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In Memoriam: John Haubenstricker

March 14, 2023
In Memoriam: John Haubenstricker

John Haubenstricker, a long-time Kinesiology scholar and leader, died on March 13, 2023. Haubenstricker joined the college in 1973 and remained in various research, teaching and leadership roles until his retirement in 2003. “He was always willing to do what was best for the department, no matter the role, no matter the task,” said Professor… Read More »

Smith’s dedication to education in Albania recognized with third Fulbright Scholar award

March 13, 2023
Smith’s dedication to education in Albania recognized with third Fulbright Scholar award

In an education system shaped by 50 years of communist isolation, Fulbright Scholar and Associate Professor BetsAnn Smith is helping develop curriculum for a program that will prepare educational leaders across Albania. The Center for School Leadership, a project initiated by an Albanian-American Development fund, has created a school leadership certification program. The program has so… Read More »

New dyslexia intervention program led by MSU scholar looks to transform literacy

March 6, 2023
New dyslexia intervention program led by MSU scholar looks to transform literacy

According to the American Psychiatric Association, 5-15% of school-aged students and nearly 50% of incarcerated adults in the United States struggle with dyslexia. Associate Professor for Special Education Troy Mariage and his team are developing a hybrid-model educational resource that could change the narrative. Three fiction-based books with 72 lessons have been written and piloted… Read More »

Doctoral student receives Graduate Student Award for Community Engaged Scholarship

March 2, 2023
Doctoral student receives Graduate Student Award for Community Engaged Scholarship

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 »

MSU co-leads local DEI Educator Network  

February 7, 2023
MSU co-leads local DEI Educator Network  

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 »

MSU offers new certificate in Teacher Leadership

January 30, 2023
MSU offers new certificate in Teacher Leadership

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 »

Book supports Black male achievement in the classroom

January 30, 2023
Book supports Black male achievement in the classroom

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 »

Four MSU online master’s programs named in nation’s top-10

January 24, 2023
Four MSU online master’s programs named in nation’s top-10

Michigan State University, a leading institution in the field of education, remains home to some of the most prestigious and highly-ranked online master’s degree programs in the country. According to U.S. News & World Report’s annual rankings, MSU moved up 14 spots overall from 2022 and has four specialty programs in the top-10. The college… Read More »

Five MSU scholars recognized as national education influencers

January 5, 2023
Five MSU scholars recognized as national education influencers

Five scholars from the Michigan State University College of Education were featured on the top-200 list of nationwide influencers in the field of education. Now in its 13th year, the annual Rick Hess Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings honors scholars from across the U.S. who have shaped education research, policy and practice. This year, the college… Read More »

Venzant Chambers publishes book on “Racial Opportunity Cost”

January 4, 2023
Venzant Chambers publishes book on “Racial Opportunity Cost”

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 »