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Spring/Summer 2011

Special Education Master’s Program Goes Online, Adds Autism Endorsement

May 17, 2011
Special Education Master’s Program Goes Online, Adds Autism Endorsement

THE MASTER OF ARTS in Special Education at MSU has been attracting larger numbers of students—especially teachers working full time—since it became a completely online program for the ?rst time in fall 2010. Students can earn an endorsement in Learning Disabilities (LD) or in Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), which is new at MSU this year.… Read More »

Rehab counseling research goes global

May 16, 2011
Rehab counseling research goes global

New institute to explore technology for individuals with intellectual disabilities FROM VIDEO GAMES, to smartphone apps, to geo-tagging on Facebook, technology plays an ever-increasing role in just about everyone’s life. At Michigan State University, researchers in the ?eld of rehabilitation counseling want to know how technology can make a difference for those with intellectual disabilities.… Read More »

A Common Language for Coaches

May 15, 2011
A Common Language for Coaches

A Common Language for Coaches Coaching has become a common word in school reform, it seems. There are leadership coaches, instructional coaches, data coaches, assessment coaches and more. “They have been a centerpiece of the intervention for schools that need improvement in Michigan,” said Barbara Markle, assistant dean for k–12 outreach in the College of… Read More »

An Eye on the Future

May 15, 2011
An Eye on the Future

College hosts iNet International Conference on Education Reform Educators from around the world gathered at Michigan State University in February for the 7th iNet International Conference, an event focused on transforming education. Showcasing the best strategies and technology in schools, the “Navigators of Learning” conference gave Michigan teachers and school administrators an unusual opportunity to… Read More »

Reflecting on the Ames era

May 14, 2011
Reflecting on the Ames era

College of Education reflects on 18 years of excellence under the leadership of Dean Carole Ames By Nicole Geary “In the last 18 years, education research at Michigan State University has arguably become broader, bolder and more connected to the world beyond campus. Technology has transformed the way faculty members teach and the very infrastructure… Read More »

The Ambitious Ambassador

May 14, 2011
The Ambitious Ambassador

Cassandra Book devotes career to communicating, realizing College of Education mission She is one of the ?rstt smiling people greeting alumni outside the Homecoming tent, a presence on stage each time the college honors educators and the driving force for all pieces of public communication. But for every time Cassandra Book shares the College of… Read More »

The Compassionate Collaborator

May 11, 2011
The Compassionate Collaborator

Susan Melnick champions academic outreach, student needs as long-time leader in the college Many doctoral students in the College of Education get to know Susan Melnick. They know she will make time for them, for advice, for a chance to test their thinking about teaching or another topic. She may have taught one of their… Read More »

On Policy

May 11, 2011
On Policy

Paying Teachers for Performance, Options and Rationale In any given year, a teacher’s pay with a school district is primarily set on the basis of a “schedule” that determines the annual salary as a function of the teacher’s level of education and years of experience. A teacher with a bachelor’s degree and three years of… Read More »

In Memoriam

May 11, 2011
In Memoriam

Beloved Professor Emeritus Louis Stamatakos died Jan. 25, 2011 at home in Okemos. He was 85. In 1967, Stamatakos joined the faculty of what is now called the Higher, Adult and Lifelong Education (hale) program and retired 25 years later. Along with a few other professors, he is credited with developing programs in student affairs… Read More »

Meet the MAED

May 11, 2011
Meet the MAED

The College of Education’s ?rst and most popular online program, the Master of Arts in Education, better known as the maed, has helped more than 800 graduates meet their personal and professional goals since it launched in fall 2001. With six concentration areas available, students ?nd they can focus on the issues most relevant within… Read More »