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The Quality of Teachers & Teacher Education

October 12, 2012
The Quality of Teachers & Teacher Education

Teacher education is currently the focus of much debate and criticism. Should teachers be prepared at universities? Should teachers and teacher education programs be held accountable for student test scores? These are just a couple of questions that are being asked among educators, policymakers and the news media. The teacher preparation program at Michigan State… Read More »

Preparing Leaders In Urban Education

October 12, 2012
Preparing Leaders In Urban Education

It’s been a big year for the College of Education’s signature urban teaching program. The first graduates of the Urban Educators Cohort Program (UECP) went to work full-time in Detroit, Chicago and other cities where they can use their expertise and passion to shape the future for urban youth. And the future looks especially promising… Read More »

Learning is a journey

October 12, 2012
Learning is a journey

By: Nicole Geary As a World Grant institution, Michigan State University considers globalization core to its mission. And when it comes to study abroad, MSU sends more students overseas than any other public university. However, study abroad has been an experience traditionally enjoyed by undergraduate students. At the graduate level, international learning opportunities tend to… Read More »

Recovering home: From the storm to the super bowl

October 12, 2012
Recovering home: From the storm to the super bowl

KINESIOLOGY SCHOLAR STUDIES HOW THE SAINTS AFFECTED NEW ORLEANIANS, PARTICULARLY BLACK WOMEN, POST-KATRINA By: Nicole Geary Marita Gilbert’s grandmother lived through Hurricane Katrina. She stayed with family in Texas for a time and returned to see her New Orleans home, passed down through generations, covered in mold floor to ceiling. Everything was destroyed. “It’s one… Read More »

Technology, Leadership, Love

October 12, 2012
Technology, Leadership, Love

ALUMNUS BUILDS THE CASE FOR BLENDED LEARNING IN CHICAGO By: Nicole Geary It’s Wednesday morning in World Studies and freshmen are touring European cities through the eyes of Google Earth. Taking cues from their teacher, they each access the web through their own laptops and take notes on an iPad at the same time. No… Read More »

Annual Giving Adds UP

October 12, 2012
Annual Giving Adds UP

For the Meyers family, giving back is a value that endures. David and Beatrice Meyers have been quietly and consistently making an impact within the College of Education for over three decades. The Meyerses have made a donation to the college for 31 years without missing a year, currently making them the college’s longest-running annual… Read More »

Final Thoughts

October 12, 2012
Final Thoughts

Success For Novice Teachers: The Importance Of Fit In recent years, there has been growing focus in Michigan and the nation on beginning, or novice, K-12 teachers. And for good reason: according to recent data from the National Commission on Teaching and America’s Future, more than 20 percent of teachers are in their first four… Read More »