are from MSU’s Education Policy Innovation Collaborative, or EPIC, the strategic research partner of the Michigan Department of… Read More »

MSU researchers are creating a tool to improve students' writing. Here's how. – News

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What if there was a tool for teachers to determine exactly what support students need to improve their writing? Enter the Writing Architect, a web-based instrument developed to bridge the gap between student writing skills and instructional decision-making. Michigan State University’s Adrea Truckenmiller, creator of the Writing Architect, will use a more than $1.5 million… Read More »

"When can I play again?" Research broadens timeline of concussion recovery for high school athletes – News

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High school athletes are taking longer to return to sport following concussions, according to research from Michigan State University. The findings are an important element of keeping athletes safe. “We’ve seen in previous research that many high school athletes—almost 50%—have lied about symptoms because they don’t want to miss playing time, don’t want to let… Read More »

MSU alum named School Psychologist of the Year – News

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Michigan State University alumnus Joe Sbar, a school psychologist with the Eastern Upper Peninsula Intermediate School District in Sault Ste. Marie, has been named Michigan School Psychologist of the Year. The Michigan Association of School Psychologists (MASP) presented Sbar with its highest honor for 2021. The association revived the award this year to recognize individual… Read More »

MSU named global leader in education – News

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For the second straight year, Michigan State University has been ranked #2 in the world for education, according to one widely used international ranking of universities. This is the fourth consecutive year MSU has been named among the top four universities for education in the annual ShanghaiRanking Global Ranking of Academic Subjects, which are calculated… Read More »

Striving for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice – New Educator

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Diversity, equity, inclusion and justice are central components of the College of Education mission—it is not only what we say, but who we are and what we do. The events of 2020 and early 2021 reignited these commitments, and the college focused on new programs and initiatives that reflect these realities. A NEW LEADER Terah… Read More »

MSU research: Improving gender equity in the Indy 500 – News

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When the Indianapolis 500 commences on May 30, it will be the first in the race’s 105-year history to feature a female-forward group of a driver, owner and team. It is a big step in the sport’s commitment to improving equality and inclusion—and research from Michigan State University is helping define that path. “We have… Read More »

Testing Stereotypes to Improve Performance – New Educator

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Research examining how racial stereotypes and motivation impact physical performance could improve the way we look at teamwork.  “As a man of color, I was interested in how racial differences and perceived stereotypes could affect an individual’s performance within a team context,” said Tayo Moss, Ph.D. ’18 (Kinesiology), principal investigator. “You hear perceived stereotypes about… Read More »

Charter Schools: A Proving Ground for Success? – New Educator

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For many teachers, it appears, working in charter schools has become a “try before you buy” system for deciding whether to become certified. This is according to recent analysis by Michigan State University Professor Scott Imberman and colleagues. “We investigated whether charter schools are able to use their more flexible employment regulations to hold onto… Read More »

Michael Sedlak: Building Academic Greatness – New Educator

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Professor Michael Sedlak, a historian of education and steady leader of the College of Education, retired from Michigan State University after 38 years on the faculty in fall 2020.   Sedlak has overseen all matters of academic affairs as associate dean since 1994, making countless contributions to the quality—and reputation—of the college’s degree programs. His… Read More »

Meet Sr. Development Director Eric Sturdy Jr. – New Educator

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Eric L. Sturdy Jr. joined the Michigan State University College of Education as senior director of development in the fall of 2020. Eric brings over 20 years of experience serving not-for-profit organizations, health care and higher education.  “Eric’s demonstrated success in cultivating philanthropic relationships and program management will be an asset as he works to… Read More »

Living with Disabilities During COVID-19 – New Educator

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MSU faculty launched an online survey in April 2020 to find out how COVID-19 was impacting people’s lives, especially those with disabilities. With responses from more than 2,000 people across 20 countries, individuals with disabilities reported experiencing more negative consequences, such as high stress and trouble keeping or finding jobs. The survey also showed how… Read More »

Faculty Viewpoint: Centering Equity in the Academic Profession – New Educator

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By Leslie D. Gonzales When people ask me what I do and I tell them I am a professor, the next questions are always, “Oh, what do you teach? What do you study?” When I share with them that I study the experiences and outcomes of college and university professors, most are puzzled and want… Read More »

Alumni Notes – New Educator

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YVETTE MCELROY ANDERSON was named among the 2020 honorees for Michigan Chronicle’s Women of Excellence award. The recognition celebrates African American women who inspire the community through leadership, achievement and participation in various acts of service. Anderson, M.A. ’03 (Educational Technology), is the district director of government affairs at Wayne County Community College District. She… Read More »

Giving for Future Generations – New Educator

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Love of Family, Teaching Inspires Gift By Lauren Knapp When Anne and Steve Hiller, sibling Spartan graduates, were considering a way to honor their mother, supporting teachers came first to mind.  Their mother—Phyllis Golus Hiller (1929-2020)—was a teacher for 26 years. A first-generation college graduate, Phyllis was hired as a kindergarten teacher at Elmwood Elementary… Read More »

COVID: A Timeline of Impact on MI Schools – New Educator

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The Education Policy Innovation Collaborative, or EPIC, at Michigan State University was created to work with education policymakers and stakeholders to conduct research that directly informs important policies in education. So when the COVID-19 pandemic hit, EPIC researchers immediately began studying its impact. How would decisions made by public school leaders affect students, educators and… Read More »

Kinesiology undergraduates earn first prizes at UURAF – News

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Two kinesiology undergraduate students were among those who received awards at the University Undergraduate Research and Arts Forum (UURAF). For 23 years, Michigan State University has hosted UURAF for undergraduate students to showcase their research and scholarly activity. Held virtually in 2021 from April 15-19, the event featured asynchronous pre-recorded poster, oral and performance or… Read More »

Supporting Others: Sonya Gunnings-Moton – New Educator

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Sonya Gunnings-Moton has been a Spartan since 1968, when her family moved to Michigan because her father, Thomas Gunnings, would become the first Black faculty member in the College of Human Medicine.  In 2020, after earning two MSU degrees and long-serving as an associate professor and associate dean of student support and engagement in the… Read More »

Kinesiology doctoral student earns national honor – News

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Jill Kochanek, a doctoral student in Michigan State University’s Kinesiology program, was named the winner of the American Kinesiology Association’s 2021 Doctoral Scholar Award. The prestigious honor, based on recommendations by faculty in kinesiology programs across the U.S., celebrates one scholar each year for their distinguished academic, leadership and service record. “Jill’s work is at… Read More »

New book focuses on principal development and support – News

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Learning environments require many components to be successful. Michigan State University’s Madeline Mavrogordato wants to make sure one vital component is not overlooked: the quality of principal leadership.   Her new book “Exploring Principal Development and Teacher Outcomes: How Principals Can Strengthen Instruction, Teacher Retention, and Student Achievement” examines how supporting school principals promotes effective… Read More »

AERA 2021: At a Glance – News

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Faculty, graduate students and alumni from the Michigan State University College of Education shared research throughout the American Educational Research Association (AERA) annual meeting. Several were also recognized for their exemplary work. Below, learn about some of the honorees during 2021’s virtual conference. Leadership roles Sheneka Williams, chair of the MSU Department of Educational Administration,… Read More »

26th Annual Kinesiology Awards Recognition – Department of Kinesiology

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Professional Achievement Award – Dr. Marita Gilbert Dr. Marita Gilbert serves as Associate Dean of Diversity & Campus Inclusion in the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Gilbert has dedicated her life to advocacy for the most marginalized and vulnerable populations through leadership, scholarship, and practice. Her passion for transforming communities and institutions… Read More »

Team – Hannah Chair

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Leadership The team leader of College Ambition Program and Crafting Engaging Science Environments, Barbara Schneider, is dedicated to bringing science education and career options to students traditionally underrepresented in the sciences. Barbara Schneider Barbara Schneider is the John A. Hannah University Distinguished Professor in the College of Education and the Department of Sociology. She uses… Read More »

Austin recommended as interim dean of MSU College of Education – News

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University Distinguished Professor Ann E. Austin will be recommended for the position of interim dean of the Michigan State University College of Education, beginning on July 1, 2021. Austin will step into the role after Dean Robert E. Floden returns to the faculty for a final year leading up to his retirement. She is expected… Read More »

Five Spartans receive university awards for leadership, teaching – News

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Five Spartans from the College of Education have received honors for their distinguished teaching, research and leadership at Michigan State University. Four of these recognitions are part of the annual All-University Awards, celebrating faculty and graduate students. In addition, Department of Kinesiology Chair Alan L. Smith received the Simmons Chivukula Award for Academic Leadership from… Read More »

MSU joins statewide collaboration to provide free PD to teachers – News

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Michigan State University is part of a statewide collaboration to provide online professional learning modules for Michigan’s teachers. The goal is to outline current research and best practices for educators teaching remotely. Each of the project’s contributors—MSU’s College of Education, University of Michigan’s School of Education and Michigan Virtual—will share expertise in 6-9 free modules… Read More »

Pre-pandemic literacy has improved but will students be retained? – News

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Third grade literacy has improved in Michigan according to a new report on Michigan’s Read by Grade 3 law from Michigan State University’s Education Policy Innovation Collaborative, the strategic research partner of the Michigan Department of Education. But progress is threatened because of insufficient targeted funding and concerns that students have fallen behind during the COVID-19… Read More »

Frank elected to National Academy of Education – News

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Michigan State University Professor Kenneth Frank has been elected to the National Academy of Education, an honor reserved for the nation’s most outstanding scholars in education. Frank is the MSU Foundation Professor of Sociometrics with appointments in Measurement and Quantitative Methods, Sociology and Fisheries and Wildlife. He was one of 22 new members announced in… Read More »

Racial equity in school discipline: Starting in the classroom – News

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Black students are suspended or expelled from schools at disproportionately higher rates than other students, and data show the problem is progressively getting worse at the elementary level. The issue, researchers argue, starts in the classroom where teachers make disciplinary referrals to the school office. A team at Michigan State University hopes it can help… Read More »

MSU offers new program in applied behavior analysis with autism focus – News

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Beginning in fall 2021, Michigan State University will offer a fully online degree program for those interested in supporting individuals with autism spectrum disorder through applied behavior analysis. “The Master of Arts in Applied Behavior Analysis and Autism Spectrum Disorder is ideal for people who are practitioner-focused,” said Assistant Professor Matt Brodhead, director of the… Read More »

Floden becomes AACTE Board Chair – News

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The American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) has announced that Robert E. Floden, dean of the College of Education at Michigan State University, is the new chair of its Board of Directors. AACTE is the nation’s leading organization on educator preparation, with more than 800 member institutions. Floden has served as an at-large member of the… Read More »

A remedy for COVID learning loss? Project-based learning improves outcomes in elementary science, social studies – News

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With growing concern about the “COVID slide” effects of distance learning, researchers at Michigan State University and the University of Michigan have developed two project-based learning studies that seek to help teachers boost student engagement. One effort, Multiple Literacies in Project-Based Learning, or ML-PBL, is increasing science achievement and supporting the social and emotional development… Read More »

MSU faculty, alumni awarded NAEd/Spencer Fellowships – News

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Assistant Professor Vaughn W. M. Watson and alumnus Jon M. Wargo have been awarded a 2020 National Academy of Education/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship. Only 30 scholars were selected nationwide for the competitive, early career fellowship program, which includes $70,000 to focus on research and professional development. The fellows were chosen because of their commitment to, and… Read More »

How can we support English learners during COVID-19? – News

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Supporting the growing number of English learner (EL) students in the nation’s K-12 schools has become even more challenging during the global pandemic. But there are many research-backed strategies that educators can use to help ELs stay connected, keep learning in the context of remote schooling and maximize learning as they return to school. Michigan… Read More »

New book focuses on gender equity in the higher education workplace – News

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Research shows women are persistently underrepresented in the academic disciplines of science, technology, engineering and math, commonly known as STEM, particularly in positions of leadership. This is often caused by barriers built into the academic workplace, though researchers argue this can be corrected through deliberate, systemic change. In their new book, “Building Gender Equity in… Read More »

MSU ranks #4 in U.S. for best online master's programs in education – News

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Michigan State University has again been named among the best institutions in the nation with online master’s programs in education. The 2021 rankings from U.S. News & World Report maintain the same ranking as 2020. In addition, MSU ranked second in the nation for best online master’s education programs for veterans. While much of education… Read More »

How we learn to move: The MSU Motor Performance Study – New Educator

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Over the course of childhood and adolescence, how do we grow and learn motor skills, such as jumping, throwing and running? What changes in our body, brain and environment influence our physical maturation and skills? These questions, among others, were examined in a decades-long study at Michigan State University that began in 1967. The MSU… Read More »

Looking for the long-term secret to STEM success – News

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Researcher Lisa Linnenbrink-Garcia started following a group of college students to learn if they would remain interested in science careers, and what types of experiences shape their attitudes. That was 10 years ago. Now the Michigan State University professor’s longitudinal study will go even longer—up to 7 years after students’ graduation—thanks to a new, nearly… Read More »

Partnership to support Mich. educators in remote teaching – News

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“Even as schools are moving to face-to-face instruction, there is still a need for remote teaching support,” says Michigan State University Professor Aman Yadav. It is why he, and several other faculty from the College of Education, are partnering with Godfrey-Lee Public Schools in Wyoming, Mich. to create and provide professional learning on remote instruction.… Read More »

New report: Increase of 200% in Michigan schools going remote due to pandemic – News

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A new report on how K-12 students in Michigan have been educated during the pandemic has found a dramatic shift toward remote instruction in December. Of all school districts in Michigan, 32% switched from planning to offer some amount of in-person instruction to going fully remote only, which represents a 200% increase in the share… Read More »

Teens with autism to learn job skills from virtual training tool – News

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A team of researchers from Michigan State University, University of Michigan and tech-training company SIMmersion received a $3 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health to develop a virtual reality training tool for youth with autism spectrum disorder, or ASD, to improve their social skills as they transition from high school to the… Read More »

Report: How are Michigan students learning during the pandemic? – News

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A new report from Michigan State University’s Education Policy Innovation Collaborative, the strategic research partner of the Michigan Department of Education, shows that even though the majority of Michigan school districts planned to offer full-time in-person instruction in November, far fewer families actually choose this form of instruction. Additionally, districts with high proportions of Black and poor students… Read More »

New fellowship will help serve high-needs K-12 students – News

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A new fellowship opportunity in the Michigan State University College of Education will prepare leaders in special education and school psychology. Funded by a nearly $1.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education*, Project Hi2LD will help 21 practitioners develop expertise in assisting high-needs children with learning disabilities over the course of five years.… Read More »

Making word learning meaningful: New book on vocabulary instruction – News

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Reading and writing is an important part of early childhood development. But when thinking of how children learn and use words, how much do we consider their actual comprehension of language? And how much consideration is given to vocabulary development in the classroom? Associate Professor Tanya Wright tackles these questions and more in her book,… Read More »

Certo wins two awards for poetry collection – News

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Faculty member Janine Certo was recently chosen as the winner of two distinctive honors for her new poetry collection, ELIXIR. The collection received the Bordighera Press 2020 Lauria/Frasca Poetry Prize judged by Maria Terrone as well as the 2020 New American Poetry Prize judged by Corey Van Landingham. ELIXIR will be co-published by Bordighera Press… Read More »

MSU report finds low-performing schools are making progress – News

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Michigan’s lowest-performing schools are making progress in some student and teacher outcomes, according to the second independent report on the Partnership Model for school reform from Michigan State University’s Education Policy Innovation Collaborative, the strategic research partner of the Michigan Department of Education. Student test scores in math and English language arts in particular showed gradual improvement. The… Read More »

Pfeiffer inducted into National Academy of Kinesiology – News

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Karin Pfeiffer, a professor in the Michigan State University Department of Kinesiology, has been elected as a member of the National Academy of Kinesiology. Those named as Fellows in the National Academy of Kinesiology have moved the study of human movement forward as a direct result of their contributions. Pfeiffer was one of 13 scholars… Read More »

Assessment that works: New book co-edited by Amelia Gotwals – News

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After COVID-19 forced an extended break from school, learning time for the nation’s students has become even more valuable. So how can teachers determine what their students need most without time-consuming testing? A new book published this month provides practical examples that educators can use to integrate high-quality assessment practices into their teaching. Good assessment… Read More »

Krajcik wins McGraw Prize in Education – News

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UPDATE 2/3/21: In addition to the McGraw Prize (see below), in January 2021, it was announced Krajcik will receive the prestigious Prize for Excellence in Educational Design from the International Society for Design and Development in Education (ISDDE). The recognition, which comes with $5,000, is awarded to a person, group or product for outstanding design… Read More »

The Reality of Teaching Life Skills Through Sport – Sport Coaching & Leadership Blog

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Life skill development and positive youth development (PYD) is often tied to youth sport. In this post, I will share the research on PYD in sport and provide some strategies for promoting PYD in your context. By Dr. Jennifer Roth We often hear about how sport develops life skills, that sport is a great place for kids… Read More »

New report: Most Michigan school districts will offer some in-person instruction – News

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Of Michigan’s 823 school districts that provided Return-to-Learn plans, 86% will offer some or all instruction in person at the beginning of the school year, according to a new report from Michigan State University’s Education Policy Innovation Collaborative.  Additionally, the report found that 59% of Michigan school districts are offering students at least the option to return to school five… Read More »

Report: What U.S. policymakers can learn from Michigan educators – News

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Lost instructional time, student trauma and limited access to meals and counseling topped the list of pandemic-related concerns by Michigan educators, according to a new report by Michigan State University’s Education Policy Innovation Collaborative (EPIC). To understand how Michigan educators responded during the transition to distance learning last spring, EPIC surveyed K-8 teachers and principals in traditional public… Read More »

Free support programs to help Michigan's K-12 school districts – News

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Michigan State University has created a number of support programs and materials to help Michigan’s K-12 school districts prepare for online instruction this fall.  Among these programs is the Foundations of Successful Online Teaching & Learning series that was collaboratively developed by MSU’s Enhanced Digital Learning Initiative and Okemos Public Schools. This series is designed to help… Read More »

Creativity and technology courses honored with MSU AT&T Awards – News

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Two Michigan State University College of Education courses were recognized for their implementation and use of technology to enhance teaching and learning. One course earned first place in the Best Fully Online category, and another earned an honorable mention with the 2020 AT&T Faculty-Staff Instructional Technology Awards. “One of the key aspects of our course… Read More »

Report: Districts' handling of spring school closings provide insights for fall reopening – News

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School location, family income and broadband internet access were critical factors in how well K-12 students adjusted to the COVID-19 shift from classroom to remote learning, according to a new report by Michigan State University’s Education Policy Innovation Collaborative (EPIC). Gov. Gretchen Whitmer ordered districts to craft Continuity of Learning plans when the pandemic forced Michigan to… Read More »

How to get a better workout during a pandemic – News

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How can we stay motivated to exercise while COVID-19 keeps us physically isolated from fitness centers, and each other? New research from Michigan State University shows that working out with a stronger, computer-generated partner can help people ramp up their intensity, especially in the hardest parts of their routine. The study, published in the Journal… Read More »

Williams named as chair of Educational Administration – News

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Education policy and leadership scholar Sheneka Williams became the chairperson of the Department of Educational Administration at Michigan State University on July 1, 2020. She assumed the role from Professor Marilyn Amey, who is stepping down after 13 years in the position and will remain on the faculty. “Everyone that I connected with in the… Read More »

MSU receives $4M for new doctoral fellowships in education sciences – News

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Michigan State University has received $4 million from the U.S. Department of Education to prepare scholars who will help shape decisions affecting students and schools across the nation. The grant will provide fellowships, including tuition, living expenses and additional resources, for up to 21 doctoral students over five years. “We are excited for this opportunity… Read More »

MSU faculty join national gifted education research efforts – News

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Two Michigan State University researchers will join a national study focused on education for gifted and talented students. The new National Center for Research on Gifted Education (NCRGE) will be funded by a $5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education over the next five years. Scott Imberman and Katharine Strunk, both professors of… Read More »

MSU researchers create free K-2 science and literacy lessons – News

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Researchers at Michigan State University have created a free, complete set of lessons designed to help kids in kindergarten through second grade learn—and love—science. Elementary schools and teachers can now download the SOLID Start materials, which cover the Next Generation Science Standards and many English Language Arts standards. Developed by experts from the MSU College… Read More »

How teachers can use social media to improve learning this fall – News

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Social media platforms can play an important role for teaching students already hard-wired into the tools and for advancing teacher professional development, says a Michigan State University researcher who wrote the first comprehensive review on the medium’s potential impact on K-12 education. Benefits include making students feel more engaged in learning, creating deeper interactions between teachers and… Read More »

MSU helps produce education writers' guide for inclusive coverage – News

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Education journalists carry great responsibility as they strive to write about the nation’s diverse schools in ways that are inclusive, and that minimize their own biases. That’s why the Education Writers Association, whose membership includes hundreds of reporters across the nation, has released the Reporter Guide for Inclusive Coverage. The guide was produced in conjunction… Read More »

MSU researchers develop clearer, more intuitive method of relaying scientific results – News

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Faced with confusing or contradictory COVID-19 health news, the public needs more help in understanding complex scientific studies. Michigan State University researchers say. “Scientific studies, especially those in health and medicine, are often interesting—or at least relevant—to the general public. If results are conveyed accurately and thoughtfully, the hope is that they can inform heathy… Read More »

Forms – Teacher Education

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Wherever indicated, you will be responsible for downloading, filling out — by typing names and information in the appropriate text boxes, and printing — and then circulating these forms for signatures. No longer will handwritten forms be allowed. For the most part, the only entries that will be handwritten will be signatures and dates (and university policy… Read More »

Venzant Chambers named Associate Dean for Equity and Inclusion – News

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Terah Venzant Chambers, an urban education and education policy scholar and a leader in local and national spaces, has been named the College of Education’s associate dean for equity and inclusion. “Equity and inclusion is the cornerstone of everything we do in the College of Education,” said Venzant Chambers, professor of K-12 educational administration. In… Read More »

Award-winning professor finds Latina academics are rarely featured in literature – News

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Leslie D. Gonzales is a notable leader and advocate in higher education, recognized at Michigan State University and broader levels. She was recently celebrated with three distinct honors for her work in the field, and co-authored a study concerning the presentation of Latina scholars in academic journals. She and her co-author found Latina professors are… Read More »

What makes successful potatoes, and science teachers, tick? – News

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Whether you are a seasoned researcher or a student teacher, it is never too late or too early to develop new investigative and pedagogical skills. But if you are a potato—one of the most important and nutritious food crops in the world—timing is everything. Like the human sleep/wake cycle, potato physiology is regulated by internal… Read More »

Giving to KIN: Donors support student scholarships on Give Green Day – New Educator

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As a Kinesiology major at Michigan State University, Shokhari Tate had opportunities to explore multiple careers centered on improving health and well-being for others.  When he volunteered in a refugee camp during a study abroad trip to Greece, he witnessed deplorable health conditions. And that’s when he first imagined his dream: to open his own… Read More »

The new racial disparity in special education – New Educator

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Racial disparity in special education is growing, and it’s more complex than previously thought. Professor Scott Imberman examined how often black and Hispanic students are identified as needing special education compared to white students, leading to new findings on disproportionality and racial gaps. “When it comes to special education demographics, people generally believe that minority… Read More »

How to keep more pre-K teachers in the classroom – New Educator

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Michigan, like many states, is facing an urgent need to recruit and retain prekindergarten teachers.  At the same time that increasing numbers of 4-year-olds are entering the state’s pre-K classrooms, their teachers are thinking about departing for lack of pay and appreciation, MSU researchers found. “When we talk about public pre-K teachers, we’re talking about… Read More »

Faculty viewpoint: Keeping schools safe from violence – New Educator

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By John Carlson, Professor of School Psychology In the 25 years I’ve spent working as a school psychologist and professor of school psychology, I’ve never seen so much federal, state and local money spent to “harden” school buildings and campuses. The term encompasses a wide array of steps being taken to keep students safe amid… Read More »

Vivek Vellanki: Becoming an educator, scholar & artist – New Educator

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UPDATE OCT. 2020: A new exhibition by Vivek Vellanki has been showcased by the East Lansing Public Library. The project, called 51 Pounds (Take Me With You), consists of photographs of objects that depict what immigrants would take with them if they were forced to leave. Read more. By Nicole Geary What do you want… Read More »

MSU program provides free support to caregivers of people with autism – News

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Spartan Caregiver Support, a new Michigan State University program, is providing free informational support and resources to autism caregivers across Michigan. For members of the autism community, the COVID-19 pandemic presents a particular set of challenges. Social distancing, school closures and stay-at-home orders have left caregivers of people diagnosed with autism without behavioral or social… Read More »

Research Projects – Research

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Faculty and staff members in the College of Education are involved with externally funded research and development projects valued, in total, at more than $120 million. This page includes a sampling of current and previous projects. College Ambition Program The College Ambition Program (CAP) is developing a school-wide model for helping high school students navigate… Read More »

Free program supports educators in remote teaching – News

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As PreK-12 and higher education schools shift to remote teaching in response to the novel coronavirus pandemic, Michigan State University faculty are developing free tools to support educators. Spartans from the Master of Arts in Educational Technology (MAET) program created a learning experience for teachers to help implement best remote teaching practices and strategies for… Read More »

How should applied behavior analysts respond to COVID-19? – News

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During the ongoing novel coronavirus pandemic, many questions are being raised about who is considered essential in their work duties, and therefore should continue to go to work as normal, often in-person. A new paper co-written by Michigan State University scholars addresses this question in the field of applied behavior analysis (ABA): Are ABA providers… Read More »

Report: States face daunting challenges to address COVID-19 school closures – News

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As the COVID-19 crisis has caused nearly all K-12 public schools nationwide to suspend face-to-face instruction, millions of students are losing opportunities to learn and state governments are rushing to make alternative arrangements. Researchers from Michigan State University have compiled a comprehensive report to analyze state responses, finding that all states face daunting challenges. According to the… Read More »

Book explores influences of Christianity in the classroom – News

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A new book co-edited by Michigan State University Professor Mary Juzwik explores how Christianity has an impact on language and literacy across American education. The book details diverse perspectives and experiences of Christianity in and out of public and private schools—and considers how curriculum and practices might be reconfigured to address contemporary and challenging issues… Read More »

Pre-K teacher certification policies overlook standards for learning – News

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States across the nation are increasing funding and focus on expanding high-quality education opportunities for young children. However, according to new research from Michigan State University, the U.S. is overlooking an important piece of the preschool puzzle: teacher certification. While all states now have prekindergarten student learning standards for literacy and math, most states have… Read More »

MSU dean leads national report on changing expectations for teachers – News

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Michigan State University College of Education Dean Robert E. Floden led the national committee of experts behind a new report on the demands facing K-12 teachers. The report, released by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, finds teachers face new expectations from policymakers, parents, students and schools. This includes addressing changes in curriculum… Read More »

Three Kinesiology Spartans named to national board on youth sports – News

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Two Michigan State University kinesiology professors and an alumna have been named to the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition Science Board. The PCSFN Science Board is comprised of 14 scholars from academic and medical institutions across the U.S. who are committed to elevating, expanding and disseminating scientific research related to youth sports. Members… Read More »

MSU takes national spotlight in school leadership field – News

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Michigan State University will help lead the nation’s efforts to improve school leadership by serving as headquarters for two major institutions: the national organization of researchers in the field and the top research journal. The MSU College of Education was selected to host the University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA) for five years starting on… Read More »

Creating wonder: Book offers new vision for learning science – News

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What happens when science teachers change their teaching to focus on students exploring their world? Students in the U.S. and Finland participating in a new project-based learning model are not only learning more, but becoming more engaged in class, research from Michigan State University shows. It’s an approach schools everywhere should adopt, the researchers say,… Read More »

MSU ranked #4 for best online master's programs in education – News

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Michigan State University is ranked fourth in the nation for best online master’s programs in education. The ranking is the highest recorded for MSU in U.S. News & World Report’s annual rankings, and up one from 2019. New in the 2020 rankings are specialties, intended to help prospective students examine schools, and their programs, more… Read More »

Austin named University Distinguished Professor – News

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Ann Austin, a renowned leader in higher and international education, was named a University Distinguished Professor by the MSU Board of Trustees in 2019. The recognition is one of the highest honors that can be bestowed on a Michigan State University faculty member, and is given in acknowledgement of achievements in research, the classroom and… Read More »

Study shows smaller class sizes not always better for pupils – News

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A new statistical analysis of data from a long-term study on the teaching of mathematics and science has found that smaller class sizes are not always associated with better pupil performance and achievement. MSU Professor Spyros Konstantopoulos aimed to gain a clearer picture by analyzing data produced by the Trends in International Mathematics and Science… Read More »

$2M+ in grants to develop computing-integrated teaching for K-12 – News

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Michigan State University scholars will help more teachers integrate computational thinking lessons into classrooms, thanks to more than $2 million in research funding. Professor Aman Yadav is principal investigator on two new grants from the National Science Foundation. “It is important we provide opportunities for all K-12 students to learn computer science ideas and skills,”… Read More »

MSU receives $1M for training rehabilitation counselors – News

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Michigan State University has received more than $1 million from the U.S. Department of Education to train rehabilitation counselors who are ready to help people with disabilities succeed in the job market. During the five-year grant, 15 students in MSU’s Master of Arts in Rehabilitation Counseling program will earn full scholarships with a stipend. These… Read More »

MSU research improves decision-making skills of behavior technicians – News

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Research from Michigan State University could make daily decisions for professionals who work with children with autism faster and more effective. “We have created a guide for practitioners on how to make quicker, stronger and more data-informed decisions in practice,” said Matt Brodhead, assistant professor of Applied Behavior Analysis and co-author of the study. “It… Read More »

MSU offers new & improved athletic training program – News

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Students aspiring to become athletic trainers will be better prepared for their careers through a new master’s degree program launching at Michigan State University in 2020. The Master of Science in Athletic Training features comprehensive, hands-on curriculum that meets new, national accreditation requirements. The program replaces what was previously a bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training—and… Read More »

MSU offers new training for leaders in special education – News

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Michigan State University is part of a higher education consortium providing all-expenses-paid training for the next generation of leaders who will help students with complex special needs. “Participants in the special education doctoral program will develop leadership and expertise in intensive intervention for students with complex learning and behavioral difficulties,” said Assistant Professor Adrea Truckenmiller.… Read More »

How can you coach Gen Z athletes? – News

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Every generation of student-athletes brings changes that coaches must consider and adapt to in stride. Sport-specific factors, like new regulations, come into play, but so too do external and social dynamics such as communication skills and preferences. In one of the first studies of its kind regarding Generation Z athletes, Michigan State University scholars considered… Read More »

Research aims to improve job placement outcomes for Project SEARCH grads – News

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Individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) in Michigan generally have a higher rate of unemployment than their peers across other states. At Michigan State University, researchers have been developing learning experiences to change those statistics for young people. Now, they plan to learn if combining two job-related training programs can enhance employment readiness, thanks… Read More »

First report issued on Michigan Partnership Model of School Reform – News

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The first independent report on Michigan’s Partnership Model for school reform finds “modest but potentially positive results” after one year of implementation. The report, from Michigan State University’s Education Policy Innovation Collaborative, EPIC, provides an overview of the reform’s implementation across the state and an analysis of students’ academic performance. Overall researchers found that the… Read More »

$1.2M grant puts health in the hands of students, community – News

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What controls your health? It’s a complicated question, but middle schoolers in Michigan’s Flint/Genesee area are able to answer that question, and more, with the Health In Our Hands project. Now, they will be able to inspire even more change in their community. The project is continuing thanks to a five-year, $1.2 million grant from… Read More »

Beyond handwriting: Teaching young children to write – News

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Writing is a fundamental communication skill that, for many, is developed during the school years.  However, researchers at Michigan State University and Georgia State University believe writing skills should be fostered even earlier—during preschool. Dr. Hope Gerde, a professor in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies within the College of Social Science, in… Read More »

How does a recession affect public school students? – News

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If the predicted economic downturn comes to fruition, many public schools will find their already stressed budgets squeezed even more. And, as a result, many administrators will head to the bargaining table to negotiate budget cuts with teachers’ unions. So how do recession-induced cuts affect students? Negatively, according to new research from Michigan State University.… Read More »

Michigan tops states for authorizing fiscal power over school districts – News

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State takeovers of school districts facing financial trouble have been on the rise across the nation, but just a handful of states have laws threatening the majority of these interventions, according to new research from Michigan State University. The study, released Sept. 5 by the National Education Policy Center, is the first to evaluate and… Read More »

Education law scholar named associate dean for academic, student affairs – News

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Kristine L. Bowman, a leading scholar of education law, has been appointed associate dean for academic and student affairs in the College of Education at Michigan State University. Bowman stepped into the role, overseeing matters of curriculum, advising and accreditation for undergraduate and graduate students, on August 26, 2019 for a five-year term. Since 2007,… Read More »

Richmond leads $2 million grant on outdoor science teaching – News

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Learning science can be situated outside of the classroom—and research from Michigan State University will develop new methods to show teachers how. Professor Gail Richmond and collaborators received more than $2 million from the National Science Foundation in July to study ways in which the outdoors can be utilized for learning science, particularly in urban… Read More »

MSU offers new graduate programs in Multi-Tiered Systems of Support – News

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Two fully online programs at Michigan State University will help ensure K-12 students who may need additional support “don’t fall through the cracks.” When a student is part of a general education classroom, they may need more academic, emotional or behavior support than what is provided. The graduate certificate and master’s program in Multi-Tiered Systems… Read More »

Michigan researchers receive $5M grant to study impact of third grade reading law – News

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When Michigan’s long-anticipated Read by Grade Three law goes fully into effect next school year, researchers will be watching closely to evaluate how it goes, and recommend changes along the way. With a five-year, nearly $5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences, the Michigan Education Research Institute (MERI) will… Read More »

Gould named new MSU professorship of youth sport – News

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Michigan State University Professor Daniel Gould has been recognized as the inaugural Gwendolyn Norrell Professor in Youth Sport and Student-Athlete Well-Being. Gould, director of the Institute for the Study of Youth Sports, is a nationally recognized leader and scholar of sport psychology, coaching and student-athlete development. “Dan has a distinguished record of research, teaching, mentorship,… Read More »

Schneider edits handbook on sociology of education – News

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How can we improve educational access and opportunity for today’s students? A new volume edited by Barbara Schneider, renowned sociologist and education scholar at Michigan State University, concentrates on answering this question across a range of perspectives. The “Handbook of the Sociology of Education in the 21st Century” delves deeply into current issues and populations… Read More »

Notable MSU Leaders Establish Professorship Rooted in International Research, Teaching – New Educator

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Combined, the Schwilles have dedicated 70 years of their careers to the Michigan State University College of Education. They have been leaders, creators and visionaries.  They’re also philanthropists.  So when the Empower Extraordinary campaign began, the Schwilles knew exactly what to do: Give back.  The latest contribution—the Anderson-Schwille Endowed Professorship in Teacher Education & International… Read More »

Research: Are there connections between no-excuses charter practices & teacher turnover? – New Educator

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At first, Chris Torres was excited to teach in an urban charter school in New York. In contrast with his previous school, there was evidence of academic rigor, and an impressive amount of resources.  But, he soon noticed nearly half the teachers left every year.  He wondered: How can schools create sustainable, high-quality education for… Read More »

Research: The Future of Social Media & Education – New Educator

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Scholars from around the world gathered at MSU in October 2018 to discuss social media and education.  More than 100 participants took part in “#Cloud2Class: Exploring the Disruption and Reorganization of Educational Resources in the Age of Social Media,” which encouraged collaboration and communication—and showcased some of the ways MSU faculty and students are investigating… Read More »

Faculty Viewpoint: The Power, Promise & Difficulties of Civil Political Discourse Among Youth – New Educator

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Research examines how students discuss issues like immigration, internet privacy Professor Margaret Crocco, Professor Avner Segall, Associate Professor Anne-Lise Halvorsen & Associate Professor Rebecca Jacobsen Department of Teacher Education Educators deem developing students’ skills, knowledge and positive regard for civil political discourse through classroom discussions and deliberation essential to their civic efficacy and political participation.… Read More »

How collaboration can improve mental health treatment outcomes – News

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There needs to be a greater emphasis on collaboration across home, school and physician offices when administering medications to treat mental health problems in school-aged populations, says a new book co-edited by Michigan State University Professor John S. Carlson. “School Psychopharmacology: Translating Research into Practice” (Springer, 2019) explores the connections, or lack thereof, amongst doctors,… Read More »

"Partnering with Families" book authored by MSU faculty, students, alumni – News

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Faculty, alumni and academic staff collaborated on an expansive new publication that provides help for teachers in interacting with caregivers for students in their classroom. “Partnering with Families for Student Success” (Teachers College Press, 2019) was published in April, and can be used for future and current teachers as they navigate different family structures and… Read More »

Wawrzynski named Pillar of the Profession – News

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Associate Professor Matthew Wawrzynski was recognized for his distinguished career during the recent 2019 NASPA Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education conference. Wawrzynski received one of the highest honors for the association when he was named a Pillar of the Profession. The Pillars are notable figures in the field, recognized for their contributions as leaders,… Read More »

Making the Road by Walking It: Dorinda Carter Andrews named TE department chair – News

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Renowned Michigan State University scholar and Associate Dean Dorinda Carter Andrews will become the chairperson of the Department of Teacher Education on May 16, 2019. Carter Andrews will assume the leadership role from Professor Margaret Crocco, who is retiring after five years as chair. Carter Andrews is the first African American woman to lead the… Read More »

Chudgar earns nearly $1 million in funding for international research – News

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Amita Chudgar is exploring marginalized youth’s experiences in secondary education around the globe through a nearly $1 million grant as a recipient of the 2018 Lyle Spencer Research Award.  Presented through the Spencer Foundation, the award recognizes ambitious research aimed at improving education. Chudgar’s research fits the bill. The project, which will begin in fall… Read More »

Undergraduates present research, win awards – News

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Nine undergraduate students from the Michigan State University College of Education received first-place awards at the 2019 University Undergraduate Research and Arts Forum (UURAF). The annual event, held this year on April 5, is an opportunity for students across the university to showcase their research and creativity. More than 1,000 undergraduate students from all degree-granting… Read More »

Remembering Rwanda: MSU commemorates genocide, plans events for change – News

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Early April through mid-July 1994 marked a tragic event in history: The beginning of the Rwandan genocide against the Tutsi, which saw losses of more than a million lives, mostly minority Tutsi killed by the majority Hutu populations. Today, 25 years later, although the recovery of Rwanda has been impressive, the scars are prevalent across… Read More »

More Michigan students taking, passing advanced math – News

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Michigan high school students are going above and beyond the required math curriculum, likely an effect of the state’s graduation requirements, finds new research from Michigan State University. The Michigan Merit Curriculum, which went into effect with the class of 2011 and requires students to take four years of math, at least up to algebra… Read More »

Krajcik elected to National Academy of Education – News

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Michigan State University Professor Joseph Krajcik has been elected to the National Academy of Education, an honor reserved for the nation’s most outstanding scholars in education. Krajcik, Lappan-Phillips Professor of Science Education and director of the CREATE for STEM Institute at Michigan State University, was among 16 new members announced in 2019. Krajcik came to… Read More »

MSU at AERA 2019: At a Glance – News

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The annual American Educational Research Association (AERA) conference recognizes research and scholars for their exemplary work—and Michigan State University researchers are again among the honorees. Career nominations Patricia Edwards was recognized for her notable career. She is the recipient of the 2019 Scholars of Color Distinguished Career Contribution Award, given by the Committee on Scholars… Read More »

Book explores external funding for school board elections – News

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How does “outside money” influence who is elected to local school boards? Two Michigan State University faculty are co-authors on a new book exploring this question. The authors found that, though literature on school boards has been sparse since the 1970s, funding is on the rise from wealthy donors with no personal or geographic attachment… Read More »

Building Trust Within Your Team – Sport Coaching & Leadership Blog

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During this time of year, many teams are just starting their spring season. To make sure the team starts off in the best direction, it is essential that the coach develops a high level with the players and amongst team members. By Jenny Nalepa The Importance of Trust One factor that contributes to team success… Read More »

MSU, state partner to study competency-based education – News

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Michigan State University researchers will help the state develop a new student-centered approach to learning with nearly $1.5 million in private grant funding from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. Seven Michigan school districts are piloting competency-based education, or CBE, programs, which give students individualized support and opportunities to advance based on their own levels… Read More »

Broader definitions needed for Hispanic Serving Institutions – News

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How do we know if a college or university is a Hispanic-Serving Institution, or HSI? It’s hard to tell, says new research from Michigan State University’s Patricia Marin—unless we ask different questions. Though the HSI designation is officially based on enrollment, the extent to which institutions actually serve Latino/a (or Latinx) students is a measure… Read More »

MSU, MDE collaboration aims to celebrate MI teachers, build capacity – News

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Michigan State University’s Office of K-12 Outreach has teamed up with the Michigan Department of Education to shine a spotlight on the excellent work being done by educators across the state, as well as to provide learning opportunities to positively impact teachers’ professional growth. “Our collaboration with Michigan State University is helping support our teaching… Read More »

60 years of international tests: What can we learn? – News

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A new book from Michigan State University’s William Schmidt recounts the history of international efforts to understand the role of schooling, in particular the curriculum, and its relationship to student achievement. It also gives the world insights to make test results more powerful for the future. “Schooling Across the Globe: What We Have Learned from… Read More »

Venzant Chambers recognized for community outreach – News

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Associate Professor Terah Venzant Chambers is being recognized this week as part of the Inspirational Women of the Year Awards through the MSU Center for Gender in Global Context. Venzant Chambers is being recognized alongside three others during the fifth annual honors, which celebrate how women-identified members of MSU impact the community on- and off-campus,… Read More »

New book explores overcoming obstacles to teacher licensure exams – News

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Aimed at preservice teachers, the latest book by Associate Professor Emery Petchauer, titled “Navigating Teacher Licensure Exams,” explores the different obstacles presented with teacher licensure exams and how to overcome them. These high-stakes exams are what aspiring educators must pass in order to become licensed teachers. The book tackles the issues embedded in the teacher… Read More »

Michigan schools face nation’s worst decline in state education funding – News

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Funding for Michigan’s public schools has fallen more sharply than any other state over the past quarter century, new research from Michigan State University finds. Educators have been forced to meet rising academic standards with inadequate finances, the study authors argue. However, their research shows Michigan could give schools the dollars they need if policymakers… Read More »

Coaching the Parents: 5 Strategies for Creating a Positive Coach-Parent Relationship – Sport Coaching & Leadership Blog

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Written by Dr. Jennifer Nalepa Today’s Generation of Sport Parents Today’s generation of parents are different from sport parents in the past. Now, it is more common for parents to have a large role in their child’s sport than in past generations. Today, parents are often referred to as being over-involved and over-protective, having high… Read More »

College ranks in nation's top-5 for online education programs – News

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Michigan State University is ranked fifth in the nation for best online master’s programs in education. The college is the best-ranked among Michigan schools and is tied for the top ranking in the Big Ten, according to the annual rankings from U.S. News & World Report. “At MSU, we are dedicated to creating and teaching… Read More »

MSU education researchers named as top national influencers – News

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Researchers at universities make a great impact on education practice and policy through their work. And again this year, several Michigan State University scholars made the national list of scholars considered to have the highest influence. Rick Hess’s 2019 Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings, published in his Education Week blog, named six MSU faculty members among… Read More »

Austin receives Research Achievement Award – News

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Ann E. Austin, associate dean for research in the Michigan State University College of Education, was recently recognized for her significant contributions to higher education research. She was the 2018 honoree of the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE) Research Achievement Award, given to a scholar whose research has helped move the field… Read More »

Tratt recognized for work with student-athletes – News

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Amy Tratt, assistant director for student affairs in the Michigan State University College of Education, was recognized for her work with student-athletes at the annual Football Awards banquet. She received the 2018 George Stephen Scofes Academic Spartan of the Year Award, which honors faculty and staff who stand out in their efforts to help student-athletes… Read More »

Youth sports institute celebrates 40 years at MSU with major research conference – News

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Leading researchers from around the world will gather at Michigan State University this week to tackle the top issues facing youth in sports, including safety, sexual abuse, best coaching and parenting practices, and mental health. The three-day conference is being organized by the MSU Institute for the Study of Youth Sports in honor of its… Read More »

MSU joins research partnership to improve Michigan schools – News

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Michigan State University is part of a new research partnership designed to improve K-12 public schools statewide. Announced today, the Michigan Education Research Institute (MERI) is a collaboration between MSU, University of Michigan, the Michigan Department of Education and the Center for Educational Performance and Information, the state agency responsible for reporting education data. The… Read More »

MSU shares in project to diversify STEM faculty nationwide – News

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Colleges and universities across the nation are striving to attract a more diverse and inclusive faculty, especially in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. Michigan State University researcher Leslie Gonzales is helping to address that challenge as one part of a new national research alliance funded by a five-year, $10 million grant from… Read More »

Book to explore creating equitable school environments – News

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How can high school teachers make their classrooms more equitable and culturally relevant spaces? A forthcoming publication co-authored by Assistant Professor Joanne Marciano provides strategies (and real life examples) to support educators in establishing these spaces. “Classroom Cultures: Equitable Schooling for Racially Diverse Youth” (Teachers College Press, November 2018) has a practitioner focus but is grounded… Read More »

Above average: MA-ABA program graduates first cohort – News

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The first cohort of graduates from the M.A. in Applied Behavior Analysis (MA-ABA) program at Michigan State University are rising above national averages and making an impact in the field. “We’re training a new generation of active science-practitioners,” said Assistant Professor Matthew Brodhead of the seven scholars who graduated in spring 2018. With extensive experience… Read More »

Modifying Youth Sports: What Does the Research Tell Us? – Sport Coaching & Leadership Blog

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Written by Jennifer Nalepa As coaches, we try to help our athletes develop new skills and feel success in sport while still making sure each player is having fun. So how can we make it easier for athletes to learn new skills and feel success? Modify the equipment and rules of the sport to match… Read More »

MSU research helps diabetic racecar drivers go four-seconds faster – News

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Two new publications from Michigan State University’s David Ferguson highlight the world of motorsports—and give critical competitive-edge insights for athletes, especially those with diabetes. “With racing, driver heart rates are at 170 beats per minute for 2 to 4 hours. They burn 2,000 calories. Their core temperature can increase to 103 degrees Fahrenheit depending on… Read More »

$1M gift establishes endowed professorship in teacher education – News

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Long before Dr. Cathy Oberg Blight became one of Flint’s leading pathologists, helping Hurley Medical Center diagnose and care for thousands of patients, she was a child who visited the classroom where her father taught agriculture. She was growing up immersed in education, and she fondly recalls the moment her mother, the school librarian, called… Read More »

Music education student youngest to earn top award from USRowing – News

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Nicole Marek is an educator who completed her classroom studies and will soon begin her semester of student teaching. A leader in the classroom and as captain of the MSU Women’s Rowing team, Marek was nominated for USRowing’s Bayer Award by her teammates which came as no surprise to the faculty who have witnessed her… Read More »

Continued excellence: Student group to be honored – News

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For the second year in a row, Michigan State University will receive the NCTE Student Affiliate Excellence Award in recognition of meeting high standards of performance. MSU’s student group for the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) will be one of three student affiliates from across the nation to be honored with this award.… Read More »

Serrato named one of Michigan's Top 50 Latinas – News

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Maria Serrato, program assistant for the Master’s in Educational Technology (MAET) program at Michigan State University, has been named one of the Top 50 Latinas in the state for 2018 by the Hispanic/Latino Commission of Michigan. Serrato is part of the inaugural cohort receiving the honor, celebrating women who have made a difference as leaders in… Read More »

How long does it take Detroit students to get to school? – News

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Research led by Michigan State University helps reveal why getting to school can be particularly difficult for students in Detroit. As one of the nation’s largest markets for school choice, less than a quarter of the city’s students attend the school nearest to their home, according to the study. Further, one out of every five… Read More »

How to Help Athletes Deal Winning and Losing – Sport Coaching & Leadership Blog

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Sport involves a considerable amount of competition which provides challenges and opportunities for players to grow both as an athlete and an individual. However, when too much focus is put on the outcome of competition, an athlete’s skills and abilities may suffer resulting in poor performances. When winning becomes the most important aspect of playing… Read More »

Alumnus inducted into National Academy of Kinesiology – News

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Three-time Michigan State University graduate Anthony Kontos was one of 13 members inducted into the prestigious National Academy of Kinesiology this fall. The designation is a celebration of distinguished scholarship and leadership in the field, and is notable, with the NAK limiting membership to 165 active fellows, including several current and former MSU faculty and… Read More »

Study to examine learning, and relearning, to move – News

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“Think of a golfer trying to fix a bad swing,” Assistant Professor Rajiv Ranganathan explained. The golfer already knows how to swing, how to connect with the ball—but if they want to adjust their technique, they would need to “relearn” to modify their stroke. Ranganathan, a scholar in the Michigan State University Department of Kinesiology,… Read More »

MSU offers graduate certificate for teachers in K-12 computer science – News

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An online graduate certificate for K-12 teachers looking to expand their knowledge in computer science education is being offered for the first time in Fall 2018. The 9-credit K-12 Computer Science Education certificate is aimed at elementary and secondary teachers of all disciplines, and can serve as a pathway and credit toward the acclaimed fully… Read More »

Five Strategies for Coaching the High School Athlete – Sport Coaching & Leadership Blog

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Millions of teenagers participate in sport each year in the United States. Last year, the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) reported that almost 8 million high school students participated in a sport at their school. This is good news as sport participation has the potential to benefit youth both psychologically and physically.… Read More »

Strunk gives insights on teacher shortage in Getting Down to Facts II report – News

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What’s causing teacher shortages in California? Michigan State University researcher Katharine O. Strunk helps answer that question as part of a sweeping report on public education in the state. Getting Down to Facts II, released on Sept. 17, is intended to help policymakers make more informed decisions across a range of issues affecting California’s 6.2… Read More »

About Us – Observational Research Lab

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Location Erickson Hall Room 452 Contact Information General Inquiries Meetings are available by appointment orlab@msu.edu Ian Clemente – Graduate Assistant cleme185@msu.edu 3rd Year Doctoral Student Educational Psychology / Educational Technology Research Interests: Education Reform, Holistic/Adaptive Learning, Socio-Emotional/Moral Development John Bell – Director johnbell@msu.edu

Can walking ease the sting of social exclusion? – News

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Award-winning research from the Michigan State University Department of Kinesiology says yes. Alumnus Anthony G. Delli Paoli and MSU researchers Alan L. Smith and Matthew B. Pontifex received the 2017 Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology Excellence in Research Award for their study that examined how and if walking could ease the sting of social exclusion.… Read More »

Engineering success: Kinesiology graduate student earns NSF Fellowship – News

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Aimee Tomlinson is known for finding, and solving, problems in an award-winning way. Tomlinson, who is studying Kinesiology at Michigan State University, was selected to join the 2018 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program in June. The national recognition was given to 2,000 scholars across the country; Tomlinson was one of nine at MSU.… Read More »

Cantwell co-edits book on international politics in higher education – News

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Michigan State University scholar Brendan Cantwell is co-editor, and a contributing author, to a new publication that aims to underline the importance of understanding higher education politics, and its growing role in society. The “Handbook on the Politics of Higher Education” (Edward Elgar Publishing, 2018) is a global effort, with chapters from international scholars on… Read More »

MSU Education Policy Innovation Collaborative wins share of $10 million grant to launch national school choice research center – News

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Michigan State University is part of a new national research center on school choice policy. The National Center for Research on Education Access and Choice, or REACH, funded by a $10 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences, will produce cutting-edge research on charter schools, school vouchers and other choice… Read More »

Improving math teaching through discourse: PD materials available – News

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Math teachers in middle and high schools across the nation could improve communication in their classroom—and therefore student learning—through new materials developed by Michigan State University researchers. These tools for transforming discourse, which also have been used in teacher preparation courses, were created and tested in partnership with about 150 secondary teachers over five years.… Read More »

School Psychology program extends national accreditation – News

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The doctoral program in School Psychology at Michigan State University has earned national accreditation from the American Psychological Association (APA) through 2027. This recognition was formalized in April 2018 through the APA’s Commission on Accreditation, certifying the program has a faculty group, curriculum, ongoing process monitoring and student outcome data that fully and clearly meet… Read More »

Certo receives HARP grant to research Italian immigrant experience – News

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Migration, family, frugality, superstition, religion and food. These are just a few of the topics that will be covered in an upcoming full-length poetry collection by Associate Professor Janine Certo, intertwining personal and historical narratives. The project will be funded by a Humanities and Arts Research Program (HARP) Development grant, an MSU program for faculty conducting… Read More »

Global connections: Richmond named Fulbright Specialist – News

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Professor Gail Richmond is taking her expertise and research to Israel in summer 2018 as part of her new designation as a Fulbright Specialist. Richmond traveled overseas in May to connect with, collaborate with and learn from educational and community leaders. She is primarily based at Technion — Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa, where she… Read More »

Kinesiology grad earns prestigious, national award – News

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Christopher Hill, a 2018 alumnus of Michigan State University, was recently recognized with the prestigious American Kinesiology Association (AKA) National Doctoral Scholar Award. The annual AKA Scholar Awards recognize doctoral scholars at the national level for their accomplishments; Hill was recognized as the top student scholar with the most distinguished academic and leadership record among… Read More »

Fostering research: Wallace receives MSU administrator award – News

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Marcy Wallace has been recognized by Michigan State University for her outstanding efforts to advance the university’s research mission. The Unit Research Administrator Spotlight Award celebrates individuals for both their contributions and quality of their work. Wallace, director of the Institute for Research on Teaching and Learning (IRTL) in the College of Education, has nearly… Read More »

High School Honors Science, Math and Engineering Program – High School Honors Science, Math and Engineering Program

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Application information Join us for the sixty-third annual High School Honors Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Program at Michigan State University (HSHSP). HSHSP gives students the opportunity to engage in intensive research work over a seven-week period and to interact with peers who come from diverse backgrounds but who share a love of science, engineering and/or… Read More »

2024 Program Information – High School Honors Science, Math and Engineering Program

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ATTENTION all perspective HSHSP 2024 applicants! The 2024 HSHSP program application is now online. Please see the link below to apply for the program. All materials except the recommendations will be submitted in your application. Application link 63rd Annual Program June 16 – August 3, 2024 There is no better way to strengthen interest in… Read More »

Join Our Lab – Department of Kinesiology

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Earn valuable experience and learn about early childhood development. The PLAY’d Lab is always seeking eager Michigan State University undergraduate and graduate students to assist in the lab in a variety of ways. MSU Kinesiology Graduate Students Prospective graduate students are encouraged to contact Dr. Hauck directly for program details and advising information. MSU Kinesiology Undergraduate Students… Read More »

Ph.D. Degree Concentration in Cognitive and Motor Neuroscience – Department of Kinesiology

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The doctoral degree concentration in Cognitive and Motor Neuroscience is designed to prepare students who are competent theoretical or applied researchers, university teachers, and leaders in outreach to educational units, government agencies, and professional associations.  Motor development is viewed as a life-long process, with change occurring throughout the lifespan.  The faculty seek to develop scholars… Read More »

Requirements – Department of Kinesiology

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The doctoral degree program requires a minimum of 60 semester credits (including 24 dissertation credits but no more than 30 credits) which satisfy the following requirements, described here and in the MSU Academic Programs Catalog. Courses completed at the master’s degree level may be accepted by the student’s guidance committee in partial fulfillment of departmental requirements, but they… Read More »

Ph.D. Concentration in Exercise Physiology – Department of Kinesiology

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The doctoral concentration in exercise physiology is designed to prepare students for careers in teaching, research, and/or clinical settings. Students who pursue the concentration in exercise physiology have opportunities to participate in research exploring the relationship between exercise and the various physiological systems, and the interaction of exercise with such factors as diet and disease… Read More »

Ph.D. Concentration in Psychosocial Aspects of Sport and Physical Activity – Department of Kinesiology

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The primary purpose of the doctoral concentration in psychosocial aspects of sport and physical activity is to develop scholars who are competent in teaching, conducting research, and serving in leadership roles in physical education, sport, fitness, and educational organizations. Students at the doctoral level typically specialize in sport psychology or sport sociology. Sport psychology examines… Read More »

Leadership – Office of K-12 Outreach

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Bryan Beverly, Ph.DDirector, K-12 Outreach230 Erickson Hall(517)353-8950beverlyb@msu.edu Bryan Beverly (Ph.D., Michigan State University) is a lifelong Michigan resident, and takes pride in the quality of education he received in public schools and is passionate about providing similar impactful experiences with students in today’s urban schools. He holds a Ph.D. in Educational Policy from Michigan State… Read More »

Contact Us – Office of K-12 Outreach

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Office of K-12 Outreach Erickson Hall620 Farm Lane, Room 230East Lansing, MI 48824Phone: (517) 353-8950Fax: (517) 432-6202Email: k12out@msu.edu Directory Administration Bryan Beverly, Ph.D. Director Marcia Docks Coordinator – Special Projects Megan Papoi, CMP Director of Finance and Fiscal Officer Colleen Owens Student Finance Assistant Dan Schultz Senior Policy and Program Advisor Amy Tadsen Executive Secretary… Read More »

Speaker Series – Office of International Studies in Education

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Office of International Studies in Education is proud to present our monthly speaker series that brings in various experts from USA and abroad to Michigan State University. Mark your calendar!! OISE Spring 2014Featured Speaker:March 17, 2014: 1st Session at 9.30 am. – 11 am.2nd Session at 1 pm. – 2.30 pm. This Spring 2014 Featured Speakers Series… Read More »

Contact – Teacher Preparation Program

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Advising Undergraduate Advising – 517-353-9680 Certification Certification Specialist – 517-353-9680 Program Secretaries For: questions about the programs, course information/overrides, locating internship year information and teacher educators supporting interns: Pre-Internship Coordinators For juniors and seniors looking for information about course practica and junior/senior field experience placements: Internship Program Coordinators For intern field experience placements, and internship coursework: Regional… Read More »

Key Offices & Programs – Outreach

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Office of K-12 Outreach As part of Michigan State University’s land-grant mission, the Office of K-12 Outreach in the College of Education has a long-standing commitment to outreach and service. Directed by Bryan Beverly, the office focuses on empowering educators, administrators and policymakers through leadership development, educational coaching on-site in schools and data services and… Read More »

Get Involved – Alumni

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The College of Education Alumni Association Board invites you to use your college as a continued source of support in your professional life. As one of the nation’s premier schools of education, our college is on the leading edge in developing innovative ideas in teaching and learning, physical activity and educational research, use of technology,… Read More »

Tenure Faculty - CEPSE - Special Education - Autism Spectrum Disorders - Assistant Professor – Resources

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Autism Spectrum Disorders The College of Education at Michigan State University announces a tenure system position at the Assistant Professor level for a candidate of exceptional promise with expertise in the area of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and Applied Behavior Analysis. The position will be in the Special Education Program within the Department of Counseling, Educational… Read More »

Tenure Faculty - K-12 Education Administration – Resources

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The Department of Educational Administration at Michigan State University invites candidates of exceptional scholarly and professional achievement to apply for two open-rank tenure-system positions in the Department of Educational Administration. For one of these positions preference will be given to those who qualify as advanced assistant, associate or full professors. Appointments begin August 16, 2016. The… Read More »

Graduate Specializations and Certificates – Academics

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Graduate certificates in the Michigan State University College of Education are non-degree-granting programs that provide students with a focused curriculum or set of courses to expand knowledge and understanding about a key topic. Graduate Specializations See all MSU Graduate Specializations For a full listing of all Graduate Specializations offered by Michigan State University, visit MSU… Read More »

Learn, Explore, Create, Share: MAET course recognized as best online at MSU – News

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When issues in the classroom can seem overwhelming to teachers and leaders in education, the Michigan State University College of Education has an answer. Take a master’s-level course: Applying Educational Technology to Practice (CEP 812), which was recently recognized as the Best Fully Online Course at MSU in the annual AT&T Faculty and Staff Award Competition in… Read More »

Being an entrepreneur means to educate the future – New Educator

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Graduate merges passions for teaching, farming into personal mission By Nicole Geary Bethany Kogut didn’t follow the usual path for an elementary education major at Michigan State University. Along with going into schools and classrooms, her journey took her into greenhouses, farms—and the life of a successful entrepreneur. She is the co-founder and CEO of… Read More »

Undergraduates receive first-place honors at annual research forum – News

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Six undergraduate students from the Michigan State University College of Education received first-place awards in the education and kinesiology categories at the 2018 University Undergraduate Research and Arts Forum (UURAF). The annual event, held this year on April 13, is an opportunity for students across the university to showcase their research and creativity. The 20th… Read More »

Cárdenas Curiel earns Outstanding Dissertation award – News

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Lucía Cárdenas Curiel was recognized as the first place winner for an Outstanding Dissertation by the National Association for Bilingual Education (NABE). Cárdenas Curiel, new to the Michigan State University College of Education faculty in fall 2017, was celebrated for her May 2017 dissertation: “Texturing with Multimodal Texts Across Content Areas: A Translanguaging Multiliteracies Approach to… Read More »

Recognizing scholarship, leadership and careers at AERA 2018 – News

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Scholars from Michigan State University are receiving multiple honors for their careers and research at the annual American Educational Research Association (AERA) conference from April 13-17. Two Department of Teacher Education faculty members will be recognized by Division K (Teaching & Teacher Education). Associate Professor Emery Petchauer will be a co-recipient of two awards. The… Read More »

Advancing sexual, gender equity: Renn receives national honors – News

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It was the 1990s when Kristen Renn started studying gay and lesbian issues in higher education. From that time as a young scholar, she “grew up with the field,” and has helped make it more inclusive, theoretical and methodologically diverse. As the definitions of gender and sexual identities evolved, so too have her efforts to… Read More »

Spartan Connector: Improving the Future for Flint's Children – New Educator

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Long-time educator helps build a brighter future for Flint’s youngest children behind the scenes By Nathan Burroughs When Mary Barkley started working on a strategy to give new parents in Flint a newborn literacy bundle, she discovered something surprising: three different groups were working on providing newborn services, but they weren’t talking to each other.… Read More »

Cover Stories: An Obstacle in Her Path – New Educator

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Why Jessica isn’t majoring in elementary education–and what state policy makers need to know By Nicole Geary What does it take to be a great teacher? Passion? Hard work? Standardized test scores? When Jessica Gonzalez, an Honors College student, applied to the Teacher Preparation Program at Michigan State University early her sophomore year, she took… Read More »

Faculty Viewpoint: The Power of Peer Educators – New Educator

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How can peer educators help address mental health on campuses? By Matthew Wawrzynski Associate Professor Department of Educational Administration mwawrzyn@msu.edu Of the almost 20 million students enrolled in colleges and universities across the United States, many are engaged in cocurricular experiences and serve in leadership roles. Some of these student leaders, often referred to as… Read More »

New Faculty Members, 2017-2018 – New Educator

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The Department of Teacher Education welcomed two new faculty members for the 2017-18 academic year. In their own words, they share the impact that they hope to make at Michigan State University. Lucía Cárdenas Curiel, Assistant Professor Ph.D., University of Texas, Austin Area of impact: Enhancing linguistically diverse students’ learning experiences “My research highlights new types of intellectual… Read More »

I March, I Stand: Growing community exhibit supports survivors – News

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Update, Aug. 2, 2018: The “I March, I Stand” exhibits are becoming part of Michigan State University’s history at the MSU Museum. Along with other items being memorialized, such as teal ribbons that were tied around trees across campus, elements of the exhibits will be archived, displayed and remembered to honor survivors of sexual abuse… Read More »

MSU curriculum earns highest rating for science standards alignment – News

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Update: Another curriculum unit created by MSU researchers, from the Multiple Literacies in Project Based Learning project, earned the NGSS Design Badge. The third-grade unit is called “Why Do I See So Many Squirrels, But I Can’t Find Any Stegosauruses?” The Achieve organization announced that Interactions, the ninth grade physical science curriculum developed through the… Read More »

Practical Ethics: Book improves daily practices for BCBAs – News

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Update 7/25/18: This book is now available for purchase! Read below for more details on how this new publication helps new and experienced Board Certified Behavior Analysts ® in their daily work. A forthcoming publication by a Michigan State University scholar will bridge the gap between questions of ethics and day-to-day practices for professionals working with… Read More »

MSU scholars to be recognized for research, leadership – News

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Several Michigan State University scholars are set to be honored by the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) for their research and expertise. The honorees include faculty and alumni from the College of Education, who will be officially recognized during the CIES annual conference in Mexico City in March 2018. Leading in research—and on the Board… Read More »

Treadmills and tummy time: Research helps boost baby motor skills – News

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In the Department of Kinesiology, babies are learning how to walk. This is thanks to ongoing research from Assistant Professor Janet Hauck‘s Physical Activity in Youth with Disabilities (PLAY’d) Lab. Hauck is studying infants with and without disabilities and their motor skills, such as learning to walk, to examine how these skills affect infants’ growth… Read More »

First sport coaching & leadership grad helps create after school skating program – News

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Teressa Vellrath is many things: a former figure skater and ice dancer, a motivated coach and leader—and the first graduate of the Master’s in Sport Coaching and Leadership program at Michigan State University. The fully online program was established in May 2016, and Vellrath graduated in August 2017. As part of her capstone project to complete her… Read More »

MSU scholars named top education influencers – News

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Michigan State University is home to several of the nation’s scholars known for their influence in educational policy and practice. This is according to the annual Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings, by Rick Hess in his Education Week blog. The rankings are selected by a committee of scholars, and are calculated on a number of scores including… Read More »

"Blank canvas:" Classroom tech product introduced to K-12 for the first time – News

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A collaboration led by a Michigan State University researcher is bringing an innovative touchscreen technology into K-12 classrooms for the first time. Professor Douglas Hartman is helping to introduce a teaching and learning tool that blends smartboards, tablets and laptops with 21st century learning. The large digital touchscreen—called a workspace, and created by Prysm, Inc., an international technology company—has… Read More »

MSU researchers help lead statewide literacy project – News

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Michigan State University researchers are providing leadership in a new statewide effort to improve literacy. Tanya Wright helped write the preschool and K-3 Literacy Essentials outlining evidence-based teaching practices that should happen for “every child, in every classroom, every day” to increase proficiency in reading and writing. She and fellow MSU College of Education scholar Laura… Read More »

Venzant Chambers appointed to national, local leadership roles – News

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Michigan State University scholar Terah Venzant Chambers is poised to enact educational change on a national and local level after appointments to two leadership positions. In a national capacity, she was appointed president-elect for the University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA) in November. Venzant Chambers will oversee the planning and development for the organization’s annual leadership… Read More »

International collaboration connects Argentinian, local educators – News

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Michigan State University welcomed 25 educators and administrators from Argentina as part of an international professional development collaboration in October. The College of Education was one of six institutions across the U.S. awarded funding for the Argentina Educators Training Program (AETP), which welcomed a cohort to engage in a series of seminars, mentoring and civic… Read More »

MSU scholar lands $2.7M to improve undergraduate STEM education – News

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As more universities attempt to transform how they teach science and math, a Michigan State University researcher is focusing on broader changes across networks of campuses to improve student learning. Ann Austin has received three grants totaling $2.7 million from the National Science Foundation to study how reforms to institutional policies and practices, along with… Read More »

Examining the differences between male, female race car drivers – News

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Ongoing research from the Michigan State University Department of Kinesiology aims to determine the differences in physiological stressors in female and male race car drivers. The research is the latest from Assistant Professor David Ferguson. Racing is among Ferguson’s research specialties; another study on advancing athletic excellence and diabetes research in race car drivers was… Read More »

Can tablets help kindergartners learn math? – News

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UPDATE 2/4/19: WKAR TV received a national award for the Playtime Pad Research Project. The project was honored in the “Community Engagement Based on a Local Initiative” category of awards from the National Educational Telecommunications Association (NETA). UPDATE 11/13/18: In year two of the Playtime Pad Research Project, 1,200 Lansing kindergartners have received a PBS… Read More »

MSU scholars aim to improve computer science in Michigan – News

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A team of scholars from the Michigan State University College of Education will develop new methods to enhance computer science education in schools. The collaboration, called CT4EDU, is funded by a nearly $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation. The CT4EDU team will work directly with a Michigan school district to implement curriculum changes, focusing… Read More »

$1.3M NSF grant to advance college & workforce readiness – News

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Michigan State University has received a nearly $1.3 million grant from the National Science Foundation to help more low-income and minority high school students enroll in college. Led by MSU’s John A. Hannah University Distinguished Professor Barbara Schneider, the grant will allow the College Ambition Program (CAP) to expand on and improve how students are… Read More »

Juzwik honored for influential career – News

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Michigan State University Professor Mary Juzwik was recently honored with the 2017 Charles Carpenter Fries Award from the Michigan Council of Teachers of English (MCTE). Juzwik, a faculty member in the College of Education whose research focuses on English education, was honored for her career, leadership and research in the field of English teaching. “The… Read More »

MSU launches new effort to support informed education policy – News

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Michigan State University has launched a new effort to improve K-12 education for students in the state and nation by delivering objective, timely research findings directly to decision makers. The Education Policy Innovation Collaborative, or EPIC, is focused on building partnerships between researchers and state and school district leaders. EPIC researchers use pioneering data analysis… Read More »

MSU team wins national award for helping Flint teachers address lead poisoning – News

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As a school administrator in Genesee County, Melody Strang had started to feel the effects of the Flint water crisis—concern for students close to her district, anger, the urge to help. She was standing in the hallway of Erickson Hall sometime in winter 2016 when she suggested to one of her classmates in the Doctor… Read More »

Rehabilitation counseling programs receive national accreditation – News

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Michigan State University earned a prestigious new accreditation for its master’s and doctoral programs in rehabilitation counseling in July 2017. The Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) gave the designation following an expedited application process that included a self study and an onsite visit. “We did really well—extremely well,” said University Distinguished… Read More »

MSU ranks among best globally for education – News

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Michigan State University’s education programs have been ranked among the best in the world. Times Higher Education today ranked MSU #10 in its first-ever ranking of global institutions that offer education as a subject. “The MSU College of Education is a world leader in research to improve the education and well-being of teachers and learners… Read More »

Award to honor career dedicated to mentoring others – News

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Professor Emeritus Roger Baldwin will be honored with the 2017 Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE) Mentoring Award in November at the organization’s annual conference. The award celebrates those who have made significant and noteworthy contributions in mentoring developing scholars within ASHE and higher education. Baldwin is only the ninth recipient since the… Read More »

When Pre-K Comes to School: New book from MSU researcher – News

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Partnerships between school districts and early childhood sites are growing as a way to provide publicly funded pre-kindergarden in many states. But the model is more complicated than we might think, argues Michigan State University researcher Bethany Wilinski. Wilinski studied how some of these partnerships are playing out in Wisconsin through the eyes of three… Read More »

Student education organization awarded for excellence – News

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Michigan State University has been named one of three recipients of the 2017 National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Student Affiliate Excellence Award. Founded in 2012, the award honors NCTE student affiliates that meet high standards of performance. This is the first time the MSU student affiliate has won this award. “The award is… Read More »

Research leader: Dean Floden elected to distinctive national roles – News

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Robert Floden, dean of the Michigan State University College of Education, has been elected secretary-treasurer of the National Academy of Education (NAEd). His four-year term in the position begins in November 2017, making him one of 10 board members governing the organization. The NAEd mission is to advance research that improves education policy and practice.… Read More »

Recognizing impactful work: Abbott receives MSU award – News

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Longtime College of Education staff member Theresa “Tracy” Abbott was lauded for her impact with Michigan State University’s Clerical-Technical Recognition Award. Established in 2001, the award celebrates employees who assist students, faculty and staff at the university. Abbott has been the leader of the Erickson Print & Copy Center in the College of Education for… Read More »

Adapted sports: MSU adds wheelchair rugby to award-winning club – News

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The Adaptive Sports and Recreation Club at Michigan State University recently received new equipment thanks to a grant from the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation. Leaders used the $12,000 award to purchase four rugby wheelchairs. With these highly specialized chairs, the club was able to start offering rugby and even begin a competitive travel team for the… Read More »

What does bullying look like for students with autism, intellectual disability? – News

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What comes first for middle schoolers with autism: behaviors that could entice bullying, or the bullying itself? This is one of the many questions Assistant Professor Marisa Fisher is hoping to answer with a new federal grant from the Institute of Education Sciences (IES). Fisher received the award from the Early Career Development and Mentoring… Read More »

Exploring sport and human movement in Africa with new lecture series – News

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“I wanted to be able to give back,” said University Distinguished Professor Deborah Feltz prior to retiring from Michigan State University this spring after 37 years of service. “I wanted to help—to be a catalyst for good, collaborative research partnerships that I thought people doing research in any aspect of kinesiology could benefit from.” That… Read More »

MSU Kinesiology research helps IndyCar driver outpace diabetes – News

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New Michigan State University research is the first to help a professional race car driver with diabetes improve his performance during competition, helping him capture two top-5 finishes at the Indianapolis 500. The study focused on 31-year-old race car driver Charlie Kimball, but the implications could extend well beyond racing and help other elite-level athletes… Read More »

Partnership with Chile: How TRUST can transform math teaching – News

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Two mathematics education scholars from Michigan State University, Higinio Dominguez and Sandra Crespo, are collaborating with Chile’s Universidad Católica Silva Henríques on the project, Teaching Relations: Uniting Students and Teachers (TRUST). TRUST, or confianza, reflects a quality that a participating teacher from Chile identified as one that is rapidly disappearing from classrooms and yet key… Read More »

Parks uses play to help young children learn math – News

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“When I went in to do my work working with math in pre-K classrooms, I saw that engagement with physical materials helps kids engage with mathematical concepts,” says Amy Parks, associate professor in the Michigan State University College of Education. Parks has been working with young children and educators to introduce fun in learning math,… Read More »

Undergraduates honored for outstanding research – News

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Eight undergraduate students from the Michigan State University College of Education received first-place awards at the 2017 University Undergraduate Research and Arts Forum (UURAF). The annual event, held this year on April 7, is an opportunity for students across the university to showcase their research and creativity. Students presented work in a variety of categories—from engineering to… Read More »

Schneider receives honorary degree in Finland – News

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Michigan State University’s Barbara Schneider, a John A. Hannah University Distinguished Professor, will receive an honorary doctorate from the University of Helsinki this spring. She is the only education scholar among more than 20 individuals from around the world being conferred with the honors this year by Finland’s oldest and largest higher education institution. Fellow… Read More »

Faculty publish books on science teaching – News

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Three faculty members in the Michigan State University College of Education have recently published books on science teaching and learning. Each book examines new and innovative concepts, such as helping students understand core ideas across disciplines, encouraging them to engage in science practices and rethinking the roles of students and teachers. Joe Krajcik, Lappan-Phillips Professor of… Read More »

MSU receives $1M grant to build work-related skills for youth with autism – News

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Michigan State University has received a $1.4 million grant to expand a work-related social skills training program for youth and young adults with autism spectrum disorder. While efforts are growing to help youth with autism improve social skills, few programs focus specifically on teaching the skills needed to get and keep jobs. A pilot program… Read More »

Course integrates technology to reach all students – News

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A technology-based, student-focused course in the College of Education has received an Honorable Mention in Michigan State University’s annual Award Competition in Instructional Technology, sponsored by AT&T. CEP 956: Mind, Media and Learning, taught by Associate Professor Christine Greenhow, is a graduate course in the Educational Psychology and Educational Technology (EPET) doctoral program. Its attention to… Read More »

HALE grad wins national award for trans* academics study – News

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Erich N. Pitcher broke new ground by completing the first systematic study of trans* academics while a doctoral student in the Higher, Adult and Lifelong Education (HALE) program at Michigan State University. Now Pitcher’s research is being recognized as the field’s most outstanding dissertation for 2017 by Division J of the American Educational Research Association (AERA). Pitcher,… Read More »

Book features benefits of sustaining culture in the classroom – News

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What is the purpose of schooling in pluralistic societies? This is the question a new book from Michigan State University’s Django Paris aims to answer. “Culturally Sustaining Pedagogies: Teaching and Learning for Justice in a Changing World,” being released at the AERA Annual Meeting this month, was co-edited by Paris, associate professor of language and literacy.… Read More »

Irish advocate for intellectual disabilities research receives honorary degree – News

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Dermot Desmond, renowned Irish business leader and philanthropist, will receive an honorary doctorate of humanities from Michigan State University on May 5, 2017. Along with long-time success in banking and financial markets, Desmond is deeply committed to improving lives for individuals with intellectual disabilities and autism. He has played a central role in facilitating the… Read More »

Peers, more than teachers, inspire us to learn – News

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“Why do I have to learn this?” It’s a common question among youth, but new research out of Michigan State University suggests students perform much better academically when the answer is provided by their peers rather than their teachers. University students who were given a rationale for why learning is important from people similar to… Read More »

Illuminating teacher education at minority-serving institutions – News

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The legacy and importance of minority-serving institutions (MSIs) for teacher education is celebrated in a new book co-edited by an MSU College of Education faculty member. Emery Petchauer, an associate professor of teacher education, helped write and facilitate the creation of “Teacher Education across Minority-Serving Institutions: Programs, Policies and Social Justice.” The book is the… Read More »

Austin honored for international work in higher education – News

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In 1998, Ann E. Austin spent a year in South Africa as a Fulbright Fellow studying and collaborating with colleagues toward the goals of improving higher education at what is now Nelson Mandela University. Almost 20 years later, she says that experience formed the basis for not only her own international work, but for developing… Read More »

Amey nominated as a Pillar of the Profession – News

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Marilyn Amey, chairperson of the Department of Educational Administration in the Michigan State University College of Education, will receive accolades as part of the NASPA Class of 2017 Pillars of the Profession on March 13, 2017. The honor recognizes those in the profession who have sustained distinction and significant lifetime contributions in the higher education field.… Read More »

Doctoral students honored for leadership – News

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Three doctoral students in the Michigan State University College of Education received a 2016-17 COGS Disciplinary Leadership Award on Feb. 15, 2017. COGS—the Council of Graduate Students at MSU—presents the awards to students in the Graduate School who have demonstrated leadership in their fields on a local, state, regional, national and/or international level while enrolled as a… Read More »

English learners treated differently depending on where they go to school – News

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As the number of English learners continues to grow across the nation, new research indicates these students are being treated differently depending on where they go to school. Michigan State University researchers found that schools in Texas—second only to California in total number of English learners—vary widely in how they determine if students should be… Read More »

Crespo receives Outstanding Faculty honor – News

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Michigan State University honored Professor Sandra Crespo with the William J. Beal Outstanding Faculty Award at the annual All-University Awards on Feb. 7, 2017. Crespo was among 10 MSU faculty members who received the award for their outstanding contributions to research and education. Crespo, a renowned mathematics educator and researcher, is recognized for her work… Read More »

Faculty Viewpoint: Here’s How Homeschooling is Changing in America – New Educator

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By Kyle Greenwalt Associate Professor Department of Teacher Education greenwlt@msu.edu When children went back to school last fall, an increasing number of their homeschooled peers were starting their academic year as well. Homeschooling in the United States is growing at a strong pace. Recent statistics indicate that 1.5 million children were homeschooled in the United… Read More »

Cover Story: A Winning Combination for Athletic Excellence and Diabetes – New Educator

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Kinesiology scholar pioneers research to fuel athletic excellence—and drive change for diabetes in sports By Lauren Ebelt Upon first glance, it doesn’t look like much. It’s a clear plastic box atop a metal gurney, accompanied by some wooden blocks, cushions and a bicycle seat. Small machines with wires draping down sit on top, blinking and… Read More »

Rewarding Renovations: Kinesiology at IM Circle – New Educator

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IM Circle, home of the Department of Kinesiology, received important renovations in 2016. Included are a new faculty office suite and an undergraduate athletic training teaching lab. State-of-the-art technology—including “SimMan,” a full-size patient simulator—gives Michigan State University scholars and students a specialized space to put their research into practice and to develop their skills. “The… Read More »

Student Profile: Audio Analysis and Children with Autism – New Educator

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Student strives to improve language development for children with autism through audio analysis By Nicole Geary Nearly every week for the past two and a half years, Savana Bak has been greeting familiar groups of bright-eyed kids and helping them put on special T-shirts. Throughout the school day, she records all of their conversations using… Read More »

Final Thoughts: Strategies for Educators to Promote Equity and Inclusion in Schools – New Educator

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By: Dorinda Carter Andrews, Terah T. Venzant Chambers, Chezare A. Warren We live in a society where schools are not only touted to be sites of learning and innovation, but also safe spaces. On most days, the average parent or guardian sends their child to school giving no second thought to whether s/he will be… Read More »

Spartan Project SEARCH recognized for excellence in inclusion – News

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Spartan Project SEARCH, led by faculty members in the College of Education, was recognized for its growing impact on the community at the annual Excellence in Diversity Awards (EIDA) at Michigan State University.  The initiative, introduced to MSU in fall 2016, helps young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities prepare for the workplace through an on-campus internship… Read More »

Zero tolerance policies unfairly punish black girls – News

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Black girls are disproportionately punished in American schools—an “overlooked crisis” that is populating the school-to-prison pipeline at rising rates, two education scholars argue in a new paper. Dorinda Carter Andrews, associate professor at Michigan State University, and Dorothy Hines-Datiri, assistant professor at the University of Kansas and former doctoral student at MSU, cite various examples… Read More »

Ratan recognized at All-University Awards – News

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Assistant Professor Rabindra “Robby” Ratan received a Teacher-Scholar Award from the university on Feb. 7, 2017. He is an affiliate assistant professor in the Educational Psychology and Educational Technology (EPET) program in the College of Education, and part of the College of Communication Arts and Sciences. Ratan was one of six Michigan State University faculty members… Read More »

Doctoral students earn Excellence-in-Teaching Citations – News

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Two doctoral students in the College of Education will receive Excellence-in-Teaching Citations from Michigan State University on Feb. 7, 2017. Anthony Delli Paoli, who is concentrating his studies on Psychosocial Aspects of Sport and Physical Activity, and Davena Jackson, in the Curriculum, Instruction and Teacher Education (CITE) program, will receive their honors during the annual All-University Awards. The 2017 Excellence-in-Teaching… Read More »

Schwille pens book on international education at MSU – News

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John “Jack” Schwille, professor emeritus and former assistant dean for international studies in education, has written an in-depth book about internationalization in the Michigan State University College of Education over several decades. “Internationalizing a School of Education: Integration and Infusion in Practice” details the “integration and infusion” approach that Schwille and other colleagues took to step… Read More »

Remembering professor, alumnus Glenn Berkheimer – News

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Alumnus and former Professor Glenn D. Berkheimer passed away recently. He was 90 and a resident of Okemos, Mich. Berkheimer earned an Ed.D. in 1966 in curriculum before joining the Michigan State University faculty, with joint appointments in the College of Education and a university unit called the Science and Mathematics Teaching Center. “He took his… Read More »

Cooper receives honorary doctorate – News

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In early December 2016, Professor Melanie Cooper was awarded an honorary doctorate during the University of South Florida (USF) commencement ceremonies. Cooper, Lappan-Phillips Professor of Science Education, is a world-renowned chemist and science education pioneer. She was nominated and selected to receive the honorary degree for her professional achievements and contributions to the advancement of… Read More »

Alonzo receives presidential science award – News

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Associate Professor Alicia Alonzo was among those who recently received a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) from President Barack Obama. Alonzo’s award was announced—along with 101 other scientists, researchers and educators—on Jan. 9, 2017. The award is the highest bestowed by the U.S. government on science and engineering professionals in the… Read More »

MSU launches social justice reading group for kids – News

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Michigan State University faculty members hope to inspire kids to take action against injustice in their community through a new program at East Lansing Public Library. The Social Justice Reading Group will start this month for children ages 4-11. Once each month through May, various faculty members will read children’s books related to a specific… Read More »

Three MSU ed scholars named top influencers – News

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This year, the College of Education at Michigan State University is home to three of the nation’s scholars doing the most to influence educational policy and practice. That is according to the Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings published annually by Rick Hess in his Education Week blog. The top-200 ranking of education scholars is based on… Read More »

College ranks in nation's top-10 for online master's programs – News

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For the fourth consecutive year, Michigan State University has moved up in the national rankings for best online master’s degree programs in education. This year, MSU ranked 8th—cracking the top-10 for the first time—according to U.S. News & World Report. That’s up from 23rd back in 2013. Last year, the college was ranked 11th in… Read More »

K-12 Outreach receives $2M grant from Mott Foundation to help improve future for Flint students – News

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Michigan State University’s Office of K-12 Outreach will continue to help improve educational opportunities for students in the city of Flint, thanks to a $2.1 million grant from the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation. The funding builds on an existing partnership between the Office of K-12 Outreach, part of the College of Education, and the Flint… Read More »

$2M NSF grant to help youngest students learn science – News

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It’s often thought that kindergarten is too early to learn science. But with the right approach to teaching, even the youngest students can learn to think and talk like scientists, Michigan State University researchers say. Using a four-year, $2.2 million grant from the National Science Foundation, MSU scholars plan to help teachers across the nation… Read More »

MSU educators honored at national English teaching conference – News

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Several people from the Michigan State University College of Education will present or be honored at the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) annual convention this year. Raven Jones Stanbrough, an assistant professor and Detroit-area internship coordinator for the MSU Teacher Preparation Program, is among six being honored with the Early Career Educator of… Read More »

MSU helps Flint students understand diabetes – News

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Michigan State University will help young people and their families understand what factors put them at risk for disease by expanding a program in the Flint Community Schools and surrounding community. Researchers plan to introduce a science curriculum focused on Type 2 diabetes for all sixth-grade students in the Flint school district this year. The… Read More »

Supporting financially strapped engineering students – News

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A $1 million National Science Foundation grant will help second- and third-year engineering students with financial needs continue on their paths to graduation. Attracting talented students into science, technology, engineering and math, the so-called STEM disciplines, does little good if financial strains derail a student’s plans midway to graduation. The NSF grant to the Michigan… Read More »

Gonzales receives NSF INCLUDES grant – News

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College of Education researcher Leslie Gonzales has received one of the first grants from NSF INCLUDES, a new National Science Foundation initiative aimed at increasing participation in the STEM fields. Gonzales, assistant professor of Higher, Adult and Lifelong Education (HALE) at Michigan State University, is one of four principal investigators of a multi-university collaboration that… Read More »

MSU launches school-to-work program for youth with disabilities – News

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Starting this fall, Michigan State University is helping young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities prepare for the workplace through a new on-campus internship program. Spartan Project SEARCH combines a successful international program with the expertise of MSU researchers and partners committed to improving outcomes for students during a time when many fall behind—the transition… Read More »

Exploring the impact of principal evaluation – News

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In most states, the policies intended to hold educators accountable for their performance now include a critical person in schools: the principal. But so far, we know very little about how those policies influence how school leaders work—and ultimately how students learn. Michigan State University faculty member Madeline Mavrogordato is part of a national research… Read More »

Schneider gives Ed-Talk on college transition – News

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Michigan State University scholar Barbara Schneider is featured as one of 31 “Ed-Talk” videos released this month by the American Educational Research Association (AERA). The videos are designed to convey key research findings on important education issues. Schneider discusses strategies to decrease the number of low-income and minority high school students who enroll in colleges… Read More »

MSU joins national effort to expand computer science education – News

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Michigan State University is taking steps to support President Obama’s goal of expanding computer science education across the nation. Today, the MSU College of Education is among more than 200 organizations being recognized by the White House during a summit on Computer Science for All (#CSforAll). The event marks progress on the initiative since the… Read More »

Austin appointed associate dean for research – News

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For more than 25 years, Ann E. Austin has been teaching and conducting research at Michigan State University—and beginning Oct. 1, 2016, she will step into her newest role: associate dean for research in the College of Education. Her duties will include supporting the research mission of the college, especially in dedicated priority areas: urban and global… Read More »

National education reformers target local school boards – News

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Local school board elections increasingly are becoming a national political battleground, as millions of dollars in campaign cash pours in from out-of-state donors in the name of education reform, indicates new research led by a Michigan State University scholar. Take, for example, Laurene Powell Jobs, Steve Jobs’ widow and a California resident who has funneled… Read More »

Never Give Up: Learning from one teacher's story of change – News

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Almost 20 years ago, Courtney* was an elementary teacher challenged to improve as part of a Professional Development School partnering with Michigan State University. She started enthusiastic, thoughtful and open to what she could learn from university and school colleagues. Nevertheless, for various reasons, her efforts kept faltering, leaving her frustrated and discouraged. Sharon Schwille, a… Read More »

Head Start benefits children with disabilities – News

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Young children with multiple disabilities who are enrolled in Head Start have better literacy, reading and math scores than children who aren’t in the federally funded program, indicates a new study by Michigan State University researchers. Head Start provides early education services to nearly 1 million low-income children up to age 5 every year, and… Read More »

Expanding college access is the focus of new book – News

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Terry Flennaugh is a co-editor and author of a new book on strategies and programs that can help improve college access for students from urban communities. The book, “Expanding College Access for Urban Youth: What Schools and Colleges Can Do,” is a detailed case study on the VIP Scholars program at the University of California, Los… Read More »

Second Early Learning Institute to open for children with autism – News

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Michigan State University will launch the second branch of an educational program designed to help young children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). The Early Learning Institute (ELI) will open its second location in Lansing in late August 2016 and plans to serve eight children ages 2-5 with ASD and their families. This is in addition to… Read More »

Questioning, exploring and challenging with technology – New Educator

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By Jen Lewin  Jen Lewin is a middle school science teacher at Coonley Elementary in the Chicago Public Schools. She has spent the last nine years in education striving to be a better scientist, educator and all around nerd. When she’s not in the classroom, she can be observed “in the wild” splitting her time… Read More »

Carter Andrews to lead equity outreach initiatives – News

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The College of Education at Michigan State University will begin offering professional education to help schools, colleges and other organizations achieve more equitable and inclusive cultures. These programs will be led by Dorinda Carter Andrews through her new appointment as assistant dean of equity outreach initiatives. Carter Andrews is nationally known for her research on… Read More »

Video game showcases workout motivators – News

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A Michigan State University researcher is using a video game to uncover key differences in what motivates men and women to go the “extra mile” during a workout. The study, led by Deborah Feltz, a University Distinguished Professor of Kinesiology, gave participants the opportunity to watch an avatar of themselves exercise alongside a virtual partner,… Read More »

Building capacity for change with Flint schools – New Educator

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Michigan State University has received a $2 million grant from the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation to help the Flint Community Schools improve the quality of education for children in Flint. Up to 25 MSU specialists and professors have been working with educators in the district since before the school year began to implement systemic changes.… Read More »

Faculty Viewpoint: How Have Teacher Policy Reforms Changed Teaching and Learning? It’s Too Soon to Tell – New Educator

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By Joshua Cowen Associate Professor of Education Policy Department of Educational Administration jcowen@msu.edu @joshcowenMSU Is there a war on teachers? It can feel that way. Over the last half-decade, policymakers across the country have attempted fundamental changes to many aspects of the teaching profession. Teacher-related policy reforms have included new efforts to monitor and improve… Read More »

Cover Story: Showing their Identities & Telling their Stories – New Educator

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How focusing on students’ community and cultural strengths can change the classroom By Lauren Ebelt Looking through the window of a classroom, it seems easy to define. It is a learning space, whether with easel and paint, computer and keyboard or paper and pen. A teacher leads the way with lessons. Often, support comes from… Read More »

Research: Exploring Hispanic-Serving Institutions – New Educator

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The number and type of Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) has been rising as a result of the increasing enrollment of Latino/a students in colleges and universities. Assistant Professor Patricia Marin is studying a small but growing phenomenon—high caliber research universities adding the HSI designation. As a Latina researcher, Marin is interested in how this trend affects… Read More »

Research: Decolonizing Global University Rankings – New Educator

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Global university rankings (GURs) have been widely criticized but not through a decolonial lens, an alternative to the mainstream discourse. Assistant Professor Riyad Shahjahan argues the process of ranking universities imposes boundaries on the ways we conceptualize universities. In their review of existing research, he and his colleagues found the emergence of GURs coincides with… Read More »

Teachers optimistic about common core writing standards, not tests – News

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Teachers believe the Common Core standards in their states can improve how they teach writing, according to research from Michigan State University. However, they also find plenty of shortcomings with the standards—and with the associated state writing tests in particular. The new national survey, led by Gary Troia, is the first study of teacher perceptions… Read More »

Undergraduates awarded study abroad scholarships – News

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Four College of Education students participating in study abroad programs this summer will have a portion of their costs covered thanks to scholarships. Dean Robert Floden recently presented the awards to the students, all of whom are traveling abroad for education and kinesiology-related studies. The college is working to increase the rate of study abroad participation for its… Read More »

Michigan school funding, choice policies hurting local districts, research shows – News

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School districts in Michigan get into financial trouble almost entirely based on factors outside their control, according to a study from Michigan State University. Chief among those factors are declining enrollment, higher shares of special education students and drops in state funding—a matter in the hands of policymakers. And these forces have made the hardships… Read More »

Social media poses threat to people with intellectual disabilities – News

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People with intellectual disabilities are more susceptible to exploitation and abuse, and the rise of the Internet only increases their vulnerability. A first-of-its-kind study co-authored by a Michigan State University scholar finds that adults with Williams syndrome – who are extremely social and trusting – use Facebook and other social networking sites frequently and are… Read More »

Does learning improve when every student gets a laptop? – News

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Schools that provide each student with a laptop computer, as well as the appropriate support for both students and teachers, see significant improvement in academic achievement, a new paper indicates. Michigan State University’s Binbin Zheng and colleagues analyzed years of studies on “one-to-one” laptop programs, including Zheng’s own research, and found that such programs that… Read More »

MSU scholars receive national research on teaching honors – News

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Michigan State University scholars are receiving two of the major awards this year from Division K of the American Education Research Association (AERA), which focuses on teaching and teacher education. Early career Higinio Dominguez, assistant professor of mathematics education in the MSU College of Education, will receive the Early Career Award this weekend during the… Read More »

Reckase wins top career award in educational measurement – News

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University Distinguished Professor Emeritus Mark D. Reckase is the recipient of a national career award this week. The National Council on Measurement in Education (NCME) will present Reckase with the 2016 Career Award at the council’s annual meeting in Washington, D.C. The award honors outstanding scholars whose publications, presentations and professional activities over the span of… Read More »

MSU receives Mott Foundation grant to improve education in Flint schools – News

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Michigan State University has received a $2 million grant from the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation to help the Flint Community Schools improve the quality of education for children in Flint. Up to 25 MSU specialists and professors have been working with educators in the district since before the school year began to implement systemic changes.… Read More »

Flennaugh appointed as coordinator of urban initiatives – News

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Assistant Professor Terry Flennaugh has been working to advance urban programs at the Michigan State University College of Education since he became the college’s coordinator of urban initiatives in spring 2015. The newly created position has helped Flennaugh better understand the relationships of urban partners on various projects, and how effective and important those projects… Read More »

Three doctoral candidates receive Excellence-in-Teaching Citations – News

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Three doctoral students from the College of Education received Excellence-in-Teaching Citations from Michigan State University on Feb. 9, 2016. Two students from kinesiology and one from teacher education received the honors during the annual All-University Awards, in which faculty and teaching assistants are recognized for their education and research contributions to the university. The 2016 Excellence-in-Teaching Citations were… Read More »

College of Education scholars to accept diversity awards – News

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Two individuals and one program from the Michigan State University College of Education will receive Excellence in Diversity Awards from the university this month. Established in 1990, the awards program recognizes and rewards efforts that support an environment where diversity and inclusion are valued. Up to nine individuals, teams and programs receive the awards from the… Read More »

Mishra to receive Outstanding Faculty Award – News

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Michigan State University is honoring Professor Punya Mishra with the William J. Beal Outstanding Faculty Award. He is among 10 MSU faculty members receiving the award this year for outstanding contributions to research and education. Mishra is a professor of educational technology and has served as director of the Master of Arts in Educational Technology (MAET) program since… Read More »

A Journey To Become Policy Pioneers – New Educator

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Michigan Education Policy Fellowship Program, now 40 years running, prepares fellows to lead change in the state By: Cynthia Kyle Their names ring forth from history—Cemetery Ridge, Little Round Top, Devil’s Den, The Peach Orchard. Here, on this ridged and sloped Pennsylvania terrain, 50,000 soldiers were killed, wounded, lost or captured. And here, at Gettysburg,… Read More »

MSU scholars named among top national influencers – News

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Four Michigan State University faculty members were named today on a national list of scholars recognized for having the greatest influence on public debates about education. The Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings are published each year by Rick Hess of the American Enterprise Institute in his Education Week blog, Rick Hess Straight Up (RHSU). This year’s… Read More »

Indonesian ministry officials visit MSU – News

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Officials from ministries associated with education in Indonesia came to Michigan State University to learn about the progress of the 20 scholars from Indonesian teacher training institutes visiting campus as part of the PRESTASI-3, University Connect Program. The PRESTASI-3 program is sponsored by the Institute of International Education on behalf of the United States Agency for International Development… Read More »

Gotwals joins national task force on assessment – News

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In October, Amelia Wenk Gotwals, associate professor of teacher education, joined a new national Task Force on Assessment Education for Teachers. The task force is in collaboration with the Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA). The impetus for the project came after a conversation Gotwals had with Rick Stiggins, MSU alumnus and founder of the Assessment Training Institute; Kelly Goodrich,… Read More »

Undergraduate study abroad applications open – News

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Applications are now open to students interested in summer 2016 undergraduate study abroad programs from the MSU College of Education. The programs—including trips to European, African and Asian countries—take place between May and August 2016. “[Study abroad] is a great way to have an unforgettable experience that helps make you a better student, and makes… Read More »

MSU plays key role in new Michigan science standards – News

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Michigan State University faculty members played a key role in developing the new K-12 science standards approved by the State Board of Education on Tuesday. Joe Krajcik and Melanie Cooper, both Lappan-Phillips Professors of Science Education at MSU, were lead writers of the Next Generation Science Standards, which have now been adopted by 17 states… Read More »

Amey receives Distinguished Service Award – News

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Marilyn Amey received the 2015 Distinguished Service Award from the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE) on Friday, Nov. 6, 2015. Amey, chairperson of the Department of Educational Administration at Michigan State University, is a long-time member of the organization and has held several positions on committees and boards. She received the honor—meant… Read More »

Alumna to receive Distinguished Dissertation award – News

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Christina Berchini will receive the 2016 Award for the Distinguished Dissertation in Teacher Education from the Association of Teacher Educators (ATE) in February. Berchini’s 2014 dissertation was a one-year study on teachers’ racialized identities, and how those identities play out in schools. Berchini, Ph.D. ’14 (Curriculum, Instruction and Teacher Education), will receive the 27th annual edition of… Read More »

Alumna named Michigan Art Teacher of the Year – News

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Michigan State University alumna Kerry Shadbolt was recently named the 2016 Michigan Art Teacher of the Year and the Secondary Level Art Educator of the Year. She received the honors from the Michigan Art Education Association on Oct. 17 at the Grand Rapids Art Museum. Shadbolt, B.F.A. ’99 (Art Education) and M.A. ’07 (Educational Technology),… Read More »

MSU hosts international math education conference – News

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More than 500 scholars and educators will be at Michigan State University this week for the 37th annual conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, North American chapter (PME-NA). MSU College of Education faculty members Tonya Bartell and Kristen Bieda were selected to serve as co-chairs of the conference, which runs… Read More »

MSU hosts Indonesian educators to learn about U.S. education – News

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Michigan State University has been selected from among other U.S. institutions to host more than 40 Indonesian educators who will explore education and teacher preparation in our nation. The MSU College of Education was chosen for the USAID-funded program, implemented by the Institute for International Education, in September, and welcomed the first cohort of international… Read More »

MSU scholars challenge colleges to reform STEM learning – News

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America’s colleges and universities need to transform not only how but what they teach in introductory science courses, a group of scholars from Michigan State University argues in Science magazine. Melanie M. Cooper and colleagues say college students are expected to learn too many facts that do not connect across their coursework or prepare them… Read More »

Failed mission: How schools worsen inequality – News

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Schooling plays a surprisingly large role in shortchanging the nation’s poorest students of critical math skills, according to a massive new study led by a Michigan State University education scholar. Unequal access to rigorous mathematics content is widening the gap in performance on a prominent international math literacy test between low- and high-income students, not… Read More »

MSU, Finland partners receive $3.6M grant to study science learning – News

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More students need to feel motivated and excited about learning science if the United States is going to succeed in producing a more scientifically literate workforce. Michigan State University researchers hope to make that happen by testing the best ways to improve learning experiences in high school. The team is using a $3.6 million grant… Read More »

Undergraduate research: Challenging, and rewarding – New Educator

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By Andrew Rabaut, senior majoring in kinesiology Rabaut is an undergraduate research assistant with the Exergames Research Lab, under the direction of University Distinguished Professor Deb Feltz. Research from the lab includes the impact of using a “cyber buddy” during a workout, using groups to increase motivation for exercise and helping to keep astronauts active in… Read More »

New school evaluation method fails to affect housing prices – News

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The controversial new method of evaluating teachers and schools – called “value-added” – does not appear to affect property values, finds research by economists at Michigan State University and Cornell University. Their study, published in the Journal of Urban Economics, is the first to examine how the public release of such data is considered in… Read More »

First cohort of Doctor of Educational Leadership program graduates – News

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Earlier this summer, 14 students were the first graduates of the new Doctor of Educational Leadership (DEL) program. The now-Ed.D.’s started their courses in 2012, and spent three years in the hybrid program to obtain their degrees. The DEL program is a cohort model, with all students taking the same courses throughout the programs. Unlike… Read More »

Paine named assistant dean for international studies – News

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Professor Lynn Paine is now leading the Michigan State University College of Education’s efforts to promote international study and engagement. Paine, a distinguished scholar and teacher educator, became assistant dean for international studies on Aug. 16, 2015. She oversees the Office of International Studies in Education (OISE), which facilitates a range of internationally focused programs… Read More »

MSU to help train school leaders in Azerbaijan – News

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Michigan State University has partnered with a growing university in Azerbaijan to improve training for that nation’s education leaders. The ADA University (formerly Azerbaijan Diplomatic Academy) plans to offer its first master’s degrees in K-12 and higher education administration starting in fall 2016. Scholars from the MSU College of Education are using a $2.5 million… Read More »

MSU study to examine education in developing countries – News

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Michigan State University researcher Amita Chudgar is leading an effort to better understand why students in developing countries don’t attend and stay in school. Chudgar received a $200,000 grant from the MacArthur Foundation to study the home and community life of youth in India, Nigeria, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. It will be the first in-depth… Read More »

Frank appointed as MSU Foundation Professor – News

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Professor Kenneth Frank has been appointed as an MSU Foundation Professor, a first for the College of Education. Frank will officially be named on August 16, 2015 as the MSU Foundation Professor of Sociometrics, Fisheries and Wildlife. Frank, a professor in the Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology and Special Education, named the endowed position himself, giving credit… Read More »

Cowen finds school of choice participants increased in recent years – News

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Students who participate in Michigan’s increasingly popular schools of choice program are more likely to be black, poor and academically weaker than their peers, indicates new research led by a Michigan State University education scholar. The study is the first to examine who participates in schools of choice, which was established in the mid-1990s and… Read More »

Job services lacking for people with autism, college study finds – News

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As autism becomes more prevalent, the need grows for services that help young people with the disorder to find and keep jobs, indicates new research led by Michigan State University education scholars. Some 50,000 people with autism spectrum disorder turn 18 years old every year in the United States, and these “transition youth” – shifting… Read More »

MSU and Wipro Limited announce graduation of first cohort of 25 teachers of MSU-WIPRO Urban STEM & Leadership Fellowship program – News

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Wipro Limited, a global information technology, consulting and business process services company, in partnership with the Michigan State University College of Education, recognized 25 Chicago Public School (CPS) educators for their completion of the MSU-WIPRO Urban STEM & Leadership Fellowship on July 7, 2015. Established in 2014, the MSU-WIPRO Urban STEM & Leadership Fellowship was… Read More »

Professors appointed as co-editors for policy journal – News

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Beginning July 1, 2015, MSU College of Education faculty Spyros Konstantopoulos and Joshua Cowen will become co-editors for the Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis (EEPA) journal. Konstantopoulos, professor of measurement and quantitative methods, and Cowen, associate professor of education policy, will start reviewing manuscripts with two others this summer as the editing team for the EEPA… Read More »

Greenhow study looks at Facebook, online learning – News

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Social-networking sites such as Facebook can help students learn scientific literacy and other complex subjects that often receive short shrift in today’s time-strapped classrooms. In a first-of-its-kind study, Michigan State University’s Christine Greenhow found that high school and college students engaged in vigorous, intelligent debate about scientific issues in a voluntary Facebook forum. Such informal… Read More »

Stroke rehabilitation assessment funded by the Center for Innovation and Research – News

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Researchers from Michigan State University and Sparrow have been awarded $50,000 by the Center for Innovation and Research to study ways to improve stroke rehabilitation. The study, led by Rajiv Ranganathan of the MSU College of Education, will utilize a virtual reality environment to examine if its uses could benefit stroke patients undergoing rehabilitation. “The… Read More »

Academy of the Americas receives DPS’ first-ever Children's Defense Fund Freedom Schools® designation with MSU and community collaboration – News

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A highly unique opportunity for summer and after-school enrichment for Academy of the Americas (AOA) students, alumni and Michigan State University Urban Immersion Fellows will begin June 15, 2015 as the Academy of the Americas becomes the first-ever Detroit Public School to be named a nationally-acclaimed Children’s Defense Fund (CDF) Freedom Schools® site. The CDF… Read More »

Teacher Preparation Program receives accreditation status – News

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The College of Education’s Teacher Preparation Program earned accreditation status from the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC), and its successor organization, the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), effective April 2015. Michigan requires that all teacher preparation programs from higher education institutions be accredited, indicating that the programs have adhered to the principles, standards and policies outlined… Read More »

Feltz to be honored as Distinguished Scholar – News

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University Distinguished Professor Deb Feltz will be honored with the North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity’s (NASPSPA) Distinguished Scholar Award. The award is given to scholars at least 25 years post-doctorate who have a distinguished record of scholarship, reflected in sustained and high-quality contributions that meaningfully impact knowledge in the recipient’s field… Read More »

College to host first annual Summer Coaches' School – News

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In June, MSU’s Institute for the Study of Youth Sports (ISYS) and the Department of Kinesiology will host the first annual MSU Summer Coaches’ School. The two-and-a-half day conference is intended for sport coaches and leaders to gather together to network, discuss and learn hands-on from experts and scientists in the field, several of whom come from… Read More »

Faculty Viewpoint: The Government’s College Ratings Plan – New Educator

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With the price of college and student debt on the rise, President Obama wants to hold universities more accountable. Will doing so improve higher education? In August 2013, President Barack Obama announced a series of proposals focused on holding the nation’s approximately 6,000 higher education institutions more accountable in their use of public- and student-provided… Read More »

Cover Stories: Transforming Urban STEM with the Wipro Fellowship – New Educator

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Michigan State University is preparing 125 urban educators to transform not only their teaching but the quality of math and science learning across their entire school system. They are becoming leaders among colleagues in Chicago Public Schools—the nation’s third largest district—through a fellowship program that would not be possible without pairing MSU education professors with… Read More »

Cover Stories: A Robot Revolution? – New Educator

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There’s something inherently powerful about a professor and a group of students gathered to discuss the potential of an education theory. When all but two of the class participants around the circle are actively communicating from miles away via screens controlled by robots, you might say it’s particularly extraordinary. This was happening in Erickson Hall… Read More »

Block by Block: Building the Potential of Minecraft and More – New Educator

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Building the potential of Minecraft and more: One Spartan’s global journey By Lauren Ebelt “It is that one-of-a-kind educational tool that comes along rarely and disrupts everything,” Colin Gallagher said about the game that has helped shape his career as an expert in educational technology. But there is more to Gallagher than just one game:… Read More »

George Lucas Foundation funds MSU research on science, math and literacy education – News

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Michigan State University researchers and their partners plan to create a model for teaching elementary students science while also improving their skills in math, reading and writing. The project is funded by a five-year grant from Lucas Education Research, a division of the George Lucas Educational Foundation. Executive Director Kristin De Vivo said the goal… Read More »

"Reading at a Crossroads" co-edited by professor, alumni – News

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Rand Spiro, professor of educational psychology, is lead editor of “Reading at a Crossroads? Disjunctures and Continuities in Current Conceptions and Practices,” recently published by Routledge. The book examines how the Internet is transforming reading and learning-through-reading with contributions from distinguished experts in the field. Spiro, along with four alumni, co-edited the book. “Too much of learning… Read More »

America's best teachers get creative – News

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While U.S. educational policy emphasizes high-stakes testing and scripted lessons, the best teachers in the business are taking creative risks – often drawing from their own interests and hobbies – to help students learn, new research finds. Examining the classroom practices of National Teacher of the Year winners and finalists, the study, by Michigan State… Read More »

Course honored as Best Online at MSU – News

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An online course from the College of Education was selected as the Best Fully Online course for the 2015 AT&T Faculty-Staff Award Competition in Instructional Technology awards. The course, CEP 811: Adapting Innovative Technologies to Education, was designed and developed by Leigh Graves Wolf and Michelle Schira Hagerman. “CEP 811 is designed to push students… Read More »

MSU at AERA: At a Glance – News

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Faculty members and graduate students from Michigan State University will travel to Chicago, Ill., for the 2015 American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting. International and domestic researchers will attend the April 16-20 event to share and discuss research across numerous education disciplines. Here is a look at the key honors and appointments involving College… Read More »

Quality coaching is key for quality youth sports programs – New Educator

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By: Andy Driska, Ph.D., coordinator of Sport Coaching and Leadership Online Programs, Institute for the Study of Youth Sports and instructor in the Department of Kinesiology  Given the recent success of several Spartan sports programs, you might have the impression that youth sports are in great shape. However, recent data from the Aspen Institute’s Project Play initiative… Read More »

MSU leads $7 million effort to improve science teaching – News

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A Michigan State University professor created a successful model for teaching middle- and high-school students about carbon cycling, the primary driver of climate change. Now Charles W. “Andy” Anderson and his partners are using a nearly $7 million grant from the National Science Foundation to help America’s teachers put the program into action. The program… Read More »

Three programs ranked #1 in nation – News

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The Michigan State University College of Education now has three graduate programs ranked No. 1 in the nation: elementary education, secondary education and rehabilitation counseling! According to the latest graduate school rankings from U.S. News & World Report, released today, this is the 21st consecutive year that both elementary and secondary education have held the… Read More »

MSU researcher launches Common Core tool for teachers – News

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Michigan State University researcher William Schmidt has created a free web-based tool to help American educators teach the Common Core State Standards in mathematics. Although the majority of U.S. states have voluntarily adopted the standards, many teachers still must use outdated textbooks or find other materials to ensure students meet the common set of learning… Read More »

Renn to receive Contribution to Knowledge Award – News

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Kristen Renn will be honored for her body of scholarship by ACPA College Student Educators International at the organization’s national convention this week. Renn will receive the 2015 Contribution to Knowledge Award. A professor of Higher, Adult and Lifelong Education (HALE), Renn studies student diversity, equity and success. Currently, she is co-principal investigator of the… Read More »

College hosts inclusive excellence conference – News

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More than 150 people attended the first-ever Creating Inclusive Excellence in Teacher Education conference hosted by the College of Education on Feb. 7, 2015. The event included eight workshops and a keynote session from H. Richard Milner IV of the University of Pittsburgh. The conference was created in an effort to bridge the gaps between theory… Read More »

Two kinesiology instructors receive teaching citations – News

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Two doctoral students in kinesiology received Excellence in Teaching Citations from Michigan State University on Feb. 10, 2014. The awards were administered during the annual All-University Awards, in which faculty and teaching assistants were honored for their education and research contributions to the university. The Excellence in Teaching Citations were given to six individuals who distinguished… Read More »

Richmond receives community engagement award – News

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Each year, university and community partners are selected to jointly receive the Community Engagement Scholarship Award at the Michigan State University All-University Awards. This year’s recipient is Department of Teacher Education Associate Professor Gail Richmond. The long-standing partnership between Richmond and Detroit Public Schools (DPS) is one of many Richmond has centering around powerful and meaningful… Read More »

Scholarship recipients to help meet state demand for autism services – News

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Ten students from across the state have received full scholarships for the Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) program at Michigan State University. These scholarships will see recipients through courses in which they will learn how to design, implement and supervise behavior analytic programs for individuals with autism and related disabilities. At the end of their studies,… Read More »

MSU selected to edit Journal of Teacher Education – News

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Michigan State University’s College of Education has been named as the next editorial host of the Journal of Teacher Education (JTE), the premier journal for teacher education. The editors were selected through a competitive proposal process and approved for a three-year term by the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE), The current editorial… Read More »

MSU editors lead state journal on literacy – News

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Michigan State University faculty members Patricia Edwards and Tanya Wright have been named co-editors of the Michigan Reading Journal, a publication for more than 2,000 educators and scholars focused on improving literacy across the state. Edwards and Wright, both based in the university’s Department of Teacher Education, are researchers with expertise in language and literacy.… Read More »

Education influencers: Six from MSU make national list – News

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Six Michigan State University faculty members were named today on a national list of scholars recognized for having the greatest influence on public debates about education. The Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings are published each year by Rick Hess of the American Enterprise Institute in his Education Week blog, Rick Hess Straight Up (RHSU). This year’s… Read More »

Mom's exercise habits good for blood pressure in kids – News

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It’s been well established among doctors and researchers alike, that babies with lower birth weight have a greater risk of having high blood pressure later in life. However, a Michigan State University study is the first to suggest that the exercise habits of expecting moms can actually reverse this long-standing belief and possibly lower a… Read More »

K-12 Outreach: Coaching Conversations – New Educator

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Changing school culture, one conversation at a time By Kathleen McKee Snyder Regardless of your philosophy about educating young people, there is one principle upon which everyone agrees: the teacher makes a significant difference in student learning. This difference isn’t just about delivering a lesson. It’s also about the ability of a teacher to respond… Read More »

Barbara Schneider named AAAS Fellow – News

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College of Education faculty member Barbara Schneider has been named an AAAS Fellow by the American Association for the Advancement of Science. This national recognition is awarded to researchers for their efforts to advance science or its applications. Schneider is one of three Michigan State University scientists to receive the honor this year. “Our researchers,… Read More »

Dominguez receives awards for math education work – News

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Higinio Dominguez, assistant professor in the Department of Teacher Education, was recently honored with two awards for his collaborative projects to improve mathematics education, particularly for bilingual and immigrant students. In November 2014, Dominguez received the 2013-14 MSU Service-Learning and Civic Engagement Award for his work with the Lutheran Social Services of Michigan. The project,… Read More »

Professor emerita to be inducted in hall of fame – News

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Professor Emerita MaryLee Davis is one of 11 women being inducted into the Michigan Women’s Hall of Fame for 2014. Davis is being honored for her leadership and work with various organizations dedicated to education, healthcare, public policy, diversity, youth, community service and advocacy for women. Davis is also being heralded by the Michigan Women’s… Read More »

MSU to help students learn genomics and evolution – News

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The study of human genes has dramatically changed how health issues have been explained and treated during the past 20 years. But educators have done little to teach future generations about the concepts behind those scientific breakthroughs. Michigan State University will help solve this problem by creating learning materials about genomics and evolution for the… Read More »

Scholarships for applied behavior analysis program available – News

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Full scholarships for a graduate certificate from the College of Education’s applied behavior analysis program are now available. The program prepares students who are interested in becoming practitioners in using behavior analysis to solve problems of human importance. The applied behavior analysis program includes six courses completed over two academic years in which students will… Read More »

Cadavers beat computers for learning anatomy – News

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Despite the growing popularity of using computer simulation to help teach college anatomy, students learn much better through the traditional use of human cadavers, according to new research that has implications for health care. Cary Roseth, associate professor of educational psychology at Michigan State University, said the study suggests cadaver-based instruction should continue in undergraduate… Read More »

New book on women and higher education – News

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Focusing on the education of women throughout the world—especially women-only universities and other institutions—Kristen Renn’s newest publication is hitting shelves this month. Renn, a professor of Higher, Adult and Lifelong Education (HALE) in the Department of Educational Administration, traveled to 13 colleges and universities in 10 countries around the world to study women and education.… Read More »

Cowen named assistant editor of policy journal – News

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Joshua Cowen, associate professor of teacher education at Michigan State University, was appointed to be an associate editor of Education Finance and Policy, the official journal of the Association for Education Finance and Policy (AEFP). The journal covers a variety of topics, including policy implications, scholarly basis and operational practices. Its main goal is to… Read More »

Local education politics 'far from dead' – News

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Teach for America, known for recruiting teachers, is also setting its sights on capturing school board seats across the nation. Surprisingly, however, political candidates from the program aren’t just pushing its national education agenda, they’re advancing local issues as well, according to a new study. The findings, said Michigan State University’s Rebecca Jacobsen, refute the… Read More »

College welcomes new assistant dean – News

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R. Sam Larson recently became assistant dean for operations and finance in the College of Education. She brings 20 years of experience synthesizing evidence and implementing innovations in complex organizations. She also has experience at Michigan State University, having received her doctorate in the Higher, Adult and Lifelong Education (HALE) program. Most recently, Larson was… Read More »

Students receive NCTE fellowships – News

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Two doctoral students in the College of Education at Michigan State University have been awarded a prestigious fellowship from the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE). Sakeena Everett and Lorenahttps://education.msu.edu/news/2019/austin-receives-research-achievement-award/"> → https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/news/2019/austin-receives-research-achievement-award/

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Tratt recognized for work with student-athletes – News

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Amy Tratt, assistant director for student affairs in the Michigan State University College of Education, was recognized for her work with student-athletes at the annual Football Awards banquet. She received the 2018 George Stephen Scofes Academic Spartan of the Year Award, which honors faculty and staff who stand out in their efforts to help student-athletes… Read More »

Youth sports institute celebrates 40 years at MSU with major research conference – News

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Leading researchers from around the world will gather at Michigan State University this week to tackle the top issues facing youth in sports, including safety, sexual abuse, best coaching and parenting practices, and mental health. The three-day conference is being organized by the MSU Institute for the Study of Youth Sports in honor of its… Read More »

MSU joins research partnership to improve Michigan schools – News

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Michigan State University is part of a new research partnership designed to improve K-12 public schools statewide. Announced today, the Michigan Education Research Institute (MERI) is a collaboration between MSU, University of Michigan, the Michigan Department of Education and the Center for Educational Performance and Information, the state agency responsible for reporting education data. The… Read More »

MSU shares in project to diversify STEM faculty nationwide – News

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Colleges and universities across the nation are striving to attract a more diverse and inclusive faculty, especially in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. Michigan State University researcher Leslie Gonzales is helping to address that challenge as one part of a new national research alliance funded by a five-year, $10 million grant from… Read More »

Book to explore creating equitable school environments – News

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How can high school teachers make their classrooms more equitable and culturally relevant spaces? A forthcoming publication co-authored by Assistant Professor Joanne Marciano provides strategies (and real life examples) to support educators in establishing these spaces. “Classroom Cultures: Equitable Schooling for Racially Diverse Youth” (Teachers College Press, November 2018) has a practitioner focus but is grounded… Read More »

Above average: MA-ABA program graduates first cohort – News

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The first cohort of graduates from the M.A. in Applied Behavior Analysis (MA-ABA) program at Michigan State University are rising above national averages and making an impact in the field. “We’re training a new generation of active science-practitioners,” said Assistant Professor Matthew Brodhead of the seven scholars who graduated in spring 2018. With extensive experience… Read More »

Modifying Youth Sports: What Does the Research Tell Us? – Sport Coaching & Leadership Blog

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Written by Jennifer Nalepa As coaches, we try to help our athletes develop new skills and feel success in sport while still making sure each player is having fun. So how can we make it easier for athletes to learn new skills and feel success? Modify the equipment and rules of the sport to match… Read More »

MSU research helps diabetic racecar drivers go four-seconds faster – News

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Two new publications from Michigan State University’s David Ferguson highlight the world of motorsports—and give critical competitive-edge insights for athletes, especially those with diabetes. “With racing, driver heart rates are at 170 beats per minute for 2 to 4 hours. They burn 2,000 calories. Their core temperature can increase to 103 degrees Fahrenheit depending on… Read More »

$1M gift establishes endowed professorship in teacher education – News

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Long before Dr. Cathy Oberg Blight became one of Flint’s leading pathologists, helping Hurley Medical Center diagnose and care for thousands of patients, she was a child who visited the classroom where her father taught agriculture. She was growing up immersed in education, and she fondly recalls the moment her mother, the school librarian, called… Read More »

Music education student youngest to earn top award from USRowing – News

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Nicole Marek is an educator who completed her classroom studies and will soon begin her semester of student teaching. A leader in the classroom and as captain of the MSU Women’s Rowing team, Marek was nominated for USRowing’s Bayer Award by her teammates which came as no surprise to the faculty who have witnessed her… Read More »

Continued excellence: Student group to be honored – News

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For the second year in a row, Michigan State University will receive the NCTE Student Affiliate Excellence Award in recognition of meeting high standards of performance. MSU’s student group for the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) will be one of three student affiliates from across the nation to be honored with this award.… Read More »

Serrato named one of Michigan's Top 50 Latinas – News

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Maria Serrato, program assistant for the Master’s in Educational Technology (MAET) program at Michigan State University, has been named one of the Top 50 Latinas in the state for 2018 by the Hispanic/Latino Commission of Michigan. Serrato is part of the inaugural cohort receiving the honor, celebrating women who have made a difference as leaders in… Read More »

How long does it take Detroit students to get to school? – News

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Research led by Michigan State University helps reveal why getting to school can be particularly difficult for students in Detroit. As one of the nation’s largest markets for school choice, less than a quarter of the city’s students attend the school nearest to their home, according to the study. Further, one out of every five… Read More »

How to Help Athletes Deal Winning and Losing – Sport Coaching & Leadership Blog

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Sport involves a considerable amount of competition which provides challenges and opportunities for players to grow both as an athlete and an individual. However, when too much focus is put on the outcome of competition, an athlete’s skills and abilities may suffer resulting in poor performances. When winning becomes the most important aspect of playing… Read More »

Alumnus inducted into National Academy of Kinesiology – News

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Three-time Michigan State University graduate Anthony Kontos was one of 13 members inducted into the prestigious National Academy of Kinesiology this fall. The designation is a celebration of distinguished scholarship and leadership in the field, and is notable, with the NAK limiting membership to 165 active fellows, including several current and former MSU faculty and… Read More »

Study to examine learning, and relearning, to move – News

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“Think of a golfer trying to fix a bad swing,” Assistant Professor Rajiv Ranganathan explained. The golfer already knows how to swing, how to connect with the ball—but if they want to adjust their technique, they would need to “relearn” to modify their stroke. Ranganathan, a scholar in the Michigan State University Department of Kinesiology,… Read More »

MSU offers graduate certificate for teachers in K-12 computer science – News

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An online graduate certificate for K-12 teachers looking to expand their knowledge in computer science education is being offered for the first time in Fall 2018. The 9-credit K-12 Computer Science Education certificate is aimed at elementary and secondary teachers of all disciplines, and can serve as a pathway and credit toward the acclaimed fully… Read More »

Five Strategies for Coaching the High School Athlete – Sport Coaching & Leadership Blog

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Millions of teenagers participate in sport each year in the United States. Last year, the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) reported that almost 8 million high school students participated in a sport at their school. This is good news as sport participation has the potential to benefit youth both psychologically and physically.… Read More »

Strunk gives insights on teacher shortage in Getting Down to Facts II report – News

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What’s causing teacher shortages in California? Michigan State University researcher Katharine O. Strunk helps answer that question as part of a sweeping report on public education in the state. Getting Down to Facts II, released on Sept. 17, is intended to help policymakers make more informed decisions across a range of issues affecting California’s 6.2… Read More »

About Us – Observational Research Lab

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Location Erickson Hall Room 452 Contact Information General Inquiries Meetings are available by appointment orlab@msu.edu Ian Clemente – Graduate Assistant cleme185@msu.edu 3rd Year Doctoral Student Educational Psychology / Educational Technology Research Interests: Education Reform, Holistic/Adaptive Learning, Socio-Emotional/Moral Development John Bell – Director johnbell@msu.edu

Can walking ease the sting of social exclusion? – News

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Award-winning research from the Michigan State University Department of Kinesiology says yes. Alumnus Anthony G. Delli Paoli and MSU researchers Alan L. Smith and Matthew B. Pontifex received the 2017 Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology Excellence in Research Award for their study that examined how and if walking could ease the sting of social exclusion.… Read More »

Engineering success: Kinesiology graduate student earns NSF Fellowship – News

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Aimee Tomlinson is known for finding, and solving, problems in an award-winning way. Tomlinson, who is studying Kinesiology at Michigan State University, was selected to join the 2018 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program in June. The national recognition was given to 2,000 scholars across the country; Tomlinson was one of nine at MSU.… Read More »

Cantwell co-edits book on international politics in higher education – News

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Michigan State University scholar Brendan Cantwell is co-editor, and a contributing author, to a new publication that aims to underline the importance of understanding higher education politics, and its growing role in society. The “Handbook on the Politics of Higher Education” (Edward Elgar Publishing, 2018) is a global effort, with chapters from international scholars on… Read More »

MSU Education Policy Innovation Collaborative wins share of $10 million grant to launch national school choice research center – News

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Michigan State University is part of a new national research center on school choice policy. The National Center for Research on Education Access and Choice, or REACH, funded by a $10 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences, will produce cutting-edge research on charter schools, school vouchers and other choice… Read More »

Improving math teaching through discourse: PD materials available – News

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Math teachers in middle and high schools across the nation could improve communication in their classroom—and therefore student learning—through new materials developed by Michigan State University researchers. These tools for transforming discourse, which also have been used in teacher preparation courses, were created and tested in partnership with about 150 secondary teachers over five years.… Read More »

School Psychology program extends national accreditation – News

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The doctoral program in School Psychology at Michigan State University has earned national accreditation from the American Psychological Association (APA) through 2027. This recognition was formalized in April 2018 through the APA’s Commission on Accreditation, certifying the program has a faculty group, curriculum, ongoing process monitoring and student outcome data that fully and clearly meet… Read More »

Certo receives HARP grant to research Italian immigrant experience – News

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Migration, family, frugality, superstition, religion and food. These are just a few of the topics that will be covered in an upcoming full-length poetry collection by Associate Professor Janine Certo, intertwining personal and historical narratives. The project will be funded by a Humanities and Arts Research Program (HARP) Development grant, an MSU program for faculty conducting… Read More »

Global connections: Richmond named Fulbright Specialist – News

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Professor Gail Richmond is taking her expertise and research to Israel in summer 2018 as part of her new designation as a Fulbright Specialist. Richmond traveled overseas in May to connect with, collaborate with and learn from educational and community leaders. She is primarily based at Technion — Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa, where she… Read More »

Kinesiology grad earns prestigious, national award – News

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Christopher Hill, a 2018 alumnus of Michigan State University, was recently recognized with the prestigious American Kinesiology Association (AKA) National Doctoral Scholar Award. The annual AKA Scholar Awards recognize doctoral scholars at the national level for their accomplishments; Hill was recognized as the top student scholar with the most distinguished academic and leadership record among… Read More »

Fostering research: Wallace receives MSU administrator award – News

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Marcy Wallace has been recognized by Michigan State University for her outstanding efforts to advance the university’s research mission. The Unit Research Administrator Spotlight Award celebrates individuals for both their contributions and quality of their work. Wallace, director of the Institute for Research on Teaching and Learning (IRTL) in the College of Education, has nearly… Read More »

High School Honors Science, Math and Engineering Program – High School Honors Science, Math and Engineering Program

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Application information Join us for the sixty-third annual High School Honors Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Program at Michigan State University (HSHSP). HSHSP gives students the opportunity to engage in intensive research work over a seven-week period and to interact with peers who come from diverse backgrounds but who share a love of science, engineering and/or… Read More »

2024 Program Information – High School Honors Science, Math and Engineering Program

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ATTENTION all perspective HSHSP 2024 applicants! The 2024 HSHSP program application is now online. Please see the link below to apply for the program. All materials except the recommendations will be submitted in your application. Application link 63rd Annual Program June 16 – August 3, 2024 There is no better way to strengthen interest in… Read More »

Join Our Lab – Department of Kinesiology

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Earn valuable experience and learn about early childhood development. The PLAY’d Lab is always seeking eager Michigan State University undergraduate and graduate students to assist in the lab in a variety of ways. MSU Kinesiology Graduate Students Prospective graduate students are encouraged to contact Dr. Hauck directly for program details and advising information. MSU Kinesiology Undergraduate Students… Read More »

Ph.D. Degree Concentration in Cognitive and Motor Neuroscience – Department of Kinesiology

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The doctoral degree concentration in Cognitive and Motor Neuroscience is designed to prepare students who are competent theoretical or applied researchers, university teachers, and leaders in outreach to educational units, government agencies, and professional associations.  Motor development is viewed as a life-long process, with change occurring throughout the lifespan.  The faculty seek to develop scholars… Read More »

Requirements – Department of Kinesiology

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The doctoral degree program requires a minimum of 60 semester credits (including 24 dissertation credits but no more than 30 credits) which satisfy the following requirements, described here and in the MSU Academic Programs Catalog. Courses completed at the master’s degree level may be accepted by the student’s guidance committee in partial fulfillment of departmental requirements, but they… Read More »

Ph.D. Concentration in Exercise Physiology – Department of Kinesiology

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/kin/graduate/phd/requirements/exercise-physiology/

The doctoral concentration in exercise physiology is designed to prepare students for careers in teaching, research, and/or clinical settings. Students who pursue the concentration in exercise physiology have opportunities to participate in research exploring the relationship between exercise and the various physiological systems, and the interaction of exercise with such factors as diet and disease… Read More »

Ph.D. Concentration in Psychosocial Aspects of Sport and Physical Activity – Department of Kinesiology

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The primary purpose of the doctoral concentration in psychosocial aspects of sport and physical activity is to develop scholars who are competent in teaching, conducting research, and serving in leadership roles in physical education, sport, fitness, and educational organizations. Students at the doctoral level typically specialize in sport psychology or sport sociology. Sport psychology examines… Read More »

Leadership – Office of K-12 Outreach

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Bryan Beverly, Ph.DDirector, K-12 Outreach230 Erickson Hall(517)353-8950beverlyb@msu.edu Bryan Beverly (Ph.D., Michigan State University) is a lifelong Michigan resident, and takes pride in the quality of education he received in public schools and is passionate about providing similar impactful experiences with students in today’s urban schools. He holds a Ph.D. in Educational Policy from Michigan State… Read More »

Contact Us – Office of K-12 Outreach

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Office of K-12 Outreach Erickson Hall620 Farm Lane, Room 230East Lansing, MI 48824Phone: (517) 353-8950Fax: (517) 432-6202Email: k12out@msu.edu Directory Administration Bryan Beverly, Ph.D. Director Marcia Docks Coordinator – Special Projects Megan Papoi, CMP Director of Finance and Fiscal Officer Colleen Owens Student Finance Assistant Dan Schultz Senior Policy and Program Advisor Amy Tadsen Executive Secretary… Read More »

Speaker Series – Office of International Studies in Education

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Office of International Studies in Education is proud to present our monthly speaker series that brings in various experts from USA and abroad to Michigan State University. Mark your calendar!! OISE Spring 2014Featured Speaker:March 17, 2014: 1st Session at 9.30 am. – 11 am.2nd Session at 1 pm. – 2.30 pm. This Spring 2014 Featured Speakers Series… Read More »

Contact – Teacher Preparation Program

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Advising Undergraduate Advising – 517-353-9680 Certification Certification Specialist – 517-353-9680 Program Secretaries For: questions about the programs, course information/overrides, locating internship year information and teacher educators supporting interns: Pre-Internship Coordinators For juniors and seniors looking for information about course practica and junior/senior field experience placements: Internship Program Coordinators For intern field experience placements, and internship coursework: Regional… Read More »

Key Offices & Programs – Outreach

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Office of K-12 Outreach As part of Michigan State University’s land-grant mission, the Office of K-12 Outreach in the College of Education has a long-standing commitment to outreach and service. Directed by Bryan Beverly, the office focuses on empowering educators, administrators and policymakers through leadership development, educational coaching on-site in schools and data services and… Read More »

Get Involved – Alumni

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The College of Education Alumni Association Board invites you to use your college as a continued source of support in your professional life. As one of the nation’s premier schools of education, our college is on the leading edge in developing innovative ideas in teaching and learning, physical activity and educational research, use of technology,… Read More »

Tenure Faculty - CEPSE - Special Education - Autism Spectrum Disorders - Assistant Professor – Resources

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Autism Spectrum Disorders The College of Education at Michigan State University announces a tenure system position at the Assistant Professor level for a candidate of exceptional promise with expertise in the area of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and Applied Behavior Analysis. The position will be in the Special Education Program within the Department of Counseling, Educational… Read More »

Tenure Faculty - K-12 Education Administration – Resources

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The Department of Educational Administration at Michigan State University invites candidates of exceptional scholarly and professional achievement to apply for two open-rank tenure-system positions in the Department of Educational Administration. For one of these positions preference will be given to those who qualify as advanced assistant, associate or full professors. Appointments begin August 16, 2016. The… Read More »

Graduate Specializations and Certificates – Academics

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Graduate certificates in the Michigan State University College of Education are non-degree-granting programs that provide students with a focused curriculum or set of courses to expand knowledge and understanding about a key topic. Graduate Specializations See all MSU Graduate Specializations For a full listing of all Graduate Specializations offered by Michigan State University, visit MSU… Read More »

Learn, Explore, Create, Share: MAET course recognized as best online at MSU – News

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When issues in the classroom can seem overwhelming to teachers and leaders in education, the Michigan State University College of Education has an answer. Take a master’s-level course: Applying Educational Technology to Practice (CEP 812), which was recently recognized as the Best Fully Online Course at MSU in the annual AT&T Faculty and Staff Award Competition in… Read More »

Being an entrepreneur means to educate the future – New Educator

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Graduate merges passions for teaching, farming into personal mission By Nicole Geary Bethany Kogut didn’t follow the usual path for an elementary education major at Michigan State University. Along with going into schools and classrooms, her journey took her into greenhouses, farms—and the life of a successful entrepreneur. She is the co-founder and CEO of… Read More »

Undergraduates receive first-place honors at annual research forum – News

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Six undergraduate students from the Michigan State University College of Education received first-place awards in the education and kinesiology categories at the 2018 University Undergraduate Research and Arts Forum (UURAF). The annual event, held this year on April 13, is an opportunity for students across the university to showcase their research and creativity. The 20th… Read More »

Cárdenas Curiel earns Outstanding Dissertation award – News

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Lucía Cárdenas Curiel was recognized as the first place winner for an Outstanding Dissertation by the National Association for Bilingual Education (NABE). Cárdenas Curiel, new to the Michigan State University College of Education faculty in fall 2017, was celebrated for her May 2017 dissertation: “Texturing with Multimodal Texts Across Content Areas: A Translanguaging Multiliteracies Approach to… Read More »

Recognizing scholarship, leadership and careers at AERA 2018 – News

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Scholars from Michigan State University are receiving multiple honors for their careers and research at the annual American Educational Research Association (AERA) conference from April 13-17. Two Department of Teacher Education faculty members will be recognized by Division K (Teaching & Teacher Education). Associate Professor Emery Petchauer will be a co-recipient of two awards. The… Read More »

Advancing sexual, gender equity: Renn receives national honors – News

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It was the 1990s when Kristen Renn started studying gay and lesbian issues in higher education. From that time as a young scholar, she “grew up with the field,” and has helped make it more inclusive, theoretical and methodologically diverse. As the definitions of gender and sexual identities evolved, so too have her efforts to… Read More »

Spartan Connector: Improving the Future for Flint's Children – New Educator

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Long-time educator helps build a brighter future for Flint’s youngest children behind the scenes By Nathan Burroughs When Mary Barkley started working on a strategy to give new parents in Flint a newborn literacy bundle, she discovered something surprising: three different groups were working on providing newborn services, but they weren’t talking to each other.… Read More »

Cover Stories: An Obstacle in Her Path – New Educator

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Why Jessica isn’t majoring in elementary education–and what state policy makers need to know By Nicole Geary What does it take to be a great teacher? Passion? Hard work? Standardized test scores? When Jessica Gonzalez, an Honors College student, applied to the Teacher Preparation Program at Michigan State University early her sophomore year, she took… Read More »

Faculty Viewpoint: The Power of Peer Educators – New Educator

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How can peer educators help address mental health on campuses? By Matthew Wawrzynski Associate Professor Department of Educational Administration mwawrzyn@msu.edu Of the almost 20 million students enrolled in colleges and universities across the United States, many are engaged in cocurricular experiences and serve in leadership roles. Some of these student leaders, often referred to as… Read More »

New Faculty Members, 2017-2018 – New Educator

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The Department of Teacher Education welcomed two new faculty members for the 2017-18 academic year. In their own words, they share the impact that they hope to make at Michigan State University. Lucía Cárdenas Curiel, Assistant Professor Ph.D., University of Texas, Austin Area of impact: Enhancing linguistically diverse students’ learning experiences “My research highlights new types of intellectual… Read More »

I March, I Stand: Growing community exhibit supports survivors – News

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Update, Aug. 2, 2018: The “I March, I Stand” exhibits are becoming part of Michigan State University’s history at the MSU Museum. Along with other items being memorialized, such as teal ribbons that were tied around trees across campus, elements of the exhibits will be archived, displayed and remembered to honor survivors of sexual abuse… Read More »

MSU curriculum earns highest rating for science standards alignment – News

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Update: Another curriculum unit created by MSU researchers, from the Multiple Literacies in Project Based Learning project, earned the NGSS Design Badge. The third-grade unit is called “Why Do I See So Many Squirrels, But I Can’t Find Any Stegosauruses?” The Achieve organization announced that Interactions, the ninth grade physical science curriculum developed through the… Read More »

Practical Ethics: Book improves daily practices for BCBAs – News

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Update 7/25/18: This book is now available for purchase! Read below for more details on how this new publication helps new and experienced Board Certified Behavior Analysts ® in their daily work. A forthcoming publication by a Michigan State University scholar will bridge the gap between questions of ethics and day-to-day practices for professionals working with… Read More »

MSU scholars to be recognized for research, leadership – News

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Several Michigan State University scholars are set to be honored by the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) for their research and expertise. The honorees include faculty and alumni from the College of Education, who will be officially recognized during the CIES annual conference in Mexico City in March 2018. Leading in research—and on the Board… Read More »

Treadmills and tummy time: Research helps boost baby motor skills – News

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In the Department of Kinesiology, babies are learning how to walk. This is thanks to ongoing research from Assistant Professor Janet Hauck‘s Physical Activity in Youth with Disabilities (PLAY’d) Lab. Hauck is studying infants with and without disabilities and their motor skills, such as learning to walk, to examine how these skills affect infants’ growth… Read More »

First sport coaching & leadership grad helps create after school skating program – News

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Teressa Vellrath is many things: a former figure skater and ice dancer, a motivated coach and leader—and the first graduate of the Master’s in Sport Coaching and Leadership program at Michigan State University. The fully online program was established in May 2016, and Vellrath graduated in August 2017. As part of her capstone project to complete her… Read More »

MSU scholars named top education influencers – News

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Michigan State University is home to several of the nation’s scholars known for their influence in educational policy and practice. This is according to the annual Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings, by Rick Hess in his Education Week blog. The rankings are selected by a committee of scholars, and are calculated on a number of scores including… Read More »

"Blank canvas:" Classroom tech product introduced to K-12 for the first time – News

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A collaboration led by a Michigan State University researcher is bringing an innovative touchscreen technology into K-12 classrooms for the first time. Professor Douglas Hartman is helping to introduce a teaching and learning tool that blends smartboards, tablets and laptops with 21st century learning. The large digital touchscreen—called a workspace, and created by Prysm, Inc., an international technology company—has… Read More »

MSU researchers help lead statewide literacy project – News

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Michigan State University researchers are providing leadership in a new statewide effort to improve literacy. Tanya Wright helped write the preschool and K-3 Literacy Essentials outlining evidence-based teaching practices that should happen for “every child, in every classroom, every day” to increase proficiency in reading and writing. She and fellow MSU College of Education scholar Laura… Read More »

Venzant Chambers appointed to national, local leadership roles – News

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Michigan State University scholar Terah Venzant Chambers is poised to enact educational change on a national and local level after appointments to two leadership positions. In a national capacity, she was appointed president-elect for the University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA) in November. Venzant Chambers will oversee the planning and development for the organization’s annual leadership… Read More »

International collaboration connects Argentinian, local educators – News

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Michigan State University welcomed 25 educators and administrators from Argentina as part of an international professional development collaboration in October. The College of Education was one of six institutions across the U.S. awarded funding for the Argentina Educators Training Program (AETP), which welcomed a cohort to engage in a series of seminars, mentoring and civic… Read More »

MSU scholar lands $2.7M to improve undergraduate STEM education – News

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As more universities attempt to transform how they teach science and math, a Michigan State University researcher is focusing on broader changes across networks of campuses to improve student learning. Ann Austin has received three grants totaling $2.7 million from the National Science Foundation to study how reforms to institutional policies and practices, along with… Read More »

Examining the differences between male, female race car drivers – News

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Ongoing research from the Michigan State University Department of Kinesiology aims to determine the differences in physiological stressors in female and male race car drivers. The research is the latest from Assistant Professor David Ferguson. Racing is among Ferguson’s research specialties; another study on advancing athletic excellence and diabetes research in race car drivers was… Read More »

Can tablets help kindergartners learn math? – News

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UPDATE 2/4/19: WKAR TV received a national award for the Playtime Pad Research Project. The project was honored in the “Community Engagement Based on a Local Initiative” category of awards from the National Educational Telecommunications Association (NETA). UPDATE 11/13/18: In year two of the Playtime Pad Research Project, 1,200 Lansing kindergartners have received a PBS… Read More »

MSU scholars aim to improve computer science in Michigan – News

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A team of scholars from the Michigan State University College of Education will develop new methods to enhance computer science education in schools. The collaboration, called CT4EDU, is funded by a nearly $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation. The CT4EDU team will work directly with a Michigan school district to implement curriculum changes, focusing… Read More »

$1.3M NSF grant to advance college & workforce readiness – News

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Michigan State University has received a nearly $1.3 million grant from the National Science Foundation to help more low-income and minority high school students enroll in college. Led by MSU’s John A. Hannah University Distinguished Professor Barbara Schneider, the grant will allow the College Ambition Program (CAP) to expand on and improve how students are… Read More »

Juzwik honored for influential career – News

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Michigan State University Professor Mary Juzwik was recently honored with the 2017 Charles Carpenter Fries Award from the Michigan Council of Teachers of English (MCTE). Juzwik, a faculty member in the College of Education whose research focuses on English education, was honored for her career, leadership and research in the field of English teaching. “The… Read More »

MSU launches new effort to support informed education policy – News

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Michigan State University has launched a new effort to improve K-12 education for students in the state and nation by delivering objective, timely research findings directly to decision makers. The Education Policy Innovation Collaborative, or EPIC, is focused on building partnerships between researchers and state and school district leaders. EPIC researchers use pioneering data analysis… Read More »

MSU team wins national award for helping Flint teachers address lead poisoning – News

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As a school administrator in Genesee County, Melody Strang had started to feel the effects of the Flint water crisis—concern for students close to her district, anger, the urge to help. She was standing in the hallway of Erickson Hall sometime in winter 2016 when she suggested to one of her classmates in the Doctor… Read More »

Rehabilitation counseling programs receive national accreditation – News

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Michigan State University earned a prestigious new accreditation for its master’s and doctoral programs in rehabilitation counseling in July 2017. The Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) gave the designation following an expedited application process that included a self study and an onsite visit. “We did really well—extremely well,” said University Distinguished… Read More »

MSU ranks among best globally for education – News

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Michigan State University’s education programs have been ranked among the best in the world. Times Higher Education today ranked MSU #10 in its first-ever ranking of global institutions that offer education as a subject. “The MSU College of Education is a world leader in research to improve the education and well-being of teachers and learners… Read More »

Award to honor career dedicated to mentoring others – News

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Professor Emeritus Roger Baldwin will be honored with the 2017 Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE) Mentoring Award in November at the organization’s annual conference. The award celebrates those who have made significant and noteworthy contributions in mentoring developing scholars within ASHE and higher education. Baldwin is only the ninth recipient since the… Read More »

When Pre-K Comes to School: New book from MSU researcher – News

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Partnerships between school districts and early childhood sites are growing as a way to provide publicly funded pre-kindergarden in many states. But the model is more complicated than we might think, argues Michigan State University researcher Bethany Wilinski. Wilinski studied how some of these partnerships are playing out in Wisconsin through the eyes of three… Read More »

Student education organization awarded for excellence – News

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Michigan State University has been named one of three recipients of the 2017 National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Student Affiliate Excellence Award. Founded in 2012, the award honors NCTE student affiliates that meet high standards of performance. This is the first time the MSU student affiliate has won this award. “The award is… Read More »

Research leader: Dean Floden elected to distinctive national roles – News

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Robert Floden, dean of the Michigan State University College of Education, has been elected secretary-treasurer of the National Academy of Education (NAEd). His four-year term in the position begins in November 2017, making him one of 10 board members governing the organization. The NAEd mission is to advance research that improves education policy and practice.… Read More »

Recognizing impactful work: Abbott receives MSU award – News

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Longtime College of Education staff member Theresa “Tracy” Abbott was lauded for her impact with Michigan State University’s Clerical-Technical Recognition Award. Established in 2001, the award celebrates employees who assist students, faculty and staff at the university. Abbott has been the leader of the Erickson Print & Copy Center in the College of Education for… Read More »

Adapted sports: MSU adds wheelchair rugby to award-winning club – News

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The Adaptive Sports and Recreation Club at Michigan State University recently received new equipment thanks to a grant from the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation. Leaders used the $12,000 award to purchase four rugby wheelchairs. With these highly specialized chairs, the club was able to start offering rugby and even begin a competitive travel team for the… Read More »

What does bullying look like for students with autism, intellectual disability? – News

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What comes first for middle schoolers with autism: behaviors that could entice bullying, or the bullying itself? This is one of the many questions Assistant Professor Marisa Fisher is hoping to answer with a new federal grant from the Institute of Education Sciences (IES). Fisher received the award from the Early Career Development and Mentoring… Read More »

Exploring sport and human movement in Africa with new lecture series – News

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“I wanted to be able to give back,” said University Distinguished Professor Deborah Feltz prior to retiring from Michigan State University this spring after 37 years of service. “I wanted to help—to be a catalyst for good, collaborative research partnerships that I thought people doing research in any aspect of kinesiology could benefit from.” That… Read More »

MSU Kinesiology research helps IndyCar driver outpace diabetes – News

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New Michigan State University research is the first to help a professional race car driver with diabetes improve his performance during competition, helping him capture two top-5 finishes at the Indianapolis 500. The study focused on 31-year-old race car driver Charlie Kimball, but the implications could extend well beyond racing and help other elite-level athletes… Read More »

Partnership with Chile: How TRUST can transform math teaching – News

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Two mathematics education scholars from Michigan State University, Higinio Dominguez and Sandra Crespo, are collaborating with Chile’s Universidad Católica Silva Henríques on the project, Teaching Relations: Uniting Students and Teachers (TRUST). TRUST, or confianza, reflects a quality that a participating teacher from Chile identified as one that is rapidly disappearing from classrooms and yet key… Read More »

Parks uses play to help young children learn math – News

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“When I went in to do my work working with math in pre-K classrooms, I saw that engagement with physical materials helps kids engage with mathematical concepts,” says Amy Parks, associate professor in the Michigan State University College of Education. Parks has been working with young children and educators to introduce fun in learning math,… Read More »

Undergraduates honored for outstanding research – News

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Eight undergraduate students from the Michigan State University College of Education received first-place awards at the 2017 University Undergraduate Research and Arts Forum (UURAF). The annual event, held this year on April 7, is an opportunity for students across the university to showcase their research and creativity. Students presented work in a variety of categories—from engineering to… Read More »

Schneider receives honorary degree in Finland – News

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Michigan State University’s Barbara Schneider, a John A. Hannah University Distinguished Professor, will receive an honorary doctorate from the University of Helsinki this spring. She is the only education scholar among more than 20 individuals from around the world being conferred with the honors this year by Finland’s oldest and largest higher education institution. Fellow… Read More »

Faculty publish books on science teaching – News

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Three faculty members in the Michigan State University College of Education have recently published books on science teaching and learning. Each book examines new and innovative concepts, such as helping students understand core ideas across disciplines, encouraging them to engage in science practices and rethinking the roles of students and teachers. Joe Krajcik, Lappan-Phillips Professor of… Read More »

MSU receives $1M grant to build work-related skills for youth with autism – News

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Michigan State University has received a $1.4 million grant to expand a work-related social skills training program for youth and young adults with autism spectrum disorder. While efforts are growing to help youth with autism improve social skills, few programs focus specifically on teaching the skills needed to get and keep jobs. A pilot program… Read More »

Course integrates technology to reach all students – News

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A technology-based, student-focused course in the College of Education has received an Honorable Mention in Michigan State University’s annual Award Competition in Instructional Technology, sponsored by AT&T. CEP 956: Mind, Media and Learning, taught by Associate Professor Christine Greenhow, is a graduate course in the Educational Psychology and Educational Technology (EPET) doctoral program. Its attention to… Read More »

HALE grad wins national award for trans* academics study – News

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Erich N. Pitcher broke new ground by completing the first systematic study of trans* academics while a doctoral student in the Higher, Adult and Lifelong Education (HALE) program at Michigan State University. Now Pitcher’s research is being recognized as the field’s most outstanding dissertation for 2017 by Division J of the American Educational Research Association (AERA). Pitcher,… Read More »

Book features benefits of sustaining culture in the classroom – News

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What is the purpose of schooling in pluralistic societies? This is the question a new book from Michigan State University’s Django Paris aims to answer. “Culturally Sustaining Pedagogies: Teaching and Learning for Justice in a Changing World,” being released at the AERA Annual Meeting this month, was co-edited by Paris, associate professor of language and literacy.… Read More »

Irish advocate for intellectual disabilities research receives honorary degree – News

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Dermot Desmond, renowned Irish business leader and philanthropist, will receive an honorary doctorate of humanities from Michigan State University on May 5, 2017. Along with long-time success in banking and financial markets, Desmond is deeply committed to improving lives for individuals with intellectual disabilities and autism. He has played a central role in facilitating the… Read More »

Peers, more than teachers, inspire us to learn – News

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“Why do I have to learn this?” It’s a common question among youth, but new research out of Michigan State University suggests students perform much better academically when the answer is provided by their peers rather than their teachers. University students who were given a rationale for why learning is important from people similar to… Read More »

Illuminating teacher education at minority-serving institutions – News

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The legacy and importance of minority-serving institutions (MSIs) for teacher education is celebrated in a new book co-edited by an MSU College of Education faculty member. Emery Petchauer, an associate professor of teacher education, helped write and facilitate the creation of “Teacher Education across Minority-Serving Institutions: Programs, Policies and Social Justice.” The book is the… Read More »

Austin honored for international work in higher education – News

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In 1998, Ann E. Austin spent a year in South Africa as a Fulbright Fellow studying and collaborating with colleagues toward the goals of improving higher education at what is now Nelson Mandela University. Almost 20 years later, she says that experience formed the basis for not only her own international work, but for developing… Read More »

Amey nominated as a Pillar of the Profession – News

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Marilyn Amey, chairperson of the Department of Educational Administration in the Michigan State University College of Education, will receive accolades as part of the NASPA Class of 2017 Pillars of the Profession on March 13, 2017. The honor recognizes those in the profession who have sustained distinction and significant lifetime contributions in the higher education field.… Read More »

Doctoral students honored for leadership – News

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Three doctoral students in the Michigan State University College of Education received a 2016-17 COGS Disciplinary Leadership Award on Feb. 15, 2017. COGS—the Council of Graduate Students at MSU—presents the awards to students in the Graduate School who have demonstrated leadership in their fields on a local, state, regional, national and/or international level while enrolled as a… Read More »

English learners treated differently depending on where they go to school – News

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As the number of English learners continues to grow across the nation, new research indicates these students are being treated differently depending on where they go to school. Michigan State University researchers found that schools in Texas—second only to California in total number of English learners—vary widely in how they determine if students should be… Read More »

Crespo receives Outstanding Faculty honor – News

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Michigan State University honored Professor Sandra Crespo with the William J. Beal Outstanding Faculty Award at the annual All-University Awards on Feb. 7, 2017. Crespo was among 10 MSU faculty members who received the award for their outstanding contributions to research and education. Crespo, a renowned mathematics educator and researcher, is recognized for her work… Read More »

Faculty Viewpoint: Here’s How Homeschooling is Changing in America – New Educator

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By Kyle Greenwalt Associate Professor Department of Teacher Education greenwlt@msu.edu When children went back to school last fall, an increasing number of their homeschooled peers were starting their academic year as well. Homeschooling in the United States is growing at a strong pace. Recent statistics indicate that 1.5 million children were homeschooled in the United… Read More »

Cover Story: A Winning Combination for Athletic Excellence and Diabetes – New Educator

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Kinesiology scholar pioneers research to fuel athletic excellence—and drive change for diabetes in sports By Lauren Ebelt Upon first glance, it doesn’t look like much. It’s a clear plastic box atop a metal gurney, accompanied by some wooden blocks, cushions and a bicycle seat. Small machines with wires draping down sit on top, blinking and… Read More »

Rewarding Renovations: Kinesiology at IM Circle – New Educator

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IM Circle, home of the Department of Kinesiology, received important renovations in 2016. Included are a new faculty office suite and an undergraduate athletic training teaching lab. State-of-the-art technology—including “SimMan,” a full-size patient simulator—gives Michigan State University scholars and students a specialized space to put their research into practice and to develop their skills. “The… Read More »

Student Profile: Audio Analysis and Children with Autism – New Educator

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Student strives to improve language development for children with autism through audio analysis By Nicole Geary Nearly every week for the past two and a half years, Savana Bak has been greeting familiar groups of bright-eyed kids and helping them put on special T-shirts. Throughout the school day, she records all of their conversations using… Read More »

Final Thoughts: Strategies for Educators to Promote Equity and Inclusion in Schools – New Educator

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By: Dorinda Carter Andrews, Terah T. Venzant Chambers, Chezare A. Warren We live in a society where schools are not only touted to be sites of learning and innovation, but also safe spaces. On most days, the average parent or guardian sends their child to school giving no second thought to whether s/he will be… Read More »

Spartan Project SEARCH recognized for excellence in inclusion – News

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Spartan Project SEARCH, led by faculty members in the College of Education, was recognized for its growing impact on the community at the annual Excellence in Diversity Awards (EIDA) at Michigan State University.  The initiative, introduced to MSU in fall 2016, helps young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities prepare for the workplace through an on-campus internship… Read More »

Zero tolerance policies unfairly punish black girls – News

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Black girls are disproportionately punished in American schools—an “overlooked crisis” that is populating the school-to-prison pipeline at rising rates, two education scholars argue in a new paper. Dorinda Carter Andrews, associate professor at Michigan State University, and Dorothy Hines-Datiri, assistant professor at the University of Kansas and former doctoral student at MSU, cite various examples… Read More »

Ratan recognized at All-University Awards – News

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Assistant Professor Rabindra “Robby” Ratan received a Teacher-Scholar Award from the university on Feb. 7, 2017. He is an affiliate assistant professor in the Educational Psychology and Educational Technology (EPET) program in the College of Education, and part of the College of Communication Arts and Sciences. Ratan was one of six Michigan State University faculty members… Read More »

Doctoral students earn Excellence-in-Teaching Citations – News

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Two doctoral students in the College of Education will receive Excellence-in-Teaching Citations from Michigan State University on Feb. 7, 2017. Anthony Delli Paoli, who is concentrating his studies on Psychosocial Aspects of Sport and Physical Activity, and Davena Jackson, in the Curriculum, Instruction and Teacher Education (CITE) program, will receive their honors during the annual All-University Awards. The 2017 Excellence-in-Teaching… Read More »

Schwille pens book on international education at MSU – News

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John “Jack” Schwille, professor emeritus and former assistant dean for international studies in education, has written an in-depth book about internationalization in the Michigan State University College of Education over several decades. “Internationalizing a School of Education: Integration and Infusion in Practice” details the “integration and infusion” approach that Schwille and other colleagues took to step… Read More »

Remembering professor, alumnus Glenn Berkheimer – News

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Alumnus and former Professor Glenn D. Berkheimer passed away recently. He was 90 and a resident of Okemos, Mich. Berkheimer earned an Ed.D. in 1966 in curriculum before joining the Michigan State University faculty, with joint appointments in the College of Education and a university unit called the Science and Mathematics Teaching Center. “He took his… Read More »

Cooper receives honorary doctorate – News

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In early December 2016, Professor Melanie Cooper was awarded an honorary doctorate during the University of South Florida (USF) commencement ceremonies. Cooper, Lappan-Phillips Professor of Science Education, is a world-renowned chemist and science education pioneer. She was nominated and selected to receive the honorary degree for her professional achievements and contributions to the advancement of… Read More »

Alonzo receives presidential science award – News

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Associate Professor Alicia Alonzo was among those who recently received a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) from President Barack Obama. Alonzo’s award was announced—along with 101 other scientists, researchers and educators—on Jan. 9, 2017. The award is the highest bestowed by the U.S. government on science and engineering professionals in the… Read More »

MSU launches social justice reading group for kids – News

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Michigan State University faculty members hope to inspire kids to take action against injustice in their community through a new program at East Lansing Public Library. The Social Justice Reading Group will start this month for children ages 4-11. Once each month through May, various faculty members will read children’s books related to a specific… Read More »

Three MSU ed scholars named top influencers – News

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This year, the College of Education at Michigan State University is home to three of the nation’s scholars doing the most to influence educational policy and practice. That is according to the Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings published annually by Rick Hess in his Education Week blog. The top-200 ranking of education scholars is based on… Read More »

College ranks in nation's top-10 for online master's programs – News

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For the fourth consecutive year, Michigan State University has moved up in the national rankings for best online master’s degree programs in education. This year, MSU ranked 8th—cracking the top-10 for the first time—according to U.S. News & World Report. That’s up from 23rd back in 2013. Last year, the college was ranked 11th in… Read More »

K-12 Outreach receives $2M grant from Mott Foundation to help improve future for Flint students – News

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Michigan State University’s Office of K-12 Outreach will continue to help improve educational opportunities for students in the city of Flint, thanks to a $2.1 million grant from the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation. The funding builds on an existing partnership between the Office of K-12 Outreach, part of the College of Education, and the Flint… Read More »

$2M NSF grant to help youngest students learn science – News

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It’s often thought that kindergarten is too early to learn science. But with the right approach to teaching, even the youngest students can learn to think and talk like scientists, Michigan State University researchers say. Using a four-year, $2.2 million grant from the National Science Foundation, MSU scholars plan to help teachers across the nation… Read More »

MSU educators honored at national English teaching conference – News

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Several people from the Michigan State University College of Education will present or be honored at the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) annual convention this year. Raven Jones Stanbrough, an assistant professor and Detroit-area internship coordinator for the MSU Teacher Preparation Program, is among six being honored with the Early Career Educator of… Read More »

MSU helps Flint students understand diabetes – News

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Michigan State University will help young people and their families understand what factors put them at risk for disease by expanding a program in the Flint Community Schools and surrounding community. Researchers plan to introduce a science curriculum focused on Type 2 diabetes for all sixth-grade students in the Flint school district this year. The… Read More »

Supporting financially strapped engineering students – News

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A $1 million National Science Foundation grant will help second- and third-year engineering students with financial needs continue on their paths to graduation. Attracting talented students into science, technology, engineering and math, the so-called STEM disciplines, does little good if financial strains derail a student’s plans midway to graduation. The NSF grant to the Michigan… Read More »

Gonzales receives NSF INCLUDES grant – News

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College of Education researcher Leslie Gonzales has received one of the first grants from NSF INCLUDES, a new National Science Foundation initiative aimed at increasing participation in the STEM fields. Gonzales, assistant professor of Higher, Adult and Lifelong Education (HALE) at Michigan State University, is one of four principal investigators of a multi-university collaboration that… Read More »

MSU launches school-to-work program for youth with disabilities – News

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Starting this fall, Michigan State University is helping young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities prepare for the workplace through a new on-campus internship program. Spartan Project SEARCH combines a successful international program with the expertise of MSU researchers and partners committed to improving outcomes for students during a time when many fall behind—the transition… Read More »

Exploring the impact of principal evaluation – News

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In most states, the policies intended to hold educators accountable for their performance now include a critical person in schools: the principal. But so far, we know very little about how those policies influence how school leaders work—and ultimately how students learn. Michigan State University faculty member Madeline Mavrogordato is part of a national research… Read More »

Schneider gives Ed-Talk on college transition – News

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Michigan State University scholar Barbara Schneider is featured as one of 31 “Ed-Talk” videos released this month by the American Educational Research Association (AERA). The videos are designed to convey key research findings on important education issues. Schneider discusses strategies to decrease the number of low-income and minority high school students who enroll in colleges… Read More »

MSU joins national effort to expand computer science education – News

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Michigan State University is taking steps to support President Obama’s goal of expanding computer science education across the nation. Today, the MSU College of Education is among more than 200 organizations being recognized by the White House during a summit on Computer Science for All (#CSforAll). The event marks progress on the initiative since the… Read More »

Austin appointed associate dean for research – News

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For more than 25 years, Ann E. Austin has been teaching and conducting research at Michigan State University—and beginning Oct. 1, 2016, she will step into her newest role: associate dean for research in the College of Education. Her duties will include supporting the research mission of the college, especially in dedicated priority areas: urban and global… Read More »

National education reformers target local school boards – News

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Local school board elections increasingly are becoming a national political battleground, as millions of dollars in campaign cash pours in from out-of-state donors in the name of education reform, indicates new research led by a Michigan State University scholar. Take, for example, Laurene Powell Jobs, Steve Jobs’ widow and a California resident who has funneled… Read More »

Never Give Up: Learning from one teacher's story of change – News

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Almost 20 years ago, Courtney* was an elementary teacher challenged to improve as part of a Professional Development School partnering with Michigan State University. She started enthusiastic, thoughtful and open to what she could learn from university and school colleagues. Nevertheless, for various reasons, her efforts kept faltering, leaving her frustrated and discouraged. Sharon Schwille, a… Read More »

Head Start benefits children with disabilities – News

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Young children with multiple disabilities who are enrolled in Head Start have better literacy, reading and math scores than children who aren’t in the federally funded program, indicates a new study by Michigan State University researchers. Head Start provides early education services to nearly 1 million low-income children up to age 5 every year, and… Read More »

Expanding college access is the focus of new book – News

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Terry Flennaugh is a co-editor and author of a new book on strategies and programs that can help improve college access for students from urban communities. The book, “Expanding College Access for Urban Youth: What Schools and Colleges Can Do,” is a detailed case study on the VIP Scholars program at the University of California, Los… Read More »

Second Early Learning Institute to open for children with autism – News

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Michigan State University will launch the second branch of an educational program designed to help young children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). The Early Learning Institute (ELI) will open its second location in Lansing in late August 2016 and plans to serve eight children ages 2-5 with ASD and their families. This is in addition to… Read More »

Questioning, exploring and challenging with technology – New Educator

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By Jen Lewin  Jen Lewin is a middle school science teacher at Coonley Elementary in the Chicago Public Schools. She has spent the last nine years in education striving to be a better scientist, educator and all around nerd. When she’s not in the classroom, she can be observed “in the wild” splitting her time… Read More »

Carter Andrews to lead equity outreach initiatives – News

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The College of Education at Michigan State University will begin offering professional education to help schools, colleges and other organizations achieve more equitable and inclusive cultures. These programs will be led by Dorinda Carter Andrews through her new appointment as assistant dean of equity outreach initiatives. Carter Andrews is nationally known for her research on… Read More »

Video game showcases workout motivators – News

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A Michigan State University researcher is using a video game to uncover key differences in what motivates men and women to go the “extra mile” during a workout. The study, led by Deborah Feltz, a University Distinguished Professor of Kinesiology, gave participants the opportunity to watch an avatar of themselves exercise alongside a virtual partner,… Read More »

Building capacity for change with Flint schools – New Educator

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Michigan State University has received a $2 million grant from the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation to help the Flint Community Schools improve the quality of education for children in Flint. Up to 25 MSU specialists and professors have been working with educators in the district since before the school year began to implement systemic changes.… Read More »

Faculty Viewpoint: How Have Teacher Policy Reforms Changed Teaching and Learning? It’s Too Soon to Tell – New Educator

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By Joshua Cowen Associate Professor of Education Policy Department of Educational Administration jcowen@msu.edu @joshcowenMSU Is there a war on teachers? It can feel that way. Over the last half-decade, policymakers across the country have attempted fundamental changes to many aspects of the teaching profession. Teacher-related policy reforms have included new efforts to monitor and improve… Read More »

Cover Story: Showing their Identities & Telling their Stories – New Educator

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How focusing on students’ community and cultural strengths can change the classroom By Lauren Ebelt Looking through the window of a classroom, it seems easy to define. It is a learning space, whether with easel and paint, computer and keyboard or paper and pen. A teacher leads the way with lessons. Often, support comes from… Read More »

Research: Exploring Hispanic-Serving Institutions – New Educator

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The number and type of Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) has been rising as a result of the increasing enrollment of Latino/a students in colleges and universities. Assistant Professor Patricia Marin is studying a small but growing phenomenon—high caliber research universities adding the HSI designation. As a Latina researcher, Marin is interested in how this trend affects… Read More »

Research: Decolonizing Global University Rankings – New Educator

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Global university rankings (GURs) have been widely criticized but not through a decolonial lens, an alternative to the mainstream discourse. Assistant Professor Riyad Shahjahan argues the process of ranking universities imposes boundaries on the ways we conceptualize universities. In their review of existing research, he and his colleagues found the emergence of GURs coincides with… Read More »

Teachers optimistic about common core writing standards, not tests – News

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Teachers believe the Common Core standards in their states can improve how they teach writing, according to research from Michigan State University. However, they also find plenty of shortcomings with the standards—and with the associated state writing tests in particular. The new national survey, led by Gary Troia, is the first study of teacher perceptions… Read More »

Undergraduates awarded study abroad scholarships – News

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Four College of Education students participating in study abroad programs this summer will have a portion of their costs covered thanks to scholarships. Dean Robert Floden recently presented the awards to the students, all of whom are traveling abroad for education and kinesiology-related studies. The college is working to increase the rate of study abroad participation for its… Read More »

Michigan school funding, choice policies hurting local districts, research shows – News

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School districts in Michigan get into financial trouble almost entirely based on factors outside their control, according to a study from Michigan State University. Chief among those factors are declining enrollment, higher shares of special education students and drops in state funding—a matter in the hands of policymakers. And these forces have made the hardships… Read More »

Social media poses threat to people with intellectual disabilities – News

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People with intellectual disabilities are more susceptible to exploitation and abuse, and the rise of the Internet only increases their vulnerability. A first-of-its-kind study co-authored by a Michigan State University scholar finds that adults with Williams syndrome – who are extremely social and trusting – use Facebook and other social networking sites frequently and are… Read More »

Does learning improve when every student gets a laptop? – News

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Schools that provide each student with a laptop computer, as well as the appropriate support for both students and teachers, see significant improvement in academic achievement, a new paper indicates. Michigan State University’s Binbin Zheng and colleagues analyzed years of studies on “one-to-one” laptop programs, including Zheng’s own research, and found that such programs that… Read More »

MSU scholars receive national research on teaching honors – News

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Michigan State University scholars are receiving two of the major awards this year from Division K of the American Education Research Association (AERA), which focuses on teaching and teacher education. Early career Higinio Dominguez, assistant professor of mathematics education in the MSU College of Education, will receive the Early Career Award this weekend during the… Read More »

Reckase wins top career award in educational measurement – News

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University Distinguished Professor Emeritus Mark D. Reckase is the recipient of a national career award this week. The National Council on Measurement in Education (NCME) will present Reckase with the 2016 Career Award at the council’s annual meeting in Washington, D.C. The award honors outstanding scholars whose publications, presentations and professional activities over the span of… Read More »

MSU receives Mott Foundation grant to improve education in Flint schools – News

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Michigan State University has received a $2 million grant from the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation to help the Flint Community Schools improve the quality of education for children in Flint. Up to 25 MSU specialists and professors have been working with educators in the district since before the school year began to implement systemic changes.… Read More »

Flennaugh appointed as coordinator of urban initiatives – News

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Assistant Professor Terry Flennaugh has been working to advance urban programs at the Michigan State University College of Education since he became the college’s coordinator of urban initiatives in spring 2015. The newly created position has helped Flennaugh better understand the relationships of urban partners on various projects, and how effective and important those projects… Read More »

Three doctoral candidates receive Excellence-in-Teaching Citations – News

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Three doctoral students from the College of Education received Excellence-in-Teaching Citations from Michigan State University on Feb. 9, 2016. Two students from kinesiology and one from teacher education received the honors during the annual All-University Awards, in which faculty and teaching assistants are recognized for their education and research contributions to the university. The 2016 Excellence-in-Teaching Citations were… Read More »

College of Education scholars to accept diversity awards – News

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Two individuals and one program from the Michigan State University College of Education will receive Excellence in Diversity Awards from the university this month. Established in 1990, the awards program recognizes and rewards efforts that support an environment where diversity and inclusion are valued. Up to nine individuals, teams and programs receive the awards from the… Read More »

Mishra to receive Outstanding Faculty Award – News

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Michigan State University is honoring Professor Punya Mishra with the William J. Beal Outstanding Faculty Award. He is among 10 MSU faculty members receiving the award this year for outstanding contributions to research and education. Mishra is a professor of educational technology and has served as director of the Master of Arts in Educational Technology (MAET) program since… Read More »

A Journey To Become Policy Pioneers – New Educator

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Michigan Education Policy Fellowship Program, now 40 years running, prepares fellows to lead change in the state By: Cynthia Kyle Their names ring forth from history—Cemetery Ridge, Little Round Top, Devil’s Den, The Peach Orchard. Here, on this ridged and sloped Pennsylvania terrain, 50,000 soldiers were killed, wounded, lost or captured. And here, at Gettysburg,… Read More »

MSU scholars named among top national influencers – News

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Four Michigan State University faculty members were named today on a national list of scholars recognized for having the greatest influence on public debates about education. The Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings are published each year by Rick Hess of the American Enterprise Institute in his Education Week blog, Rick Hess Straight Up (RHSU). This year’s… Read More »

Indonesian ministry officials visit MSU – News

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Officials from ministries associated with education in Indonesia came to Michigan State University to learn about the progress of the 20 scholars from Indonesian teacher training institutes visiting campus as part of the PRESTASI-3, University Connect Program. The PRESTASI-3 program is sponsored by the Institute of International Education on behalf of the United States Agency for International Development… Read More »

Gotwals joins national task force on assessment – News

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In October, Amelia Wenk Gotwals, associate professor of teacher education, joined a new national Task Force on Assessment Education for Teachers. The task force is in collaboration with the Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA). The impetus for the project came after a conversation Gotwals had with Rick Stiggins, MSU alumnus and founder of the Assessment Training Institute; Kelly Goodrich,… Read More »

Undergraduate study abroad applications open – News

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Applications are now open to students interested in summer 2016 undergraduate study abroad programs from the MSU College of Education. The programs—including trips to European, African and Asian countries—take place between May and August 2016. “[Study abroad] is a great way to have an unforgettable experience that helps make you a better student, and makes… Read More »

MSU plays key role in new Michigan science standards – News

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Michigan State University faculty members played a key role in developing the new K-12 science standards approved by the State Board of Education on Tuesday. Joe Krajcik and Melanie Cooper, both Lappan-Phillips Professors of Science Education at MSU, were lead writers of the Next Generation Science Standards, which have now been adopted by 17 states… Read More »

Amey receives Distinguished Service Award – News

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Marilyn Amey received the 2015 Distinguished Service Award from the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE) on Friday, Nov. 6, 2015. Amey, chairperson of the Department of Educational Administration at Michigan State University, is a long-time member of the organization and has held several positions on committees and boards. She received the honor—meant… Read More »

Alumna to receive Distinguished Dissertation award – News

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Christina Berchini will receive the 2016 Award for the Distinguished Dissertation in Teacher Education from the Association of Teacher Educators (ATE) in February. Berchini’s 2014 dissertation was a one-year study on teachers’ racialized identities, and how those identities play out in schools. Berchini, Ph.D. ’14 (Curriculum, Instruction and Teacher Education), will receive the 27th annual edition of… Read More »

Alumna named Michigan Art Teacher of the Year – News

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Michigan State University alumna Kerry Shadbolt was recently named the 2016 Michigan Art Teacher of the Year and the Secondary Level Art Educator of the Year. She received the honors from the Michigan Art Education Association on Oct. 17 at the Grand Rapids Art Museum. Shadbolt, B.F.A. ’99 (Art Education) and M.A. ’07 (Educational Technology),… Read More »

MSU hosts international math education conference – News

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More than 500 scholars and educators will be at Michigan State University this week for the 37th annual conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, North American chapter (PME-NA). MSU College of Education faculty members Tonya Bartell and Kristen Bieda were selected to serve as co-chairs of the conference, which runs… Read More »

MSU hosts Indonesian educators to learn about U.S. education – News

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Michigan State University has been selected from among other U.S. institutions to host more than 40 Indonesian educators who will explore education and teacher preparation in our nation. The MSU College of Education was chosen for the USAID-funded program, implemented by the Institute for International Education, in September, and welcomed the first cohort of international… Read More »

MSU scholars challenge colleges to reform STEM learning – News

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America’s colleges and universities need to transform not only how but what they teach in introductory science courses, a group of scholars from Michigan State University argues in Science magazine. Melanie M. Cooper and colleagues say college students are expected to learn too many facts that do not connect across their coursework or prepare them… Read More »

Failed mission: How schools worsen inequality – News

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Schooling plays a surprisingly large role in shortchanging the nation’s poorest students of critical math skills, according to a massive new study led by a Michigan State University education scholar. Unequal access to rigorous mathematics content is widening the gap in performance on a prominent international math literacy test between low- and high-income students, not… Read More »

MSU, Finland partners receive $3.6M grant to study science learning – News

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More students need to feel motivated and excited about learning science if the United States is going to succeed in producing a more scientifically literate workforce. Michigan State University researchers hope to make that happen by testing the best ways to improve learning experiences in high school. The team is using a $3.6 million grant… Read More »

Undergraduate research: Challenging, and rewarding – New Educator

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By Andrew Rabaut, senior majoring in kinesiology Rabaut is an undergraduate research assistant with the Exergames Research Lab, under the direction of University Distinguished Professor Deb Feltz. Research from the lab includes the impact of using a “cyber buddy” during a workout, using groups to increase motivation for exercise and helping to keep astronauts active in… Read More »

New school evaluation method fails to affect housing prices – News

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The controversial new method of evaluating teachers and schools – called “value-added” – does not appear to affect property values, finds research by economists at Michigan State University and Cornell University. Their study, published in the Journal of Urban Economics, is the first to examine how the public release of such data is considered in… Read More »

First cohort of Doctor of Educational Leadership program graduates – News

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Earlier this summer, 14 students were the first graduates of the new Doctor of Educational Leadership (DEL) program. The now-Ed.D.’s started their courses in 2012, and spent three years in the hybrid program to obtain their degrees. The DEL program is a cohort model, with all students taking the same courses throughout the programs. Unlike… Read More »

Paine named assistant dean for international studies – News

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Professor Lynn Paine is now leading the Michigan State University College of Education’s efforts to promote international study and engagement. Paine, a distinguished scholar and teacher educator, became assistant dean for international studies on Aug. 16, 2015. She oversees the Office of International Studies in Education (OISE), which facilitates a range of internationally focused programs… Read More »

MSU to help train school leaders in Azerbaijan – News

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Michigan State University has partnered with a growing university in Azerbaijan to improve training for that nation’s education leaders. The ADA University (formerly Azerbaijan Diplomatic Academy) plans to offer its first master’s degrees in K-12 and higher education administration starting in fall 2016. Scholars from the MSU College of Education are using a $2.5 million… Read More »

MSU study to examine education in developing countries – News

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Michigan State University researcher Amita Chudgar is leading an effort to better understand why students in developing countries don’t attend and stay in school. Chudgar received a $200,000 grant from the MacArthur Foundation to study the home and community life of youth in India, Nigeria, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. It will be the first in-depth… Read More »

Frank appointed as MSU Foundation Professor – News

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Professor Kenneth Frank has been appointed as an MSU Foundation Professor, a first for the College of Education. Frank will officially be named on August 16, 2015 as the MSU Foundation Professor of Sociometrics, Fisheries and Wildlife. Frank, a professor in the Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology and Special Education, named the endowed position himself, giving credit… Read More »

Cowen finds school of choice participants increased in recent years – News

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Students who participate in Michigan’s increasingly popular schools of choice program are more likely to be black, poor and academically weaker than their peers, indicates new research led by a Michigan State University education scholar. The study is the first to examine who participates in schools of choice, which was established in the mid-1990s and… Read More »

Job services lacking for people with autism, college study finds – News

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As autism becomes more prevalent, the need grows for services that help young people with the disorder to find and keep jobs, indicates new research led by Michigan State University education scholars. Some 50,000 people with autism spectrum disorder turn 18 years old every year in the United States, and these “transition youth” – shifting… Read More »

MSU and Wipro Limited announce graduation of first cohort of 25 teachers of MSU-WIPRO Urban STEM & Leadership Fellowship program – News

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Wipro Limited, a global information technology, consulting and business process services company, in partnership with the Michigan State University College of Education, recognized 25 Chicago Public School (CPS) educators for their completion of the MSU-WIPRO Urban STEM & Leadership Fellowship on July 7, 2015. Established in 2014, the MSU-WIPRO Urban STEM & Leadership Fellowship was… Read More »

Professors appointed as co-editors for policy journal – News

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Beginning July 1, 2015, MSU College of Education faculty Spyros Konstantopoulos and Joshua Cowen will become co-editors for the Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis (EEPA) journal. Konstantopoulos, professor of measurement and quantitative methods, and Cowen, associate professor of education policy, will start reviewing manuscripts with two others this summer as the editing team for the EEPA… Read More »

Greenhow study looks at Facebook, online learning – News

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Social-networking sites such as Facebook can help students learn scientific literacy and other complex subjects that often receive short shrift in today’s time-strapped classrooms. In a first-of-its-kind study, Michigan State University’s Christine Greenhow found that high school and college students engaged in vigorous, intelligent debate about scientific issues in a voluntary Facebook forum. Such informal… Read More »

Stroke rehabilitation assessment funded by the Center for Innovation and Research – News

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Researchers from Michigan State University and Sparrow have been awarded $50,000 by the Center for Innovation and Research to study ways to improve stroke rehabilitation. The study, led by Rajiv Ranganathan of the MSU College of Education, will utilize a virtual reality environment to examine if its uses could benefit stroke patients undergoing rehabilitation. “The… Read More »

Academy of the Americas receives DPS’ first-ever Children's Defense Fund Freedom Schools® designation with MSU and community collaboration – News

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A highly unique opportunity for summer and after-school enrichment for Academy of the Americas (AOA) students, alumni and Michigan State University Urban Immersion Fellows will begin June 15, 2015 as the Academy of the Americas becomes the first-ever Detroit Public School to be named a nationally-acclaimed Children’s Defense Fund (CDF) Freedom Schools® site. The CDF… Read More »

Teacher Preparation Program receives accreditation status – News

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The College of Education’s Teacher Preparation Program earned accreditation status from the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC), and its successor organization, the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), effective April 2015. Michigan requires that all teacher preparation programs from higher education institutions be accredited, indicating that the programs have adhered to the principles, standards and policies outlined… Read More »

Feltz to be honored as Distinguished Scholar – News

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University Distinguished Professor Deb Feltz will be honored with the North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity’s (NASPSPA) Distinguished Scholar Award. The award is given to scholars at least 25 years post-doctorate who have a distinguished record of scholarship, reflected in sustained and high-quality contributions that meaningfully impact knowledge in the recipient’s field… Read More »

College to host first annual Summer Coaches' School – News

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In June, MSU’s Institute for the Study of Youth Sports (ISYS) and the Department of Kinesiology will host the first annual MSU Summer Coaches’ School. The two-and-a-half day conference is intended for sport coaches and leaders to gather together to network, discuss and learn hands-on from experts and scientists in the field, several of whom come from… Read More »

Faculty Viewpoint: The Government’s College Ratings Plan – New Educator

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With the price of college and student debt on the rise, President Obama wants to hold universities more accountable. Will doing so improve higher education? In August 2013, President Barack Obama announced a series of proposals focused on holding the nation’s approximately 6,000 higher education institutions more accountable in their use of public- and student-provided… Read More »

Cover Stories: Transforming Urban STEM with the Wipro Fellowship – New Educator

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Michigan State University is preparing 125 urban educators to transform not only their teaching but the quality of math and science learning across their entire school system. They are becoming leaders among colleagues in Chicago Public Schools—the nation’s third largest district—through a fellowship program that would not be possible without pairing MSU education professors with… Read More »

Cover Stories: A Robot Revolution? – New Educator

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There’s something inherently powerful about a professor and a group of students gathered to discuss the potential of an education theory. When all but two of the class participants around the circle are actively communicating from miles away via screens controlled by robots, you might say it’s particularly extraordinary. This was happening in Erickson Hall… Read More »

Block by Block: Building the Potential of Minecraft and More – New Educator

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Building the potential of Minecraft and more: One Spartan’s global journey By Lauren Ebelt “It is that one-of-a-kind educational tool that comes along rarely and disrupts everything,” Colin Gallagher said about the game that has helped shape his career as an expert in educational technology. But there is more to Gallagher than just one game:… Read More »

George Lucas Foundation funds MSU research on science, math and literacy education – News

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Michigan State University researchers and their partners plan to create a model for teaching elementary students science while also improving their skills in math, reading and writing. The project is funded by a five-year grant from Lucas Education Research, a division of the George Lucas Educational Foundation. Executive Director Kristin De Vivo said the goal… Read More »

"Reading at a Crossroads" co-edited by professor, alumni – News

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Rand Spiro, professor of educational psychology, is lead editor of “Reading at a Crossroads? Disjunctures and Continuities in Current Conceptions and Practices,” recently published by Routledge. The book examines how the Internet is transforming reading and learning-through-reading with contributions from distinguished experts in the field. Spiro, along with four alumni, co-edited the book. “Too much of learning… Read More »

America's best teachers get creative – News

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While U.S. educational policy emphasizes high-stakes testing and scripted lessons, the best teachers in the business are taking creative risks – often drawing from their own interests and hobbies – to help students learn, new research finds. Examining the classroom practices of National Teacher of the Year winners and finalists, the study, by Michigan State… Read More »

Course honored as Best Online at MSU – News

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An online course from the College of Education was selected as the Best Fully Online course for the 2015 AT&T Faculty-Staff Award Competition in Instructional Technology awards. The course, CEP 811: Adapting Innovative Technologies to Education, was designed and developed by Leigh Graves Wolf and Michelle Schira Hagerman. “CEP 811 is designed to push students… Read More »

MSU at AERA: At a Glance – News

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Faculty members and graduate students from Michigan State University will travel to Chicago, Ill., for the 2015 American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting. International and domestic researchers will attend the April 16-20 event to share and discuss research across numerous education disciplines. Here is a look at the key honors and appointments involving College… Read More »

Quality coaching is key for quality youth sports programs – New Educator

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By: Andy Driska, Ph.D., coordinator of Sport Coaching and Leadership Online Programs, Institute for the Study of Youth Sports and instructor in the Department of Kinesiology  Given the recent success of several Spartan sports programs, you might have the impression that youth sports are in great shape. However, recent data from the Aspen Institute’s Project Play initiative… Read More »

MSU leads $7 million effort to improve science teaching – News

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A Michigan State University professor created a successful model for teaching middle- and high-school students about carbon cycling, the primary driver of climate change. Now Charles W. “Andy” Anderson and his partners are using a nearly $7 million grant from the National Science Foundation to help America’s teachers put the program into action. The program… Read More »

Three programs ranked #1 in nation – News

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The Michigan State University College of Education now has three graduate programs ranked No. 1 in the nation: elementary education, secondary education and rehabilitation counseling! According to the latest graduate school rankings from U.S. News & World Report, released today, this is the 21st consecutive year that both elementary and secondary education have held the… Read More »

MSU researcher launches Common Core tool for teachers – News

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Michigan State University researcher William Schmidt has created a free web-based tool to help American educators teach the Common Core State Standards in mathematics. Although the majority of U.S. states have voluntarily adopted the standards, many teachers still must use outdated textbooks or find other materials to ensure students meet the common set of learning… Read More »

Renn to receive Contribution to Knowledge Award – News

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Kristen Renn will be honored for her body of scholarship by ACPA College Student Educators International at the organization’s national convention this week. Renn will receive the 2015 Contribution to Knowledge Award. A professor of Higher, Adult and Lifelong Education (HALE), Renn studies student diversity, equity and success. Currently, she is co-principal investigator of the… Read More »

College hosts inclusive excellence conference – News

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More than 150 people attended the first-ever Creating Inclusive Excellence in Teacher Education conference hosted by the College of Education on Feb. 7, 2015. The event included eight workshops and a keynote session from H. Richard Milner IV of the University of Pittsburgh. The conference was created in an effort to bridge the gaps between theory… Read More »

Two kinesiology instructors receive teaching citations – News

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Two doctoral students in kinesiology received Excellence in Teaching Citations from Michigan State University on Feb. 10, 2014. The awards were administered during the annual All-University Awards, in which faculty and teaching assistants were honored for their education and research contributions to the university. The Excellence in Teaching Citations were given to six individuals who distinguished… Read More »

Richmond receives community engagement award – News

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Each year, university and community partners are selected to jointly receive the Community Engagement Scholarship Award at the Michigan State University All-University Awards. This year’s recipient is Department of Teacher Education Associate Professor Gail Richmond. The long-standing partnership between Richmond and Detroit Public Schools (DPS) is one of many Richmond has centering around powerful and meaningful… Read More »

Scholarship recipients to help meet state demand for autism services – News

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Ten students from across the state have received full scholarships for the Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) program at Michigan State University. These scholarships will see recipients through courses in which they will learn how to design, implement and supervise behavior analytic programs for individuals with autism and related disabilities. At the end of their studies,… Read More »

MSU selected to edit Journal of Teacher Education – News

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Michigan State University’s College of Education has been named as the next editorial host of the Journal of Teacher Education (JTE), the premier journal for teacher education. The editors were selected through a competitive proposal process and approved for a three-year term by the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE), The current editorial… Read More »

MSU editors lead state journal on literacy – News

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Michigan State University faculty members Patricia Edwards and Tanya Wright have been named co-editors of the Michigan Reading Journal, a publication for more than 2,000 educators and scholars focused on improving literacy across the state. Edwards and Wright, both based in the university’s Department of Teacher Education, are researchers with expertise in language and literacy.… Read More »

Education influencers: Six from MSU make national list – News

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Six Michigan State University faculty members were named today on a national list of scholars recognized for having the greatest influence on public debates about education. The Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings are published each year by Rick Hess of the American Enterprise Institute in his Education Week blog, Rick Hess Straight Up (RHSU). This year’s… Read More »

Mom's exercise habits good for blood pressure in kids – News

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It’s been well established among doctors and researchers alike, that babies with lower birth weight have a greater risk of having high blood pressure later in life. However, a Michigan State University study is the first to suggest that the exercise habits of expecting moms can actually reverse this long-standing belief and possibly lower a… Read More »

K-12 Outreach: Coaching Conversations – New Educator

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Changing school culture, one conversation at a time By Kathleen McKee Snyder Regardless of your philosophy about educating young people, there is one principle upon which everyone agrees: the teacher makes a significant difference in student learning. This difference isn’t just about delivering a lesson. It’s also about the ability of a teacher to respond… Read More »

Barbara Schneider named AAAS Fellow – News

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College of Education faculty member Barbara Schneider has been named an AAAS Fellow by the American Association for the Advancement of Science. This national recognition is awarded to researchers for their efforts to advance science or its applications. Schneider is one of three Michigan State University scientists to receive the honor this year. “Our researchers,… Read More »

Dominguez receives awards for math education work – News

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Higinio Dominguez, assistant professor in the Department of Teacher Education, was recently honored with two awards for his collaborative projects to improve mathematics education, particularly for bilingual and immigrant students. In November 2014, Dominguez received the 2013-14 MSU Service-Learning and Civic Engagement Award for his work with the Lutheran Social Services of Michigan. The project,… Read More »

Professor emerita to be inducted in hall of fame – News

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Professor Emerita MaryLee Davis is one of 11 women being inducted into the Michigan Women’s Hall of Fame for 2014. Davis is being honored for her leadership and work with various organizations dedicated to education, healthcare, public policy, diversity, youth, community service and advocacy for women. Davis is also being heralded by the Michigan Women’s… Read More »

MSU to help students learn genomics and evolution – News

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The study of human genes has dramatically changed how health issues have been explained and treated during the past 20 years. But educators have done little to teach future generations about the concepts behind those scientific breakthroughs. Michigan State University will help solve this problem by creating learning materials about genomics and evolution for the… Read More »

Scholarships for applied behavior analysis program available – News

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Full scholarships for a graduate certificate from the College of Education’s applied behavior analysis program are now available. The program prepares students who are interested in becoming practitioners in using behavior analysis to solve problems of human importance. The applied behavior analysis program includes six courses completed over two academic years in which students will… Read More »

Cadavers beat computers for learning anatomy – News

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Despite the growing popularity of using computer simulation to help teach college anatomy, students learn much better through the traditional use of human cadavers, according to new research that has implications for health care. Cary Roseth, associate professor of educational psychology at Michigan State University, said the study suggests cadaver-based instruction should continue in undergraduate… Read More »

New book on women and higher education – News

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Focusing on the education of women throughout the world—especially women-only universities and other institutions—Kristen Renn’s newest publication is hitting shelves this month. Renn, a professor of Higher, Adult and Lifelong Education (HALE) in the Department of Educational Administration, traveled to 13 colleges and universities in 10 countries around the world to study women and education.… Read More »

Cowen named assistant editor of policy journal – News

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Joshua Cowen, associate professor of teacher education at Michigan State University, was appointed to be an associate editor of Education Finance and Policy, the official journal of the Association for Education Finance and Policy (AEFP). The journal covers a variety of topics, including policy implications, scholarly basis and operational practices. Its main goal is to… Read More »

Local education politics 'far from dead' – News

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Teach for America, known for recruiting teachers, is also setting its sights on capturing school board seats across the nation. Surprisingly, however, political candidates from the program aren’t just pushing its national education agenda, they’re advancing local issues as well, according to a new study. The findings, said Michigan State University’s Rebecca Jacobsen, refute the… Read More »

College welcomes new assistant dean – News

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R. Sam Larson recently became assistant dean for operations and finance in the College of Education. She brings 20 years of experience synthesizing evidence and implementing innovations in complex organizations. She also has experience at Michigan State University, having received her doctorate in the Higher, Adult and Lifelong Education (HALE) program. Most recently, Larson was… Read More »

Students receive NCTE fellowships – News

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Two doctoral students in the College of Education at Michigan State University have been awarded a prestigious fellowship from the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE). Sakeena Everett and Lorena Gutierrez are among 12 scholars selected for NCTE’s Cultivating New Voices Among Scholars of Color program, 2014-2016 cohort. The fellowship connects advanced doctoral students… Read More »

Stroupe receives dissertation award – News

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David Stroupe, assistant professor of teacher education at Michigan State University, was recently honored for completing the most outstanding dissertation in 2014 among doctoral students at the University of Washington College of Education. Committee members selected Stroupe’s work, “Students drive where I go next: Ambitious practice, beginning teacher learning, and classroom epistemic communities,” to receive… Read More »

Public oversight improves test scores in voucher schools – News

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Requiring private schools that receive public money to report student test scores improves academic achievement and ultimately enhances school choice, a Michigan State University scholar argues. In a pioneering study, Joshua Cowen and colleagues found that voucher schools in Milwaukee saw a large jump in math and reading scores the year after a new law… Read More »

Doctoral student earns AERA grant – News

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Justina Judy, a PhD candidate in the Educational Policy program at Michigan State University, has received a dissertation grant from the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Judy is the second MSU doctoral student this year to earn the prestigious award, which amounts to $20,000 and exclusive professional development experiences with fellow scholars. Each year, hundreds… Read More »

Advisor Amy Tratt wins state honor – News

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Michigan State University’s Amy Tratt has received the 2014 Outstanding Academic Advisor Award from the Michigan Academic Advising Association (MIACADA). She was honored during the association’s conference May 30 at Central Michigan University. Tratt is the lead advisor, overseeing a group of four advisors, working with students majoring in Kinesiology and Athletic Training in the… Read More »

Kinesiology professor receives national citation award – News

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James Pivarnik, professor in Michigan State University’s Department of Kinesiology, has received the American College of Sports Medicine’s Citation Award. The prestigious award is granted to individuals who have made significant and important contributions in the areas of sports medicine and exercise science related to research, scholarship, clinical care and educational services. As an exercise… Read More »

Teacher education department names new chairperson – News

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Nationally-known social studies scholar Margaret Crocco was recently named chairperson of the Department of Teacher Education at Michigan State University. She had previously served as a visiting scholar at the College of Education, and her appointment as chairperson began on May 16. Most recently, Crocco was professor and dean of the College of Education at… Read More »

'I can' mentality goes a long way after childbirth – News

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The way a woman feels about tackling everyday physical activities, including exercise, may be a predictor of how much weight she’ll retain years after childbirth says a Michigan State University professor. James Pivarnik, a professor of kinesiology and epidemiology at MSU, co-led a study that followed 56 women during pregnancy and measured their physical activity… Read More »

Faculty explores education system in Cuba – News

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Ten faculty members in the College of Education at Michigan State University recently returned from a study tour of Cuba. With one the highest literacy rates in the world and a historically restricted relationship with the United States, Cuba offers a particularly unique opportunity to explore another nation’s education system. The MSU group interacted with… Read More »

Researchers win grants from William T. Grant Foundation – News

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Michigan State University education researchers will lead two new projects funded by grants from the William T. Grant Foundation. Each of the six research grants announced by the foundation this month will further understanding of everyday youth settings and the use of research evidence in the policies and practices that affect youth. MSU Professor Ken… Read More »

Edwards to receive award – News

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Department of Teacher Education literacy expert Patricia Edwards will receive the 2014 International Reading Association (IRA) Jerry Johns Outstanding Teacher Educator in Reading award at the association’s upcoming annual conference. The award is given to outstanding college or university teacher of reading methods or reading-related courses, and is given to those actively engaged in teacher… Read More »

Out of shape? Your memory may suffer – News

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Here’s another reason to drop that doughnut and hit the treadmill: A new study suggests aerobic fitness affects long-term memory. Michigan State University kinesiology and psychology researchers tested 75 college students during a two-day period and found those who were less fit had a harder time retaining information. “The findings show that lower-fit individuals lose… Read More »

K-12 Outreach Creates Online School Improvement Resource – New Educator

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By Kathleen McKee Snyder Michigan State University has been an integral part of Michigan’s MI Excel Statewide System of Support for the last seven years. In 2012, the university’s Office of K-12 Outreach became a key partner in the effort to assist MI Excel schools, which are working to improve achievement (Priority schools) and to… Read More »

Cover Story: Educate. Empower. Change. – New Educator

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Photo courtesy of the Will Counts Collection: Indiana University Archives Reflecting on history, continuing the struggle for equity in education By Nicole Geary When Carlotta Walls LaNier arrived at Michigan State University in 1960, classmates welcomed her into the dormitory. She did not announce that she was one of the nation’s bravest advocates for civil… Read More »

Alumni Success Story: Recovering and Advancing – New Educator

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* Photos courtesy of Evan Pinkus Hard work, determination pays off in dividends for kinesiology alumnus By Sarah Wardell When Michigan State University kinesiology alumnus Leigh Weiss graduated from high school in 2000, he was like most graduates—hopeful and carefree. An East Brunswick, N.J. native, Weiss was swimming at the Jersey Shore with friends the… Read More »

Dalebout to receive Outstanding Alumni Award – News

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The Michigan State University College of Communication Arts and Sciences (CAS) has selected Assistant Dean Susan Dalebout as the college’s 2014 Outstanding Alumni Award recipient. Selected by the CAS alumni board, Dalebout was chosen for the college’s most prestigious award based on professional and personal achievements. She joins a select and distinguished group of Spartans,… Read More »

MSU scholars honored for education research – News

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Two faculty members in the College of Education at Michigan State University have been honored for excellence in education research this year by the American Educational Research Association (AERA). Both will be recognized during an awards ceremony April 5 at the AERA Annual Meeting in Philadelphia. University Distinguished Professor Mark Reckase is receiving the E.… Read More »

EPET students receive best paper award – News

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Multiple hybrid doctoral students in the Educational Psychology and Educational Technology (EPET) program, along with faculty member John Bell, have received an outstanding paper award from the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE). The award was presented at the 2014 SITE Conference, held March 17-21 in Jacksonville, Fla. The paper, “What We’ve Got… Read More »

MSU awards seed-funding for autism research – News

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Michigan State University has awarded seed-funding for six multi-disciplinary research projects to explore new approaches to autism, intellectual and neurodevelopmental disabilities. College of Education researchers, most from the Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology and Special Education (CEPSE), will serve as principal and co-investigators on three of the six major projects. These researchers are: Connie Sung, assistant… Read More »

Carter Andrews to receive community partner award – News

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Each year, university and community partners are selected to jointly receive the Outreach Scholarship Community Partnership award at the Michigan State University Awards Convocation. Among this year’s recipients is Department of Teacher Education Associate Professor Dorinda Carter Andrews. Given for their work to close the achievement gaps in East Lansing Public Schools, Carter Andrews, along… Read More »

Bieda to receive 2014 Teacher-Scholar Award – News

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Each year, 10 faculty members are chosen to receive Teacher-Scholar Awards at the Michigan State University Awards Convocation. Among the 2014 recipients is Kristen Bieda, assistant professor of teacher education. Bieda will receive the honor at the All-University Awards ceremony at MSU’s Wharton Center on Feb. 11. Bieda is an award-winning faculty member whose work… Read More »

Michigan State to help develop Next Generation science assessments – News

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Michigan State University is one of four leading research institutions that have been awarded a $2.9 million grant from the National Science Foundation to develop a new system of classroom assessments that aligns with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). The four-year, collaborative grant was awarded to MSU, the University of Illinois at Chicago, SRI… Read More »

'Hip-hop' students unfairly targeted, study finds – News

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Black and Latino “hip-hop” students are disproportionately punished in urban schools, finds a two-year study that sheds light on some of the unfair disciplinary practices newly targeted by the Obama administration. Muhammad Khalifa, a Michigan State University assistant professor of education, found that students who identified with hip-hop culture were often removed from school because… Read More »

Six MSU scholars named to Public Presence ranking – News

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Education Week blogger Rick Hess has named six Michigan State University faculty members to the Edu-Scholar Public Presence Rankings, an annual listing of scholars known for making significant contributions to national debates in education. MSU Education Policy Center co-director William Schmidt has been ranked at No. 58, and Hannah Distinguished Professor Barbara Schneider has been… Read More »

Gould appointed to national fitness board – News

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Daniel Gould, professor of kinesiology and director of the Institute for the Study of Youth Sports at Michigan State University, has been invited to serve on the Science Board of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition. Gould joins fellow Department of Kinesiology faculty members Karin Pfeiffer, who is currently on the board, and… Read More »

PhD candidate receives $20,000 dissertation award – News

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Kri Burkander, a PhD candidate in the Educational Policy program at Michigan State University, has been awarded a $20,000 dissertation grant by the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Grants Program, sponsored by the National Science Foundation. Burkander’s dissertation, “Culture, Class, and College: A Mixed Method Contextual Understanding of Undermatch,” is a study of low-income students’ transition… Read More »

Kids grasp large numbers remarkably young – News

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Children as young as 3 understand multi-digit numbers more than previously believed and may be ready for more direct math instruction when they enter school, according to research led by a Michigan State University education scholar. The study, online in the journal Child Development and funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education… Read More »

Learning with ‘stronger peers’ yields no boost – News

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A new study contradicts the popular theory that students perform better when surrounded by higher-achieving classmates. Michigan State University’s Scott Imberman and colleagues found that marginal students in a middle school gifted and talented program – despite learning alongside the “best and brightest” – performed no better on national tests than a similar group of… Read More »

Li receives prestigious LRA book award – News

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Guofang Li has been given the 2013 Edward B. Fry Book Award by the Literacy Research Association (LRA). She was presented the award at an LRA plenary session in Dallas, Texas, for her book, “Culturally Contested Literacies: America’s “Rainbow Underclass” and Urban School.” The award committee selected Li’s book based on a variety of criteria,… Read More »

PISA results: Lagging U.S. students need more rigorous math – News

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As American students continue to lag behind international peers in math skills, a Michigan State University scholar argues the United States could improve its standing by increasing exposure to formal math such as algebra and geometry consistent with the new Common Core State Standards. Math instruction also needs to be more consistent throughout the nation,… Read More »

Shahjahan elected to two international boards – News

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Assistant professor of Higher, Adult and Lifelong Education Riyad Shahjahan has been appointed to two boards—both influential in the field of international education. Shahjahan will serve as member-at-large for the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE) Council on International Higher Education. He will also sit on the editorial board for Policy Futures in Education,… Read More »

Preparing future STEM faculty as top teachers – News

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Michigan State University will help improve the preparation of thousands of future professors as part of a national network focused on improving teaching in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM. The Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning has received a $5 million grant from the National Science Foundation to expand its… Read More »

NEW Spring 2014 Course - CEP 891: Teaching Languages with Technology – MAET Blog

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We would like to announce a new special topics course taught by Dr. Chin-Hsi Lin and Dr. Ruhui Ni Course Overview Technology has become increasingly influential and ubiquitous, and has transformed the way that people learn and teach languages. This course is designed to meet the needs of educational professionals who are interested in capitalizing… Read More »

College of Education wins Niagara award – News

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The College of Education at Michigan State University has received the 2013 Niagara Award in Education. Each year, the Niagara Foundation-Michigan publicly recognizes individuals and organizations who have distinguished themselves in their profession and contributed time, energy and leadership in the areas of education, community service, peace, leadership or media. The nominations for the Niagara… Read More »

MSU K-12 Outreach: Helping Priority and Focus Schools Improve Learning – New Educator

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By Angela Son and Kathleen Snyder For more than a decade, the Michigan State University Office of K-12 Outreach has been playing a critical role in supporting Michigan schools as they strive to improve. Since 2007, K-12 Outreach has been an integral part of Michigan’s MI Excel Statewide System of Support. Then, last year, the… Read More »

The Future for Science Education – New Educator

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Helping Michigan educators understand the Next Generation Science Standards Lately, the Common Core State Standards have been the subject of great attention as a potential guide for U.S. schools to ensure all students learn the mathematics and language arts skills needed to be successful. Away from the spotlight, however, there is a growing movement arguing… Read More »

Faculty Viewpoint: Can You Identify a Good Teacher When You See One? – New Educator

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Thoughts on teacher evaluation from an assessment expert and member of Michigan’s governor-appointed task force A number of years ago, I was working on a project that focused on using portfolios high school students produced in their classes as a way of evaluating their level of achievement. This was exciting work because our team was… Read More »

Serving All Learners – New Educator

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Expanding research on autism and intellectual disabilities across the lifespan The commitment to serve all learners runs deep in the Michigan State University College of Education. Every day, our faculty members are searching for new ways to help individuals with various disabilities, from brain injuries and physical impairments to emotional issues and academic challenges. In… Read More »

Anatomical Evidence – New Educator

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Research unlocks understanding of structural differences A Michigan State University researcher has discovered the first anatomical evidence that the brains of children with a nonverbal learning disability (NVLD)—long considered a “pseudo” diagnosis—may develop differently than the brains of other children. The finding could ultimately help educators and clinicians better distinguish between—and treat—children with NLVD and… Read More »

Faculty Perspective: Tragedy at Sandy Hook – New Educator

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The unending need to improve school-based mental health services By John Carlson Less than a year ago, the school shooting tragedy unfolded at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. A series of unfortunate circumstances and missed clues aligned in ways unimaginable. The result was a horrific event that was difficult to predict—despite important knowledge… Read More »

Video could transform how schools serve teens with autism – News

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Video-based teaching helps teens with autism learn important social skills, and the method eventually could be used widely by schools with limited resources, a Michigan State University researcher says. The diagnosis rate for Autism Spectrum Disorder for 14- to 17-year-olds has more than doubled in the past five years, according to the Centers for Disease… Read More »

New approach urged for 'abysmal' K-12 writing instruction – News

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Writing instruction in U.S. classrooms is “abysmal” and the Common Core State Standards don’t go far enough to address glaring gaps for students and teachers, a Michigan State University education scholar argues. In a new study, Gary Troia calls for a fresh approach to professional development for teachers who must help students meet the new… Read More »

Tough standards needed for U.S. math teachers – News

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Rigorous standards for math teacher preparation are needed to improve the quality of future math teachers in the United States – and the overall math instruction in K-12 schools, argues a Michigan State University scholar. New research led by William Schmidt shows some teacher education programs in the United States rank among the best in… Read More »

Carter Andrews selected for national award – News

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Named for helping preservice teachers develop culturally-responsive practices, Department of Teacher Education associate professor Dorinda Carter Andrews has been selected to receive the 2013-2014 Phi Delta Kappa Emerging Leader award. Given each fall, the award honors up-and-coming professionals under 40 whose contributions to education have made significant differences. The award recognizes change agents, innovators and… Read More »

Bilingual education has spillover effect – News

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Bilingual education programs have a substantial spillover effect on the students they’re not designed for, suggests a groundbreaking study co-authored by a Michigan State University scholar. Texas elementary students who speak English as their home language and were enrolled in schools with bilingual education programs performed much better on state math and reading tests than… Read More »

Fine wins national award for brain research – News

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Assistant professor of school psychology Jodene Fine has received a Blue Ribbon award from the American Psychological Association (APA), Division 40, for her research on brain differences in children with nonverbal learning disabilities. Div. 40, which focuses on clinical neuropsychology, is the largest division of APA. The authors of just three Div. 40 abstract submissions… Read More »

Do academic rankings create inequality? – News

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A study led by a Michigan State University scholar questions whether higher education ranking systems are creating competition simply for the sake of competition at a time when universities are struggling financially. Global rankings that emphasize science and technology research – such as the Academic Rankings of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University –… Read More »

New graduate certificate to prepare educators for 21st century learning – News

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The College of Education at Michigan State University now offers the Graduate Certificate in Online Teaching and Learning, which prepares individuals to design and teach online courses. The certificate program is housed within the Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology and Special Education (CEPSE), and meets a critical job market demand for online teachers across the state… Read More »

Third group of Woodrow Wilson Fellows prepare for math, science teaching – News

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Michigan State University has welcomed a third group of aspiring science and mathematics teachers who will complete their teacher preparation as W.K. Kellogg Foundation Woodrow Wilson Michigan Teaching Fellows. The 11 new MSU Fellows — announced today among peers at five other universities statewide — plan to use academic backgrounds and real-world expertise from the… Read More »

MSU part of national effort to reform science, math education – News

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Michigan State University is one of eight sites across the country selected by the Association of American Universities to host a project designed to improve science and math education. MSU was among 31 institutions vying to be project sites for the initiative. The project will work to improve the quality of undergraduate education in science,… Read More »

School administrators group honors Arsen – News

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David Arsen, professor of educational administration, has received the Michigan Association of Intermediate School Administrators (MAISA) 2013 Education Fellows Award. The award is given each year by MAISA to an individual(s) who places service above self-interest, advocates for public education and displays exemplary leadership. Arsen has also worked to reform public services on behalf of… Read More »

Program helps meet Michigan demand for autism services – News

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Michigan State University will help fill the state’s shortage of professionals qualified to treat autism by offering a new program starting this fall. The Graduate Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) will be offered completely online in connection with the Special Education master’s degrees at MSU. Some 16,000 students in Michigan have various forms of… Read More »

CCSS, vocabulary topic of new book – News

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Improving vocabulary instruction for young students is the topic of assistant professor of teacher education Tanya Wright’s recently published book, All About Words: Increasing Vocabulary in the Common Core Classroom, Pre K-2. The work examines the divide between poor children and their privileged peers, through the lens of the Common Core State Standards in literacy.… Read More »

Schmidt receives international fellowship to study PISA – News

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William Schmidt is among four researchers worldwide named as Thomas J. Alexander Fellows by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). He is the only scholar from the United States selected for the fellowship, a new program focused on improving education quality and equity. The fellowship is named in honor of Thomas J. Alexander,… Read More »

Fighting the 'dumb jock' stereotype – News

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College coaches who emphasize their players’ academic abilities may be the best defense against the effects of “dumb jock” stereotypes, a Michigan State University study suggests. Researchers found that student-athletes were significantly more likely to be confident in the classroom if they believed their coaches expected high academic performance, not just good enough grades to… Read More »

Carlson co-authors book on counseling students – News

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In an age when mental and emotional health are critical to a child’s academic success, how can counseling be effective when both counselors and students don’t have enough hours in the day? A new book, co-authored by associate professor of school psychology John Carlson and school psychology doctoral student Jeffrey Shahidullah, explores ways K-12 mental… Read More »

Schwille honored for international work – News

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Michigan State University presented John “Jack” Schwille with Special Recognition for Promoting International Understanding during the International Awards Ceremony on campus April 3. Schwille has been an influential leader on campus and particularly within the College of Education, shaping its approach to internationalization as a teacher educator, researcher and administrator for over 35 years. He… Read More »

New book explores impact of education accountability systems – News

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Driven by test-based accountability, schools are awash in data.  These new accountability systems have forced educators to respond to policy in ways they have not before. To understand the extent of these changes, we must look across the K-12 educational system and into the expanding field of for- and non-profit educational reformers. A new book… Read More »

How school report cards can backfire – News

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In the wake of President Obama’s “college scorecard,” new research finds that government attempts to grade educational institutions can backfire when done for political or policy purposes. Rebecca Jacobsen of Michigan State University studied the effects of publicizing performance data for K-12 schools, which was mandated by No Child Left Behind in 2001. While Jacobsen… Read More »

New book delves into history, issues of elementary social studies – News

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At its core, social studies seek to enforce a democratized citizenry. It embodies social responsibility, and the subject plays a vital role in U.S. classrooms. But there are challenges for social studies education, including deep divisions among theorists and practitioners, confused goals and cross-purposes. Social studies at the elementary level faces the additional challenges of… Read More »

Boosting physical activity among kids – News

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A federal panel that includes a Michigan State University fitness expert today released a new report with recommendations to get American children active and healthy. Karin Pfeiffer, MSU associate professor of kinesiology, helped craft the recommendations as a member of the Science Board of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition. Prepared by a subcommittee… Read More »

Gould to receive community award for urban partnership – News

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Each year, community partners are selected to receive the Outreach Scholarship Community Partnership award at the MSU Awards Convocation. Among this year’s recipients is Dan Gould, director of the Institute for the Study of Youth Sports (ISYS). Gould, professor of kinesiology, and community partners Daniel Varner and Tim Richey of Think Detroit Police Athletic League… Read More »

Jacobsen, Roseth to receive Teacher-Scholar Awards – News

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Each year, 10 faculty members are chosen to receive Teacher-Scholar Awards at the MSU Awards Convocation. Among this year’s recipients are Rebecca Jacobsen, assistant professor of teacher education, and Cary J. Roseth, assistant professor of educational psychology. Both will receive the award at the all-university awards ceremony at MSU’s Wharton Center on Feb. 12 at… Read More »

Higher Ed and the Fight Against World Hunger – New Educator

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Professor co-leads global food systems center funded by USAID Michigan State University is using a grant from the U.S. Agency for International Development to improve agricultural production and reduce poverty in parts of the world suffering from rapid urbanization, population growth and skills gaps. Receiving up to $25 million over five years, finding solutions to… Read More »

Equity for All: Researcher Studies Disadvantaged Children Worldwide – New Educator

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BY SARAH WARDELL The perception of a young Amita Chudgar—now an assistant professor of educational administration at the College of Education—may be described as anything but ordinary. Growing up in India, Chudgar lived in a non-traditional, middle-class Mumbai household with surgeon parents. At the end of 10th grade, Chudgar made a choice that many schoolchildren… Read More »

Conducting the Orchestra, Committing to their Future – New Educator

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Music education student shines as leader of growing youth ensemble “Ready? One, two, ready, go.” The conductor’s baton drops and swirls into the beat, while a stageful of teen musicians practice a Trans-Siberian Orchestra piece for an upcoming concert. The auditorium is empty and there is laughter between each song. But their leader is preparing… Read More »

Facebook app will help teens tap friends’ college knowledge – News

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Michigan State University researcher Christine Greenhow plans to help U.S. teens get better access to college by connecting them with social resources already at their fingertips: Facebook friends. The College Connect app will help identify people within a user’s Facebook network who are likely to be valuable sources of college-related information, such as those who… Read More »

Vocabulary instruction failing U.S. students – News

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Vocabulary instruction in the early years is not challenging enough to prepare students for long-term reading comprehension, argues a study led by a Michigan State University education researcher. The study, which appears in Elementary School Journal, analyzed commonly used reading curricula in U.S. kindergarten classrooms. It found that, generally, the programs do not teach enough… Read More »

Enos to receive national service award – News

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Former assistant vice president for student services and adjunct faculty member Patricia Enos has been selected to receive the Esther Lloyd Jones Professional Service award, given by the American College Personnel Association (ACPA). Enos will receive the award during ACPA’s annual conference in Las Vegas, March 4-7. “It’s a humbling honor to be included in the… Read More »

MSU scholars named to Public Presence ranking in education – News

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Education Week blogger Rick Hess has named four Michigan State University faculty members to the Edu-Scholar Public Presence Rankings, an annual listing of scholars known for making significant contributions to national debates in education. College of Education Dean Donald Heller was ranked No. 76 on the list (up from No. 83 last year). Rebecca Jacobsen,… Read More »

Alumna receives national biology teacher award – News

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Mentor teacher and College of Education alumna Heather Peterson has received the 2012 National Outstanding Biology Teacher Award. Peterson was presented the award on Nov. 3 by the National Association of Biology Teachers (NABT). The award was given to her by NABT President Donald French and President-Elect Mark Little at the association’s recent professional development… Read More »

Fit kids finish first in the classroom – News

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Fit kids aren’t only first picked for kickball. New research from Michigan State University shows middle school students in the best physical shape outscore their classmates on standardized tests and take home better report cards. Published in the Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness, it’s the first study linking children’s fitness to both improved… Read More »

Patricia Edwards receives service award – News

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Professor of teacher education Patricia Edwards has received the Albert J. Kingston Service Award, given each year by the Literacy Research Association (LRA). The award was presented at the association’s annual conference in San Diego, Calif. on Dec. 1, 2012. Edwards is the first African-American to receive the association’s prestigious award. “According to Marian Wright… Read More »

Jacobsen, TE 250 team honored for excellent service-learning – News

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The Center for Service-Learning and Civic Engagement at Michigan State University has honored several faculty members in the Department of Teacher Education for their efforts to provide future teachers with meaningful, community-based learning opportunities. TE 250 team One award will be presented to the outstanding faculty team that teaches and coordinates Teacher Education 250, an… Read More »

Study supports move toward common math standards – News

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A new study analyzing the previous math standards of each state provides strong support for adoption of common standards, which U.S. students desperately need to keep pace with their counterparts around the globe, a Michigan State University scholar argues. Forty-six states are implementing the Common Core math and reading standards, which nonetheless have come under… Read More »

Emergency manager law poorly designed for school improvement, study finds – News

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Michigan’s emergency manager law gives individuals sweeping power over financially troubled public school districts. But in a new study Michigan State University researchers say the law does not address student learning and could even hurt academic performance in high-need communities. The Local Government and School District Fiscal Accountability Act grants governor-appointed emergency managers all powers of… Read More »

Kinesiology professor appointed to national board on fitness – News

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Karin Pfeiffer, associate professor of kinesiology at Michigan State University, has been appointed to the Science Board of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition. The Science Board was formed to ensure the messages and programs of the council are scientifically sound. Members, who include researchers, scientists and physicians, advise the council on research… Read More »

HALE professor takes lead role in AAU project to improve STEM education – News

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A Michigan State University faculty member is taking a lead role in a national initiative designed to improve the quality of undergraduate teaching and learning in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, the STEM fields. James Fairweather, a professor of higher, adult and lifelong education, will serve as co-principal investigator of the Association of American Universities’… Read More »

Michigan Merit Curriculum gives small boost to best students, with negative or no impact on lower achievers – News

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The class of 2011, the first group of students exposed to the Michigan Merit Curriculum (MMC) for their entire high school careers, saw mixed results. The introduction of the MMC reduced graduation rates slightly for students who entered high school with weak academic skills. For those who entered with strong skills, there was no effect… Read More »

Beyond Bieber: Twitter redefines student learning – News

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Twitter, best known as the 140-character social-networking site where Justin Bieber and Lady Gaga chit-chat with fans, has become a new literary format that is improving student learning, a new study argues. Christine Greenhow, assistant professor in the Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology and Special Education (CEPSE) in the MSU College of Education, found that… Read More »

Exercise may lead to better school performance for kids with ADHD – News

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A few minutes of exercise can help children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder perform better academically, according to a new study led by Michigan State University kinesiology researcher Matthew Pontifex. The study, published in the current issue of the Journal of Pediatrics, shows for the first time that kids with ADHD can better drown out… Read More »

India’s public school students on par with private students – News

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Contrary to past research, private school students in India do not outperform their counterparts in public schools, finds a new study by education researcher Amita Chudgar. The study challenges the claim that private schools are superior – a hot issue in India and other developing countries that are expanding K-12 educational offerings. During the past… Read More »

Are liberal arts colleges disappearing? – News

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Liberal arts colleges continue redefining their historical missions or flat-out disappearing – a trend that threatens to diminish America’s renowned higher education system, argues a study co-authored by a College of Education scholar Roger Baldwin. Of the 212 liberal arts colleges identified in a landmark 1990 study, only 130 remain in their traditional form –… Read More »

A new experience in educational leadership – News

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Today’s school systems are operating in a time of fast-changing resources, responsibilities and expectations. The educators who aspire to leadership positions – faculty at Michigan State University argue – need a different set of skills. As they lead efforts to improve teaching and learning, superintendents and other district leaders should embrace the power of schools… Read More »

MSU professors, graduates help develop statewide evaluation system for educators – News

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Michigan passed legislation in 2011 calling for sweeping changes that will make teachers and school administrators more accountable for student outcomes. The group responsible for building a statewide evaluation system for educators, the Michigan Council for Educator Effectiveness (MCEE), has recommended conducting a pilot program during the 2012-13 school year. Council member Mark Reckase, a… Read More »

‘Weakest links’ show greatest gains in relay races – News

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The inferior members of swimming or running relay teams – those athletes who fared poorest in individual races – showed the greatest gains when performing as part of a team, and those gains were even greater during final races as opposed to preliminary races. The new research from Michigan State University’s Deborah Feltz and Kaitlynn… Read More »

Americans support local control of schools, research by Jacobsen shows – News

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Despite criticism that local school boards are “dinosaurs” that need to be replaced, Americans support local control of their schools, Michigan State University education scholars argue in a new paper. The public believes that all three levels of government – local, state and federal – should be involved in education policy and that local officials… Read More »

Book exposes alarming inequality in U.S. math, science education – News

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American students experience vast differences in content coverage across states, school districts and even from classroom to classroom, according to a new book by University Distinguished Professor of education and statistics William H. Schmidt. Based on decades of research, Schmidt and co-author Curtis C. McKnight illustrate how unequal opportunities to learn mathematics and science are… Read More »

Graduate Employees Union honors teacher education department, faculty member – News

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The Graduate Employees Union at Michigan State University has selected the Department of Teacher Education to receive its Outstanding Department Award for 2012. The award recognizes departments at MSU for creating positive working relationships with their graduate teaching assistants. In addition, associate professor of teacher education Dorinda Carter Andrews received the Outstanding Supervisor Award from… Read More »

Two from MSU inducted into athletic training hall of fame – News

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John Powell and Sally Nogle, who teach in the Department of Kinesiology at Michigan State University, will be inducted into the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA)  Hall of Fame on June 28, 2012. The honor is reserved for athletic trainers whose long-standing careers represent the best of their profession. Nogle, currently associate head athletic trainer… Read More »

Honoring Bruce Erickson, distinguished donor to the college – News

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W. Bruce Erickson helped both students and faculty members realize their goals through his generous gifts to the Michigan State University College of Education, providing funding for scholarships and a distinguished chair in Higher, Adult and Lifelong Education (HALE). Bruce Erickson was the son of  former MSU Provost Clifford Erickson — the College of Education’s… Read More »

Second group of aspiring math, science teachers begins Woodrow Wilson fellowship – News

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The second class of W.K. Kellogg Foundation Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellows at Michigan State University includes a former cancer researcher, a computer programmer and a veterinary assistant. With a vast variety of experiences, the group of 11 aspiring teachers joins others across the state who are rising to meet the challenge of improving education in… Read More »

Alleman receives Service Award from AERA social studies group – News

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The Social Studies Research SIG (Special Interest Group) of the American Educational Research Association recently honored Professor Janet Alleman for outstanding lifetime service to the field of social studies educaiton. Alleman was one of two scholars to receive the group’s Service Award during the 2012 Annual Meeting of AERA. The other recipient was Sherry Field,… Read More »

Researchers explore who benefits from nature tourism – News

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MSU researchers including College of Education Professor Ken Frank say using nature’s beauty as a tourist draw can boost conservation in China’s valued panda preserves, but it isn’t an automatic ticket out of poverty for the human inhabitants. The policy hitch: Often those who benefit most from nature-based tourism endeavors are people who already have… Read More »

Cyber exercise partners help you go the distance – News

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A new study testing the benefits of a virtual exercise partner shows the presence of a moderately more capable cycling partner can significantly boost the motivation – by as much as 100 percent – to stick to an exercise program. The research out of Michigan State University’s Department of Kinesiology shows women taking part in cycling exercises… Read More »

Female and younger athlete take longer to overcome concussions – News

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New research out of Michigan State University reveals female athletes and younger athletes take longer to recover from concussions, findings that call for physicians and athletic trainers to take sex and age into account when dealing with the injury. The study, led by Tracey Covassin of MSU’s Department of Kinesiology, found females performed worse than… Read More »

Schmidt: Common Core Math Standards can improve student achievement – News

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Michigan State University Distinguished Professor William Schmidt today released key conclusions from his research detailing how the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for mathematics can potentially improve the performance of U.S. students if implemented appropriately. In an event co-sponsored by Achieve, Chiefs for Change and the Foundation for Excellence in Education, Schmidt presented a briefing… Read More »

Wright wins dissertation award from International Reading Association – News

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The International Reading Association has named Tanya Wright as the top scholar to complete a dissertation in the field of reading and literacy during the 2010-11 academic year. She received the organization’s Outstanding Dissertation of the Year Award – an honor shared by many of the field’s most prominent researchers — for her research on… Read More »

College of Education courses win AT&T awards for instructional technology – News

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Three courses from the Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology and Special Education have been recognized among the university’s best when it comes to incorporating technology in ways that enhance teaching and learning. The annual Awards Competition in Instructional Technology is generously funded by AT&T and organized by Michigan State University’s office of Libraries, Computing and… Read More »

States face challenges to improve writing standards – News

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Far too many U.S. students have inadequate writing skills, and the current efforts to improve instruction nationwide may be more challenging than anticipated, research from Michigan State University shows. According to an initial sample of seven states, the current standards for teaching writing across the U.S. vary widely in comparison to a new set of… Read More »

TEDS-M results: Countries that best prepare math teachers share similarities – News

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Countries that best prepare math teachers meet several key conditions generally lacking in the United States, according to the first international study of what teacher preparation programs are able to accomplish. The IEA study, led by Michigan State University, suggests that in countries such as Taiwan and Singapore, future math teachers are better prepared because… Read More »

Nearly 30% of all college athlete injuries a result of ‘overuse’ – News

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Overuse injuries – found most often in low-contact sports that involve long training sessions or where the same movement is repeated numerous times – make up nearly 30 percent of all injuries sustained by collegiate athletes. And a majority of overuse injuries (62 percent) occurred in females athletes, according to a new study published in the current… Read More »

Educational Administration grad receives AERA Emerging Scholar Award – News

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Alex Bowers, a 2007 graduate of the Ph.D. program in Educational Administration, has been selected to receive the Division A Emerging Scholar Award from the American Educational Research Association (AERA). The award is among the international organization’s highest honors, presented to a pre-tenure scholar who has made outstanding contributions to the field of leadership, administration or organizational… Read More »

8+1 Science: A new concept in science education – News

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American students need a dramatically new approach to improve how they learn science, says a national group of scientists and educators led by Michigan State University professor William Schmidt. After six years of work, the group has proposed a solution. The 8+1 Science concept calls for a radical overhaul in K-12 schools that moves away… Read More »

MSU offers innovative new Ed.D. for education leaders – News

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A new educational doctorate at Michigan State University will prepare future superintendents and other top education leaders to work with policymakers, parents and other groups to affect change in their schools and communities. The Doctor of Educational Leadership, an Ed.D. program, reflects a national trend among colleges of education to develop stronger, more relevant doctoral… Read More »

Edwards named to Reading Hall of Fame – News

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Patricia Edwards, professor of teacher education at Michigan State University, has been elected into the Reading Hall of Fame for her lifelong efforts to improve literacy, particularly in regards to the role of families and parent involvement. She will be inducted during the annual convention of the International Reading Association (IRA) in Chicago on May… Read More »

Schneider voted president-elect of AERA – News

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Barbara Schneider, John A. Hannah Chair and University Distinguished Professor in the College of Education and Department of Sociology at Michigan State University, has been voted president-elect of the American Educational Research Association (AERA). Her term as president starts at the conclusion of the 2013 Annual Meeting, after one year of service as president-elect. Schneider… Read More »

Floden, Wilson recognized as outstanding reviewers for AERA – News

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University Distinguished Professors Robert Floden, associate dean for research in the Michigan State University College of Education, and Suzanne Wilson, chairperson of the Department of Teacher Education, have been chosen as an Outstanding Reviewers for 2011 by the American Educational Research Association (AERA). Floden is being recognized for his service to the American Educational Research… Read More »

A new experience in educational leadership – the Ed.D – New Educator

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Today’s school systems are operating in a time of fast-changing resources, responsibilities and expectations. The educators who aspire to leadership positions – faculty at Michigan State University argue – need a different set of skills. As they lead efforts to improve teaching and learning, superintendents and other district leaders should embrace the power of schools… Read More »

COLLEGE BOUND: Visualize, Strategize, Go! – New Educator

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College Ambition Program (CAP) helps more students achieve their higher education hopes through whole-school, holistic approach By Nicole Geary College is basically the only thing you “see” when you walk into the CAP Center at Eastern High School. Admissions viewbooks cover tables and bookshelves and brightly colored university pennants point like arrows around the room.… Read More »

COLLEGE BOUND: The campus connection – New Educator

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College of Education supports college prospects for youth from Chicago, other urban areas Getting a private tour of the basketball facilities at Breslin Center isn’t a common occurrence. Especially if you are a high school student in inner-city Chicago. But it was part of the experience when Michigan State University welcomed 50 students from King… Read More »

COLLEGE BOUND: Making the Cut – New Educator

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Alumnus talks about improving college preparation with tougher test system (in Michigan) It’s at least one variable in the calculation for young people predicting their post-graduation success: the standardized test. In Michigan, education officials recently decided the assessment administered to high school students — or at least what it takes to pass it — does… Read More »

Getting real about autism in schools – New Educator

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Michigan report: Many educators need better preparation to help students with ASD More than 40 percent of Michigan educators aren’t applying some of the most effective teaching methods for use with students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), despite their proven track record, according to a study by Michigan State University education scholars. The ASD-Michigan Project… Read More »

Final Thoughts: Know who is coaching our children – New Educator

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As the tragic allegations of abuse by a high-profile coach and possible institutional cover-up unfold at Penn State University, we should focus on what it means for each of us in our communities. This reflection should raise at least three important questions: Do we know who is coaching our children? What should we expect from… Read More »

Herbel-Eisenmann co-authors book for middle school math teachers – News

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Beth Herbel-Eisenmann, associate professor of teacher education at the Michigan State University College of Education, has co-authored a book along with Penn State Professor Gwendolyn Lloyd, and Harvard’s Jon Star. The book, titled Developing Essential Understanding of Expressions, Equations, and Functions: Grades 6-8, is part of a series aimed at helping teachers deepen their understanding of critical… Read More »

Introducing the arts into Indian education – News

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Amita Chudgar, an assistant professor of educational administration in the MSU College of Education, recently published a column in Mint, a partner publication of the Wall Street Journal. She expresses the need for art education in India, noting that even within India’s most affluent regions, students do not receive enough art education. “Nearly 20 percent of students in these ‘top schools’… Read More »

Study connects sports to positive positive youth development – News

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Researchers from Michigan State University’s Institute for the Study of Youth Sports (ISYS) have found that underserved youth report more life skill and character development when their sports coaches place greater emphasis on creating caring climates. This involves the coach creating an atmosphere that focuses on player self-improvement versus players’ comparing and competing with teammates.… Read More »

Prof. Andy Anderson to receive career award from NARST – News

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Charles W. “Andy” Anderson, professor of science education at Michigan State University, has been selected to receive the 2012 NARST Distinguished Contributions to Science Education through Research Award. The award is considered the NARST’s most prestigious for scholars in the field of science education. The NARST, National Association for Research in Science Teaching, is a worldwide organization for improving… Read More »

New book explores teacher response to reforms in literacy education – News

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Changes in education policy, most notably the  mandates of No Child Left Behind, have often forced teachers to reconcile outside expectations with the specific needs of their students and their own professional knowledge and values. Professor of teacher education Susan Florio-Ruane explores how teachers handle those unique situations in a new book, Standing for Literacy:… Read More »

Two earn University Distinguished Professor title – News

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Deborah Feltz, a professor and chairperson of the Michigan State University Department of Kinesiology, has been selected as one of 11 MSU professors to be named a University Distinguished Professor in 2011. This exclusive title is among the highest honors that can be bestowed on a faculty member by the university. Those selected for the… Read More »

Professor Pat Edwards wins LRA book award, writes NBC blog – News

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Throughout her professional career, MSU teacher education Professor Patricia Edwards has addressed one big question: How does the world read? Edwards provided answers for the African American community by co-writing a 202-page book entitled, “Change is Gonna Come: Transforming Literacy Education for African American Students.” Today Edwards will receive the prestigious Edward B. Fry Book Award from the Literacy… Read More »

Study: Working Moms Multitask More and Feel Worse Doing So Than Dads – News

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Not only are working mothers multitasking more frequently than working fathers, but their multitasking experience is more negative as well, according to a new study co-authored by Michigan State University researcher Barbara Schneider. The study, published in the December issue of American Sociological Review, found that working mothers spend about 10 more hours per week… Read More »

Schmidt: Do middle school math teachers get enough preparation? – News

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A recent opinion piece from the Orlando Sentinel addressed one of Florida education’s most troubling statistics: that only 28 percent of Floridian eighth-graders are considered “proficient” in mathematics. The solution? Attract top math teachers to middle schools, said guest columnist Paul Cottle. Cottle referenced the research of MSU professor William Schmidt, which said that U.S. math instruction is weak because the teachers themselves often have… Read More »

Video: Deborah Feltz named University Distinguished Professor – News

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Deborah Feltz, a professor and chairperson of the Michigan State University Department of Kinesiology, has been selected as one of 10 MSU professors to be named a University Distinguished Professor in 2011. This exclusive title is among the highest honors that can be bestowed on a faculty member by the university. Those selected for the title have been recognized nationally and… Read More »

Barbara Schneider named University Distinguished Professor – News

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Barbara Schneider, a nationally regarded scholar on education, youth and families, has been selected as one of 11 Michigan State University professors to be named a University Distinguished Professor in 2011. She was recognized for the honor, which is one of the highest that can be bestowed on a faculty member by the university, during an evening reception on… Read More »

Sonya Gunnings-Moton receives Distinguished Alumni Award – News

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Sonya Gunnings-Moton has spent much of her career improving educational opportunities for young people, especially those growing up in under-served or under-resourced communities. She is a faculty member and two-time graduate of the Michigan State University College of Education, which presented her with its prestigious Distinguished Alumni Award on Nov. 11, 2011. Dr. Gunnings-Moton serves… Read More »

New Indian university partners with College of Education – News

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Leaders of the new Azim Premji University (APU) looked around the world for partners that could help them create a high-quality graduate school of education in India. They chose one institution in the United States based on its expertise and commitment to social purpose: the College of Education at Michigan State University. Since then, MSU… Read More »

MSU Homecoming: Former dean Ames receives Honorary Alumni Award – News

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Today, the MSU Alumni Association (MSUAA) will honor former MSU College of Education Dean Emerita Carole Ames with the prestigious Honorary Alumni Award. After being nominated by the college’s former associate dean, Cassandra Book, Ames was selected by the MSUAA Awards Committee and executive director, the MSU Alumni Board of Directors and President Lou Anna K. Simon of MSU. The award… Read More »

MSU researchers use $3.6M grant to promote fitness among female youth – News

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Researchers at Michigan State University have recently been awarded a $3.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to expand a pilot program that promotes fitness among middle school girls. The five-year program, called “Girls on the Move,” is lead by Lorraine Robbins of the MSU College of Nursing. Robbins is assisted by a team of MSU collaborative researchers, including Karin Pfeiffer, assistant professor of… Read More »

Long-time Kinesiology department chair Feltz to step down, return to faculty – News

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After 23 years of diligence and leadership as department chair of Kinesiology at the Michigan State University College of Education, Deborah Feltz has recently announced that she will step down from her position in August, and return to the college’s faculty. Feltz says she has considered leaving her post for the past year, and thinks about the decision in terms of her life goals. During her… Read More »

MSU researchers help preschoolers get a head start in science – News

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For the past five years, an interdisciplinary team of researchers from Michigan State University has been exploring different ways to spark an interest in science for low-income students. Among the researchers is Christina Schwarz, associate professor of Teacher Education at the MSU College of Education. The $2.6 million research initiative, funded by the National Science Foundation, is… Read More »

MSU intern Kosko named National Student Teacher of the Year – News

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All along, Michigan State University child development graduate Katie Kosko has learned that good teaching requires stopping to reflect on strategies in the classroom. So when the reality of her first full-time experience – the yearlong internship – set in, she took that message seriously. Kosko entered the annual Michigan Student Teacher/Intern of the Year… Read More »

Greenhow says social networking boosts student performance – News

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Christine Greenhow, assistant professor of educational psychology and educational technology at the Michigan State University College of Education, suggests that social networking websites help students perform better in school. “When kids feel connected and have a strong sense of belonging to the school community, they do better in school,” Greenhow explained. Greenhow discovered this while surveying 600 low-income… Read More »

MSU names director of research institute on mathematics, science education – News

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Joseph Krajcik, a well-known science education expert, has been named director of the Institute for Research on Mathematics and Science Education (IRMSE) at Michigan State University. The interdisciplinary center, launched during a Washington, D.C. conference last fall, is designed to address some of the most pressing challenges related to teaching science and mathematics by bringing… Read More »

Teacher influence persists in early grades – News

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Having consistently good teachers in elementary school appears to be as important for student achievement as small class sizes, according to new research by a Michigan State University education scholar. The study by Spyros Konstantopoulos found that, starting in kindergarten, teachers can significantly affect students’ reading and math scores in later grades. The study, which… Read More »

Professor co-chairs national conference on learning progressions in science, mathematics – News

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Michigan State University Professor Charles (Andy) Anderson will help bring together more than 50 leading researchers, educators and policymakers next week in an effort to reach consensus about learning progressions – an emerging approach for reforming science and mathematics education. Research on learning progressions (or trajectories), which focus on improving how students develop scientific or… Read More »

Renn honored with Elizabeth Topham Kennan Award – News

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Kristen Renn, an associate professor in the MSU College of Education and highly regarded leader in the field of student affairs, received the Elizabeth Topham Kennan Award for Outstanding Accomplishment in the Field of Education from the Alumnae Association of Mount Holyoke College. Renn, an alumna of the women-only college, received the prestigious award during her 25th reunion. She… Read More »

Kinesiology research: Virtual workout partners spur better results – News

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Can’t find anyone to exercise with? Don’t despair: New research from Michigan State University reveals working out with a virtual partner improves motivation during exercise. The study led by Deborah Feltz, chairperson of MSU’s Department of Kinesiology, is the first to investigate the Kohler effect on motivation in health video games; that phenomenon explains why… Read More »

MSU announces first group of fellows preparing to teach math, science in urban schools – News

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Twelve aspiring science and mathematics teachers will begin their professional preparation at Michigan State University this summer as part of a new statewide fellowship program focused on preparing future educators for jobs in high-need classrooms. Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the inaugural cohort of fellows selected to complete the W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s Woodrow Wilson Michigan… Read More »

Survey: Michigan citizens oppose education cuts above other areas, support higher math standards – News

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Michigan citizens believe education is far and away the most important service to protect from state funding cuts, according to results from Michigan State University’s latest State of the State Survey. When asked which areas should be shielded from reductions, 53 percent of respondents identified education – more than three times that of the next… Read More »

MSU intern named Michigan Student Teacher of the Year – News

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Child development graduate Kathryn Kosko, who is completing her fifth-year internship in Detroit through the College of Education, has been selected as the 2010-11 Michigan Student Teacher/Intern of the Year. She will receive the award during a dinner and ceremony on April 8, 2011. The competition is coordinated by the Michigan Association of Teacher Educators.… Read More »

Kinesiology professor to help shape federal policy on fitness, nutrition – News

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Jim Pivarnik, a professor of kinesiology and national expert on pregnancy and physical activity, has been tabbed to help shape federal policy and drive program development on fitness, sports and nutrition. He has been appointed to the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition’s science board, formed in 2003 to ensure the messages and programs… Read More »

Schneider wins career research award in sociology of education – News

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Professor Barbara Schneider will be honored for addressing real problems in practice through exemplary career research contributions in the field of sociology of education. She was selected to receive the Elizabeth G. Cohen Distinguished Career in Applied Sociology of Education Award. The award is given every two years by the Sociology of Education SIG (special… Read More »

Measuring success: Exercise during pregnancy – News

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As the medical community uncovers more evidence of the benefits of exercise during pregnancy, a Michigan State University researcher is looking to pinpoint the most reliable and valid ways to assess physical activity in pregnant women. Determining the accuracy of several popular physical activity measurement tools during pregnancy and postpartum will significantly help researchers studying… Read More »

College Launches Urban Specialization for Graduate Students – New Educator

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Graduate students in the College of Education now have an opportunity to study issues of urban education in greater depth through the new Urban Specialization. The interdepartmental sequence of courses is primarily for doctoral students who have a particular interest in teaching and conducting research within the contexts of urban communities. Students are required to… Read More »

Investing in International Study Trips – New Educator

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Preparing the next generation of scholars to embrace global perspectives is a bold mission. In the College of Education, so is the action plan. Beginning next academic year and beyond, all doctoral students in the college will have the opportunity to participate in a faculty-led study trip to an international destination – with most major… Read More »

Education Policy Center: Poised for the Future – New Educator

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Michigan State University makes sharing knowledge with the public a top priority. When it comes to research on education, the Education Policy Center serves as the university’s main information portal for decision-makers who shape the quality of schools from kindergarten through college. Established in 2000, the center recently refined its goals and priorities under the… Read More »

Ewing named as Fellow of national sports psychology group – News

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Martha Ewing, associate professor of kinesiology, recently became a Fellow of the Association for Applied Sport Psychology. The distinction, which she received at the organization’s conference in Providence, Rhode Island during October 2010, is reserved for AASP members who have made significant contributions to academic and professional practice knowledge in sport and exercise psychology. Ewing… Read More »

Ken Frank writes in book on social networks & school reform – News

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Professor Ken Frank of the Measurement & Quantitative Methods program has co-authored two chapters in a new volume about the role of relational ties among teachers and educational leaders. Social Network Theory and Educational Change is edited by Alan J. Daly and published by Harvard Education Press. Frank studies schools as organizations, social networks and… Read More »

Juzwik wins national award for book on narratives in teaching – News

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Associate Professor Mary Juzwik has received a national honor from the Literacy Research Association, formerly the National Reading Conference, for her recent book on teaching about the Holocaust through story-telling. Juzwik was presented with the Edward B. Fry Book Award, which recognizes outstanding contributions to literacy research and practice, during the association’s annual conference in… Read More »

College launches Urban Specialization for graduate students – News

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Graduate students in the College of Education now have an opportunity to study issues of urban education in greater depth through the new Urban Specialization. The interdepartmental sequence of courses is primarily for doctoral students who have a particular interest in teaching and conducting research within the contexts of urban communities. Students are required to… Read More »

Janet Alleman receives career award for social studies research – News

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  Professor of teacher education Janet Alleman has been honored by the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) for her tireless efforts to improve social studies education through research.  Alleman, a faculty member at MSU since 1968, received the Jean Dresden Grambs Distinguished Career Research Award during the council’s annual conference in Denver on… Read More »

MSU launches new Institute for Research on Mathematics and Science Education – News

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Michigan State University will expand its capacity to improve mathematics and science education across the nation through the creation of a new, interdisciplinary research center. The Institute for Research on Mathematics and Science Education is expected to bring together top scholars from the science and education fields and facilitate projects that can… Read More »

IEA honors Amita Chudgar for research paper – News

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Amita Chudgar, assistant professor of educational administration and education policy, has received the 2010 Dick Wolf Memorial Award for an outstanding published paper from the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA). The paper she co-authored with Thomas F. Luschei, National Income, Income Inequality, and the Importance of Schools: A Hierarchical Cross-national Comparison,… Read More »