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Jerlando F. L. Jackson recommended as dean of MSU College of Education

April 21, 2022
Jerlando F. L. Jackson recommended as dean of MSU College of Education

MSU Provost Teresa K. Woodruff, Ph.D., has recommended Jerlando F. L. Jackson to be the next dean of the MSU College of Education, effective July 1, 2022. Jackson will also hold the title of MSU Foundation Professor of Education. The recommendation is subject to approval by the MSU Board of Trustees. Jackson holds both the… Read More »

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

March 29, 2022
MSU named #1 in nation for four graduate programs by U.S. News

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 »

Floden receives top national honor for career achievement in teacher education

February 16, 2022
Floden receives top national honor for career achievement in teacher education

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 »

Patrick wins Outstanding Supervisor Award

November 4, 2021
Patrick wins Outstanding Supervisor Award

Jeannie Patrick, director of the Office of Research Administration in the College of Education, has received the Outstanding Supervisor Award from Michigan State University. The award honors MSU supervisors who have consistently demonstrated worklife sensitivity and support of the professional/personal needs of the employees in their unit. This year, there were 30 nominations and five awardees… Read More »

MSU alum named Michigan Teacher of the Year

May 18, 2021
MSU alum named Michigan Teacher of the Year

Leah Porter, a kindergarten teacher in Holt Public Schools and a Michigan State University College of Education alumna, has been named the 2021-2022 Michigan Teacher of the Year. Porter was chosen from a list of more than 275 nominees for the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) honor. She was named one of the state’s 10… Read More »

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

March 15, 2021
Pre-pandemic literacy has improved but will students be retained?

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

March 4, 2021
Racial equity in school discipline: Starting in the classroom

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 »

Michigan schools shifting to provide in-person instruction

February 22, 2021
Michigan schools shifting to provide in-person instruction

Michigan school districts are shifting away from remote instruction toward offering some in-person instruction, with less than half as many districts providing remote-only instruction in February compared to January, says a new report from Michigan State University. February also saw the largest increase (from 64% to 83%) in districts planning to offer some form of… Read More »

MSU ranks #4 in U.S. for best online master’s programs in education

January 26, 2021
MSU ranks #4 in U.S. for best online master’s programs in education

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

Looking for the long-term secret to STEM success

January 19, 2021
Looking for the long-term secret to STEM success

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