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30 years at #1 in elementary, secondary teacher education – News

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For three consecutive decades, Michigan State University has been heralded as the best in the nation for graduate programs in elementary and secondary teacher education.  The accolade comes from the 2024 U.S. News & World Report’s Best Education Schools, which named MSU as No. 1 in the nation in five educational program areas. This is… Read More »

Floden receives top national honor for career achievement in teacher education – News

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Robert E. Floden, University Distinguished Professor and dean emeritus of the College of Education, has been named the honoree for the 2022 AACTE David G. Imig Award for Distinguished Achievement in Teacher Education.  Presented by the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE), the recognition honors an individual for their exemplary career achievement in… Read More »

Study Abroad Scholarship for Teacher Education Students – ED-Connect

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  Preparing Teachers for Global Classrooms Through Study Abroad MSU International Studies and Programs and the College of Education announce the Preparing Teachers for Global Classrooms Through Study Abroad scholarship for teacher education students participating in MSU sponsored study abroad programs summer and fall 2019. This scholarship recognizes the vital importance of preparing globally competent and globally… 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 »

Teacher Education Academy – Teacher Education Academy

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This is your invitation to participate in a highly selective, residential, pre-college program for current 10th and 11thgraders. This program is committed to cultivating and increasing diversity in the field of education and kinesiology by recruiting students from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds to Michigan State University’s College of Education. Teacher Education Academy is a residential program… Read More »

Alvin and Irene Arens Scholarship in Teacher Education – Resources

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It is the Donor’s particular desire that these funds are used to provide the greatest impact on individual students from disadvantaged circumstances in an effort to break generational poverty cycles. To qualify, candidates for this award must be admitted or provisionally admitted into a Teacher Preparation program in elementary, secondary or special education and able… Read More »

Department of Teacher Education – Resources

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Teaching Assistantships Fall 2013, Spring 2014, Summer 2014 Note: Students applying to teach TE150 should go to the Counseling, Educational Psychology and Special Education link and follow the directions on the CEPSE job posting page.. TE/CEP 150 Reflections on Learning   Program: Teacher CertificationFaculty Contact: Kelly Mix (for Fall/Spring) TE/CEP 150-online section Reflections on Learning (Online section)   Faculty Contact: Matthew… Read More »

Ed. S. Programs in Teacher Education – Teacher Education

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Educational specialist degree in Curriculum, Instruction and Teacher Education has been recommended for discontinuation with a moratorium on admission effective SS10. Department Perspective on Ed. S. Programs The program is designed for educators and other practitioners who want opportunities for serious, engaging study and colleagueship in a university setting. The flexible requirements of the program… Read More »

Course Offerings in the Department of Teacher Education – Teacher Education

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Courses listed below are generally approved for the MATC student program plan. Please note: You may look beyond this MATC course list and include courses approved by your advisor. (Note “Effective Dates” indicates when course was/will be first offered.) See additional College of Education department listings in CEP, EAD, KIN and our Concentration and Electives page for… Read More »

Course Descriptions (Department of Teacher Education) – Teacher Education

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Note: not all of the following list of courses are offered every year. Please consult the MSU Schedule of Courses for current academic year offerings. Course:            TE 805 Learning Mathematics with TechnologyCredits:            Total Credits: 3 Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 33(3-0)Description:      Current technologies for teaching and learning mathematics with understanding. Technology for multiple representations of mathematical ideas, modeling, and authentic learning… 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 »

Author Interview: Dr. Hilary Conklin and Dr. Hilary Hughes, “Practices of Compassionate, Critical, Justice-Oriented Teacher Education” – JTE Insider

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This interview features the authors of “Practices of Compassionate, Critical, Justice-Oriented Teacher Education”, Dr. Hilary Conklin and Dr. Hilary E. Hughes. We asked the authors to share the stories and experiences behind the research.  Their article is published in the January 2016 JTE issue and is currently available online here. Q: What motivated you to… 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 »

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 »

The Quality of Teachers & Teacher Education – New Educator

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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 »

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 »

Teacher education student wins science teaching fellowship – News

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Sheila Frederixon, a secondary teacher candidate majoring in mathematics, has been selected to complete a prestigious five-year teaching fellowship with the Knowles Science Teaching Foundation (KSTF). KSTF Fellows receive significant financial support for expenses such as tuition and classroom materials, rigorous ongoing professional development opportunities and exposure to a valuable network of fellow educators in… Read More »

Numeracy Education Course for Teacher Educators – Office of International Studies in Education

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Michigan State University’s Global Education Engagement Program, part of the Office of International Studies in Education, is pleased to present this 32-hour Numeracy Education online professional development course for teacher educators (16 hours synchronous, and 16 hours asynchronous). This intensive professional learning course is designed to strengthen and enhance professional practice, engage participants in active… Read More »

Literacy Education Course for Teacher Educators – Office of International Studies in Education

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The College of Education at Michigan State University is pleased to present this 30-hour Literacy Education professional development course for teacher educators in Indonesia. This intensive online professional learning course is designed to strengthen and enhance professional practice, engage participants in active learning, and transform literacy practices. This course will explore the basis of literacy… Read More »

Grad student earns Fulbright to study how education policy affects teachers in Senegal – News

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Michigan State University doctoral student Rachel Lockart is studying long-term effects of education reforms on teachers and teacher education in Senegal during a year-long Fulbright-Hays Fellowship. Lockart, part of the Curriculum, Instruction and Teacher Education (CITE) doctoral program, will examine how policy changes since the early 1990s continue to have an impact on elementary teachers… 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 »

Alyssa Voort Uher earns MSU Excellence-in-Teaching Citation, transforms key special education course  – News

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Alyssa Voort Uher received recognition from Michigan State University for their dedication and commitment to teaching and pedagogy.   Uher, who will earn a Ph.D. in Special Education following the successful defense of their dissertation in July 2024, earned an Excellence-in-Teaching Citation at the All-University Awards.  Throughout their time at MSU, Uher taught more than 20… Read More »

Two-time alum Cusmano named Michigan Teacher of the Year – News

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On May 7, two-time Michigan State University alum Kelley Cusmano walked into the packed auditorium at Rochester High School (RHS) to what she thought was a surprise event for a fellow staff member. She felt a nudge and was directed towards the center, where a life-changing announcement was made. State Superintendent Michael Rice announced Cusmano… Read More »

MSU among the best globally for education, kinesiology – News

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Michigan State University is among the top institutes worldwide that offer programs in education and kinesiology, according to Quacquarelli Symonds’s annual World University Rankings by Subject. MSU’s strengths in education were tied for #17 in the world in the “education and training” category and #8 in the U.S. MSU was in the top 50 in… Read More »

Cooper elected to the National Academy of Education – News

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Michigan State University Lappan-Phillips Endowed Professor Melanie Cooper has been elected to the National Academy of Education (NAEd). The prestigious honor recognizes top scholars who have improved the effectiveness of education policies and practices. Only 14 scholars nationwide were given the distinction in 2024. “This is a huge honor for me – I was just… Read More »

Doctoral student awarded prestigious fellowship for peace and education research – News

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Kasun Gajasinghe, a doctoral student in the Michigan State University College of Education’s Curriculum Instruction and Teacher Education (CITE) Ph.D. program has been awarded the Witness Institute Fellowship. The 15-month fellowship is dedicated to continuing the work of human rights activist Elie Wiesel and is awarded to emerging leaders poised to engage in contemporary issues… Read More »

MSU offers first study on teacher effectiveness for students with and without disabilities – News

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Research has often focused on how teachers and educators can best instruct and accommodate students with disabilities. However, are the methods used to teach students with disabilities effective and inclusive for all students? Michigan State University researchers are some of the first to answer that question. Faculty and doctoral students from across MSU, including from… Read More »

Alum earns national award for advancing equity in STEM education – News

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Angela Calabrese Barton, a distinguished scholar and alum of the college’s Curriculum, Instruction, and Teacher Education (CITE) Ph.D. program, is a recipient of the 2024 NARST Distinguished Contributions to Science Education through Research Award. The prestigious award recognizes an individual who, through research over an extended period, has made outstanding and continuing contributions, provided notable… Read More »

Register for the MSU Teacher and Administrator Career Fair! – ED-Connect

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Registration is open for the MSU Teacher and Administrator Career Fair! The fair will be held on Monday, March 11, 2024 from 3 – 6 p.m. in the MSUFCU Club in Spartan Stadium Tower. Come check out opportunities for certified teachers as well as educational support staff. Register on Handshake and check out the list… Read More »

New partnership with MSU, Rockford Public Schools amplifies teacher learning – News

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Nearly 20 K-12 teachers will return to the classroom as Michigan State University graduate students in January, supported by a new partnership between the College of Education and Rockford Public Schools. These educators will join the M.A. in Teaching and Curriculum (MATC) program, allowing them to earn their master’s degrees, additional teaching endorsements, and new… Read More »

Special Education Online Master's Degree and ASD Endorsement – Counseling, Educational Psychology & Special Education

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The autism spectrum disorders (ASD) emphasis area offers an M.A. with an ASD endorsement or an ASD endorsement only.* The program is designed for highly committed and competent teachers in K-12 settings who have the skills, knowledge and dispositions to become professional leaders, expert practitioners and effective collaborators. You will learn research-validated instructional methods and… Read More »

MSU named among best in the world for education by 3 global rankings – News

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Michigan State University is among the best in the world in the subject of education according to three separate international rankings bodies. All rankings were published in 2023. The rankings are: “These and other rankings acknowledge MSU’s continued strengths in education, teaching and learning,” said Jerlando F. L. Jackson, dean of the College of Education.… Read More »

Forever Forward: Empowering Education’s Future Leaders – New Educator

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The Forever Forward Legacy Endowed Scholarship is driven by College of Education alumni and supports students from each of the college’s four departments. WHY FOREVER FORWARD LEGACY?  The College of Education Alumni Board aims to provide educational support through scholarships to students in the College of Education in perpetuity. The name, Forever Forward, honors that… Read More »

Viewpoint: What I learned about anti-APIDA racism and education from writing my name – New Educator

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By Kyle L. Chong (he/him/his)Doctoral Candidate: Curriculum, Instruction & Teacher EducationMichigan State University It took me 22 years to learn how to write my name. No, not the name attached to this article. I mean the name a California court stripped me of when I was “naturalized” as part of my adoption and immigration to… Read More »

Education workforce report shows challenges facing Michigan’s K-12 schools – News

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This article was created by the Michigan Alliance for Student Opportunity. It is shared here with permission. The Michigan Alliance for Student Opportunity (The Alliance), a group of member school districts that serve students with the greatest educational needs, in collaboration with Public Policy Associates, and researchers from Michigan State University and the University of Michigan, unveiled… Read More »

Book by MSU scholar, alum: “Emerging Trends in Education Policy”  – News

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A book co-edited by two scholars with ties to the Michigan State University College of Education examines education policy strategies employed in contemporary K-12 classrooms. The book, available now, features “contributions from researchers and policymakers who like to make a ruckus and speak to an audience that appreciates disruption.”   The bold examples are key to… Read More »

MSU scholars utilize boxing to bring cultural responsiveness to computer science education – News

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The racial disparities that exist in field of computer science (CS) are concerning. According a 2023 report from Kapor Center, Black students represented just 6% of students in both advanced CS courses despite being 15% of the overall student population. Despite making up 13% of the labor force, Black professionals currently hold only 3.7% of… Read More »

How to navigate AI and social media in education – New Educator

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Christine Greenhow is a professor of educational psychology and educational technology in Michigan State University’s College of Education. Greenhow is an expert on learning in social media contexts with the goal of improving theory, practice and policy. She shares insights on how artificial intelligence, or AI, is impacting social media in the education space. With AI-powered technologies… Read More »

Teacher reflections & MSU research: Pre-K during COVID-19 – News

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Research from Michigan State University scholars is examining what the first year of teaching during COVID-19 was like for 25 pre-K teachers in Michigan. The work was led by Associate Professor Bethany Wilinski and Assistant Professor Alyssa Morley from the College of Education and Assistant Professor Jamie Heng-Chieh Wu from the College of Social Science.… Read More »

Alum named National Academy of Education/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellow – News

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MSU College of Education alumna Davena Jackson has been named a National Academy of Education/Spencer Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow. The annual program supports early career scholars who engage in “critical areas of education research.” Just 25 were selected for the cohort out of 195 applicants. Honorees receive funding and opportunities to attend professional development events. Jackson… Read More »

Alumna named Michigan Teacher of the Year – News

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Two-time Michigan State University College of Education alumna Candice Jackson has been named the 2023-24 Michigan Teacher of the Year (MTOY). She is just the third African American to receive the award and first educator from Detroit Public School Community District (DPSCD) in 16 years. “It’s been an overwhelming and humbling experience,” said Jackson, who… Read More »

Hauck receives MSU Teacher-Scholar Award – News

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Department of Kinesiology Assistant Professor Janet Hauck is a recipient of the 2022-2023 MSU Teacher-Scholar Award. The honor, part of the All-University Awards held on May 8, celebrates individuals who are early in their tenure-system career at MSU who have made a notable impact on their students, colleagues and community through their devotion and skill… Read More »

MSU College of Education joins $10M grant to create, educate about U.S. equitable food systems – News

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A transdisciplinary team of researchers, educators and extension experts led by Michigan State University has received a $10 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to create more sustainable and equitable food systems in the Midwest and beyond. The five-year integrated project is funded through the Sustainable Agricultural Systems program of the USDA’s… Read More »

Learning, Culture, and Technology in Europe Education Abroad Program – ED-Connect

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GECP students or any student pursuing teacher preparation might be interested in studying abroad this summer with the Learning, Culture, and Technology in Europe education abroad program to Belgium, France, Germany, and the Netherlands. The application deadline is March 22nd and there are spots still available for this summer’s program. To learn more about this… Read More »

Conference Funding Opportunity for New Teachers – ED-Connect

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Literacy Legacy Fund of Michigan Offers New Teachers Funding to Attend theMichigan Reading Association 2023 Annual Conference in March (Marquette, Michigan) – The Literacy Legacy Fund of Michigan is offering beginning teachers an opportunity to apply for funding to assist with expenses to attend the Michigan Reading Association (MRA) 2023 Annual Conference in Grand Rapids,… Read More »

Learn about MSU’s new graduate certificate in Teacher Leadership – ED-Connect

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The College of Education has unveiled a new Graduate Certificate in Teacher Leadership, making MSU one of only three universities to provide the Michigan Advanced Professional Education Certificate. This new, fully online program is for Michigan teachers aspiring to lead instructional and organizational change in their schools and districts. Think you might want to pursue… Read More »

MSU offers new certificate in Teacher Leadership – News

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Are you an educator who is ready to become a leader in your school or district?  Michigan State University, known nationally for its quality teacher preparation programs, now offers a graduate certificate in Teacher Leadership. MSU’s College of Education is one of only three universities in Michigan approved by the state Department of Education to… Read More »

Join Kappa Delta Pi - Education Student Organization – ED-Connect

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Kappa Delta Pi (KDP) is an MSU student organization open to future educators. KDP’s mission is to inspire and equip future and new teachers to thrive. This organization is part of a national honor society in education and is widely known and respected in the field. Participate in professional development activities, network with K-12 professionals,… Read More »

MSU's Teacher Preparation Program becomes more affordable, addresses teacher shortage – News

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The Michigan State University Teacher Preparation Program is moving from a five-year to a four-year model, beginning in fall 2023.  The new model is a reshaped version of the well-regarded undergraduate program. It will maintain core elements — including the yearlong internship and curriculum centered on social justice and equity — but will become more… Read More »

Educational Opportunities and Community Development In Rural Michigan: A Roadmap For State Policy – Office of K-12 Outreach

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David Arsen, Tanner Delpier, Annie Gensterblum, Rebecca Jacobsen, and Alexandra Stamm Michigan State University Education Policy Report September 2022 Overview: This report highlights key areas in which current state policies are failing Michigan’s rural schools and communities. Too often, current policies do not provide the opportunities we know are important for students to thrive as… Read More »

Herbel-Eisenmann named leader of MSU’s mathematics education programming – News

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Beth Herbel-Eisenmann has been named director of the Program in Mathematics Education (PRIME) and the Mathematics Education graduate program director as of August 16, 2022.  Herbel-Eisenmann received her Ph.D. in Curriculum, Teaching and Educational Policy from MSU in 2000. She served as assistant professor at various universities before returning to MSU in 2008, where she… Read More »

MSU scholars: How to add number talks to special education mathematics classrooms – News

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Number talks are a tool used in K-12 classrooms to engage students in mathematical learning and reasoning. While increasingly being used in general education classrooms, it is not often employed in special education classrooms. MSU College of Education scholars have developed suggestions on how educators can incorporate number talks into special education classrooms sustainably and… Read More »

Strengthening Inclusive Education through Universal Design for Learning: Grades K-12 – Office of International Studies in Education

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The Global Center for Innovation and Learning (GCFIL) and Michigan State University (MSU) are proud to present this professional development program for K-12 educators. This 30‐hour teacher certificate program focuses on improving the pedagogical skills of teachers in Grades K‐12 for Strengthening Inclusive Education through Universal Design for Learning (UDL). The program features a series of intensive online learning… Read More »

Curriculum Design and Development Course for Teacher Educators – Office of International Studies in Education

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The College of Education at Michigan State University is pleased to present this 30-hour professional development course in Curriculum Design and Development for teacher educators in Indonesia. This intensive online professional learning course is designed to strengthen and enhance professional practice, engage participants in active learning, and transform teaching practices. This course will explore the… Read More »

Globally recognized: MSU named #2 in world for education – News

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For the third year in a row, Michigan State University has been named #2 in the world for education, according to one widely used international ranking of universities.  “These rankings illuminate the dedicated, impactful work of scholars across our college and institution who are addressing challenges in global education,” said Jerlando F. L. Jackson, dean… Read More »

Yadav named Lappan-Phillips Professor of Computing Education – News

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Michigan State University Professor Aman Yadav, known for his research and outreach on computer science education and computational thinking, has been named Lappan-Phillips Professor of Computing Education at MSU.  Yadav was also recently named the associate director of computer science education for the CREATE for STEM Institute, a collaboration between the College of Natural Science… Read More »

Alums named National Academy of Education/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellows  – News

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Michigan State University Spartans have been named among the scholars for the 2022 cohort of National Academy of Education/Spencer Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship Program.   The annual program supports early career scholars who are engaging in “critical areas of education research.” In addition to professional development and networking activities, the scholars will receive $70,000 in support to… Read More »

Nevins, Perez named College of Education student commencement speakers – News

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Elaine Nevins and Mak Perez are two outstanding seniors who were selected to speak during baccalaureate commencement celebrations for the Class of 2022. Learn more about their paths to success. ELAINE NEVINS Graduating from MSU is a dream come true for Nevins, who is earning her bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology. Growing up, she played almost… Read More »

MSU leads national research focusing on improving racial equity in teacher preparation programs – News

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Ongoing research led by Michigan State University Associate Professor Terry Flennaugh is examining processes in teacher preparation programs that aid in enacting racial justice. The goal: Understanding elements that work and suggesting improvements for all teacher preparation programs nationwide. The work is funded by the Hewlett Foundation, which originally supported the work in 2019 with… Read More »

Teacher Fair - Who can attend? – ED-Connect

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On Monday, March 14, 2022, MSU will host the Virtual Teacher & Administrator Career Fair on Handshake. This fair brings in over 100 school districts and education-related organizations from around the state and country. Event registration Student/candidate registration opens on Monday, February 21 at 6:00 PM to sign up for one-on-one and/or group sessions with… Read More »

Project-based learning in elementary science: How teachers transform classrooms – News

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Introducing a new curriculum can be daunting. Changing your approach to teaching is even more challenging. But for the elementary teachers who have used Michigan State University’s project-based learning model in science, that anxiety has slowly shifted to joy—a kind of satisfaction that comes from seeing their students not only learning about, but understanding, the… Read More »

How can teachers effectively use discussion in the classroom? – News

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There was a problem: Research had been done on using discussions as an effective teaching tactic, but the findings and strategies were published in disparate academic journals. “Not only was it challenging for me—an academic with journal access—to track down all of these studies, but I realized it must be nigh on impossible for practicing… Read More »

Master of Arts in Education: Virtual Open House – ED-Connect

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MSU’s Master of Arts in Education (MAED) is celebrating its 20-year anniversary this year. The MAED was the university’s first online master’s program and has had more than 1,000 graduates since it was founded in 2001. This master’s program is designed for all educators who want to enhance their professional practice through online study of advanced knowledge related to teaching,… Read More »

Community experts, meet computer science education – News

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Michigan State University researchers are creating pathways to connect experts from young people’s local communities to computer science learning.   “We wanted to design a way to bring in individuals who are part of the communities in which schools are based,” said Assistant Professor Michael Lachney. “People who may look like the students, who may know… Read More »

MSU Elementary Teacher Preparation Program gets powerful redesign – News

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Students interested in becoming elementary teachers now have an exciting new pathway at Michigan State University. Faculty in the nationally known MSU College of Education have redesigned the elementary Teacher Preparation Program to not only address changes in how Michigan certifies new teachers, but to ensure that Spartan educators are even better prepared to meet… Read More »

Exploring the ethics of artificial intelligence in K-12 education – News

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Artificial intelligence is everywhere: from reading emails to referencing a search engine. It is in the classroom too, such as with personalized learning or assessment systems. In recent months, AI in the K-12 classroom became even more prevalent as learning shifted to and, in some cases, remained online due to COVID-19. But what about its… Read More »

Book Chapter on Teacher Motivation in Online Professional Development – Research Laboratory for Design Learning

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Hawk, N., Bowman, M., & Xie, K. (2021). Theory-based intervention framework to improve mathematics teachers’ motivation to engage in online professional development. In Hollebrands K., Anderson R., Oliver K. (eds) Online Learning in Mathematics Education. Research in Mathematics Education. Springer, Cham. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-80230-1_11 Abstract Professional development for teachers is an important professional endeavor and is… Read More »

Bowman edits "Oxford Handbook on U.S. Education Law" – News

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Kristine Bowman, a Michigan State University expert in education law and policy, is the editor of a comprehensive new handbook for K-12 educators, policymakers and scholars. The first-edition of the “Oxford Handbook on U.S. Education Law” includes foundational overviews, deep-rooted insights on various topics and a look toward the future. “We wanted this volume to… Read More »

Teacher preparation application information sessions – ED-Connect

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The teacher preparation application for Fall 2021 will open on Friday, October 1, 2021. It will remain open until November 30th, 2021. The teacher prepartion application is for students who meet the following criteria: Are currently enrolled Will have earned at least 28 credits by the end of Fall 2021 Will have a cumulative GPA… Read More »

Publication on Teacher Perceived Barriers to Technology Integration – Research Laboratory for Design Learning

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Xie, K., Nelson, M.J., Cheng, S.L., & Jiang, Z. (2021) Examining changes in teachers’ perceptions of external and internal barriers in their integration of educational digital resources in K-12 classrooms, Journal of Research on Technology in Education, DOI: 10.1080/15391523.2021.1951404 (Open Access Article with Free Downloads) Abstract This study examined changes in teachers’ perceptions of external… Read More »

Spartans receive National Academy of Education/Spencer fellowships – News

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Two MSU College of Education Spartans have been named among the scholars for the 2021 cohort of National Academy of Education/Spencer Foundation fellowships. They were chosen amongst hundreds of applicants for the prestigious programs, which include funding for research and professional development activities. Amalia (Krystal) Lira Amalia (Krystal) Lira was one of 35 selected to… Read More »

Engaged Teaching and Learning in 21st Century Higher Education – Office of International Studies in Education

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Registration now openCourse platform opens: 5 November 2021 Higher education institutions around the world are being asked to make student learning more active and relevant. What does that mean for instruction? How can instructors transform their teaching? How can research inform new practices in ways that are practicable in your own setting? We invite lecturers,… Read More »

MAET Alumna Receives MACUL 2021’s Innovative Teacher Award – MAET Blog

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Natalie Anderson graduated from the MAET program in 2018 and is currently rocking it out as a 5th grade teacher. In March of 2021, she received the Innovative Teacher Award at the Michigan Association of Computer Users in Learning (MACUL) Annual Conference. According to MACUL, “The awards recognize and honor MACUL members who have demonstrated… 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 »

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 »

Unique summer opportunity for future teachers – ED-Connect

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When thinking about what to do this summer, seek out education-related opportunities that can diversify your experiences as a future teacher. That doesn’t always mean babysitting and summer camps. New Opportunity! Ann Arbor Summer Festival is seeking summer 2021 interns, including the Educational Outreach position. This intern will gain experience in booking, planning, and management of the educational events… Read More »

Publication on Teacher Value Beliefs of Technology Integration – Research Laboratory for Design Learning

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Vongkulluksn, V., Xie, K., & Hawk, N. (2020). Teachers’ value beliefs profiles: Antecedents and associations with technology integration practices. Teachers College Record, 122(12). https://www.tcrecord.org/Content.asp?ContentId=23526 (SSCI Journal; Impact Factor: 0.970) Background: Teachers’ value beliefs toward technology are important factors influencing their technology integration practices. Despite the complexity of value beliefs, past research in this area has… Read More »

Global Education Policy Leadership Program (EPLP) – Education Policy Fellowship Program

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PROGRAM DETAILS Format Goals History Our partners Typically, the MSU Global EPLP works in collaboration with a distinguished host country university, government agency, or respected national education partner to plan and organize a series of orientation briefings designed to provide policy context and help prepare the Senior Fellows in advance of their international travel. In… Read More »

Teacher Preparation Application Information Sessions – ED-Connect

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Are you applying to the teacher preparation program this semester? Come to one of our information sessions to learn more about the application as well as get your questions answered. Below are the days and times along with the zoom link to join. Hope to see you there! Tuesday, October 13th at 9am EST Monday,… Read More »

The Career Unwind ft. MSU Music Education Alum – ED-Connect

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Join us for the Career Unwind — a chance to unwind and enjoy a conversation with a successful professional!  The Career Unwind ft. MSU Music Education Alum Matthew Hunter Thursday, Oct. 8, 4-5 PM EDT Matthew Hunter is a public school teacher, gospel choir director, actor, and musician. Learn about his career path, the importance… Read More »

Making the most of K-12 digital textbooks and online educational tools – Research Laboratory for Design Learning

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Millions of U.S. students are engaged in remote learning. Ethan Miller/Getty Images North America Kui Xie, The Ohio State University Whether children are currently going to school in person, learning remotely or doing a mix of both, digital tools and texts are becoming much more commonplace for K-12 education during the COVID-19 pandemic. I’m a… 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 »

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 »

Educational Technology and Educational Psychology – Counseling, Educational Psychology & Special Education

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Contact Information Graduate Certificate Programs &Master of Arts in Educational TechnologyP: (517) 432-1524 F: (517) 353-6393Email: edutech@msu.edu Doctoral Degree in Educational Psychology and Educational Technology &Educational Psychology Graduate CertificateP: (517) 355-6683Email: epetphd@msu.edu Learning Experience Design ProgramsP: (517) 432-1524 F: (517) 353-6393Email: MALXDegree@msu.edu

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 »

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 Virtual Teacher Fair - Who Should Participate? – ED-Connect

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As you may know, the 2020 Virtual Teacher Fair is this Monday! Those just finishing their internship year are highly encouraged to participate and need to register on CareerEco by Monday. This is the largest teacher fair in the state of Michigan with nearly 140 districts and other organizations in attendance. Don’t miss the opportunity… 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 »

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 »

Graduate Assistantships in the College of Education – Resources

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Graduate assistantships are available for new and continuing students in the College of Education. Students may assist faculty with research projects, play a role in teaching college courses or provide other services to the college or university. Graduate assistantships are offered as a one-quarter time (10 hours per week) or a one-half time (20 hours… Read More »

A message to current teacher prep interns: – ED-Connect

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Dear Interns, The College of Education has been in contact with the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) which certifies and licenses teachers in Michigan.  The faculty and staff are working to ensure interns completing the teacher preparation program this semester will not have problems being certified to teach due to the closure of K-12 schools. … Read More »

Transitioning to Remote Teaching Blog Series - Post 1: Teacher Well-being – MAET Blog

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In this first post of our series, we would like to start with an essential topic: teacher well-being during the transition to a new and different routine, under the pressure of the current circumstances. The world is not the same as it was a month ago, a week ago, even yesterday. We are not public health officials, but we do spend our professional lives steeped in the world of online and distance teaching and learning.

Publication on Teachers' Expectancy-Value for Technology Integration – Research Laboratory for Design Learning

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Cheng, S.L., Lu, L., Xie, K., & Vongkulluksn, V.W. (2020). Understanding teacher technology integration from expectancy-value perspectives. Teaching and Teacher Education, 91 103062. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tate.2020.103062 Abstract The purpose of this study is to examine the relationships between teachers’ ability beliefs, expectancy beliefs, value beliefs, and technology integration based upon expectancy-value theory of motivation. The results of… 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 »

Publication on Preservice Teachers' Field Experiences – Research Laboratory for Design Learning

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Nelson, M.J. & Hawk, N.A. (2020). The impact of field experiences on prospective preservice teachers’ technology integration beliefs and intentions. Teaching and Teacher Education, 89 103006. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tate.2019.103006 Abstract This study investigated how field experiences impacted the technology integration beliefs and intentions of prospective preservice teachers. Using structural equation modeling (SEM), a three-way interaction between the… 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 »

MSU tops international rankings for education – News

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Michigan State University is ranked No. 1 in the world for education, according to one widely used international ranking of universities. The Shanghai Global Ranking of Academic Subjects, released in August 2019, is compiled by the ShanghaiRanking Consultancy, an independent organization focused on higher education research. MSU moved up to #1 from the #4 position… 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

I AM A TEACHER EXPO - REGISTER NOW! – ED-Connect

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Interested in gaining some professional development outside of your TE courses? Looking to gain conference experience to put on your resume? Want a professional certificate to add to your teaching portfolio? If so, please join Michigan State’s Chapter of Kappa Delta Pi, an education honors society, at our seventh annual ‘I AM A Teacher’ Expo.… 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 »

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 »

Publication on Teacher Technology Integration Practice – Research Laboratory for Design Learning

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Nelson, M.J., Voithofer, R., & Cheng, S.-L. (2019). Mediating factors that influence the technology integration practices of teacher educators. Computers & Education, 128, 330-344. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compedu.2018.09.023 Abstract While the United States federal government and the main teacher education accreditation organization push for the inclusion of technology in teacher education across the curriculum, little attention has been… 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 »

College of Education Study Abroad Opportunities! – ED-Connect

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Have you considered studying abroad? The College of Education offers several programs around the world that would enrich students from Kinesiology or the Teacher Education program, including two cross-cultural teaching programs for interns (before or after your internship year) in New Zealand and South Africa. There are even scholarships that can help put these opportunities… 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 »

JTE AACTE Deeper Dive: "Responding to the teacher 'shortage': Perspectives from research, policy, and practice – JTE Insider

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This post features five clips from the “Deeper Dive” Research Forum sponsored by the Journal of Teacher Education at the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) 2018 annual conference. This forum, entitled “Responding to the teacher ‘shortage’: Perspectives from research, policy, and practice,” featured the following guests: Desiree Carver-Thomas, Learning Policy Institute; Cassandra Herring, Founder… Read More »

Do you have questions about the College of Education application process? – ED-Connect

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Come see our teacher education Peer Advisors!! If you are not able to meet with an academic advisor, or just need to ask a quick question, our peer advisors are available to help with the fall application process. Our peers have walk-in times on Thursday and Friday afternoons from 2-3pm in 134 Erickson Hall. You… 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 »

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 »

Health, Well-being, and Education in Tanzania – KIN-nections

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MSU Department of Kinesiology and Teacher Education explore issues of “Health, Well-being, and Education” in Tanzania – Article by Mary-Anne Reid, Coordinator of Physical Activity Instruction, Internships, and Practica for the Department of Kinesiology and Dr. Margo Glew,  Coordinator of Global Initiatives and Coordinator of the Global Educators Cohort Program for Teacher Education. Students and faculty from… Read More »

Health, Well-Being, and Education in Tanzania – ED-Connect

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MSU Department of Kinesiology and Teacher Education explore issues of “Health, Well-being, and Education” in Tanzania – Article by Mary-Anne Reid, Coordinator of Physical Activity Instruction, Internships, and Practica for the Department of Kinesiology and Dr. Margo Glew,  Coordinator of Global Initiatives and Coordinator of the Global Educators Cohort Program for Teacher Education. Students and faculty… 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 »

Empowering Teachers to Enhance Adolescents' Motivation for Science – Research

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/research/projects/eteams/

The Empowering Teachers to Enhance Adolescents’ Motivation for Science (E-TEAMS) project shares findings and implications regarding males’ and females’ motivation to learn science with high school science teachers, pre-service science teachers, and science teacher educators.   The E-TEAMS project shares that information through a book. Resources extending and supporting the material in the book can… Read More »

Ghana Arts Education Across Cultures – Office of International Studies in Education

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/international/study-abroad/ghana_arts_education_across_cultures/

Try New Things, See New Places, Experience Ghana! No previous arts or education training is required for this program. No previous arts or education training is required for this program.All are welcome! Travel dates: May 16, 2015 – June 18, 2015Standing/Status: Sophomore minimumCourses offered: TE491, IAH241E, Independent Studies Questions? Contact Joni Starr, starrj@msu.eduOffice of Study… Read More »

Summary of Program Requirements for Elementary Education Students – Teacher Preparation Program

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/teacher-preparation/elementary/program-information/summary/

Students who complete the elementary certification program are highly qualified to teach all subjects in grades K-5 and all subjects in grades K-8 in self-contained classrooms. Students pursuing elementary certification earn degrees in Education, Special Education or Child Development (with the teacher certification emphasis). Endorsements on a Michigan elementary certificate indicate that the certificate holder… Read More »

Secondary Education Internship Welcome Guide – Teacher Preparation Program

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/teacher-preparation/secondary/internship/welcome-guide/

The resources in this Welcome Guide will help mentors and interns get to know each other, learn about the internship year program, and do some early planning together before the internship begins in August. In August, interns and mentors will meet their field instructors, who will provide additional customized support in designing an experience for… Read More »

Secondary Education Integrated Science Comprehensive Endorsement – Teacher Preparation Program

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/teacher-preparation/secondary/program-information/teaching-minors/integrated-science/

Physical and Earth Science Course Number Title Credits CEM 141 General Chemistry 4 CEM 142 General and Inorganic Chemistry 3 CEM 161 Chemistry Laboratory I 1 CEM 143CEM 251CEM 252CEM 255 Survey of Organic Chemistry OROrganic Chemistry I andOrganic Chemistry II andOrganic Chemistry Lab 4332 PHY 231 Introductory Physics I 3 PHY 232 Introductory Physics II 3… Read More »

Teacher Educators – Teacher Preparation Program

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/teacher-preparation/educators/

During their time at MSU, teacher candidates work with and learn from different kinds of teacher educators in many different contexts.  Some are school- and community-based mentor teachers; some are course instructors of MSU courses the candidate takes on campus or in school sites; and some are university-based clinical educators or “field instructors” that support the intern’s and… Read More »

Special Education Internship Forms – Teacher Preparation Program

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/teacher-preparation/specialed/forms/

All forms are appropriate for interns, mentor teachers and field instructors unless stated otherwise. Intern Narrative Form Generic Lesson Plan Form Substitute Teaching Form Video Consent Form Photo Consent Form Self Reflection Video Form Pre-Internship Forms Course Record Sheet (current students) Special Education Pre-Admission Experience Student Reaction Form Special Education Pre-Admission Experience Supervisor Reaction Form Evaluation… Read More »

Roles and Responsibilities of the Special Education MSU Interns – Teacher Preparation Program

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/teacher-preparation/specialed/internship/spec-ed-interns/

Interns are students of teaching, ready to begin an intensive and sustained period of learning to teach in the content of practice. In contrast to conventional “student teaching programs, ” Interns are not expected to begin the year ready to teach on their own. Instead, they are expected to engage in observations, co-planning and co-teaching… Read More »

Role of Special Education Internship Coordinator – Teacher Preparation Program

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/teacher-preparation/specialed/internship/speced-role/

University Liaison to teacher education Attend University TE Coordinator Meetings Role of Special Education Internship Coordinator Follow through with reimbursement issues, placement and procedure issues Department Communicate and coordinate with SE advisor Recruit Mentor Teachers for internship Notify Principals Notify Human resources Notify Special Ed directors Recruit and assign Interns Field Instructors Orient new Field… Read More »

Special Education Pre-admission Experience – Teacher Preparation Program

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/teacher-preparation/specialed/program-information/pre-admission-experience/

Requirements 42 hours of documented experience with children or youth who have special needs – ideally those who are identified with learning disabilities One-on-one experiences with children with special needs (tutoring or babysitting) can be used for up to 21 of the required hours Remaining hours should come from experiences in a group setting under… Read More »

Special Education Course Requirements – Teacher Preparation Program

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/teacher-preparation/specialed/program-information/requirements/

Students who earn a degree in special education also complete the elementary education program and become certified as elementary and special education teachers. Upon completion of the program, they are highly qualified to teach all subjects in general education classrooms, grades K-5; all subjects in self-contained general education classrooms, grades K-8; children with learning disabilities… Read More »

Admission to the Chinese Language Teacher Certification Program – Certification

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/certification/alternative/chinese-experimental/admissions/

Please read all instructions carefully and complete all questions on the online application form. Application Details: Application Review Period: We are currently accepting applications for both Chinese and Spanish in each Pathway of the World Language Teacher Certification Program. Application reviews will start on January 15th.  We encourage all applicants to complete their application by that… Read More »

Requirements for Initial Teacher Certification – Certification

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/certification/intern/

Initial Teacher Certification Candidates are recommended for the initial Michigan teaching certificate after they have completed all requirements for MSU’s teacher preparation program, including the post-graduate internship. The Standard Certificate is valid for five years; during that time, the certificate holder is expected to gain experience as a practicing teacher and continue their professional development.… Read More »

Admission for Post-Bachelor's Teacher Certification Candidates – Certification

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/certification/postba/post-bachelor-application/

Applying to the Post-Bachelor’s Teacher Certification Program Applicants must apply separately to (1) Michigan State University and (2) the teacher preparation program in the College of Education at MSU. (1) Admission to Michigan State University Post-bachelor’s applicants typically apply to MSU as undergraduate students pursuing a second degree (although degree completion is not necessary for… Read More »

Teacher & Administrator Certification – Certification

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/certification/teachers-administrators/

Teachers Teachers may take courses to advance to the Professional Certificate, renew the Standard Certificate or add new endorsements to an existing certificate. As of September 1, 2013, teachers use the Michigan Online Educator Certification System (MOECS) to apply for the Professional Certificate or a renewal of the Standard Certificate. No application to the MSU Certification Office is required. Additional… Read More »

Scholarships for Undergraduates and Education Interns – Resources

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/resources/students/scholarships/

The College of Education offers an increasing number of scholarships for undergraduate and post-baccalaureate students which have been funded by gifts from faculty, staff, alumni and friends of the college. Important Dates The application is currently open. THE SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION WILL BE OPEN WEDNESDAY JANUARY 10, 2024 AND CLOSE SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2024 AT 11:59pm. Criteria In all… Read More »

College of Education Alumni Association Freshman Scholarship – Resources

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/resources/students/freshman-scholarship/

Each year the Michigan State University College of Education Alumni Association offers scholarship to talented freshman students who are planning a career in education. All students who meet the stated criteria may apply. Two scholarships, in the amount of $1,500 each, are forincoming freshmen who have been formally admitted to MSU and who intend to… Read More »

Teaching Position: CEP 801A Professional Role in Teaching Special Education I:Collaboration and Consultation – Resources

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/resources/financial/assistantships/cep-801a/

Semesters Offered: Spring Duties: This course is a required for Special Education Interns. Special education teachers and administrators perform their duties across many collaborative spaces, including consultation with general education teachers, as members of pre-referral teams, multidisciplinary evaluation teams, co-teaching teams, building wide positive behavioral support teams, and working with parents.  The instructor is responsible for… Read More »

Dykstra Family Research Endowment in Education – Resources

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/resources/financial/scholarships/dykstra/

This endowed scholarship is given by Timothy, Colleen, Matthew, Leah, and Melissa Dykstra to the Michigan State University College of Education. The Dykstra family draws upon MSU from the past, present, and future. In 1968, Dr. James W. Perry, Colleen’s father, began the lineage of MSU graduates when he received his doctorate degree in education.… Read More »

Jere E. and Arlene Pintozzi Brophy Endowed Fellowship in Education – Resources

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/resources/financial/scholarships/jere/

The Fellowship will be awarded to qualified applicants based on the following criteria:  Recipients shall be College of Education Ph.D. students whose research is focused on one or more of the following: Motivation to learn Social development that relates to academic learning and student engagement Classroom management that fosters student learning Curriculum and content that… Read More »

Michael Pressley Scholarship in Education – Resources

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/resources/financial/scholarships/pressley/

This scholarship honors the life and career of Dr. Michael Pressley whose legacy in the academic world is replete with evidence from his research, writing, mentorship of graduate and undergraduate students, contributions to state and national education policy, and service to the profession, specifically in the areas of literacy and educational psychology. Dr. Pressley was… Read More »

Master of Arts in Educational Technology – Counseling, Educational Psychology & Special Education

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/cepse/maet/

Online, Hybrid & Overseas: Choose Your Own Adventure The M.A. in Educational Technology can be completed through your choice of flexible program pathways: fully online, summer hybrid and summer overseas in Galway, Ireland. You can chart your own course to earn your degree through a customized combination of learning experiences. Think of it as “choose… Read More »

Policies and Procedures of the Special Education Doctoral Program – Counseling, Educational Psychology & Special Education

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/cepse/specialed/phd/handbook/

2022-2023 Edition Handbook revised and approved September 2022; all students beginning doctoral studies on or after May 1, 2022 fall under the purview of the doctoral program as outlined in this Handbook version. All doctoral students starting the program prior to May 1, 2022, have the option to follow the handbook of the year they… Read More »

Special Education Courses – Counseling, Educational Psychology & Special Education

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/cepse/specialed/masters/courses-ld/

CEP 801A: Collaboration and Consultation in Special Education- offered spring semester This course develops the knowledge, skills, and professional dispositions related to effective collaborative problem solving. Special educators and general educators interact together in many collaborative activities both inside and outside of school to support students, families, and the community. This course explores evidenced-based practices… Read More »

Special Education Online Master's Degree and LD Endorsement – Counseling, Educational Psychology & Special Education

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/cepse/specialed/masters/ld/

The Master of Arts in Special Education degree program with an endorsement in learning disabilities (LD) is designed for highly committed and competent teachers in K-12 settings who have the skills, knowledge and dispositions to become professional leaders, expert practitioners and effective collaborators. You will learn research-validated methods and evidence-based practices, but equally important, you… Read More »

Application & Admission to the Teacher Preparation Program for Transfer Students – Academics

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/academics/undergraduate/apply-transfer/

Do you already have your bachelor’s degree? View the instructions for Post-Bachelor’s admissions here. Who is a transfer student? A transfer student is a student who has attended another college or university before attending MSU, with the exception of the summer immediately following high school graduation. Direct Transfer Admission to the Teacher Preparation Program Direct… Read More »

Supplemental Application for Transfer Students Seeking Direct Admission to the Teacher Preparation Program – Academics

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/academics/undergraduate/apply-transfer-instructions/

Direct Admission to the Teacher Preparation Program in the College of Education The MSU Office of Admissions has determined that you meet eligibility requirements for Direct Transfer Admission (DTA) to the teacher preparation program in the College of Education at MSU. This means you may apply for admission to Michigan State University and the teacher… Read More »

Required Michigan Test for Teacher Certification (MTTC) Tests for MSU Teaching Majors – Academics

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/academics/undergraduate/required-mttc-majors/

Major Area Subject Test Agriscience (HX) 37  Agriculture Education Art Education (LQ) 95 Visual Arts Education Biological Science (DA) 17 Biology Chemistry (DC)  18 Chemistry Communicative Sciences and Disorders (SB) 57 Speech & Language Impaired Earth Science (DH) 20  Geology/Earth Science East Asian Language and Culture (Chinese) (FR) 101 Chinese (Mandarin) East Asian Language and Culture… Read More »

Required Michigan Test for Teacher Certification (MTTC) Tests for MSU Teaching Minors – Academics

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/academics/undergraduate/required-mttc-minors/

Minor Area Subject Test Agriscience (HX) 37  Agriculture Education Anthropology (CH)  13  Anthropology Biology (DA)  17  Biology Chemistry (DC) 18  Chemistry Chinese (FR) 101 Chinese (Mandarin) Computer Science (NR) 50  Computer Science Earth Science (DH) 20  Earth/Space Science Economics (CA) 07  Economics English (BA)  02  English Environmental Science (NJ) 49  Environmental Science French (FA) 23 … Read More »

Summary of Program Requirements for Special Education Students – Academics

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/academics/undergraduate/elementary/summary-speced-req/

University Integrative Studies and Writing Requirements Planned Program for Elementary Education Elementary Education Teaching Majors Required Professional Education Courses Summary of Program Requirements Summary of Elementary Education Program Requirements Summary of Special Education Program Requirements Students who earn degrees in Special Education also complete the elementary certification program.  Upon completion of the program, they are… Read More »

Michigan’s Oral Proficiency Requirement for Teachers of World Languages – Academics

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/academics/undergraduate/oral-proficiency/

The Michigan Department of Education (MDE) requires that all teacher candidates pass the Michigan Test for Teacher Certification (MTTC) for each subject area in which they wish to become certified (e.g., their teaching majors and minors). In addition to passing the MTTC, candidates wishing to become certified in world languages are required to meet oral… Read More »

Information for Teacher Certification Seniors and Post Bachelor’s Degree Students – Academics

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/academics/undergraduate/seniors-post-ba-students/

Please familiarize yourself with this important information about starting and completing the internship year successfully. If you are no longer planning to pursue the teacher certification program at Michigan State University or you are delaying your teaching internship for one year, please communicate this intention to your teacher preparation team and the Student Affairs Office… Read More »

Publication on Teacher Value Belief and TPACK – Research Laboratory for Design Learning

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/rldl/2018/05/09/publication-on-teacher-value-belief-and-tpack/

Cheng, S.L. & Xie, K. (2018). The relations among teacher value beliefs, personal characteristics, and TPACK in intervention and non-intervention settings. Teaching and Teacher Education, 74, 98-113. 10.1016/j.tate.2018.04.014 (SSCI Journal, Impact Factor: 2.18) Abstract The purpose of this study is to examine the relations among teacher value beliefs, personal characteristics, and Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge… Read More »

New Online Graduate Certificate in K12 Computer Science Education – MAET Blog

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/maet/2018/04/18/graduate-certificate-in-k12-computer-science-education/

MAET is pleased to announce our new online Graduate Certificate in K12 Computer Science Education, which prepares K12 teachers to teach computational thinking and computer science ideas at the elementary and secondary level. Domains include computational thinking, algorithmic thinking, abstraction, programming tools, and creative thinking. Teachers learn to teach these concepts and skills through culturally… Read More »

Know-Care-Do: Future science teachers become agents of change – News

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/news/2018/know-care-do-future-science-teachers-become-agents-of-change/

If a recent competition is any indication, MSU’s future science teachers are well on their way to becoming agents of change to ensure minimal human impact on our environment. The goal of a competition sponsored by the Center for Integrative Studies in General Science was to promote future teachers’ view of themselves as agents of change in… Read More »

Greenhow to be recognized with Teacher-Scholar Award – News

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/news/2018/greenhow-to-be-recognized-with-teacher-scholar-award/

During the 2018 All-University Awards, Associate Professor Christine Greenhow will be recognized with a Teacher-Scholar Award by Michigan State University. Greenhow is one of six faculty selected through a university-wide competition. The annual honor celebrates faculty early in their careers who have demonstrated excellence in teaching and scholarship, with effective teaching approaches closely linked to… Read More »

Publication on Teacher Value Belief in Technology Integration – Research Laboratory for Design Learning

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/rldl/2018/02/04/publication-on-teacher-value-belief-in-technology-integration/

Vongkulluksn, V.W., Xie, K., & Bowman, M.A. (2018). The role of value on teachers’ internalization of external barriers and externalization of personal beliefs for classroom technology integration. Computers & Education, 118, 70-81. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compedu.2017.11.009 Abstract Recent research has shown that access alone does not automatically equate to greater or higher quality of technology integration. Teacher beliefs… Read More »

College of Education Scholarships – KIN-nections

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/kin-nections/2018/college-of-education-scholarships/

Important Dates THE 2018-19 SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION IS OPEN FROM JANUARY 8, 2018 UNTIL FEBRUARY 9, 2018. The application is OPEN Apply Now Criteria In all cases, the criteria for each scholarship will be the basis for selecting the recipients. However, unless specified by the scholarship criteria, preference in awarding the scholarships goes to: (1) students… Read More »

Alumnus celebrated for contributions to driver, traffic safety education – News

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/news/2017/alumnus-celebrated-for-contributions-to-driver-traffic-safety-education/

Two-time Michigan State University alumnus Frank J. Gruber IV received the Richard Kaywood Memorial Award from the American Driver and Traffic Safety Education Association (ADTSEA) and AAA earlier this year. The award celebrates individuals who have made outstanding contributions to driver and traffic safety education. Gruber is the 32nd recipient of the national and prestigious… Read More »

MSU launches new effort to support informed education policy – News

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/news/2017/msu-launches-new-effort-to-support-informed-education-policy/

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

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/news/2017/flintoons-msu-team-wins-national-award-for-helping-flint-teachers-address-lead-poisoning/

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 »

MSU ranks among best globally for education – News

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/news/2017/msu-ranks-among-best-globally-for-education/

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 »

Peer Advising & Education Abroad – KIN-nections

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/kin-nections/2017/peer-advising-education-abroad/

Peer Advising Schedule an appointment with a Peer Advisor in the College of Education! Peer advisors are students helping students. All Peer Advisors can advise for Kinesiology/Athletic Training and all Teacher Preparation Programs (Elementary/Special Education & Secondary). They can assist you with major/minor selection, admission requirements, resource referrals, and general advising questions.  To schedule an… Read More »

Student education organization awarded for excellence – News

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/news/2017/student-education-organization-awarded-for-excellence/

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 »

Author Interview: "Connecting Teacher Professional Development and Student Mathematics Achievement" – JTE Insider

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/jte-insider/2017/teacherpdmathachieve/

This interview features insights from the JTE article, “Connecting Teacher Professional Devlopment and Student Mathematics Achievement,”  from authors Traci Shizu Kutaka, Wendy M. Smith, Anthony D. Albano, Carolyn Pope Edwards, Lixin Ren, Heidi Lynn Beattie, W. James Lewis, Ruth M. Heaton, and Walter W. Stroup. The article is featured in the March/April issue of JTE; you can read the… Read More »

Publication on Teacher Competency in Digital Content Evaluation – Research Laboratory for Design Learning

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/rldl/2017/05/21/publication-on-teacher-competency-in-digital-content-evaluation/

Kim, M.K., Xie, K., & Cheng. S.L. (2017). Building teacher competency for digital content evaluation. Teaching and Teacher Education, 66, 309-324. doi:10.1016/j.tate.2017.05.006 Abstract The purpose of the current study is to investigate teachers’ digital content evaluation (DCE) competency as a combined set of teachers’ intellectual ability and affect-motivation in evaluating digital content. To this end,… Read More »

Publication on Teacher Professional Development – Research Laboratory for Design Learning

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/rldl/2017/04/03/publication-teacher-professional-development-through-digital-content-evaluation/

Xie, K., Kim, M.K., Cheng. S.L., & Luthy, N.C. (2017). Digital Content Evaluation as Technology Professional Development. Educational Technology Research and Development. doi:10.1007/s11423-017-9519-0 Abstract In this study, researchers designed and implemented a 1-year professional development (PD) program that focused on supporting teachers in evaluating and selecting digital learning contents. Participants in this investigation included 109… Read More »

Algebra Ready to Improve Teacher Quality – Research Laboratory for Design Learning

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/rldl/2017/04/01/algebra-ready-to-improve-teacher-quality/

We are thrilled to announce that our latest project, Algebra Ready: Teaching Mathematics with Digital Content, has received funding support from Ohio Department of Higher Education. The project builds upon the success of our previous EDCITE: Evaluating Digital Content for Instructional and Teaching Excellence project and has design features tailored to address the specific needs in… Read More »

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

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/news/2017/peers-more-than-teachers-inspire-us-to-learn/

“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 »

Austin honored for international work in higher education – News

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/news/2017/austin-honored-for-international-work-in-higher-education/

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 »

Alumni Profile: The Bearded Teacher Who Ran for President – New Educator

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/new-educator/2017/education-democracy-change/

Education. Democracy. Change. Inspiring the next generation of active citizens By Nicole Geary The 2016 presidential election was intense. It seemed like the whole world was focused on the two candidates from the two major political parties and what victory would mean for either side. But what about the third parties, the write-ins? And what… Read More »

Schwille pens book on international education at MSU – News

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/news/2017/schwille-pens-book-on-international-education-at-msu/

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 »

Panel Discussion: Big Data/Data Analytics in Education – Research Laboratory for Design Learning

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/rldl/2017/01/09/panel-discussion-big-datadata-analytics-in-education/

Thursday, January 12, 2017 1:00pm – 2:30pm EHE College Commons (Ramseyer Hall 260) What are we learning from Big Data/Data Analytics in Education? Many education stakeholders are hopeful that Big Data/Data Analytics will make it possible to make historic improvements in student learning and retention, reduce or eliminate intransigent disparities, and provide mass-customization of the learning… Read More »

Alumni earn prestigious education honors – News

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/news/2016/alumni-earn-prestigious-education-honors/

Three Michigan State University College of Education alumni were recently recognized for their outstanding teaching in mathematics and science. All three alumni are based in Michigan. They were honored by President Barack Obama in September, along with 210 other educators, with the prestigious Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST). Since its… Read More »

Author Interview: "Engaging and Working in Solidarity with Local Communities in Preparing the Teachers of their Children" – JTE Insider

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/jte-insider/2016/author-interview-engaging-and-working-in-solidarity-with-local-communities-in-preparing-the-teachers-of-their-children/

This interview features insights from the JTE article, “Engaging and Working in Solidarity with Local Communities in Preparing the Teachers of their Children,” written by Ken Zeichner, Michael Bowman, Lorena Guillén, and Kate Napolitan.  This blog highlights the experience  of authors Michael  Bowman (MB), Lorena Guillén (LG), and Kate Napolitan (KN).  The article is featured in… Read More »

MSU joins national effort to expand computer science education – News

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/news/2016/msu-joins-national-effort-to-expand-computer-science-education/

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 »

National education reformers target local school boards – News

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/news/2016/national-education-reformers-target-local-school-boards/

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

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/news/2016/never-give-up-learning-from-one-teachers-story-of-change/

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 »

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

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/new-educator/2016/faculty-viewpoint-how-have-teacher-policy-reforms-changed-teaching-and-learning-its-too-soon-to-tell/

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 »

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

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/news/2016/teachers-optimistic-about-common-core-writing-standards-not-tests/

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 »

Author Interview: "Cooperating Teacher Compensation Benefits: Comparing 1957-1958 and 2012-2013" – JTE Insider

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This interview features Helenrose Fives, Tammy Mills, and Charity Dacey, authors of the article, “Cooperating Teacher Compensation Benefits:  Comparing 1957-1958 and 2012-2013.”  We asked them to tell us about the stories behind their research.  Their article is published in the March/April Issue of the Journal of Teacher Education, and is available to view here.   Q.… 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 »

Author Interview: "Adopting an International Innovation for Teacher Professional Development: State and District Approaches to Lesson Study in Florida" – JTE Insider

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This interview features Dr. Motoko Akiba and Bryan Wilkinson, the authors of “Adopting an International Innovation for Teacher Professional Development: State and District Approaches to Lesson Study in Florida.”  We asked the authors to share their experiences behind the research. Their article is published in the January 2016 JTE issue and is currently available online… 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 »

Author Interview: "Getting Inside Rehearsals: Insights From Teacher Educators to Support Work on Complex Practice" – JTE Insider

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This interview features the authors of “Getting Inside Rehearsals: Insights From Teacher Educators to Support Work on Complex Practice”.  Dr. Elham Kazemi, Dr. Hala Ghousseini, Dr. Adrian Cunard, and Dr. Angela Chan Turrou share their insights from their research.  Their article is published in the JTE January 2016 issue and is currently available online here.  … Read More »

The Role of the Mentor Teacher in (New) Teacher Learning – JTE Insider

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by Julie Bell School-based mentors of student teachers are in a unique position to teach and learn from another adult on a daily basis in the context of their own classrooms. However, as Thompson, Hagenah, Lohwasser, and Laxton (2015) noted, “Simply being in the company of accomplished mentors is not enough to support the improvement of teachers and… 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 »

New app to help teachers boost preschool literacy – Research Laboratory for Design Learning

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After the successful creation and testing of the powerful learning intervention, Read It Again Pre-K, faculty at Ohio State’s College of Education and Human Ecology are developing a digital upgrade to help enhance the early reading skills of preschoolers further.The Read It Again Pre-K program was created by Distinguished Professor of Teaching and Learning Laura… 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 »

STEM educator named Lappan-Phillips Professor of Science Education – News

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MSU science education professor Joseph Krajcik has been named a Lappan-Phillips Professor of Science Education at Michigan State University (MSU). Krajcik is the director of the CREATE for STEM Institute, a collaboration between the College of Natural Science and the College of Education that seeks to improve teaching and learning of science and mathematics through… 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Alumni honored for technology use in education – News

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Four College of Education alumni are among the educators being honored for improving education through technology from the Michigan Association for Computer Users in Learning (MACUL). The awardees from MSU include: Outstanding Technology-Using Pre-K to 12 Teacher of the Year: Joanna Van Raden, (Educational Technology Certificate, ’09), a fourth-grade teacher at Luther C. Klager Elementary School in… 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

MSU grad named Michigan Teacher of the Year – News

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Michigan State University College of Education alumna Melody Arabo has been named 2014-2015 Michigan Teacher of the Year! Arabo, BA ’01 (Education), MA, ’04 (Curriculum and Teaching), is currently teaching third grade at Keith Elementary School in the Walled Lake Consolidated School District. She has 12 years of teaching experience, and was selected from among 238… 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 »

Museum program improves science teacher, student learning – News

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New research by Michigan State University shows a teacher professional development program developed and run by the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago significantly improves student performance in science. At a press conference today in Chicago, University Distinguished Professor William Schmidt – who led the research with funding from the Boeing Corporation – joined Chicago Mayor Rahm… 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 »

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 »

MSU SETS-UP fellowship to prepare future science teachers – News

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Michigan State University will now help meet the need for science teachers in high-needs schools across the nation with a new teacher preparation program. Supporting Early-Career Teachers of Science Through Urban Partnerships—or MSU SETS-UP for short—is a five-year fellowship that will provide fellows with secondary science teaching certification, as well as a master’s degree. Funded… 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Cooper accepts new MSU professorship in science education – News

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Melanie M. Cooper was installed as the first Lappan-Phillips Professor of Science Education in the Michigan State University Department of Chemistry at an investiture ceremony March 21 at the Wharton Center. Cooper comes to MSU from Clemson University, where she was an Alumni Distinguished Professor of Chemistry. She is now jointly appointed in the MSU… 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 »

Educational Psychology and Educational Technology programs to receive national award – News

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The American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) has selected the Educational Psychology and Educational Technology’s (EPET) program at Michigan State University to receive the Best Practice Award for the Innovative Use of Technology. The award honors the full collection of EPET academic programs, including a certificate, master’s degree and doctorate, all of which are… 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 »

Teacher Candidates, Mentors to Tour Tanzania Together – New Educator

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A group of future teachers from Michigan State University — and their mentor teachers — will travel to Tanzania during summer 2014 for a unique experience in learning to teach global perspectives. The university has received funding under the Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad Program to offer the five-week trip, along with related activities before and… 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 »

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 »

Remembering alumnus John Porter, historic education leader in Michigan – News

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Alumnus John W. Porter (M.A. ’57, Ph.D. ’62) passed away June 27, 2012. He was 80. A two-time graduate of the College of Education, he received a master’s in counseling and guidance and a doctorate in higher education. Dr. Porter worked as a teacher before becoming the first black professional employed in the Michigan Department… 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Research institute ready to influence the future of science, math education – New Educator

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New director Joseph Krajcik lines up projects, priorities By Nicole Geary Science is about exploring and explaining phenomena – how food fuels the body and how new materials can be made from old. Too often, however, today’s students aren’t able to use what’s presented in school to explain the world around them. Or understand why… 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 »

Traverse City teacher Juleen Jenkins-Whall receives Milken Educator Award – News

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Everything seemed perfectly ordinary to Juleen Jenkins-Whall as she sat with her 10th grade chemistry class during a Traverse City West High School assembly —that is, until State Superintendent Mike Flanagan popped in for a video chat, and announced that Jenkins-Whall had just won the prestigious Milken Educator Award. Dubbed by Teacher Magazine as the “Oscars of Teaching,” the award recognizes outstanding work in the… 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 »

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 »

EPET Ph.D candidate Sloan named Teacher of the Year – News

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For the past 26 years, English teacher Christopher Sloan has been a role model and mentor to his students at Judge Memorial Catholic High School in Salt Lake City. On Sept. 21, 2011, the Utah Council of Teachers of English recognized Sloan’s devotion and commitment to the field of education by naming him 2011 Veteran Teacher of the Year. Sloan, who is a candidate for the Educational Psychology and… 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 »

Socol urges teachers, students to reflect on 9/11 in the classroom – News

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Nearly ten years have passed since the horrific events that occurred on September 11, 2001. This upcoming Sunday will be a day of remembrance and unity for millions of Americans who witnessed the events first-hand or on live television. But what of today’s children, who were either too young to comprehend the day’s importance or not yet born? Ira David… 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 »

Special Education Master's Program Goes Online, Adds Autism Endorsement – New Educator

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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 »

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 »

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 »

Policy on Teacher Preparation: The Demand for More Research – New Educator

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By Robert Floden, co-director, Education Policy Center Teacher quality is the key to improving k–12 education. Some policies aim to improve teacher quality through more aggressive recruitment, doing more to retain the best teachers or developing teacher evaluation systems that reward top performance and remove those who perform poorly. Those approaches may have some payoff,… 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 »

Amita Chudgar wins NAEd/Spencer fellowship to study contract teachers in developing countries – News

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Amita Chudgar, an assistant professor of educational administration, has been selected as a National Academy of Education/Spencer Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow for the 2010-11 academic year. The program is intended to support scholars who are working on critical areas of education research early in their careers. Chudgar will use the two-year, $55,000 grant to study how… Read More »

MSU to help fill shortage of math, science teachers through fellowship – News

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — Michigan State University will prepare more educators needed to teach science, technology, engineering and mathematics in Michigan’s urban schools as part of a new statewide fellowship program highlighted Jan. 6 by President Barack Obama. MSU is one of six universities selected to participate in the W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s Woodrow Wilson Michigan… Read More »

Concentrating on classroom assessment: Stiggins endowment funds research to improve teacher preparation in assessment – News

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By Nicole Geary Renowned educational assessment expert Rick Stiggins says he built his career on the basis of doctoral study in the Michigan State University College of Education. Now he hopes to help his alma mater became the nation’s leader on improving teacher training in assessment. Stiggins, who received his Ph.D. in educational psychology in… Read More »

Education Ambitions in Antarctica: Teaching alum shares polar research expedition with classrooms around country – News

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By Nicole Geary Last year, Lindsay (Martin) Knippenberg tunneled into the base of a 50-foot-deep glacier to challenge the limits for life on Earth. Meanwhile, she encouraged more than a few young people to broaden their perspectives about science – and consider new possibilities for their future. Hundreds of U.S. students and fellow teachers, back… Read More »

MSU to offer Woodrow Wilson Foundation-Rockefeller Brothers Fund Fellowship for aspiring teachers of color – News

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The Department of Teacher Education in the College of Education at Michigan State University has been honored by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation – Rockefeller Brothers Fund Fellowship as an institution designated to receive aspiring teachers of color. The College of Education was among 159 university applicants of which 29 were chosen around the… Read More »

Greta McHaney-Trice receives Outstanding Alumni K-12 Teacher Award – News

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Greta McHaney-Trice Greta McHaney-Trice, a teacher at Forest View Elementary School in the Lansing School District, has received the prestigious Outstanding Alumni K-12 Teacher Award from the Michigan State University College of Education Alumni Association. She will be honored for exemplary efforts to help all students achieve their potential during an Awards Reception on April… Read More »

U.S. rankings released: College still No. 1 in elementary and secondary education! – News

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Check MSU News for the university-wide release, plus a VIDEO about what makes the College of Education a leader in teacher education. See more details about our ranking categories or visit the U.S. News site for the nationwide listings. For an impressive 15th consecutive year now, the College of Education has been ranked No. 1… Read More »

Illinois teacher named Outstanding Alumni K-12 Teacher – News

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Kraig R. Conyer, an adapted physical education teacher at Hinsdale South High School in Darien, Ill., has received the prestigious Outstanding Alumni K-12 Teacher Award from the Michigan State University College of Education Alumni Association. He was honored for creating exciting new opportunities for students to participate in inclusive physical education programs during an Awards… Read More »

Top National Rankings for MSU College of Education – MAET Blog

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College of Education Graduate School Programs Top National Rankings 8 Graduate Programs in the Top 10 MSU’s College of Education has done it again. For the 12th year in a row the college’s graduate programs in elementary and secondary education have been ranked number 1 in the 2007 U.S. News & World Report guide to… Read More »

A Message from the Director – MAET Blog

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Dear Friends, I wanted to start off the new year by sharing an interesting report entitled 21st Century Knowledge and Skills in Educator Preparation released by the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) and the Partnership for 21st Century Skills (P21). The report calls on teacher education programs to update their curricula to better prepare future teachers to integrate 21st-century skills into their instruction.

Four Spartans earn awards for equitable, justice-oriented teaching  – News

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Four graduate students received the inaugural College of Education Distinguished Graduate Student Awards in Justice and Equity Pedagogy.   “As a committee, we know that graduate students do so, so much in our college,” said Assistant Professor Scott Farver, co-creator and award facilitator. “We have all had the privilege of working with so many amazing students… Read More »

New book offers tools for educating African immigrant youth in K–12 schools – News

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A new book co-edited by Michigan State University College of Education Associate Professor Vaughn W. M. Watson offers an in-depth look at the vibrant educational and civic lives of African immigrant youth in K–12 schools across the United States, Canada and globally. Scheduled for release in June 2024 by Teachers College Press, “Educating African Immigrant… Read More »

Doctoral student to empower African female graduate students with fellowship – News

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Olamide Ogungbemi was leading equity efforts in education long before she enrolled in the Michigan State University Educational Psychology and Educational Technology Ph.D program two years ago. Born and raised in Nigeria, she held a series of leadership and instructional positions at non-profits centered on teaching young women and seasoned professionals how to use technology… Read More »

Spartans shine at 2024 AERA Annual Meeting – News

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This year, the American Educational Research Association (AERA) is hosting its annual meeting in a hybrid format in Philadelphia, PA, featuring presentations from faculty, graduate students and alums from the Michigan State University College of Education, and other Spartans showcasing their research. The AERA Annual Meeting is the largest global gathering of education researchers, showcasing… Read More »

Schwarz receives NARST Fellows Award – News

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Christina Schwarz, a professor in Michigan State University’s Department of Teacher Education, is the recipient of the 2024 National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST) Fellows Award. The prestigious award recognizes accomplished scholars in the science education community whose scholarship, service and leadership activities contribute to and advance the field. Along with four other… Read More »

Scholars develop innovative college readiness curriculum for statewide use – News

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Scholars representing two departments at the Michigan State University College of Education helped develop a free curriculum focused on college readiness, which is now being used in high schools across the state. “The goal is to support students in understanding their options for post-secondary education and that college is an option for them,” said Assistant… Read More »

Remembering Laura Roehler-Carmean, professor emerita – News

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Laura Roehler-Carmean, a professor emerita with the Department of Teacher, died on March 14, 2024 at the age of 86. Roehler-Carmean was with the College of Education from 1972 until her retirement in 2003.  During her time with MSU, Roehler-Carmean led research teams in studies of teacher decision making, was a member of the Institute… Read More »

In Memoriam: Sheila Fitzgerald – News

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Sheila M. Fitzgerald, professor emerita with the Department of Teacher Education, died February 22, 2024. Fitzgerald was with the college from 1972 until 1997.  In 1972, Fitzgerald began with the College of Education, teaching English language arts at the undergraduate, graduate and doctoral levels. In 1983, Fitzgerald became a full professor.  Throughout her career, Fitzgerald… Read More »

Patricia A. Edwards named AERA Fellow – News

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Patricia A. Edwards, an internationally recognized literacy scholar, was named an American Educational Research Association (AERA) Fellow in February 2024. The honor recognizes scholars for their “exceptional contributions to, and excellence in, education research,” said AERA in a news release. Edwards was one of three Michigan State University Spartans named to this year’s cohort. Dean… Read More »

Lynn Paine: Fostering International Collaboration – New Educator

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Professor Lynn Paine, a distinguished scholar of international education research, stepped down from her role as associate dean of international studies for the Michigan State University College of Education in 2023. After a year in a consulting role, Paine will formally retire in 2025.   Paine has been a scholar, teacher and educator in the MSU… Read More »

Science Research and Teaching Opportunity – ED-Connect

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We are looking for students interested in teaching at the K-12 level as their career goal and motivated to improve their scientific training and their science teaching skills to take part in a NSF funded program. The students will take part in mentored and paid research and teaching experiences. The students will take biological research… Read More »

Alum earns national recognition for literacy research – News

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Jon Wargo, a doctoral graduate of the college’s Curriculum, Instruction, and Teacher Education (CITE) program, received the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Media Literacy Award. He was also named Early Literacy Teacher Educator of the Year. As a researcher in literacy and a teacher educator at the Marsal Family School of Education (University… Read More »

Flennaugh named associate dean for diversity, inclusion and community partnerships  – News

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Associate Professor Terry Flennaugh was named the college’s associate dean for a newly named unit: Diversity, Inclusion and Community Partnerships (DICP) in fall 2023. He previously held the role in an interim capacity since 2022.    Though the unit has a new name, the DICP team will continue to carry on the legacy of a unit… Read More »

Meet Our Team – Culturally Responsive Crafting Engaging Science Environments

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Michigan State University Barbara Schneider, John A. Hannah Distinguished Professor, College of Education & Department of Sociology Joe Krajcik, Lappan-Phillips Professor of Science Education & Director, CREATE4STEM Clausell Mathis, Assistant Professor, Lyman Briggs College & Department of Teacher Education Sheneka Williams, Professor & Chairperson, Department of Educational Administration Alabama A&M University Samantha Strachan, Associate Professor… Read More »

MSU organization earns seventh straight national excellence award – News

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Michigan State University’s National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) student organization is the only NCTE student affiliate in the country to receive this year’s NCTE Student Affiliate Excellence Award. This is the seventh year in a row the MSU organization has earned this award, which recognizes student groups that meet the NCTE’s qualifications of excellence and show… Read More »

Alum earns national award for research on history – News

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Brittany Jones, a recent doctoral graduate of the college’s Curriculum, Instruction and Teacher Education (CITE) program, is a recipient of the 2023 National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) Exemplary Research Award. The annual award recognizes research that has the potential to bring substantial changes in social studies education research and practice. Jones’ research examines… Read More »

Alum, faculty Wyman revisits childhood trauma to triumph with “Jawbreaker” – News

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College of Education fixed-term faculty member and alum Christina Wyman turned childhood trauma into an inspiring children’s novel with her new book, “Jawbreaker.” The book’s main character, Maximillia or “Max,” is an imaginative 12-year-old middle school student who happens to be a gifted writer, but faces chronic bullying, a facial abnormality and rough home life.… Read More »

Alumni Notes – New Educator

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The Michigan Lottery recognized two alumni — Allison Altenberger-Olson, B.A. ’13 (Special Education – Learning Disabilities) and TCRT ’14 (Elementary Education), and Stephanie Livingston, TCRT ’99 (Secondary Provisional), M.A. ‘02 (Curriculum and Teaching) and TCRT ’05 (Secondary Professional Education) — with Excellence in Education awards. The weekly award acknowledges outstanding efforts by Michigan teachers, rewarding… Read More »

Doctoral Degree Recipients, Spring 2022 - Fall 2022 – New Educator

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Spring 2022 Curriculum, Instruction and Teacher Education Amy Angela Croel-Perrien Rebekah Rose Gordon Educational Leadership William Robert Albrecht Tanya L. Clark Jennifer Spindle Fee Curtis Keith Ferrin Andy Fuehr David Michael Hundt Kelly Lynn Jensenius Theodore Rhett Jones Kandace Rochelle Lavender Alexandra Celeste McCullough Mark Steven McGarry Monica Lynn Merritt Elizabeth Olga-Parr Mosher Cassandra Sheriff… Read More »

TreeSchool – New Educator

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Emergent Place-Based, Outdoor Learning  By Ryan C. Smith  In February 2023, Johnson Nature Center welcomed the inaugural class to TreeSchool, which offers nature-based preschool education to Oakland County residents through Bloomfield Hills Schools. For alum Brooke Larm, TreeSchool is the realization of years of intentional study and a childhood literally grounded in summers spent running… Read More »

Student Scholarship Stories – New Educator

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By Marco Schimizzi During the 2022 academic year, the College of Education awarded almost $775,000 in scholarship support through 140 scholarships. The impact from donors alleviates the financial burden for students by allowing them to focus on their education and map out their futures. Wyatt Humphrey: The Power of Persistence Class of 2022 Teacher Preparation… Read More »

How can parents help boost children’s literacy skills? – New Educator

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Patricia Edwards, professor of language and literacy in the Department of Teacher Education at Michigan State University’s College of Education, is a nationally recognized expert on parent involvement as well as home, school and community partnerships. Edwards shares strategies for parents to help their children enjoy reading and improve their literacy skills. Edwards says helping a… Read More »

Alum receives Outstanding Dissertation Award from ILA – News

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Two-time alum Lori Bruner is the recipient of the International Literacy Association’s (ILA) Timothy & Cynthia Shanahan Outstanding Dissertation Award – a prestigious honor that annually recognizes an outstanding doctoral student whose research focuses on reading. Her dissertation titled: “The Words, the Texts, and the Interactions: Opportunities for Word Learning from Preschool Storybook Apps” analyzed… Read More »

Burgess earns NSF CAREER grant to support science learning for Lansing elementary youth  – News

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Michigan State University Assistant Professor Terrance Burgess has earned a nearly $630,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to incorporate youth experiences and community learning into elementary science classrooms.   The work is funded through NSF’s CAREER program, the “most prestigious awards” the organization offers for “early-career faculty who have the potential to serve as academic… Read More »

Where "Urban" and "Global" Share Space – New Educator

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By: Mary Patillo-Dunn – Coordinator, Urban Educators Cohort ProgramAlyssa Morley – Coordinator, Global Educators Cohort ProgramYetunde Alabede – Doctoral Student, Curriculum, Instruction and Teacher Education Two undergraduate cohort programs in the Teacher Preparation Program prepare future educators to teach in global or urban contexts. In November 2022, the Urban Educators Cohort Program (UECP) and the… Read More »

Big Ideas Begin Here: MSU ranked #1 in the nation by U.S. News – News

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Michigan State University is #1 in the nation for elementary and secondary teacher education, according to U.S. News and World Report.   The accolade comes from the 2023-2024 U.S. News Best Education Schools, which also heralded MSU as #1 for curriculum and instruction for the fifth straight year. “These top rankings highlight our dedication to and… Read More »

Spartans making a splash at AERA 2023 – News

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The American Educational Research Association (AERA) is holding their annual meeting in a hybrid format in Chicago, IL, where faculty, graduate students and alumni from the Michigan State University College of Education (and other Spartans) are presenting their research. In addition, several Spartans are being acknowledged for their exceptional achievements. FACULTY & ACADEMIC STAFF RECOGNITION… Read More »

Book for science educators helps create student-centered spaces  – News

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A new book by Associate Professor David Stroupe will help science teachers and administrators initiate and maintain classrooms in which students feel valued and heard.   “Growing and Sustaining Student-Centered Science Classrooms” is the latest publication from Stroupe through Harvard Education Press. He previously co-edited “Preparing Science Teachers through Practice-Based Teacher Education” in 2020.  … Read More »

Message from Dean Jackson- Trauma in Our Lives, Schools, and in Homes: Tyre Nichols and Local Schools Incidences – KIN-nections

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The unjust, inhumane killing of yet another Black man affects me personally. With every additional life that is stolen as a result of systemic oppression and racism, I feel the gravity of the sorrow, pain, and grief passed down to me through generations of struggle for Black life in the United States.  It is a… Read More »

Study Abroad Scholarships – ED-Connect

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The application is open for the 2023 study abroad scholarships through the College of Education.  There are two $1000 scholarships for the Dean’s undergraduate scholarship (College of Education students attending College of Education programs) and up to three $1000 scholarships for the Preparing Teachers for Global Classrooms through Study Abroad (teacher education students doing any… Read More »

Venzant Chambers publishes book on "Racial Opportunity Cost" – News

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There is a scene in a book recently published by Michigan State University Professor Terah Venzant Chambers that shows how one moment can completely alter how a person interacts in a classroom environment, perhaps permanently. In this example, “Makayla,” a Black Advanced Placement (AP) student, drops a pencil. Makayla picks it up and says: “It… Read More »

Cárdenas Curiel receives Arthur Applebee Award – News

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Department of Teacher Education Assistant Professor Lucia Cárdenas Curiel and her colleague, University of Arizona Associate Professor Leah Durán, are recipients of the Literacy Research Association’s Arthur Applebee Award for Excellence in Research on Literacy. Their article, “A Historical Inquiry into Bilingual Reading Textbooks: Coloniality and Biliteracy at the Turn of the 20th Century” was… Read More »

Doctoral Degree Recipients, Spring 2021 – Fall 2021 – New Educator

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Spring 2021 Curriculum, Instruction and Teacher Education Marcos David Gonzalez-Flores Christina Maria Ponzio Xuexue Yang Education Leadership Kelly Alice Anderson Jessica Lee Bilodeau Chris Dale-Anthony Cadogan Sirrita Renna Darby Monica Jean DeGarmo Angela Lynn Hards Ken Horne Johnita Rae Porter Todd Andrew Stevens Brian Paul Sullivan   Ken Thomas Wright James Chester Yake Alena E.… Read More »

Alternative Credentials – Resources

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MSU’s College of Education has an unparalleled reputation for excellence and visionary thinking in its efforts to improve teaching, learning, physical activity and sport across our nation and around the world. We continually strive to offer innovative, dynamic programs. Alternative and non-degree credentials will provide flexible, focused opportunities for education and kinesiology professionals to enhance their skillsets and expand their… Read More »

Carter Andrews receives Educator of the Year Award from Lansing's NAACP branch – News

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Michigan State University Professor Dorinda Carter Andrews received the Educator of the Year Award from the Lansing branch of the NAACP on October 22, 2022. The annual award is among those given by the organization to recognize individuals and organizations who help promote NAACP’s mission. Their mission includes achieving equity, political rights and social inclusion… Read More »

Flennaugh named interim associate dean of diversity, equity and inclusion – News

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Associate Professor Terry Flennaugh, a recognized scholar of and advocate for improving urban education, has been appointed interim associate dean for diversity, equity and inclusion in the Michigan State University College of Education.  Flennaugh began in the role on Nov. 1, 2022. He succeeds Professor Terah Venzant Chambers, who held the role since April 2020;… Read More »

MSU joins $7.5M grant to expand open-access science, literacy elementary curriculum – News

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Scholars from the Michigan State University College of Education are joining a multi-state effort to develop, distribute and evaluate open-access elementary science and literacy curricula and professional development materials. The OpenSciEd consortium project, led by Northwestern University, shares $7.5 million across six partner institutions; MSU’s sub-contract is for $1.5 million. Leading the work at MSU… Read More »

Undergraduate Research Options for Fall 2022 – ED-Connect

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Each year, College of Education faculty apply for and receive funds to hire undergraduate students on an hourly basis. And they want to hire you! Review the different options to get involved in undergraduate research this year. Get involved as an undergraduate research assistant on fall 2022 projects including: Educational Research on Student Motivation and… Read More »

45 Years of Service: Robert E. Floden – New Educator

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Longtime college leader, researcher, guitar player retires By Nicole Geary In the field of education research, there are experts on statistical methods and there are philosophers. In universities, there are scholars and there are administrators.  And in the Michigan State University College of Education, there was Robert E. Floden.  Rarely does one person excel at… Read More »

Wright receives outstanding educator award from the International Literacy Association – News

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Tanya S. Wright, Michigan State University associate professor of language and literacy, was selected to receive the Jerry Johns Outstanding Teacher Educator in Reading Award from the International Literacy Association.   The award recognizes a teacher in higher education who exemplifies outstanding teaching of reading and reading methods and who is an innovative leader, mentor and… Read More »

Doctoral student, alum earn MSU Excellence-in-Teaching Citations – News

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Two Spartans from the College of Education will receive Excellence-in-Teaching Citations from Michigan State University on May 11, 2022. Eric Leszczynski, a doctoral student in the Kinesiology Ph.D. program, and Romina S. Peña-Pincheira, a graduate of the Curriculum, Instruction and Teacher Education (CITE) program, will receive their honors during the annual All-University Awards. ERIC Leszczynski Leszczynski comes… Read More »

Alum wins national award for outstanding doctoral research – News

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Won Jung Kim, a 2021 graduate of Michigan State University’s Curriculum, Instruction and Teacher Education (CITE) doctoral program, won the Outstanding Doctoral Research Award from the National Association for Research in Science Teaching. The award is one of the top honors from the organization, and recognizes research that has great significance in the field of… Read More »

Office of K-12 Outreach debuts "Eloquent Educators" video series – News

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The Michigan State University Office of K-12 Outreach is announcing a new video series highlighting female educational leaders from across the state and how they are changing the future. The series—“Eloquent Educators: In the Spirit of…”—will feature a different leader each month and will rotate what the video is in the spirit of each time… Read More »

Book features transnational lives and experiences of immigrant children – News

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A new book by Assistant Professor Jungmin Kwon highlights how immigrant children and families today are transnational: flexibly crossing languages, cultures and countries and building and maintaining connections with their homes, homelands and more. “In the past, most discussions on immigrants were limited to their experiences within the U.S. People may assume that immigrants leave… Read More »

MSU at AERA 2022: At a Glance – News

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Faculty, graduate students and alumni from the Michigan State University College of Education are sharing research throughout the American Educational Research Association’s (AERA) annual meeting. Several are also being recognized for their exemplary work. Below, learn about some of the honorees during the 2022 conference, held this year in a dual-format, both online and in-person… Read More »

MSU named #1 in nation for four graduate programs by U.S. News – News

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For the 28th straight year, Michigan State University has been ranked #1 in the nation for elementary and secondary teacher education. The annual rankings from U.S. News & World Report have also named MSU #1 for curriculum and instruction for the fourth straight year. “We are excited and honored to learn that our college has been recognized… Read More »

Centering curiosity: Fellowship opportunity provides MSU scholar chance to reimagine elementary science – News

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What could happen to learning outcomes in elementary science classrooms if we let imaginations run wild? It’s an exciting thought for Michigan State University Assistant Professor Terrance Burgess, and one he’ll be able to engage with deeply as one of two scholars named a 2022 Tinker Fellow by the Concord Consortium. The yearlong fellowship provides… Read More »

Book Chapter on Emergency Remote Teaching of Chinese Language – Research Laboratory for Design Learning

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Wu CH., & Huang L. (2022) Instructors’ Social, Cognitive, and Teaching Presences in Emergency Remote Teaching of Chinese Language in the United States: A Qualitative Study. In: Liu S. (eds) Teaching the Chinese Language Remotely. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-87055-3_13 Abstract Guided by Community of Inquiry (Garrison and Vaughan, Blended learning in higher education: Framework, principles,… Read More »

Reeves Scholars Program – Office of International Studies in Education

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/international/students/undergraduate/reeves-scholars/

What is the Reeves Scholars Program? The Reeves Scholars Program (RSP) is a reciprocal exchange between future teachers at Michigan State University (MSU) in the United States and at the University of Cape Coast (UCC) in Ghana. It offers a close-knit learning community and international travel experiences that prepare future teachers to be open-minded, community-engaged,… Read More »

New Faculty 2021-2022 – New Educator

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The College of Education welcomed seven new faculty members and three academic specialists this academic year. In addition, several faculty were named to leadership positions within the college. New Leadership: Starting July 1, 2021, University Distinguished Professor Ann E. Austin became interim dean of the College of Education. Austin, a nationally and globally renowned leader… Read More »

Community Scrapbook welcomes Spartans back to campus – News

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As Spartans return to on-campus teaching, learning and living, the Michigan State University College of Education has debuted a community-led exhibit to reflect on the past several months and look toward the future. The College of Education Community Pandemic Scrapbook, based in Erickson Hall and in a digital format, features a myriad of ways for… Read More »

2020-2021 Graduates Sharing Job Searching Tips – Research Laboratory for Design Learning

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/rldl/2021/08/25/2020-2021-graduates-sharing-job-searching-tips/

For recent and upcoming graduates looking to start their careers, the 2020-2021 job market was daunting. Looking for work during the COVID-19 pandemic meant parsing through an unusually small number of opportunities and carrying out much more of the interview process virtually. During these uncertain times, lab members Lin Lu, Nathan Hawk, and Mike Nelson… Read More »

Spartans recognized with International Literacy Association honors – News

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Two Spartans with ties to Michigan State University’s Curriculum, Instruction and Teacher Education (CITE) program are among those being honored by the International Literacy Association. Lori Bruner Current student Lori Bruner is the winner of the 2021 Jeanne S. Chall Research Fellowship, given to just one doctoral student each year. The Fellowship, in the form… Read More »

Recruitment Scholarships and Fellowships – Resources

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/resources/academic-student-affairs/recruitment-scholarships-fellowships/

This page overviews the multi-year and recruitment fellowship opportunities for Ph.D. students coordinated through College of Education Academic and Student Affairs department. It supplements information distributed by the Graduate School. Although international students are not eligible for the UDF or UEF, they are eligible for college awards. The university & college funding opportunities are: The… Read More »

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

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/new-educator/2021/striving-for-diversity-equity-inclusion-and-justice/

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 »

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 »

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 »

Doctoral Degree Recipients, Spring 2020 - Fall 2020 – New Educator

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/new-educator/2021/doctoral-degree-recipients-spring-2020-fall-2020/

The following individuals received doctoral degrees from the College of Education in the program areas and during the semesters noted. Spring 2020 Curriculum, Instruction and Teacher Education Justin Deane DetmersAshley Elizabeth MooreTracy Lynn Weippert Educational Leadership (Ed.D.) Mary K. Behm Liesel Jan Carlson Charles Edward Cotton III Christina Marie Hinds Elizabeth Guerrero Lyons Rebecca Ann… Read More »

MACUL 2021 Recap and President's Award – MAET Blog

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On March 18 and 19, 2021, Team MAET joined educators from around Michigan to attend the Michigan Association of Computer Users in Learning (MACUL) Annual Conference – held virtually for COVID-19 safety reasons.  We were thrilled and honored to receive the 2021 President’s Award for the MAET Mini-MOOC in Remote Teaching.  We look forward to… Read More »

Supporting Others: Sonya Gunnings-Moton – New Educator

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/new-educator/2021/supporting-others-sonya-gunnings-moton/

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 »

AERA 2021: At a Glance – News

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/news/2021/aera-2021-at-a-glance/

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 »

Effective Design for Online Teaching and Learning – Office of International Studies in Education

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/international/global-education-engagement/programs/

Effective Design for Online Teaching and Learning (EDO) will give you conceptual and technical tools to help you link your online teaching to your learning goals for students, and make your online course more engaging. We will introduce you to research and practice around online teaching and course design through both synchronous sessions and asynchronous… Read More »

The Team – Crafting Engagement for Science Environments

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/crafting-engaging-science/team/

Principal Investigator – United States Barbara SchneiderBarbara Schneider is the John A. Hannah University Distinguished Professor in the College of Education and the Department of Sociology. She uses a sociological lens to understand societal conditions and interpersonal interactions that create norms and values for enhancing human and social capital. Her research focuses on how the… Read More »

Project Definition – Crafting Engagement for Science Environments

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/crafting-engaging-science/project-definition/

Introduction: PIRE: Crafting Engagement for Science Environments is a five-year, $3.6 million research grant funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The researchers and teachers involved are working to boost interest and engagement in science for all students. They are also providing students with the skills and opportunities to pursue science in the future. Overview:… 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 »

When life schools us – Research Laboratory for Design Learning

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/rldl/2021/03/26/when-life-schools-us/

Stories by Robin Chenoweth | Illustrations by Joseph Carrington Education experts share lessons on K–12 students’ learning that will outlast the pandemic. Seven-year-old Renee is all too aware of the challenges of learning during a pandemic. In October, with hybrid education in full swing because of COVID-19, the first-grader became so vexed with an uncooperative… Read More »

Nelson accepts assistant professor position at Cleveland Clinic – Research Laboratory for Design Learning

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/rldl/2021/03/23/nelson-accepts-assistant-professor-position-at-cleveland-clinic/

Congratulations to Dr. Mike Nelson who is now an associate staff member in the Cleveland Clinic Education Institute, where he will have an academic appointment as an assistant professor through the Lerner College of Medicine. Mike is an OSU alumnus, who completed his doctoral work in 2020. His research focuses on technology in teacher education,… 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 »

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 »

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 »

EPFP Sponsors – Education Policy Fellowship Program

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Since its inception in 1975, the Michigan EPFP has had more than 225 organizations sponsor fellows for the program. The sponsors include schools, colleges, universities, government agencies, private businesses, associations, foundations, museums and non-profit groups. Without the support of these organizations and their continued belief in the importance of the program, EPFP could not succeed.… 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

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/news/2021/msu-faculty-alumni-awarded-naed-spencer-fellowships/

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 »

Strive for Achievement in 2020 through Virtual Collaborations – Research Laboratory for Design Learning

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/rldl/2020/12/12/2020-resume-of-the-research-laboratory-for-digital-learning/

Despite the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, The Research Laboratory for Digital Learning (RLDL) at The Ohio State University has continued its effort in conducting educational research and advancing the science of learning. The social distancing practice and the travel restrictions have hindered our practice of translational research where we would normally travel to schools… Read More »

Conference Series – Research

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Title Authors Publication Date Competing visions of teacher knowledge: Proceedings from an NCRTE seminar for education policymakers-Academic Subjects. Volume 1 NCRTE. January 1989 Competing visions of teacher knowledge: Proceedings from an NCRTE seminar for education policymakers-Academic Subjects. Vollume2 NCRTE. January 1989 Teacher education and learning to teach: Proceedings of the first annual NCRTE retreat. Feiman-Nemser,… Read More »

Craft Papers – Research

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Title Authors Publication Date Assessing Mathematics Performance Assessment : A Continuing Process Lehman, Michael F. July 1997 The Scary Part Is That It Happens Without Us Knowing Featherstone, Helen and Patty Gregorich, Lauren Young , Tricia Niesz (1995 June 1995 The Big Old Conversation : Reflections.on Mathematical Tasks and Discourse Beasley, Kathrene and Helen Featherstone… Read More »

Issue Papers – Research

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Title Authors Publication Date Perspectives on Learning to Teach Feiman-Nemser, S.& Remillard, J. March 1995 Traditional and alternative routes to teacher certification: Issues, assumptions, and misconceptions. Stoddart, T., & Floden, R. E. February 1995 Labor relations 101: An undeclared context specific course for prospective teachers in an alternative training program. Mead, J. V. January 1995… 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 »

IRT Publications – Research

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Title Authors Publication Date Elementary teachers’ reports of their goals and instructional practices in six school subjects Peterson, P. L., Putnam, R. T., Vredevoogd, J. & Reineke, J. March 1993 Getting started: A set of discussion and teaching materials for teachers and teacher educators Roth, K. J. March 1993 Commonalities and differences in views about… Read More »

NCRTL – Research

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/research/ncrtl/

Title Authors Publication Date Realizing new learning for all students: A framework for the professional development of Kentucky teachers McDiarmid, G. W. April 1995 The teaching and learning of history-From the inside out. McDiarmid, G. W., & Vinten-Johansen November 1995 Educating teachers for cultural diversity. Zeichner, K. M. February 1993 Teacher education and the case… 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 »

Author Interview: Beck – JTE Insider

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This interview features insights on the article entitled, “Investigating the Third Space: A New Agenda for Teacher Education Research” by Dr. Jori S. Beck. The article was published in the September/October 2020 issue of the Journal of Teacher Education. Article Abstract: The purpose of this article is to advocate for an expansion of third-space ideology to the research… Read More »

Author Interview: Calabrese Barton, Tan, & Birmingham – JTE Insider

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/jte-insider/2020/author-interview-calabrese-barton-tan-birmingham/

This interview features insights on the article entitled, “Rethinking High-Leverage Practices in Justice-Oriented Ways” by Drs. Angela Calabrese Barton, Edna Tan, and Daniel J. Birmingham. The article was published in the September/October 2020 issue of the Journal of Teacher Education. Article Abstract: Justice-oriented teaching must address how classroom-based disciplinary learning is shaped by interactions among local practice and systems of… Read More »

Author Interview: Nagro – JTE Insider

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This interview features insights on the article entitled, “Reflecting on Others Before Reflecting on Self: Using Video Evidence to Guide Teacher Candidates’ Reflective Practices” by Dr. Sarah A. Nagro. The article was published in the September/October 2020 issue of the Journal of Teacher Education. Article Abstract: A convergent parallel mixed methods study investigated the potential… Read More »

Alumni Gallery – Alumni

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Homecoming Tradition Continues: Share Your Memories! Regardless of where we are in the world, we are united by a common thread: being Spartans. Enjoy these favorite memories from College of Education alumni who have participated in our Homecoming celebration! Expand the text under a photo to read more about the moment or people.

Cheng accepts tenure-track position at SHSU – Research Laboratory for Design Learning

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/rldl/2020/08/31/cheng-accepts-tenure-track-position-at-shsu/

Congratulations to Dr. Sheng-Lun Cheng who is now an Assistant Professor of Instructional Systems Design and Technology in Department of Library Science and Technology in College of Education at Sam Houston State University. Sheng-Lun is an OSU alumnus, who completed his doctoral work in 2019. His research focuses on technology integration and teacher education and… Read More »

Contact Us – Teacher Education

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Doctoral Level Graduate Specialization If you have preliminary questions about doctoral study in language and literacy education at MSU, please contact one of the literacy faculty coordinators: Cheryl L. Rosaen (crosaen@msu.edu) or Randi Stanulis (randis@msu.edu). Program Contact Curriculum, Instruction and Teacher Education Program (CITE)  Program Coordinator: Peter Youngs (pyoungs@msu.edu) Educational Psychology and Educational Technology (EPET) … Read More »

Graduate Assistantships Fellowships and Financial Matters – Teacher Education

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/te/phd/prospective-students/graduate-assistanships-fellowships-and-financial-matters/

Graduate Assistantships For most students in the doctoral program, international and domestic, the primary source of on-campus support are graduate assistantships. Assistantships include one of the following: working as a research assistant on an on-going research project, teaching a course, supervising prospective teachers, and/or working on a department-sponsored project. Included in the assistantships is a… Read More »

Application Process – Teacher Education

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/te/phd/prospective-students/application-process/

Summary of Application Process We invite applications from persons interested in a wide variety of issues, perspectives and research methodologies pertaining to (and across) curriculum, instruction, teaching, teacher education, and related topics. The CITE program has a single application deadline (December 1 for the following Fall semester). All applications must be completed by this deadline.… Read More »

About the Program – Teacher Education

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/te/phd/prospective-students/about-the-program/

The Department of Teacher Education Ph.D. program in Curriculum, Instruction and Teacher Education (formerly Curriculum, Teaching and Education Policy) is designed for persons who are interested in and show promise of becoming scholars and leaders in the domains of curriculum, instruction, teaching, teacher education and educational policy at the K-12 or college/university level, or in local, state,… Read More »

Travel Forms and Information – Teacher Education

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Travel forms and information are available at the CITE website (current students/forms/travel preauthorization).http://education.msu.edu/te/phd/Current-Students/forms.asp#TravelPreAuthPlease be sure to read through this because it is important information. Travel pre-authorization form should be filled out and sent to me electronically. If possible, keep this in the excel format. Only ONE travel per authorization. Peter will review these and I… Read More »

Venzant Chambers named Associate Dean for Equity and Inclusion – News

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/news/2020/venzant-chambers-named-associate-dean-for-equity-and-inclusion/

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 »

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

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/new-educator/2020/vivek-vellanki-becoming-an-educator-scholar-artist/

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 »

Doctoral Degree Recipients, Spring 2019 – Fall 2019 – New Educator

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/new-educator/2020/doctoral-degree-recipients-spring-2019-fall-2019/

The following individuals received doctoral degrees from the College of Education in the program areas and during the semesters noted. Spring 2019 Curriculum, Instruction and Teacher Education John Stephen Christman Lisa Marie Domke Scott Daniel FarverAmy R. Guenther Denisse Maribel Hinojosa-Vieyra Davena Yvetta Jackson Rebecca Ashley Johnson Hyojeong Kim Educational Leadership (Ed.D.) Renoulte Quenten Allen… Read More »

SOLID Start Team – Research

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/research/projects/solid-start/solid-start-team/

Tanya S. Wright Principal InvestigatorSOLID Start Project Tanya S. Wright is an Associate Professor in the Department of Teacher Education at Michigan State University. Dr. Wright is a former kindergarten teacher whose research and teaching focus on curriculum, instruction, and policy in language and literacy during the early childhood and elementary years. Her research examines… Read More »

Spartan educators help families keep learning at home – News

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When schools closed to reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus, Michigan State University students and instructors also suddenly stopped teaching and learning in K-12 classrooms. But most of them have stayed connected, continuing to partner with full-time teachers who are open to assistance as they shift to distance teaching. Some Spartans have helped deliver… Read More »

Book explores influences of Christianity in the classroom – News

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/news/2020/book-explores-influences-of-christianity-in-the-classroom/

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 »

Transitioning to Remote Teaching Blog Series – Post 6: Providing Feedback in an Online Environment – MAET Blog

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/maet/2020/03/27/ttremoteteaching6/

Recent global events have challenged working professionals to quickly adapt to virtual productivity. PreK-12 educators are no exception. Although virtual teaching and learning is not a new concept, pivoting into virtual teaching and learning with little notice and preparation is challenging. In this post, we present several considerations and strategies for online assessment in teaching and learning as well as some helpful resources for making a smoother transition to becoming a virtual educator during this unusual time.

Author Interview: Canipe & Gunckel – JTE Insider

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/jte-insider/2020/author-interview-canipe-gunckel/

This interview features insights on the article entitled, “Imagination, Brokers, and Boundary Objects: Interrupting the Mentor–Preservice Teacher Hierarchy When Negotiating Meanings” by Marti Canipe and Kristin Gunckel. The article was published in the January/February 2020 issue of the Journal of Teacher Education. Article Abstract: The mentor–preservice teacher hierarchy, that privileges mentor teacher talk and experience,… Read More »

Services – Office of K-12 Outreach

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/k12/services/

Cultural Competence The Office of K-12 Outreach provides support to schools and districts in their ability to strengthen cultural competence among administrators, teachers, and staff. Our work begins with an introduction to cultural competence as a framework for culturally responsive schools. Teachers and school leaders are then led through an exploration of social identities and… Read More »

Author Interview: Cohen & Hutt – JTE Insider

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This interview features insights on the article Sense Making and Professional Identity in the Implementation of edTPA by Drs. Julie Cohen, Ethan Hutt, Rebekah L. Berlin, Hannah M. Mathews, Jillian P. McGraw, and Jessica Gottlieb. The article was published in the January/February 2020 issue of the Journal of Teacher Education. Article Abstract edTPA is designed… Read More »

Author Interview: Copur-Gencturk – JTE Insider

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/jte-insider/2020/author-interview-copur-gencturk/

This interview features insights from Yasemin Copur-Gencturk, who collaborated with Ian Thacker on the article “A Comparison of Perceived and Observed Learning From Professional Development: Relationships Among Self-Reports, Direct Assessments, and Teacher Characteristics.” You can read the full text online in the Journal of Teacher Education. Article Abstract: The success of professional development programs has… Read More »

Fingerprinting and Background Checks – Teacher Preparation Program

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/teacher-preparation/policies/fingerprintingbackgroundchecks/

Since July 1, 2008, the State of Michigan has required that all individuals “employed or regularly and continuously working” in Michigan schools must be fingerprinted using the LiveScan technology (digital fingerprinting) and submit to criminal background checks. This includes any individuals acting as substitute teachers. Partner Schools Our partner schools vary in their interpretation of… Read More »

Author Interview: Roegman & Kolman – JTE Insider

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/jte-insider/2020/author-interview-roegman-kolman/

In this interview, we share insights from Rachel Roegman and Joni S. Kolman, co-authors of the article “Cascading, Colliding, and Mediating: How Teacher Preparation and K-12 Education Contexts Influence Mentor Teachers’ Work.” You may read the full text in the January/February 2020 issue of the Journal of Teacher Education. Article Abstract: In this conceptual article, we present a… Read More »

The Larry W. and Arlene M. Reeves International Scholars Program at the University of Cape Coast – Global Educators Cohort Blog

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/gecp-blog/2020/02/17/the-larry-w-and-arlene-m-reeves-international-scholars-program-at-the-university-of-cape-coast/

Program Overview Information regarding the Reeves Scholars Program is in a new location with updated information (updated 2021)! Learn more here. The Reeves Scholars Program (RSP) is a global community of future educators working together to become the best educators they can be and make an impact in their classrooms, their communities, and the world.… Read More »

The Larry W. and Arlene M. Reeves International Scholars Program – Global Educators Cohort Blog

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/gecp-blog/2020/02/07/the-larry-w-and-arlene-m-reeves-international-scholars-program/

Program Overview Information regarding the Reeves Scholars Program is in a new location with updated information (updated 2021)! Learn more here. The Reeves Scholars Program (RSP) is a global community of future educators working together to become the best educators they can be and make an impact in their classrooms, their communities, and the world.… Read More »

Author Interview: Koehler, Ertmer, & Newby – JTE Insider

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/jte-insider/2020/author-interview-koehler-ertmer-newby/

In this interview, we share insights from Adrie A. Koehler, who writes on behalf of her work with co-authors Peggy A. Ertmer and Timothy J. Newby alongside their article “Developing Preservice Teachers’ Instructional Design Skills Through Case-Based Instruction: Examining the Impact of Discussion”, published in the September/October 2019 issues of the Journal of Teacher Education. What motivated you… Read More »

2019 Résumé of The Research Laboratory for Digital Learning – Research Laboratory for Design Learning

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/rldl/2019/11/18/2019-resume-of-the-research-laboratory-for-digital-learning/

The Research Laboratory for Digital Learning (RLDL) at The Ohio State University has continued its effort in conducting educational research and advancing the science of learning. In doing so, we highlight the idea of translational research where practice helps to generate research questions and research helps to inform practice. Again we had an exceptional year… Read More »

Administrative List – Dean's Office

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Kristine L. BowmanAssociate Dean, Academic and Student Affairs134 Erickson Hall(517) 432-2025klbowman@msu.edu Amita ChudgarInterim Associate Dean International Studies in Education408 Erickson Hall(517) 353-5342amitac@msu.edu Terry FlennaughAssociate Dean, Diversity, Inclusion & Community Partners517B Erickson Hall(517) 353-9337flennaug@msu.edu Matthew KoehlerAssociate Dean, Faculty and Academic Staff Affairs518A Erickson Hall(517) 353-9287mkoehler@msu.edu Lisa A. ReevesChief of Staff, Operations and Finance501 Erickson Hall(517) 355-1734reevesl5@msu.edu… Read More »

Publication on Technology Acceptance in Preschool Context – Research Laboratory for Design Learning

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/rldl/2019/11/05/publication-on-technology-acceptance-in-preschool-context/

Xie, K., Vongkulluksn, V., Justice, L.M. & Logan, J. (2019). Technology acceptance in context: Preschool teachers’ integration of a technology-based early language and literacy curriculum. Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 40(3), 275-295. https://doi.org/10.1080/10901027.2019.1572678 Abstract This study examined how preschool teachers’ perception of technology usability and associated beliefs about technology integration influence the way they… Read More »

Author Interview: Kimmel & Hartsfield – JTE Insider

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/jte-insider/2019/author-interview-kimmel-hartsfield/

In this interview, we share insights from the Sue C. Kimmel and Danielle E. Hartsfield, co-authors of the article “It Was . . . the Word ‘Scrotum’ on the First Page”: Educators’ Perspectives of Controversial Literature, published in the September/October 2019 issues of the Journal of Teacher Education. What motivated you to pursue this particular… Read More »

Podcast interview: Scott Kissau & Laura Hart – JTE Insider

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/jte-insider/2019/podcast-interview-scott-kissau-laura-hart/

This podcast interview features insights from the article “Investigating the Impact of edTPA Professional Development on Classroom Practice and Student Teaching Experience” by Scott Kissau, Laura C. Hart, and Bob Algozzine. The article is published in the March/April 2019 issue of the Journal of Teacher Education. You may read the article online here. https://mediaspace.msu.edu/id/1_a5xvity8?width=705&height=443&playerId=27551951 Contact… Read More »

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

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/news/2019/first-report-issued-on-michigan-partnership-model-of-school-reform/

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 »

Author Interview: Lauren Snead – JTE Insider

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/jte-insider/2019/author-interview-lauren-snead/

This interview features insights from the article “Rethinking Student Teacher Feedback: Using a Self-Assessment Resource With Student Teachers” by Lauren Oropeza Snead and H. Jerome Freiberg. The article was published in the March/April 2019 issue of the Journal of Teacher Education. You may read the full article online here. Q1. What motivated you to pursue this… Read More »

Beyond handwriting: Teaching young children to write – News

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/news/2019/beyond-handwriting-teaching-young-children-to-write/

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 »

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

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/news/2019/richmond-leads-2-million-grant-on-outdoor-science-teaching/

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 »

Publication on Engagement in Context through Experience Sampling Method – Research Laboratory for Design Learning

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/rldl/2019/07/17/publication-on-engagement-in-context-through-experience-sampling-method/

Xie, K., Heddy, B., & Vongkulluksn, V. (2019). Examining learning engagement in context: The opportunities and challenges of mobile technology in experience-sampling method. Contemporary Educational Psychology, 59, 101788. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cedpsych.2019.101788 Abstract With the affordances of mobile devices and experience-sampling method, this study took a person-in-context research orientation and examined the interactive relationship between self-efficacy, contextual features,… Read More »

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

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/new-educator/2019/notable-msu-leaders-establish-professorship-rooted-in-international-research-teaching/

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 »

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

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/new-educator/2019/faculty-viewpoint-the-power-promise-difficulties-of-civil-political-discourse-among-youth/

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 »

Doctoral Degree Recipients, Fall 2017 - Fall 2018 – New Educator

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/new-educator/2019/doctoral-degree-recipients-fall-2017-fall-2018/

The following individuals received doctoral degrees from the College of Education in the program areas and during the semesters noted. To see photos from doctoral convocations, visit the MSU College of Education Flickr site. Fall 2017 Curriculum, Instruction and Teacher Education Gerardo Joel Aponte MartinezJihea KangEli KeanAngela Dawn KolonichKristin Elizabeth Mayer Education Policy Bryan David… 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 »

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

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/news/2019/making-the-road-by-walking-it-dorinda-carter-andrews-named-te-department-chair/

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 »

Author Interview: Nava et al. – JTE Insider

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/jte-insider/2019/author-interview-nava-et-al/

This interview features insights from the article “Measuring Teaching Quality of Secondary Mathematics and Science Residents: A Classroom Observation Framework” by Drs. Imelda Nava, Jaime Park, Danny Dockterman, Jarod Kawasaki, Jon Schweig, Karen Hunter Quartz, and José Felipe Martínez. The article was published in the March/April 2019 issue of the Journal of Teacher Education. Q1.  What… Read More »

MSU at AERA 2019: At a Glance – News

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/news/2019/msu-at-aera-2019-at-a-glance/

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 »

Author Interview: Vagi, Pivovarova, & Barnard – JTE Insider

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/jte-insider/2019/author-interview-vagi-pivovarova-barnard/

This interview features insights from the JTE article “Keeping Our Best? A Survival Analysis Examining a Measure of Preservice Teacher Quality and Teacher Attrition” by Robert Vagi, Margarita Pivovarova, and Wendy Miedel Barnard. The article is published in the March/April 2019 issue of the Journal of Teacher Education. You can read the full text by… Read More »

Photo Exhibit Showcases Our Global Community – Global Educators Cohort Blog

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/gecp-blog/2019/04/03/photo-exhibits-showcases-our-global-community/

Over the months of December and January, the Global Educators Cohort Program showcased finalists in the 2018 Global Photo Contest. The photo exhibit displayed the nearly twenty entries in all: entries from graduates, undergraduates, and alumni lined the walls of Erickson for viewing from the end of the fall semester into the beginning of spring.… Read More »

Academic Leaders From the University of Cape Coast, Ghana Visit the College – Global Educators Cohort Blog

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/gecp-blog/2019/03/29/academic-leaders-from-the-university-of-cape-coast-ghana-visit-the-college/

A group of faculty leaders from the College of Education Studies at the University of Cape Coast Ghana visited MSU in February to meet with faculty and learn about how we prepare teachers. Led by Spartan alum (Ph.D Math Education (2007)) Provost Eric Wilmot, the group spent time meeting with MSU faculty and visiting places… Read More »

Podcast Interview: Jackson & Knight-Manuel – JTE Insider

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/jte-insider/2019/podcast-interview-jackson-knight-manuel/

This podcast interview features highlights from the article “’Color Does Not Equal Consciousness’: Educators of Color Learning to Enact a Sociopolitical Consciousness” by Iesha Jackson and Michelle Knight-Manuel. The article was published in the Jan/Feb 2019 of the Journal of Teacher Education. Recommended APA citation: Jackson, I. & Knight-Manuel, M. (2019). “Color Does Not Equal Consciousness”: Educators… Read More »

Author Interview: Servet Altan – JTE Insider

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/jte-insider/2019/author-interview-servet-altan/

This author interview features Dr. Servet Altan’s insights from the article “Using Habits of Mind, Intelligent Behaviors, and Educational Theories to Create a Conceptual Framework for Developing Effective Teaching Disposition.” Dr. Altan co-authored the article with Jennie F. Lane, and Erskine Dottin. This article was published in the March/April 2019 issue of the Journal of… Read More »

Author Interview: Becher & Orland-Barak – JTE Insider

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/jte-insider/2019/author-interview-becher-orland-barak/

This interview features insights from the JTE article “Context Matters: Contextual Factors Informing Mentoring in Art Initial Teacher Education” by Ayelet Becher and Lily Orland-Barak. The article is published in the Nov/Dec 2018 issue of the Journal of Teacher Education. You can read the full text by visiting this link. Q1. What motivated you to pursue this particular research… Read More »

Podcast Interview: Dave Powell – JTE Insider

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/jte-insider/2019/podcast-interview-dave-powell/

This podcast interview features highlights from the article “Brother, Can You Paradigm? Toward a Theory of Pedagogical Content Knowledge in Social Studies.” The article was published in the May/June 2018 issue of the Journal of Teacher Education. NOTE: In the audio, the issue in which the article appears is mistakenly identified as the November/December 2018… Read More »

Author Interview: Charlotte L. Land – JTE Insider

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/jte-insider/2019/author-interview-charlotte-l-land/

This interview features insights from the JTE article “Examples of c/Critical Coaching: An Analysis of Conversation Between Cooperating and Preservice Teachers” by Charlotte L. Land. The article is published in the Nov/Dec 2018 issue of the Journal of Teacher Education. You can read the full text by visiting this link. Q1. What motivated you to… Read More »

Presentations at AERA 2019 – Research Laboratory for Design Learning

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/rldl/2018/12/14/presentations-at-aera-2019/

In the upcoming 2019 Annual Meeting for American Educational Research Association (AERA) in April 5-9, 2019 at Toronto, Canada, our lab members will be fully engaged in presentations and events: Fri, April 5, 2:25 to 3:55pm, Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 600 Level, Room 601A Bloom’s digital taxonomy scale: A validation study Vongkulluksn, V., Lu, L., &… Read More »

Book to explore creating equitable school environments – News

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/news/2018/book-to-explore-creating-equitable-school-environments/

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 »

Author Post: Bottiani, Larson, Debnam, Bischoff, & Bradshaw – JTE Insider

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/jte-insider/2018/author-post-bottiani-larson-debnam-bischoff-bradshaw/

This post features insights from the JTE article “Promoting Educators’ Use of Culturally Responsive Practices: A Systematic Review of Inservice Interventions” by Jessika H. Bottiani, Kristine E. Larson, Katrina J. Debnam, Christina M. Bischoff, and Catherine P. Bradshaw. The article is published in the Sept/Oct 2018 issue of the Journal of Teacher Education. You can read the full text by visiting… Read More »

2018: A Full Year of Impactful Research and Teaching – Research Laboratory for Design Learning

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/rldl/2018/11/05/a-program-of-impactful-research-and-teaching-in-2018/

The Research Laboratory for Digital Learning (RLDL) has had another productive year in 2018. We continued and expanded a rigorous research program that prioritizes practical applications of empirically-tested tools and methods in context-specific digital learning environments. Here is a brief look at our accomplishments this year.

Author Interview: Blanton, Pugach, & Boveda – JTE Insider

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/jte-insider/2018/author-interview-blanton-pugach-boveda/

This interview features insights from the JTE article “Interrogating the Intersections Between General and Special Education in the History of Teacher Education Reform” by Linda P. Blanton, Marleen C. Pugach, and Mildred Boveda. The article is published in the Sept/Oct 2018 issue of the Journal of Teacher Education. You can read the full text by visiting this link.  Q1. What motivated you to… Read More »

Publications in 2018 – Research Laboratory for Design Learning

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/rldl/2018/11/01/achievements-in-2018/

Technology Integration Xie, K., Vongkulluksn, V.W., Justice, L.M, & Logan, J.A. (accepted). Technology acceptance in context: Preschool teachers’ integration of a technology-based early language and literacy curriculum. Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education Duan, J., Xie, K., Hawk, N., Yu, S., & Wang, M. (online first). Exploring a Personal Social Knowledge Network (PSKN) to aid… Read More »

Podcast Interview: Jack Schneider – JTE Insider

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/jte-insider/2018/podcast-interview-jack-schneider/

This podcast interview features insights from the JTE article, “Marching Forward, Marching in Circles: A History of Problems and Dilemmas in Teacher Preparation” authored by Jack Schneider. The article is featured in the Sept/Oct 2018 issue of JTE; you can visit this link to read the full text. If you would like to contact the author, please use… Read More »

Author Interview: Jacqueline Leonard et al. – JTE Insider

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/jte-insider/2018/author-interview-jacqueline-leonard-et-al/

This interview features Dr. Jacqueline Leonard’s insights from the JTE article “Preparing Teachers to Engage Rural Students in Computational Thinking Through Robotics, Game Design, and Culturally Responsive Teaching.” Dr. Leonard co-authored the article with Monica Mitchell, Joy Barnes-Johnson, Adrienne Unertl, Jill Outka-Hill, Roland Robinson, and Carla Hester-Croff. The article is published in the September/October 2018 issue of the Journal… Read More »

Improving math teaching through discourse: PD materials available – News

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/news/2018/improving-math-teaching-through-discourse-pd-materials-available/

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 »

Author Interview: Zygmunt, Cipollone, Tancock, Clausen, Clark, & Mucherah – JTE Insider

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/jte-insider/2018/author-interview-zygmunt-cipollone-tancock-clausen-clark-mucherah/

This interview features insights from the JTE article “Loving Out Loud: Community Mentors, Teacher Candidates, and Transformational Learning Through a Pedagogy of Care and Connection” by Eva Zygmunt, Kristin Cipollone, Susan Tancock, Jon Clausen, Patricia Clark, and Winnie Mucherah. The article is published in the March/April 2018 issue of the Journal of Teacher Education. You can read the full… Read More »

Certo receives HARP grant to research Italian immigrant experience – News

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/news/2018/certo-receives-harp-grant-to-research-italian-immigrant-experience/

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 »

Video Interview: Chezare Warren – JTE Insider

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/jte-insider/2018/video-interview-chezare-warren/

This video interview features Chezare Warren. His article, “Empathy, Teacher Dispositions, and Preparation for Culturally Responsive Pedagogy” was published in the March/April Issue of the Journal of Teacher Education. Click here to read the full text. Corresponding Author: Chezare A. Warren, Department of Teacher Education, College of Education, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA.… Read More »

Global connections: Richmond named Fulbright Specialist – News

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/news/2018/global-connections-richmond-named-fulbright-specialist/

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 »

Podcast interview: Jenset & Hammerness – JTE Insider

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/jte-insider/2018/podcast-interview-jenset-hammerness/

This podcast interviews features insights from Inga Staal Jenset and Karen Hammerness, co-authors (along with Kirsti Klette) of the article,  “Grounding Teacher Education in Practice around the World: An Examination of Teacher Education Coursework in Teacher Education Programs in Finland, Norway, and the United States.” The article is published in the March-April issue of the Journal of Teacher Education. To… Read More »

Podcast Interview: Ballock, McQuitty, & McNary – JTE Insider

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/jte-insider/2018/podcast-interview-ballock-mcquitty-mcnary/

This podcast interview features insights from the JTE article, “An Exploration of Professional Knowledge Needed for Reading and Responding to Student Writing,” authored by Ellen Ballock, Vicki McQuitty, and Scot McNary. The article is featured in the Jan/Feb 2018 issue of JTE; you can visit this link to read the full text. If you would like to contact… Read More »

Recent Awards – Research

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/research/administration/awards/

More news in Education Research@MSU Michael Leahy Michigan Department of Human Services Michigan Rehabilitation Services (MRS) Program Evaluation Aman Yadav Westminster College Utah / National Science Foundation IntroCS POGIL: Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning in Introductory Computer Science Bryan Beverly, Hugh Potter Charles Stewart Mott Foundation Comprehensive System for Rapid District Intervention for Flint Community… Read More »

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

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/hshsp/program-information/

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 »

Staff – Department of Kinesiology

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/kin/nnerl/staff/

David P. Ferguson earned his bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology from the University of Nevada Las Vegas, master’s degree in Clincial Exercise Physiology from University of North Carolina Charlotte, and Ph.D. in Exercise Physiology from Texas A&M University. He completed postdoctoral training at Baylor College of Medicine in the Children’s Nutrition Research Center and Department of… Read More »

Cognitive and Motor Neuroscience – Department of Kinesiology

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/kin/graduate/athletic-training/requirements/cognitive-motor-neuroscience/

The cognitive and motor neuroscience concentration is designed to provide the student with an understanding of a life-span approach to motor skill acquisition and the overall development of children and youth.  Degree Requirements Students must complete all MSU and KIN requirements for the M.S. degree, including KIN 871-research methods, area of concentration, breadth requirement, and capstone… Read More »

Cognitive and Motor Neuroscience Concentration – Department of Kinesiology

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/kin/graduate/masters/requirements/cognitive-motor-neuroscience/

The cognitive and motor neuroscience concentration is designed to provide the student with an understanding of a life-span approach to motor skill acquisition and the overall development of children and youth.  Degree Requirements Students must complete all MSU and KIN requirements for the M.S. degree, including KIN 871-research methods, area of concentration, breadth requirement, and capstone… Read More »

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

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/kin/graduate/phd/requirements/cognitive-motor-neuroscience/

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 »

Creating Cultural Competency in Schools – Office of K-12 Outreach

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/k12/cultural/

The Office of K-12 Outreach provides support to schools and districts in their ability to strengthen cultural competence among administrators, teachers, and staff. Our work begins with an introduction to cultural competence as a framework for culturally responsive schools. Teachers and school leaders are then led through an exploration of social identities and some commonly… Read More »

Research and Outreach – Office of International Studies in Education

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/international/about/research_outreach/

Scholars from across the MSU College of Education are engaged in research, partnerships and outreach efforts across the globe. The Office of International Studies in Education supports these efforts in a variety of ways. Below is a selected list of some of the many ways scholars engage in international work—including work facilitated in collaboration with… Read More »

Development Projects, Fellowship to Enhance Global Understanding – Office of International Studies in Education

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/international/fellowship/apply/

Fellowship to Enhance Global Understanding Summer 2016 Call for ApplicationsIndonesia, China, & Netherlands Application Deadline: November 30, 2015 by 5:00 pm In 2016, there are three programs of study as part of the Fellowships to Enhance Global Understanding. Each has a specific focus and explores that focus in an international context. The structure and timing… Read More »

Mexico Fellowship – Office of International Studies in Education

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/international/fellowship/mexico-fellowship/

Mexico Fellowship to Enhance Global UnderstandingMay 15-June 2, 2014 Led by Dr. Maria Teresa Tatto and Dr. Patricia Edwards with graduate coordinator: Abraham Ceballos mttatto@msu.edu & edwards6@msu.edu  The Mexico Fellowship for Enhancing Global Understanding is an initiative of the Michigan State University’s College of Education designed to provide a two week-intensive program of immersion into Mexico’s political,… Read More »

Videos and Podcasts – Office of International Studies in Education

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/international/videos_n_podcasts/

The following videos from our 2018-2020 Brown Bag Series are available on our OISE YouTube channel: How International Tests Distort Education Policy Worldwide, presented by Dr. Martin Carnoy (January 9, 2020) Literacy and language instructional practices with immigrant-origin youth in the U.S., presented by Dr. Carrie Symons (November 5, 2019) International Students’ Education Research in… Read More »

Student Profiles – Office of International Studies in Education

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/international/students/

Many College of Education students are engaged internationally throughout their time here in the college. On a competitive basis, the college sometimes provides funding for pre-dissertation research trips abroad. The Fellowship to Enhance Global Understanding program also allows Ph.D. students to immerse themselves in other cultures and to learn about education systems in diverse settings.… Read More »

Undergraduate Students – Office of International Studies in Education

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/international/students/undergraduate/

Study Abroad Curious about what students from the College of Education have experienced and gained from their study abroad programs? Hear them share their insights in their own words in these short video testimonies. The programs listed below are open to students across the university, not only to students in the College of Education. Preparing Teachers… Read More »

Funding Your Study Abroad Experience – Office of International Studies in Education

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/international/study-abroad/funding/

Dean’s Scholarship for Undergraduate Study Abroad and the Ian J. Render Memorial Scholarship for Study Abroad to South Africa Scholarship What Four scholarships of at least $3,000 each will be awarded to help students cover expenses that exceed on-campus costs related to their chosen College of Education study abroad program. Who The Scholarships will provide… Read More »

Southwest University Scholars in Detroit – Office of International Studies in Education

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/international/swu/detroit/

For Yan Hu, a graduate student in education at China’s Southwest University, the most memorable thing about her recent day-long tour of three Detroit schools was the energetic, enthusiastic way the U.S. teachers interacted with their students and responded to questions about their work. “The teachers were very passionate about their jobs,” Hu said. “In… Read More »

About Field Instruction – Teacher Preparation Program

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/teacher-preparation/elementary/field-instructors/about/

The field instructor plays a key support role in helping the intern develop standards-based practices in planning, teaching and assessment, and in becoming a fully participating member of the teaching profession.  In addition, the field instructor supports the mentor teacher in problem solving and providing effective mentoring practices.  The field instructor also works with the… Read More »

TE 501/502 Field Instruction – Teacher Preparation Program

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/teacher-preparation/elementary/field-instructors/te-courses/

Supporting Interns As a field instructor, you will be teaching and leading TE 501 and TE 502 which are seminar style courses to support interns. Seminar time may be spent in small group discussions, online communication or individual meetings between the intern and field instructor where support for planning and discussion of classroom observations will… Read More »

Course Instructors – Teacher Preparation Program

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/teacher-preparation/educators/course/

The Teacher Education (TE) 300-, 400- and 800-level courses are an essential part of the Teacher Preparation Program. These courses help preservice teachers in developing content knowledge and strategies for teaching core subjects in the classroom. Course instructors for these courses support the preservice teachers and interns in developing standards-based practices in planning, teaching and… Read More »

Conflict Resolution Policy – Teacher Preparation Program

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/teacher-preparation/specialed/policies/conflict-resolution-policy/

If there is a conflict between the Intern and Mentor Teacher that can not be mutually resolved, the following procedure shall be initiated: The Intern or the Mentor Teacher shall notify the MSU Field Instructor of the conflict. The Field Instructor will notify the Special Education Internship Coordinator of the reported conflict and will decide… Read More »

Get Involved – Alumni

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/alumni/get-involved/

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 »

How You Can Help – Office of Development and Alumni Relations

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/development/giving/

Your Gifts Provide: Student support in the form of scholarships and fellowships Faculty support through endowed chairs and other positions Programmatic support to expand and enhance our academic programs and outreach capacity Unrestricted support for the college Discretionary Funds Thousands of alumni and friends choose to support the college-wide discretionary fund each year. Discretionary funds… Read More »

Breaking News: – Certification

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/certification/alternative/chinese-experimental/

The Chinese Language Teacher Certification Program is now… The Post BA World Language Teacher Certification Program Michigan State University announces exciting program growth, as the Chinese Language Teacher Certification Program expands to include Spanish! Beginning Fall Semester 2024, the post BA, expedited track that combines earning both a teaching certificate and a master’s degree in… Read More »

Certification Requirements for Candidates with Bachelor's Degrees – Certification

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/certification/postba/

Applications Available Do you already have your bachelor’s degree?View the instructions for Post-Bachelor’s admission here Are you a transfer student?View the instructions for Transfer Student admission here Post-Bachelor’s Route to Initial Teacher Certification The post-bachelor’s route to initial teacher certification is available for individuals who decide to pursue teaching after they have earned a bachelor’s degree. Ideally,… Read More »

Planned Program Options at MSU – Certification

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/certification/teachers-administrators/planned-program-options/

The initial teaching certificate (the Provisional Certificate) is valid for 6 years. At the end of that period, the certificate holder may apply for the Professional Certificate if he or she has met the requirements. If requirements have not been met, he or she may apply for a 3-year Renewal of the Provisional Certificate. If no action is taken,… Read More »

Our Mission – About

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/about/mission/

The College of Education at Michigan State University has a mission of Leadership, Scholarship and Service. We prepare professionals for leadership roles in education. Teaching is central to our scholarly identity and to the way we serve the educational needs of communities. We strive to develop and implement excellent, dynamic programs for the preparation of educators. We seek to… Read More »

Graduate Student Award Recipients - 2011 – Resources

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Student Award(s) Nimo Abdi Education Leadership Graduate Fellowship Paolo Artale Margaret F. Lorimer Endowed Graduate Fellowship In Higher Education Richard Audferheide Ann Marie Bolger Memorial Scholarship in Student Affairs Christina Berchini Clifford E. Erickson Memorial Fund Lillian Brooks Casmer F. Heilman Endowed Fellowship within the College of Education Justin Bruner Cotterman Family Endowment for Education… Read More »

Student Affairs Office – Resources

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/resources/students/student-affairs/

Academic and Career Advising Academic advising is available for students to discuss their academic needs with an advisor. Schedule an appointment through the online system. Indicate phone, Zoom or in-person preference when scheduling.Career advising is available through the MSU Career Services Network. Schedule a career advising appointment with an all-majors career advisor using Handshake. Teacher Preparation Advisors… Read More »

Meeting the Technology Requirements – Resources

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/resources/students/technology-requirement/

State of Michigan Technology Requirements for Teachers The State of Michigan requires that teachers demonstrate the ability to use technological tools, operations and concepts to enhance learning, personal/professional productivity and communication. What is required? Teacher candidates must be able to: Effectively create and use a variety of online resources to individualize instruction and enhance teaching… Read More »

Teaching Position: TE 250 Human Diversity, Power and Opportunity in Social Institutions – Resources

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/resources/financial/assistantships/te-250/

Are you interested in teaching TE 250 next year? If so, there are a limited number of assistantships available.   TE 250 focuses on issues of diversity: race, class, special needs, gender, sexual orientation, language and culture, among others. The course introduces prospective teachers to the way in which social inequality affects schooling and how schooling… Read More »

Teaching Position: TE 801, 803 Professional Roles and Teaching Practice I & II (secondary) – Resources

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/resources/financial/assistantships/te-801-803/

Semester Offered: Fall/Spring Duties: Teach a section of this seminar to secondary interns in fall &/or spring semester. Focus on teacher roles in learning to: manage a classroom, make knowledge accessible to all students, develop a professional relationship with all school personnel & learn to work with families. During spring semester especially, assist student in… Read More »

Teaching Position: TE 801, 803 Professional Roles and Teaching Practice I & II (elementary) – Resources

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/resources/financial/assistantships/te-801-803-elem/

Semesters Offered: Fall/Spring  Duties: Teach a section of this seminar to elementary interns in fall or spring semester. Focus on teacher roles in curriculum analysis, adaptation and development, as well as issues of assessment. Topics include analysis of national standards and district curriculum guidelines, curriculum appraisal, unit and lesson planning, assessment of student understanding. Work with… Read More »

Teaching Position: TE 802, 804 Reflection and Inquiry in Teaching I & II (secondary) – Resources

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/resources/financial/assistantships/te-802-804/

Semesters Offered: Fall/Spring  Duties: Teach a section of this seminar to secondary interns in fall and/or spring semester, focusing on the teaching of a secondary subject matter. Topics include analysis of standards and curriculum guidelines, curriculum analysis and appraisal, unit and lesson planning, assessment of student work and understanding.  Attend course instructor staff meetings and collaborate… Read More »

Teaching Position: TE 802, 804 Reflection and Inquiry in Teaching I & II (elementary) – Resources

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/resources/financial/assistantships/te-802-804-elem/

Semesters Offered: Fall/Spring  Duties: Teach a section of this seminar to elementary interns in fall or spring semester, focusing on the teaching of elementary literacy or other subject matter area. Topics include analysis of standards and curriculum guidelines, curriculum analysis and appraisal, unit and lesson planning, assessment of student work and understanding, and inquiry into practice.… Read More »

The Marianne Amarel Fellowship for the Scholarship of Teaching – Resources

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/resources/financial/fellowships/amarel/

Biographical Information: Marianne Amarel was an educator and scholar who advocated the teacher’s role in the creation of knowledge and the construction of curriculum. She was an officer of the American Educational Research Association, a member of the national advisory board of the Institute for Research on Teaching at Michigan State University, and a senior researcher… Read More »

Donald H. Nickerson Scholarship in Cultural Diversity and Minority Concerns – Resources

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/resources/financial/scholarships/nickerson/

Donald Nickerson was an administrator, faculty member, counselor, and advocate for minority rights within the College of Education and throughout the university for almost 30 years. A university leader in anti-discrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action work, he served as a role model for both colleagues and students. Dr. Nickerson joined the faculty of the… Read More »

Contact Us – Resources

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College of Education Human Resources Room 509 Erickson HallEast Lansing, MI 48823CEDhr@msu.edu(517) 355-6680 MSU Human Resources hr.msu.edu1407 S. Harrison RoadEast Lansing, MI 48823SolutionsCenter@hr.msu.edu(517) 353-4434Toll Free: 800-353-4434 Our HR Team BETH CORBATHR ManagerErickson Hall, 509C(517) 355-6680 Employee and Labor Relations; Negotiations and Conflict Management; Training and Organizational Development; Compliance LISA DUNLAPUnit HR AdministratorErickson Hall, 509B(517) 353-9683… Read More »

Introducing Michigan State University's new Online Master of Arts in Teaching and Curriculum [MATC] – Teacher Education

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/te/matc/prospective-students/matc_online/

Starting Spring 2009, MSU’s College of Education has been pleased to offer its time-honored, high-quality Master of Arts in Teaching and Curriculum degree program in an entirely online format. While we have offered a growing variety of online and hybrid courses for some time students may now chose to apply to our new entirely online… Read More »

Program Requirements – Teacher Education

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/te/matc/prospective-students/program-requirements/

Requirements for the Master of Arts Degree in Teaching and Curriculum The program is available only under Plan B (without thesis).  Students must complete 30 credits distributed as follows: I. Professional Development and Inquiry Core (9 credits) One of the following courses: a.  TE 807 Professional Development and Inquiry  (3 cr.)b.  TE 808 Inquiry into Classroom… Read More »

Courses Offered – Teacher Education

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/te/phd/courses/

Sample syllabi are linked under the course title where available. Course: TE 901  Proseminar in Curriculum, Instruction, and Teacher Education I   Sample syllabus Semester: Fall of every year Credits: Total Credits: 3   Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 33(3-0) Restrictions: Open only to doctoral students in the Curriculum, Instruction, and Teacher Education major. Description: Two historical episodes related to improving teaching… Read More »

Funding for Prospective Students – Teacher Education

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/te/phd/financial-information/funding-for-prospective-students/

Graduate Assistantships For most students in the doctoral program, international and domestic, the primary source of on-campus support are graduate assistantships. Assistantship stipends depend on the level of assistantship. For each quarter-time, the assistantship holder is required to provide an average of 10 hours per week over the course of the 18-week pay period. Continuation… Read More »

Our Team – Counseling, Educational Psychology & Special Education

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/cepse/maet/our-team/

Team MAET Program Staff MAET and Graduate Certificate Student Representative MAET Instructors Courses in our MAET and GC programs are taught by an outstanding team of instructors made up of adjunct faculty, tenure-stream faculty, and graduate student teaching assistants within the Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology and Special Education in the College of Education. Our adjunct faculty are:

Handbook for the Doctoral Program – Counseling, Educational Psychology & Special Education

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/cepse/epet/resources/handbook/

The faculty, staff, and students at Michigan State University welcome you to the PhD program in Educational Psychology and Educational Technology (EPET). You are entering graduate school at a time when there is great demand for scholars and practitioners who are interested in the complex dynamics of how, where, and when people learn. The expertise… Read More »

Graduate Specializations and Certificates – Academics

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/academics/graduate-specializations-certificates/

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 »

Admission Process – Academics

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/academics/undergraduate/admission/

Individuals seeking teacher certification must be formally admitted to the College of Education. A limited number of places are available in each year’s cohorts for Elementary, Secondary, Special Education* and Child Development certification candidates. Competition for the limited spaces in the teacher education program is keen because applicants for the teacher education program exceed our… Read More »

Admission Process – Academics

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/academics/undergraduate/elementary/admission/

Individuals seeking teacher certification must be formally admitted to the College of Education. A limited number of places are available in each year’s cohorts for Elementary, Secondary, Special Education* and Child Development certification candidates. Competition for the limited spaces in the teacher education program is keen because applicants for the teacher education program exceed our… Read More »

Author Interview: Bautista, Misco, & Quaye – JTE Insider

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/jte-insider/2018/author-interview-bautista-misco-quaye/

This interview features insights from the JTE article”Early Childhood Open-Mindedness: An Investigation into Preservice Teachers’ Capacity to Address Controversial Issues,” by Nazan U. Bautista, Thomas J. Misco, & Stephen J. Quaye. The article is published in the March/ April 2018 issue of the Journal of Teacher Education. You can read the full text by visiting this link. Q1. What motivated you… Read More »

Author Interview: Beisiegel, Mitchell, and Hill – JTE Insider

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/jte-insider/2018/author-interview-beisiegel-mitchell-and-hill/

This interview features insights from the JTE article “The Design of Video-Based Professional Development: An Exploratory Experiment Intended to Identify Effective Features” by Mary Beisiegel, Rebecca Mitchell, and Heather C. Hill. The article is published in the January/February issue of the Journal of Teacher Education. You can read the full text by visiting this link. Question 1:… Read More »

Recognizing scholarship, leadership and careers at AERA 2018 – News

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/news/2018/recognizing-scholarship-leadership-and-careers-at-aera-2018/

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

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/news/2018/advancing-queer-gender-equity-renn-receives-national-honors/

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 »

Doctoral Degree Recipients, Fall 2016-Summer 2017 – New Educator

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/new-educator/2018/doctoral-degree-recipients-fall-2016-summer-2017/

The following individuals received doctoral degrees from the College of Education in the program areas and during the semesters noted. To see photos from doctoral convocations, visit the MSU College of Education flickr site: flickr.com/msucollegeofed Fall 2016 Curriculum, Instruction and Teacher Education Xueying Ji Prawat Curriculum, Teaching and Educational Policy Christopher Burke Reimann Dwi Agus… Read More »

Cover Stories: An Obstacle in Her Path – New Educator

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/new-educator/2018/cover-stories-an-obstacle-in-her-path/

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 »

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 »

Author Interview: Vincent et al. – JTE Insider

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/jte-insider/2018/author-interview-vincent-et-al/

This interview features insights from the JTE article “Implementing instructional practices to improve American Indian and Alaska Native students’ reading outcomes: An exploration of patterns across teacher, classroom, and school characteristics,” by Claudia Vincent, Tary Tobin, and Mark Van Ryzin. The article is published in the Nov/Dec issue of the Journal of Teacher Education. You can read the full text… Read More »

Author interview: Shaughnessy & Boerst – JTE Insider

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/jte-insider/2018/author-interview-shaughnessy-boerst/

This interview features insights from the JTE article “Uncovering the Skills That Preservice Teachers Bring to Teacher Education: The Practice of Eliciting a Student’s Thinking” by Meghan Shaughnessy and Timothy A. Boerst. The article is published in the Jan/Feb issue of the Journal of Teacher Education. You can read the full text by visiting this link. *************** Q1. Were there any specific… Read More »

Podcast Interview: Christina Berchini – JTE Insider

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/jte-insider/2018/podcast-interview-christina-berchini/

This podcast interview features insights from the JTE article, “Critiquing Un/Critical Pedagogies to Move Toward a Pedagogy of Responsibility in Teacher Education,” authored by Christina Berchini. The article is featured in the November/December issue of JTE; you can visit this link to read the full text. If you would like to contact the authors, please use the… Read More »

Author reflection: Martin & Dismuke – JTE Insider

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/jte-insider/2018/author-reflection-martin-dismuke/

The follow features insights from the JTE article “Investigating differences in teacher practices through a complexity theory lens: The influence of teacher education” by Susan D. Martin and Sherry Dismuke. The article is published in the Jan/Feb issue of the Journal of Teacher Education. You can read the full text by visiting this link. *************** Preparing for… Read More »

Podcast Interview: Scales & Wolsey – JTE Insider

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/jte-insider/2018/podcast-interview-scales-wolsey/

This podcast interview features insights from the JTE article, “Are We Preparing or Training Teachers? Developing Professional Judgment in and Beyond Teacher Preparation Programs,” authored by Roya Q. Scales, Thomas DeVere Wolsey, Susan Lenski, Linda Smetana, Karen K. Yoder, Elizabeth Dobler, Dana L. Grisham, and Janet R. Young. The article is featured in the January/February issue of JTE; you can visit this link to read the… Read More »

About Our Office of the Dean – Dean's Office

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/dean/

Welcome to the Office of the Dean in the College of Education at Michigan State University. The Dean’s Office oversees all college programs, efforts and initiatives. In addition to the four academic departments — Counseling, Educational Psychology and Special Education; Educational Administration; Teacher Education; and Kinesiology — key units and areas throughout the college are… Read More »

Author interview: Greg Vass – JTE Insider

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/jte-insider/2018/author-interview-greg-vass/

This interview features insights from the JTE article “Preparing for Culturally Responsive Schooling: Initial Teacher Educators Into the Fray” by Greg Vass. The article is published in the Nov/Dec issue of the Journal of Teacher Education. You can read the full text by visiting this link.  Q1. What motivated you to pursue this particular research topic? Experience… Read More »

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

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/news/2018/blank-canvas-classroom-tech-product-introduced-to-k-12-for-the-first-time/

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 »

Podcast Interview: Dyches & Boyd – JTE Insider

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/jte-insider/2018/podcast-interview-dyches-boyd/

This interview features insights from the JTE article, “Foregrounding Equity in Teacher Education: Toward a Model of Social Justice Pedagogical and Content Knowledge,” by Jeanne Dyches and Ashley Boyd. The article is featured in the November/December issue of JTE; you can visit this link to read the full text. If you would like to contact the authors, please… Read More »

Considering Study Abroad? – KIN-nections

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/kin-nections/2018/considering-study-abroad/

Have you considered studying abroad? The College of Education offers several programs around the world that would enrich students in Kinesiology or the Teacher Education program, including two cross-cultural teaching programs for interns (before or after your internship year) in New Zealand and South Africa. There are even scholarships that can help put these opportunities… Read More »

MSU researchers help lead statewide literacy project – News

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/news/2018/msu-researchers-help-lead-statewide-literacy-project/

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 »

Author Interview: Gina Gresham – JTE Insider

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/jte-insider/2018/author-interview-gina-gresham/

This interview features insights from the JTE article “Preservice to inservice: Does mathematics anxiety change with teaching experience?” by Gina Gresham. The article is published in the Jan/Feb issue of the Journal of Teacher Education. You can read the full text by visiting this link. Q1. What motivated you to pursue this particular research topic? “Walk a… Read More »

Author Interview: Gibbons & Cobb – JTE Insider

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/jte-insider/2017/author-interview-gibbons-cobb/

This interview features insights from the JTE article, Focusing on Teacher Learning Opportunities to Identify Potentially Productive Coaching Activities, by Lynsey K. Gibbons and Paul Cobb. The article was published in the May/June issue of the Journal of Teacher Education. You can read the full text by visiting this link. Q1. What motivated you to pursue this… Read More »

Can tablets help kindergartners learn math? – News

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/news/2017/can-tablets-help-kindergartners-learn-math/

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 »

Author Interview: Paolucci & Wessels – JTE Insider

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/jte-insider/2017/author-interview-paolucci-wessels/

This interview features insights from the JTE article, An Examination of Preservice Teachers’ Capacity to Create Mathematical Modeling Problems for Children, by Catherine Paolucci and Helena Wessels. The article was published in the May/June issue of the Journal of Teacher Education. You can read the full text by visiting this link.   Q1. What motivated you to… Read More »

Author Interview: Carla Evans – JTE Insider

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/jte-insider/2017/author-interview-carla-evans/

This interview features insights from the JTE article, “Predictive Validity and Impact of CAEP Standards 3.2: Results from One Master’s- Level Teacher Preparation Program.” Author Carla Evans expounds on the article, which is featured in the September/October issue of JTE. You can read the full text by visiting this link.  Q1. What motivated you to pursue this particular research… Read More »

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

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/news/2017/when-pre-k-comes-to-school-new-book-from-msu-researcher/

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 »

Author Interview: Lovett & Lee – JTE Insider

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/jte-insider/2017/author-interview-lovett-lee/

This interview features insights from the JTE article, New Standards Require Teaching More Statistics: Are Preservice Secondary Mathematics Teachers Ready? Authors Jennifer N. Lovett and Hollylynne S. Lee expound on the article, which is featured in the May/June issue of JTE. You can read the full text by visiting this link.   Q1. What motivated you to pursue… Read More »

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

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/news/2017/research-leader-dean-floden-elected-to-distinctive-national-roles/

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 »

Author Interview: Brugar & Roberts – JTE Insider

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/jte-insider/2017/author-interview-brugar-roberts/

This interview features insights from the JTE article, “Seeing is Believing: Promoting Visual Literacy in Elementary Social Studies” by Kristy A. Brugar and Kathryn L. Roberts.  The article is featured in the May/June issue of JTE; you can read it by visiting this link.   Q1: What motivated you to pursue this particular research topic?  Kathryn: I’ve actually been on this… Read More »

Author Interview: Michael Kennedy – JTE Insider

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/jte-insider/2017/author-interview-mk/

This interview features insights from the JTE article, “Effects of a Multimedia Professional Development Package on Inclusive Science Teachers’ Vocabulary Instruction,” by Michael J. Kennedy, Wendy J. Rodgers, John Elwood Romig, John Wills Lloyd, and Mary T. Brownell.  The article is featured in the March/April issue of JTE; you can read the article by going to this link.… Read More »

Author Interview: Martinez-Álvarez, Cuevas, & Torres-Guzmán – JTE Insider

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/jte-insider/2017/mactg/

This interview features insights from the JTE article, “Preparing Bilingual Teachers: Mediating Belonging with Multimodal Explorations in Language, Identity, and Culture” written by Patricia Martinez-Álvarez, Isabel Cuevas, and María Torres-Guzmán. The article is featured in the March/April issue of JTE; you can read the article by going to this link.   Q. What motivated you to pursue this… Read More »

Author Interview: Claire Sinnema & Frauke Meyer – JTE Insider

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/jte-insider/2017/sinnema/

This interview features insights from the JTE article, “Capturing the Complex, Context-bound and Active Nature of Teaching through Inquiry-Oriented Graduating Teacher Standards”, written by Claire Sinnema, Frauke Meyer, and Graeme Aitken. The article is featured in the January/February 2017 issue of JTE; you can read the article by going to this link. 1. Were there any… Read More »

Faculty publish books on science teaching – News

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/news/2017/faculty-publish-books-on-science-teaching/

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 »

Book features benefits of sustaining culture in the classroom – News

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/news/2017/book-features-benefits-of-sustaining-culture-in-the-classroom/

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 »

Author Interview: Francesca López – JTE Insider

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/jte-insider/2017/author-interview-francesca-lopez/

Francesca López provides some insight behind her research for the article, “Altering the Trajectory of the Self-Fulfilling Prophecy: Asset-Based Pedagogy and Classroom Dynamics.”  The article can be found in the Mar/April issue in the Journal of Teacher Education.  Q. Were there any specific external events (political, social, economic) that influenced your decision to engage in… Read More »

Hip-hop literacy & urban youth scholar Ernest Morrell to speak at commencement – News

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Ernest Morrell, an education researcher known for empowering change for young people through today’s classrooms, will speak to spring 2017 graduates of the Michigan State University College of Education on May 7, 2017. Morrell is the Macy Professor of Education and director of the Institute for Urban and Minority Education at Teachers College, Columbia University… Read More »

Author Interview: Horn, Garner, Kane, & Brasel – JTE Insider

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In this interview, Ilana Seidel Horn, Brette Garner, Britnie Delinger Kane, and Jason Brasel discuss the research behind their recent article, “A Taxonomy of Instructional Learning Opportunities in Teachers’ Workgroup Conversations.” The article is available in the January/February issue of the Journal of Teacher Education.   Q. What motivated you to pursue this particular research topic? Teacher… Read More »

Author Interview: Dr. Hosun Kang – JTE Insider

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This interview features insights from the JTE article, “Preservice teachers’ learning to plan intellectually challenging tasks”, written by Dr. Hosun Kang. The article is featured in the January/February 2017 issue of JTE; you can read the article by going to this link. What motivated you to pursue this particular research topic? The topic of this study… 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 »

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 »

Author Interview: Helenrose Fives and Nicole Barnes – JTE Insider

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This interview features insights from the JTE article, “Informed and Uninformed Naïve Assessment Constructors’ Strategies for Item Selection”, written by Helenrose Fives and Nicole Barnes. The article is featured in the September/October 2016 issue of JTE; you can read the article by going to this link. 1.  What motivated you to pursue this particular research topic? The genesis of this… Read More »

Doctoral Degree Recipients, Fall 2015-Summer 2016 – New Educator

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The following individuals received doctoral degrees from the College of Education in the program areas and during the semesters noted. To see photos from doctoral convocations, visit the MSU College of Education flickr site: flickr.com/msucollegeofed Fall 2015 Educational Policy Julie Christine Harris Tara Miyoko Kintz Mary Lynn Mason Educational Psychology and Educational Technology Amira Farouk… 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 »

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 »

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 »

Author Interview: Anna Lees – JTE Insider

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Anna Lees is the author of the article, “Roles of Urban Indigenous Community Members in Collaborative Field-Based Teacher Preparation.”  In the following blog, Lees provides insight into the research process for this work. The article is featured in the November/December issue of JTE; you can read it here. Q. What motivated you to pursue this particular research… 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 »

Author Interview: González, Deal, & Skultety – JTE Insider

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This interview features insights from the JTE article, “Facilitating Teacher Learning When Using Different Representations of Practice,” written by Gloriana González,  Jason Deal, and Lisa Skultety.  The article is featured in the November/December issue of JTE; you can read the article by going to this link.    Q. What motivated you to pursue this particular research topic?… Read More »

Author Interview: Lisa Brown Buchanan & Jeremy Hilburn – JTE Insider

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This interview features insights from the JTE article, “Riding la Bestiá: Preservice Teachers’ Responses to Documentary Counter-Stories of U.S. Immigration” written by Lisa Brown Buchanan (LBB) and Jeremy Hilburn (JH).  The article is featured in the November/December issue of JTE; you can read the article by going to this link.   Q. What motivated you to pursue… 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 »

Author Interview: Brady K. Jones – JTE Insider

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This interview features insights from Brady K. Jones, author of the JTE article, “Enduring in an “Impossible” Occupation: Perfectionism and Commitment to Teaching.”  You can find this article in the November/December of JTE with this link. Q: What motivated you to pursue this particular research topic? I was a classroom teacher myself and found it… Read More »

Editorial Highlights: JTE-Sept./Oct. 2016 – JTE Insider

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In the editorial of the September/October 2016 issue of the Journal of Teacher Education, Drs. Tatto, Richmond and Carter Andrews (2016) explore the role of research in teacher education. They write: “Globally and from a cultural and historical standpoint, teacher education has often involved the resolution of contradictions created by questioning, implementing, and reflecting on… Read More »

Interview with Dr. Sylvia Hollifield: Negotiating Relationships – JTE Insider

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The following blog post is an interview with Dr. Sylvia Hollifield, a program coordinator for SE Michigan in the teacher preparation program at Michigan State University. In this interview, Sylvia sat down to talk with us about her role in the teacher education program at Michigan State University. She gave us an inside look into… Read More »

Author Interview: Meghan Barnes and Peter Smagorinsky – JTE Insider

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  In this author interview, Meghan Barnes and Dr. Peter Smagorinsky discuss their article, “What English/Language Arts Teacher Candidates Learn During Coursework and Practica: A Study of Three Teacher Education Programs“.  Their piece will be published in the September/October issue of JTE, but you can read it now via JTE’s OnlineFirst feature.  What motivated you… 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 »

70th Anniversary-Mendez v. Westminster – JTE Insider

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This year marks the 70th anniversary of Mendez v. Westminster, one of the first court decisions to end Mexican American school segregation.  In this blog post, Dr. Maribel Santiago considers how Mendez is an effective case study to utilize in teacher preparation courses.   Helping Pre-Service Teachers Understand the Complexity of Latina/o Identity and Discrimination… 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 »

Studying literacies and community through #hearmyhome – New Educator

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Two doctoral candidates are hoping to show how important sound is to community and literacy through their project, #hearmyhome. Cassie J. Brownell and Jon M. Wargo, both in the Curriculum, Instruction and Teacher Education program, will examine how K-12 youth and their teachers write about their community through and with “soundscapes” of the every day.… Read More »

Author Interview: Younhee Kim & Rita Elaine Silver – JTE Insider

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We feature the authors of “Provoking Reflective Thinking in Post Observation Conversations.”  Younhee Kim and Rita Elaine Silver share their reflections about the research and writing behind their article featured in the 2016 May/June Issue in the Journal of Teacher Education.  Their article is available to view here.   Q. What motivated you to pursue this particular… Read More »

Editorial Highlights: JTE-May/June 2016 – JTE Insider

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In the editorial of the May/June 2016 issue of the Journal of Teacher Education, Carter Andrews, Bartell, and Richmond (2016) bring awareness to the recent teacher sick-outs in Detroit Public Schools as a way to illustrate the continued resistance to elements that serve to dehumanize the teaching profession. They write: We are calling attention to the… Read More »

Author Interview: Tanetha J. Grosland – JTE Insider

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This author interview features Tanetha J. Grosland, a coauthor with Cheryl Matias on the article, “Digital Storytelling as Racial Justice: Digital Hopes for Deconstructing Whiteness in Teacher Education.”  A video interview with Cheryl Matias can be found here. Matias and Grosland’s article is published in the 2016 March JTE issue and is currently available online here.   Q.… 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 »

Author Interview: Dr. Bruce Maxwell – JTE Insider

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This interview features Dr. Bruce Maxwell,  lead author of “A Five-Country Survey on Ethics Education in Pre-Service Teaching Programs”, recently published in JTE and available online here.  An interview with one of Dr. Maxwell’s co-authors, Dr. Helen Boon, can be found here. 1.What motivated you to pursue this particular research topic? I came to teacher… Read More »

Graduate students study literacies and community through everyday soundscapes – News

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Two doctoral candidates are hoping to show how important sound is to community and literacy through their project, #hearmyhome. Cassie J. Brownell and Jon M. Wargo, both in the Curriculum, Instruction and Teacher Education program, will examine how K-12 youth and their teachers write about their community through and with “soundscapes” of the every day.… Read More »

Author Interview: Dr. Helen Boon – JTE Insider

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This interview features Dr. Helen Boon, co-author of “A Five-Country Survey on Ethics Education in Pre-Service Teaching Programs”, recently published in JTE and available online here. What motivated you to pursue this particular research topic? During my time as a teacher of Chemistry in secondary schools, I witnessed many unethical situations, both in relation to… Read More »

Podcast Interview with Beth Powers & Peter Duffy – JTE Insider

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Listen to Dr.Beth Powers and Dr. Peter Duffy discuss the work behind their article, “Making Invisible Intersectionality Visible Through Theater of the Oppressed in Teacher Education,” published in the 2016 Jan/Feb issue of JTE. Their article can be found online here.   If you would like to contact the authors about their blog or article, please… 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 »

Major Forum to Tackle Tough Questions on ‘Digital Divide’ – JTE Insider

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This blog post was originally published on the AACTE blog, Ed Prep Matters.  By Gail Richmond The editors of the Journal of Teacher Education are pleased to be organizing our annual major forum for AACTE’s 68th Annual Meeting.  This year’s session, “Equity, Access, and the Digital Divide: Challenges for Teacher Education,” will be held Wednesday,… Read More »

Parsing Teaching Practice: An Interview with Mary Kennedy – JTE Insider

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In this interview, Dr. Mary Kennedy discussed the work behind her article, “Parsing the Practice of Teaching.”  The article is published in the January 2016 JTE issue and is currently available online here. What motivated you to pursue this question? Actually, I had two different experiences that had a big influence on me. The first was… Read More »

Doctoral Degree Recipients – New Educator

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The following individuals received doctoral degrees from the College of Education in the program areas and during the semesters noted. Fall 2014 Curriculum, Instruction and Teacher Education Justin L. Bruner Ruthie Lee Riddle Curriculum, Teaching and Educational Policy Rachel Angela Akinyi Ayieko Lucia Margaret Elden Amy Lark Educational Policy Kaitlin Tiplady Obenauf Nathan Jay Clason… 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 »

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 »

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 »

Xie named Cyphert Distinguished Professor to augment teaching and learning – Research Laboratory for Design Learning

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Kui Xie, associate professor of educational technology, has been named the Ted and Lois Cyphert Distinguished Professor. Frederick R. “Ted” Cyphert, dean of the College of Education, and his wife, Lois, were loyal supporters of teacher education. After his death in 2005, Lois wanted to ensure that their endowment supported and enhanced a faculty member’s work… 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 »

Doctoral Degree Recipients – New Educator

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The following individuals received doctoral degrees from the College of Education in the program areas and during the semesters noted. SUMMER 2013 Curriculum, Instruction and Teacher Education Block, Meghan Kathleen Johnson, Kate Ruth Kang, Jung-Jin Mohamed Razali, Abu Bakar Protacio, Maria Selena Ovejera Slaton, Adriane McNamara Kuo, Nai-Cheng (Dual degree, Special Education) Curriculum, Teaching and… 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 »

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 »

Doctoral student receives award for LGBTQ research – News

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Jon M. Wargo, a Ph.D. student in the Curriculum, Instruction and Teacher Education (CITE) program at Michigan State University, has won an award for his work exploring language and literacy practice of the LGBTQ youth community in Michigan. Wargo is receiving the inaugural CCCC Gloria Anzaldúa Rhetorician Award at the Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC), which celebrates… 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 »

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 »

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 »

New faculty members, 2014-2015 – New Educator

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The College of Education welcomes 13 new tenure-track faculty members this academic year. Emily BOUCK, Associate Professor Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology and Special Education Ph.D., Michigan State University Emily Bouck’s research focuses on improving outcomes of secondary students with high-incidence disabilities through advances in two strands of scholarship: standard academic curricula (i.e. mathematics) and… Read More »

Online discussion to explore “Reaching and Teaching Boys of Color” – News

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Michigan State University’s Office of K-12 Outreach is sponsoring “An Open Conversation on Teaching Boys of Color” at 10 a.m. Thursday. It will be streamed live online from the Kellogg Center. “This is an important conversation,” says Barbara Markle, assistant dean of K-12 outreach. “As a state and as a nation, we cannot solve the achievement… 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Meet our new 2013-2014 faculty – New Educator

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The College of Education welcomes 12 new faculty members this academic year across all four departments. Here is a brief introduction of them including their research interests and the focus of their recent work.  Melanie COOPER, Lappan-Phillips Professor of Science Education Department of Teacher Education, Department of Chemistry PhD, University of Manchester Melanie Cooper is… 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 »

Alumni receive national science teaching fellowships – News

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Three graduates of the Teacher Preparation Program at Michigan State University were recently selected to receive Teaching Fellowships from the Knowles Science Teaching Foundation (KSTF), a prestigious national honor for beginning mathematics and science teachers. A total of 35 fellows were selected from across the country for 2013. Over five years, KSTF Fellows receive significant… 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 »

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 »

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 »

Alumni Notes – New Educator

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Alumna receives national biology teacher award Mentor teacher and College of Education alumna Heather Peterson (’98, secondary teaching certificate) has received the 2012 National Outstanding Biology Teacher Award. Peterson received the award from the National Association of Biology Teachers (NABT) during the association’s recent professional development conference in Dallas. “We don’t get a lot of… 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 »

In memoriam: Keith Anderson – News

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Keith Anderson, long-time professor in the Department of Curriculum and Foundations (later became Teacher Education) and associate dean of graduate studies, died on December 20, 2012 at age 79. Anderson’s career at Michigan State University’s College of Education spanned over 40 years. He taught both undergraduate and graduate students and held various administrative roles within… Read More »

Alumnus named Superintendent of the Year in Illinois – News

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College of Education alumnus Peter Flynn has received the 2012 Superintendent of the Year award from the Illinois Association of School Administrators (IASA). Flynn retired earlier this year as superintendent of the Freeport School District 145 in Freeport, Ill. During his 12-year tenure in Freeport, Flynn cultivated a deep commitment to the arts within the… 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 »

Learning is a journey – New Educator

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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

In memoriam: Professor Emeritus Patricia Cianciolo – News

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Renowned literacy educator Patricia Cianciolo, professor emeritus in the Department of Teacher Education at Michigan State University, died on Jan. 18, 2012. Cianciolo, a faculty member at MSU from 1964 to 1996, was an expert in children’s response to literature and book illustrations, as well as in the teaching and learning of literature in the elementary grades.… 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 »

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 »

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 »

In memory of Vito Perrone: MSU alumnus and renowned educator – News

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Vito Perrone Sr., a nationally acclaimed educator, leader and author, passed away on Aug. 24, 2011 due to congestive heart failure. He was 78. Throughout his truly influential career, Perrone was an advocate of humanistic and regimentation-free public education. He believed that education should focus less on standardized testing and more on promoting children’s natural love of learning. Perrone earned his bachelor’s degree in… 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 »

Alum wins national award for research on science teaching – News

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Jeffrey J. Rozelle, who received his Ph.D. from the College of Education in 2010, is expected to receive an Outstanding Doctoral Research Award from the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST) during the organization’s international conference this April. Rozelle is one of two scholars nationwide selected for the honor, acknowledging that his dissertation has… Read More »

The Hidden Potential of Hip Hop – New Educator

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Ph.D. student earns Fulbright, teaches digital and global citizenship through music around the world By Nicole Geary Before they began learning about blogs, podcasts and international beats, students in Akesha Horton’s technology class considered a critical question. What is hip hop? “If you think hip hop is dead like Nas said, type in 32902,” Horton… Read More »

A Few Weeks on Campus: A Jumpstart For the Future – New Educator

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Summer high school scholars program preps urban youth for college Jennifer Aldridge knows she is going to college. She’s sure she wants a career in sports medicine, or maybe child psychology. But the 17-year-old from Detroit didn’t know what to expect as an undergraduate until she spent four highly anticipated weeks at Michigan State University… Read More »

College students lack scientific literacy, study finds – News

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Most college students in the United States do not grasp the scientific basis of the carbon cycle – an essential skill in understanding the causes and consequences of climate change, according to research published in the January issue of BioScience. The study, whose authors include several current and former researchers from Michigan State University, calls… Read More »

MSU student helps surprise local schoolchildren with holiday gifts – News

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As 9-year-old Krystal Edwards wrote in her newly opened journal, it was “the best Christmas party ever” at Forest View Elementary School on the morning of Dec. 17. About 275 students walked into their classrooms after the first bell to find presents piled up on each of their desks, hand-picked for them by high school… Read More »

Alum leads research on fellowships for Knowles Science Teaching Foundation – News

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Jodie A. Galosy, Ph.D. ’05 (Curriculum, Teaching and Educational Policy) has joined the Knowles Science Teaching Foundation (KSTF) as Senior Program Officer for Research. Galosy will direct research activities that inform and support KSTF’s cornerstone Teaching Fellowships program, which provides five-year fellowships to teachers of high school mathematics and science early in their careers.  Galosy joins KSTF from… 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 »

Assistant dean named honorary member of international research organization – News

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Professor John (Jack) Schwille was recently elected as an honorary member of the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA) – a distinction shared by just 21 people (13 living) around the world. Schwille, the college’s assistant dean for international studies in education, was selected for making significant contributions to IEA over 38… Read More »

Kristin Phillips wins Gail P. Kelly dissertation award – News

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Kristin Phillips, Assistant Professor in the Department of Teacher Education has been awarded the Gail P. Kelly Award for Outstanding Dissertation in Comparative Education in 2009. The Kelly Award is conferred on a doctoral dissertation that manifests academic excellence, originally, methodological, theoretical, and empirical rigor, and that addresses social justice and equity issues in an… Read More »

Annis N. Brown elected to serve as Chair-Elect for AERA Graduate Student Council – News

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Annis N. Brown, a doctoral student in the Department of Teacher Education, was elected to serve as Chair-Elect for the Graduate Student Council (GSC) of the American Educational Research Association for 2009-2010. This election is an important honor for Annis and brings recognition to our institution as well. AERA is committed to enhancing the quality… Read More »

NSF awards grant to Teresa Tatto and colleagues – News

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Maria Teresa Tatto and her colleagues — Jack Schwille, Amita Chudgar, Mark Reckase, Sandra Crespo, Raven McCrory, and Tenko Raykor — have received a NSF grant to begin research on The First Five Years of Mathematics Teaching. The study investigates novice teachers’ (with 0-5 years experience) development of mathematical knowledge for teaching and the influence… Read More »

Message from the Certificate Director – MAET Blog

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Greetings Educators,

In this column we normally focus on teacher professional development and ways for integrating technology into education. However, we don’t always consider how professional development takes place in other aspects of our jobs, other environments, or in other fields. We tend to avoid professional development programs that are only marginally related to our jobs or may require extra work on our behalf. And if it means working on our day off or training for no pay, we’re even less likely to participate.

Herbel-Eisenmann wins AMTE Early Career Award – News

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Associate professor of teacher education Beth Herbel-Eisenmann has received the 2009 Early Career Award from the national Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (AMTE). The award recognizes one early career AMTE member each year for their contributions as a mathematics teacher educator in the areas of teaching, service and scholarship. Herbel-Eisenmann will be recognized at the… Read More »

A Message from the MAET Director – MAET Blog

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Greetings Educators, A few weeks ago my colleague and partner in crime, Matt Koehler and I, published an article in the journal Learning and Leading with Technology, the membership magazine of the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE).  In this article titled, “Too Cool for School, No Way” (http://tinyurl.com/c6p5ta/), we tried to make the… Read More »

Brophy Earns Award From APA – News

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Jere Brophy (Deceased) Jere Brophy (deceased), a University Distinguished Professor of teacher education and educational psychology at MSU’s College of Education, has been honored with a lifetime achievement award by the Jere Brophy (deceased) educational psychology division of the American Psychological Association. Brophy, a Chicago native who joined the MSU faculty in 1976, will receive… Read More »

Families’ voices: The trauma of preschool suspension and expulsion – News

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Preschool suspension rates are shocking across the nation. Across the U.S., about 250 preschoolers are suspended or expelled daily, according to findings from the Center for American Progress (2017) and the National Survey of Children’s Health (2016).  But how do caregivers experience the tragic phenomenon?   Research led by Michigan State University Assistant Professor Charis Lauren… Read More »

Renn receives William J. Beal Outstanding Faculty Award – News

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Professor and internationally recognized scholar Kristen Renn is a recipient of MSU’s William J. Beal Outstanding Faculty Award. Each year, the award recognizes up to 10 faculty for their consistent record of outstanding scholarship in research or creative activities, teaching and community engagement. Renn was nominated by Department of Educational Administration Chairperson Sheneka Williams. “Dr.… Read More »

Alumni Spotlight - Jenna Taylor – Sport Coaching & Leadership Blog

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Jenna Taylor is the Girls Pre Academy Technical Director (U6-U8 Age Groups) at Liverpool International Academy Michigan’s Central site headquartered in Pontiac/Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. Her roles include coaching soccer teams, overseeing age groups, mentoring coaches, and empowering young girls in sport through workshops, camps, and role model collaboration with older teams. Along with her Technical… Read More »

Naseem Rodríguez earns national Early Career Award – News

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Noreen Naseem Rodríguez received the Early Career Award from the Association for Asian American Studies in April 2024. The annual award recognizes those who have made valuable contributions to the Asian American studies field.  For Naseem Rodríguez, this honor indicates that the nation is starting to see the benefit and importance of teaching Asian American… Read More »

Accreditation – Academics

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The Michigan State University College of Education has several programs ranked by national or international rankings bodies. Accreditation represents the highest standard for education and health-related schools worldwide. Program accreditation confirms the college’s commitment to quality, rigorous, equitable and accountable programming. Accreditation is confirmed through rigorous and comprehensive peer reviews at regular intervals. Select the… Read More »

Ph.D. student recognized for reading research on incarcerated adults – News

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Elizabeth Hicks, a Ph.D. student in Michigan State University’s Special Education program, is a recipient of the Badar-Kauffman Early Career Scholar Award for her research exploring reading intervention in adult correctional facilities – or the lack thereof. Each year, the award recognizes outstanding research contributions of doctoral students at the Badar-Kauffman Conference. The National Adult… Read More »

MSU scholars boost science student engagement with M-PLANS – News

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Michigan State University College of Education scholars partnered with science education experts and middle school science teachers to enhance students’ interest and involvement in science. Professors Jennifer Schmidt and Lisa Linnenbrink-Garcia teamed up with scholars from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) and Bay Area education non-profit WestEd to develop the Motivation – Planning… Read More »

Lisa Linnenbrink-Garcia named AERA Fellow – News

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Michigan State University Professor Lisa Linnenbrink-Garcia, a leading scholar on student motivation in the college’s Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology, and Special Education (CEPSE), has been named an American Educational Research Association (AERA) Fellow. Each year, individuals are acknowledged for their outstanding scientific or scholarly endeavors in educational research, or for their contributions to the… Read More »

Ingrained: Carlos Araoz – Alumni

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Bridging cultures and building futures As a multilingual learner teacher at Cumberland Elementary in the Lansing Public School District, Carlos Araoz blends professionalism and approachability to create a captivating classroom atmosphere. In connecting with his students, specifically English language learners, Araoz draws from his personal experiences witnessing his family’s cultural acclimation. Araoz’s parents, who emigrated… Read More »

Partnership examines restorative measures in K-12 MI schools  – News

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Michigan State University College of Education scholars are leading a research-practice partnership to sustainably implement restorative practices for behavior issues in K-12 schools.   The partnership examines alternative approaches, such as community building and conflict resolution, in comparison to exclusionary approaches for student discipline (i.e., suspension or expulsion).   “Restorative practices build community and relationships between students… Read More »

Book: How to incorporate Asian American culture into elementary classrooms  – News

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A new book co-written by MSU Assistant Professor Noreen Naseem Rodríguez will help elementary schools weave Asian American cultures, identities, histories and more into classroom curriculum.   This is the first book of its kind to help elementary educators teach Asian American topics, according to Naseem Rodríguez. While other books have been published, they only focus… Read More »

Scholars partner with Michigan State Police to improve school safety – News

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In 2018, the State of Michigan’s School Safety Task Force released a report recommending 29 actions be taken by policymakers and K-12 schools to improve school safety. In response, the Michigan State Police Grants and Community Services Division (GCSD) applied for and was awarded two competitive grants from the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of… Read More »

Ingrained – Alumni

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Ingrained captures the journeys of Spartan educators who have become catalysts for positive change in K-12 classrooms across the state of Michigan. These inspiring educators are deeply rooted in their communities, bringing passion, innovation and a commitment to education. Join us as we share their stories and showcase the diverse ways in which our alumni… Read More »

TPP Declaration Application – ED-Connect

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Teacher Preparation students with 28 or more completed credits can apply to the Teacher Preparation Program this semester. If you have already declared/applied, great! No need to take further action. If you have not declared/applied, no worries! This is a great time to do so.  Please use the following website to submit your declaration/application. We have… Read More »

Connie Sung named Fellow of the American Psychological Association   – News

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Michigan State University Professor Connie Sung was named a Fellow of the American Psychological Association. The designation recognizes Sung for her contributions to the field of psychology. She is one of five scholars to be named a Fellow of APA’s Division 22: Rehabilitation Psychology in 2023.  She is one of two current MSU College of… Read More »

Faculty Spotlight - Dr. Andy Driska, Program Director – Sport Coaching & Leadership Blog

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We asked Andy to tell us how he got started in coaching, then moved into a faculty role. I started my career as a secondary teacher and swimming coach in Springfield Township (Montgomery County) just outside of Philadelphia, PA. I studied biochemistry in college, but working in the pharmaceutical industry was not what I wanted… Read More »

New online master’s program will prepare leaders in instructional design  – News

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An innovative new Michigan State University master’s program will equip current and aspiring instructional designers to become field leaders in a diverse range of educational settings. The M.A. in Learning Experience Design (MALXD) is currently accepting applications to join its inaugural cohort of students in Fall 2024.  Learning experience design involves the creation of educational… Read More »

MSU scholars receive grant to prepare future educators for the artificial intelligence age – News

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According to a 2023 survey conducted by Salesforce, 65% of Millennials or Gen Zers are using generative artificial intelligence (AI) tools such as ChatGPT. With its increased usage in virtually every sector, particularly education, Professor Aman Yadav and Assistant Professor Michael Lachney will equip future K-12 educators with the necessary knowledge and tools through a… Read More »

International Program, Reciprocal Learning – New Educator

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Introducing the Reeves Scholars Program (RSP), which connects future teachers in Michigan with other aspiring reachers teachers around the globe. “We are building a way for teacher candidates to learn from and with each other,” said Upenyu Majee, the faculty lead of RSP, a reciprocal exchange program. Students from MSU and the University of Cape… Read More »

New Educator 2023 – New Educator

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The New Educator magazine communicates the ongoing strengths and latest developments among the faculty, students, alumni and programs of Michigan State University’s top-ranked College of Education. Read about research, policy debates, opportunities for study and people doing amazing things in classrooms and communities around the globe. Sharing news Send your news, comments and story ideas to… Read More »

Project FOCCUS³ – Academics

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At MSU, we are preparing Facilitators Of Compassion and Cultural humility in Underrepresented Students in School Psychology and Special Education (Project FOCCUS³) Project FOCCUS³ provides funding for selected graduate students to pursue a master’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) or an educational specialist degree in School Psychology from Michigan State University. Fellowship graduates will… Read More »

Three MSU scholars earn Fulbright Scholar Awards – News

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A Fulbright scholarship is a prestigious international educational exchange program funded by the U.S. government that provides grants to individuals, both American and foreign, to study, teach, or conduct research abroad. The opportunity allows for cross-cultural understanding, fosters academic collaboration and helps develop global leaders by facilitating educational opportunities and cultural exchanges between countries. EXPLORING… Read More »

CREATE for STEM scholars receive $1.9M grant to reimagine high school physics  – News

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Why is it the law in most states to wear a seatbelt?  The answer has to do with energy – how it flows, how it changes and how it impacts more things in daily life than one might imagine.   And that’s the problem: Scholars argue many students don’t have a strong understanding of energy. The… Read More »

Learn More About CED Online Master’s Programs – KIN-nections

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/kin-nections/2023/learn-more-about-ced-online-masters-programs/

Interested in earning your master’s degree at the College of Education in the future, but not sure about your options? You’re invited to attend the next College of Education online master’s virtual information session on Sept. 13 at 4 p.m. EST (register to attend via Zoom). This event will provide an overview of our college’s… Read More »

Meet New CEPSE Chair: Kui Xie – News

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Kui Xie, a noted educational psychology and educational technology scholar, became chair of the Michigan State University Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology and Special Education on July 1, 2023. Xie was also named a Red Cedar Distinguished Professor. The title recognizes individuals for their cumulative external accolades, scholarly achievement and potential to make a difference.… Read More »

Learn More About CED Online Master’s Programs – ED-Connect

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/ed-connect/2023/09/07/learn-more-about-ced-online-masters-programs/

Interested in earning your master’s degree at the College of Education in the future, but not sure about your options? You’re invited to attend the next College of Education online master’s virtual information session on Sept. 13 at 4 p.m. EST (register to attend via Zoom). This event will provide an overview of our college’s… Read More »

Patricia Edwards named University Distinguished Professor  – News

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Patricia A. Edwards, an internationally recognized literacy scholar, was named a Michigan State University Distinguished Professor in June 2023. The honor is one of high distinction at the university, and only given to select faculty members to recognize distinguished achievement in teaching, research and public service.  Edwards joined the MSU College of Education in 1989… Read More »

Do students use extended-time testing accommodations? – News

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When middle school students with disabilities are given extended time to complete a standardized test, do they utilize it? Research led by the Michigan State University College of Education suggests: generally “no.” “Extended time for testing has been repeatedly identified in research as the most common accommodation offered to students with disabilities. Many educators and… Read More »

Honors student authors children's book promoting linguistic justice in classrooms – News

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Teach Preparation Program (TPP) student Katie Olea is using real-life experience to promote linguistic justice and culturally competent settings in elementary classrooms. “My Language, My Identity” is a children’s book authored and illustrated by Olea as part of an end-of-the-year Honors College project. The book’s main character, Valeria, is a wide-eyed elementary student who immigrates… Read More »

Summer Coaches’ School returns to MSU campus this June – News

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Sports leaders are invited to join the annual Michigan State University’s Summer Coaches’ School, which will return to campus June 22-23, for immersive instruction on coaching science. This year’s theme is Developmental Coaching and will feature workshops led by experienced coaches, outside experts, and MSU Kinesiology faculty and graduate students. “This event is a great opportunity… Read More »

MSU scholar receives grant from major chocolate producer to promote youth learning and physical activity – News

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Department of Kinesiology Associate Professor Spyridoula Vazou is the recipient of a three year, $280,000 grant funding a youth summer program incorporating learning with physical activity for students of underserved communities. Funded by Kinder Ferrero — the second largest chocolate producer in the world — program implementation is set to kick off in June 2023… Read More »

Doctoral student receives Graduate Student Award for Community Engaged Scholarship – News

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Educational Psychology and Educational Technology doctoral student Alexandra Lee is a recipient of MSU’s Graduate Student Award for Community Engaged Scholarship for her role as lead researcher on “The ASPiRES Project.” ASPiRES (Aligning Student Passions with Regional Education Services), was established in Spring 2020 by Lee and her classmate Brooke Harris-Thomas with the goal of… Read More »

Take care, check-in, be safe – Sport Coaching & Leadership Blog

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On Monday night, February 13, a shooter killed and injured multiple people in Berkey Hall and the MSU Union building. That shooter apparently took his life shortly after midnight. Although the shooter is deceased and lockdowns have been lifted, there are many fears and feelings that persist and may last for a while. It likely… Read More »

MSU co-leads local DEI Educator Network   – News

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Scholars from the Michigan State University College of Education are co-leading an initiative for K-12 teachers and administrators to better understand and implement diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives in schools.   The DEI Educator Network includes representatives from Ingham, Clinton and Eaton counties and MSU. The aim is to explore what is and isn’t working in… Read More »

Book supports Black male achievement in the classroom – News

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A book authored by a Michigan State University scholar provides a resource guide for educators to encourage Black male achievement in the classroom. “Mindful Teaching Practices for Black Male Achievement: A Student-Focused Guide for Educators” was authored by Ted Ransaw, a specialist in the Office of K-12 Outreach, and published in 2022 by Rowman &… Read More »

Spring Semester Drop-ins – ED-Connect

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Need help finalizing your spring schedule? Join the teacher preparation advisors during their virtual drop-in advising hours throughout the first week of classes. To join, go to https://msu.zoom.us/j/98320208924, Password: NSO Regular drop-in hours during the spring semester will be from 2-4:30 PM each Wednesday starting January 18. Peer advising and further drop-in hours will be announced at a… Read More »

Book supports early educators and learners in best literacy practices – News

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Associate Professor Tanya S. Wright is the lead author of a new professional book that aims to improve literacy learning for children from birth through age 5.   The book, “Literacy Learning for Infants, Toddlers, and Preschoolers: Key Practices for Educators,” is available now through the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).  … Read More »

New Educator 2022 – New Educator

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The New Educator magazine communicates the ongoing strengths and latest developments among the faculty, students, alumni and programs of Michigan State University’s top-ranked College of Education. Read about research, policy debates, opportunities for study and people doing amazing things in classrooms and communities around the globe. Sharing news Send your news, comments and story ideas to… Read More »

Faculty Spotlight: Pelle Kvalsund – Sport Coaching & Leadership Blog

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Welcome to the SCLA Faculty, Pelle! Pelle is a happy spouse and father of two active boys in a family that spans three continents. He has a deep love for people, culture, food, and of sport, play and physical activity. As a former high-performance athlete in Norway, he learned how the connection between coaches and… Read More »

Professor emeritus named prestigious AAAS Fellow – New Educator

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“Explain it in your own words.” Open-ended prompts are a meaningful opportunity to ask students how well they understand a concept.  Evaluating responses, on the other hand, can be challenging and time-consuming—and often unfeasible in large-enrollment undergraduate STEM courses, which typically rely on multiple-choice exams. Throughout his career, Associate Professor Emeritus Mark Urban-Lurain has explored… Read More »

Office of K-12 Outreach: Free online teaching resources – New Educator

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As part of its mission to provide customized, research-based support to schools across the state, MSU’s Office of K-12 Outreach has curated a series of free online resource guides for teachers. K-12 Outreach maintains an unwavering focus on student achievement, offering practical and policy advice to educators, legislative bodies, agencies, associations and foundations. “Our mission,… Read More »

MSU report: Current state policies are failing Michigan’s rural schools and communities – News

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A new report from Michigan State University finds that Michigan’s education policy reforms over the past two decades have largely ignored rural schools and thereby failed to support needed community development. The three-year-long study asked superintendents in 25 rural school districts across the state to identify the most problematic areas where current policies do not provide opportunities… Read More »

Learn about master's programs in the college – ED-Connect

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Online Master’s Information SessionsAre you interested in applying to a master’s degree at the College of Education in the future? Learn more about some of the college’s online programs at an upcoming information session: Master of Arts in Education: Application Workshop, Sept. 13, 4 p.m.: The MAED is designed for all educators who want to enhance their… Read More »

Greenhow, Koehler examine challenges and opportunities for online learning – News

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In March 2020, COVID-19 suddenly forced school administrators, educators, students and caregivers into a new modality of teaching and learning. In a matter of hours, schooling as the world knew it changed—forever.   Michigan State University scholars Christine Greenhow and Matthew Koehler edited a special issue of the Educational Psychologist examining how the pandemic impacted schooling,… Read More »

Small steps, big results: New practicum experience for ABA students – News

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Students in the Michigan State University Master of Arts in Applied Behavior Analysis program will have a new practicum opportunity in the Lansing School District beginning this fall. The PACES Project will support Spartans in providing evidence-based applied behavior analysis (ABA) practices to improve educational, social and emotional outcomes for young children.  Directed by Assistant… Read More »

Learn about CED online master's programs – ED-Connect

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/ed-connect/2022/08/08/learn-about-ced-online-masters-programs/

Are you interested in earning your master’s degree through the College of Education someday? Learn more about some of the college’s online programs at an upcoming information session: Master of Arts in Education, Aug. 17, 4 p.m.: The MAED is designed for all educators who want to enhance their professional practice through advanced study related… Read More »

MAET program receives award for extraordinary supports for students, alums – News

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The Master of Arts in Educational Technology (MAET) program in the College of Education has received the 2022 Outstanding Graduate Program Community Award. The annual honor presented by the Michigan State University Graduate School recognizes programs that proactively meet the educational and professional development needs of its students.   “From the moment I began my graduate… Read More »

MSU launches new center to help individuals with disabilities  – News

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Update, October 13, 2023: This story was updated to include new content featured in the 2023 New Educator magazine. The update, toward the bottom of the story, includes progress STRIDE has made since its creation in 2022. Michigan State University is launching a new center to meet the critical need globally to support individuals with… Read More »

Research Assistant opportunity – KIN-nections

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The Education Policy Innovation Collaborative (EPIC) is looking to hire  2-3 undergraduate and master’s students as hourly research assistants for EPIC’s ongoing educator workforce study. These students will assist with collecting and coding data about Michigan teachers’ salaries and financial incentives that school districts offer as ways to recruit and retain teachers. The ideal candidate… Read More »

GECP trip to Dearborn: Learning through differences – ED-Connect

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/ed-connect/2022/05/03/gecp-trip-to-dearborn-learning-through-differences/

Global Educators Cohort Program (GECP) students recently took a trip to Dearborn, MI, to learn about the Arab American culture and observe in some of the schools. Twenty-three students went on the trip, including teacher preparation student, Ana Vidal. The following article is a telling of her experience visiting that region of the state for… Read More »

MSU research finds math textbooks don’t work for students worldwide  – News

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An international study led by Michigan State University scholars has provided a “dismal picture” of mathematics textbooks across the globe—and it has serious implications for the next generation of learners.   Among the findings, researchers discovered that student “opportunities to learn and develop mathematics literacy are so few as to almost be nonexistent” in eighth grade… Read More »

HIGHLIGHTS – Office of K-12 Outreach

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ESSER Funding Levels for Michigan Money Available Authorizing Legislation Entities Involved Approach to Allocation Period of Availability ESSER I $13.2 billion CARES Act (Passed 3/27/20) USED awarded grantsto SEAs to supportLEAs LEAs mustprovide equitableservices to non publicstudents and teachers Awarded toSEAs using thesame formula asPart A of Title I.See the ESSER IMethodologyTable SEAs must haveawarded… Read More »

Meet Your Development and Alumni Engagement Team – New Educator

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The Office of Development and Alumni Engagement is comprised of Spartans dedicated to promoting possibilities. Their office garners funds for scholarships and endowments that support learning, teaching and research and find meaningful ways to connect with alumni and friends and honor their impact across the College of Education. DIRECTION & IDEATION ERIC L. STURDY JR.Senior… Read More »

Urban Immersion Fellowship Application – ED-Connect

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The Urban Immersion Fellowship Summer 2022 application is now available for current Freshmen through Juniors in the college Teacher Preparation Program. For more program information about this Detroit-based experience, visit the College of Education website, “Urban Immersion Fellowship.”  The application closes on Friday, March 11th, 2022 at 5:00 PM. To learn more about the program,… Read More »

Krajcik named University Distinguished Professor – News

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Joseph Krajcik, an internationally recognized scholar in STEM teaching and learning, was named a University Distinguished Professor by the MSU Board of Trustees in 2021. The recognition is one of the highest honors that can be bestowed on a Michigan State University faculty member, and is given in acknowledgment of achievements in research, the classroom… Read More »

Presentations at AERA 2022 – Research Laboratory for Design Learning

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/rldl/2022/02/24/presentations-at-aera-2022/

In the upcoming 2022 Annual Meeting for American Educational Research Association (AERA) in April 21-26, 2022, San Diego, our lab members will be involved in the following presentations: Vongkulluksn, V.W., & Xie, K., Examining Situational Engagement With Multilevel Latent State-Trait Models and Experiential Sampling Data Fri, April 22, 11:30 to 1:00pm PDT, In Paper Session:… Read More »

Publication on Cognitive Engagement with Technology Scale – Research Laboratory for Design Learning

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Vongkulluksn, V.W., Lu, L., Nelson, M.J., & Xie, K. (2022). Cognitive engagement with technology scale: A validation study. Educational Technology Research & Development. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11423-022-10098-9 (SSCI Journal; Impact Factor: 3.565) Abstract Quantitative studies on technology integration often examined general quantity of classroom technology use or teacher-reported accounts of integration practices. There is a current need for… Read More »

Publication on Situational Engagement in Smart Classroom – Research Laboratory for Design Learning

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Lu, G., Xie, K., & Liu, Q. (2022). What influences student situational engagement in smart classroom: perception of learning environment and students’ motivation. British Journal of Educational Technology. https://doi.org/10.1111/bjet.13204 (SSCI Journal; Impact Factor: 4.929) Abstract Situational engagement plays a critical role in promoting students’ academic performance. In a smart classroom environment, this study collected longitudinal… Read More »

K-12 Outreach announces free Black History Month resources, events – News

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The Michigan State University Office of K-12 Outreach has announced a resource guide and a series of events to observe and to educate students, teachers and others on Black History Month.   This effort, led by Outreach Specialist Ted Ransaw, includes free access to online materials and a series of panelists with historical and contemporary… Read More »

MSU helps increase computer science equity and access in Detroit – News

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Since joining the Michigan State University College of Education faculty in 2014, Professor Aman Yadav has been a leader in ensuring teachers and students have access to computer science education. A collaborative grant project for nearly $1 million from the National Science Foundation is expanding that work into new spaces—and with equity in mind. “Broadly,… 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 offers guides to COVID relief funding, lessons learned for schools – News

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Michigan State University is helping schools and communities through and beyond the COVID pandemic with two new resources based on insights from working closely with educators across the state. The white papers, published by the College of Education’s Office of K-12 Outreach, include a guide to using federal relief dollars provided to school districts and… Read More »

MSU’s online MAED program celebrates 20-year milestone – News

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How much did a laptop weigh in 2001? About 10 pounds, as Professor Steve Weiland remembers it.  At the time, the College of Education was preparing to launch the university’s first fully online master’s program: the Master of Arts in Education (MAED). Twenty years and more than 1,000 graduates later, it is easy to forget that 2001 was a time when very few faculty members had experience… Read More »

MSU report finds disparities in districts’ implementation of Michigan third grade literacy law – News

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New research from Michigan State University shows that school districts intended to retain 229 students this school year out of more than 3,000 eligible based on low reading scores under Michigan’s Read by Grade Three law. Retained students represent 0.2% of all third-grade students in Michigan and account for 6.7% of those who were eligible… Read More »

ESSER – Office of K-12 Outreach

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/k12/esser/

These funding waves (dubbed ESSER I, ESSER II, and ESSER III) have provided schools with a once-in-a-lifetime influx of federal funding. That said, deciding how to spend this money can be an overwhelming decision because of several factors. The non-renewable nature of this funding means that programs implemented have a limited lifespan, increases in staffing… 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 »

Communications and Brand Resources – College of Education Events

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/communications/

As faculty and staff in the Michigan State University College of Education, we each play an integral role in communicating about the university and the college to various audiences. Effective, consistent communication helps us Recruit outstanding students and faculty, Attract donors and other external funding sources, Achieve recognition for our accomplishments and Demonstrate how we… Read More »

MSU offers science curricula, professional learning to schools – News

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Michigan State University researchers have developed a range of high-quality teaching materials shown to help improve science learning and engagement for K-12 students. These materials are freely available to schools across the nation, and educators can participate in virtual or in-person professional learning to help them implement the curricula in their own classrooms. The CREATE… Read More »

Courses – Counseling, Educational Psychology & Special Education

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/cepse/fine/courses/

I teach graduate students in the School Psychology program at Michigan State University, having started as an Assistant Professor in 2008. Our talented faculty includes Evelyn Oka, John Carlson, Sara Bolt, and Jana Aupperlee. The program has a long history of training outstanding students who practice as school psychologists, as well as those who go on to academic positions in excellent… Read More »

Reflections on the Mini-MOOC: From design to reflection – MAET Blog

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/maet/2021/06/14/reflections-on-the-mini-mooc-from-design-to-reflection/

In March of 2020, as COVID-19 called for rapid transitions in teaching and learning environments, many teachers felt overwhelmed by uncertainty and an abundance of options (often with very little guidance or structure). Team MAET identified this gap in professional development needs and designed a solution: The Mini-MOOC on Remote Teaching. MOOC is an acronym… 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 »

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

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/new-educator/2021/covid-a-timeline-of-impact-on-mi-schools/

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 »

Alumni & Career Spotlight – Counseling, Educational Psychology & Special Education

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/cepse/maet/alumni-career-spotlight/

The MAET degree prepares students to be thought leaders in their professional contexts. Graduates of the MAET degree become confident, capable users of a wide range of technologies in educational settings and also develop deep theoretical understandings of how, when and why to integrate technologies to support learning processes. With this knowledge and skill set,… Read More »

Paid Remote Summer Internship for Future Educators – ED-Connect

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/ed-connect/2021/05/03/paid-remote-summer-internship-for-future-educators/

Brightbeam, a nonprofit network of education activists demanding a better education and a brighter future for every child, is offering a paid remote internship position for this summer to a teacher prep student from Michigan State University. Learn more about the position by going to https://brightbeamnetwork.org/jobs/. Interested applicants can apply on Handshake by May 9.… 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 »

Partnerships – Office of International Studies in Education

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/international/global-education-engagement/partnerships/

The following are some recent examples of some of the range of institutional partnerships supporting capacity building for educators: PRESTASI Indonesia: Teams of faculty from 14 universities focused on developing materials and practices for their institutions with workshops in both Indonesia and the U.S. The Hainan Normal University professional development program: A multidisciplinary group of… 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 »

Program Coordinators – Education Policy Fellowship Program

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Michigan EPFP Coordinators Bryan Beverly, Ph.D.DirectorOffice of K-12 OutreachCollege of EducationMichigan State University620 Farm Lane Erickson Hall, Room 230East Lansing, MI 48824517-353-8950E-mail: beverlyb@msu.edu Bryan Beverly is the director of the College of Education’s Office of K-12 Outreach at Michigan State University, where his work is centered on school turnaround efforts and instructional leadership. Dr. Beverly received… Read More »

Presentations at AERA 2021 – Research Laboratory for Design Learning

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In the upcoming 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting for American Educational Research Association (AERA) in April 8-12, 2021, our lab members will be involved in the following presentations: Thu, April 8, 1:00 to 2:00pm EDT (1:00 to 2:00pm EDT), Division C, Division C – Section 2b: Learning and Motivation in Social and Cultural Contexts Roundtable Sessions… Read More »

MSU offers Black History Month learning resource guides – News

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The Michigan State University Office of K-12 Outreach has compiled two resource guides to help students, educators and others engage in learning in recognition of Black History Month. The guides include a summary of easy accessible online resources and a list of recommended Black and Black-authored books. They were compiled thanks to the efforts 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 »

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 »

Requirements – Counseling, Educational Psychology & Special Education

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The Master of Arts in Applied Behavior Analysis & Autism Spectrum Disorders is available under Plan B (non-thesis). Students must complete a total of 30 credits, distributed as described below. ALL of the following 3-credit courses (27 credits): CEP 843: Autism Spectrum Disorders: Characteristics and Educational Implications CEP 844: Applied Behavior Analysis for Teachers CEP 845: Autism Spectrum… Read More »

Nathan Hawk wins an Alumni Grant for Graduate Research and Scholarship – Research Laboratory for Design Learning

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/rldl/2021/01/15/nathan-hawk-wins-an-alumni-grant-for-graduate-research-and-scholarship/

Congratulations to Nathan Hawk, a member of the Research Laboratory for Digital Learning and a PhD candidate in the learning technologies program at The Ohio State University. He has received an award from the Alumni Grants for Graduate Research and Scholarship program – an annual highly competitive program that is eligible to any graduate student… 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 »

Publication on PD and Quality of Technology Integration – Research Laboratory for Design Learning

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/rldl/2020/11/27/publication-on-pd-and-quality-of-technology-integration/

Bowman, M.A., Vongkulluksn, V.W., Jiang, Z. & Xie, K. (2020). Teachers’ exposure to professional development and the quality of their instructional technology use: The mediating role of teachers’ value and ability beliefs. Journal of Research on Technology in Education. 10.1080/15391523.2020.1830895 (SSCI, 2019 Impact Factor: 1.585, Open Access article) Abstract One way to help teachers use… Read More »

New Professors Share Their Experiences in 2020 – Research Laboratory for Design Learning

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The year 2020 has been a very challenging year for graduate students on the job market. In the COVID-19 pandemic, many colleges and universities had hiring freezes. The academic job market has been extremely competitive. Four former members of The Research Laboratory for Digital Learning successfully secured professor positions in 2020. They share their experiences… 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 »

Meet our Students – Counseling, Educational Psychology & Special Education

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Leah Jansen, M.A. – 2nd year in Ph.D. Program Advisor – Dr. Dante DixsonResearch Interests – “I am pursuing research in the field of positive psychology. I aim to make secondary education more equitable and holistic for all students.”jansenl@msu.edu Nathalie Marinho, M.A. – 4th year in Ph.D. Program Advisor – Dr. Sara WitmerResearch Interests –… Read More »

Alumna becomes first autism specialist named Michigan Educator of the Year – News

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Michigan State University alumna Megan Sidge treats her small group of students, each of them with varying forms of autism, like a family. And they stick together, sometimes for years as they move through grades at Hickory Woods Elementary in Novi, Mich. “I just love being able to watch them grow from year to year.… 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 »

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 »

Virtual Mock Career Fair - Practice makes perfect – ED-Connect

→ https://edwp.educ.msu.edu/ed-connect/2020/09/16/virtual-mock-career-fair-practice-makes-perfect/

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to attend a virtual career fair or event? Yup, it’s going to be different! Don’t let uncertainty keep you from attending a virtual career event this year (like the MSU Teacher Fair in the spring!). Instead, practice navigating a professional online environment by attending the MSU Mock Career… Read More »

Faculty Spotlight – Sport Coaching & Leadership Blog

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Dr. Jeff MacCharles joins the SCL Faculty Jeff MacCharles joins the Department of Kinesiology from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, where he recently completed his Ph.D. in Management (Sport Management concentration). Jeff has been teaching at the collegiate level since 2012 and has developed and instructed courses in Sport Management, Business, Psychology and Sociology. Jeff’s… Read More »

Build student success with practical research – Research Laboratory for Design Learning

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Professor Kui Xie (second from left) and his research team Lin Lu, doctoral candidate; Vanessa Vongkulluksn, postdoctoral researcher; and Mike Nelson, doctoral student, help schools and districts in Ohio use data and research to improve student learning. Gain solid data for your school’s response to students’ learning needs In changing times, school leaders need tailored… 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…