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MA-ABA program offers classroom-based experience for students

December 6, 2021
MA-ABA program offers classroom-based experience for students

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

November 29, 2021
MSU offers guides to COVID relief funding, lessons learned for schools

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 »

HALE grad Barbara Given receives Alumni Service Award

November 12, 2021
HALE grad Barbara Given receives Alumni Service Award

Barbara Given, a graduate of the Michigan State University College of Education, is being presented with the Alumni Service Award at the university’s annual Grand Awards Gala on Nov. 12. Given is a University Distinguished Professor and associate dean emerita of the MSU College of Nursing, where she made a lasting impact on generations of… Read More »

MSU Elementary Teacher Preparation Program gets powerful redesign

November 10, 2021
MSU Elementary Teacher Preparation Program gets powerful redesign

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 »

Capturing moths, and kids’ curiosity about science

November 8, 2021
Capturing moths, and kids’ curiosity about science

It turns out that moths make good science teachers. That’s what Michigan State University researchers found when they started encouraging elementary students to capture the winged organisms in their own communities and ask novel questions. Like, are there more moths around houses that have pools? Or under deciduous trees? The investigations help kids understand key… Read More »

MSU receives $15 million from USAID to empower youth success in Kenya

November 4, 2021
MSU receives $15 million from USAID to empower youth success in Kenya

EAST LANSING, Mich. – Michigan State University has received a $15 million grant from the U.S. Agency for International Development to serve 300,000 youth in Kenya and help create job opportunities that can improve their lives and transform their communities.  In the USAID Empowered Youth project, MSU will partner with two other universities and youth organizations across Kenya to provide life skills training and starter funds… 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’s online MAED program celebrates 20-year milestone

November 3, 2021
MSU’s online MAED program celebrates 20-year milestone

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 »

Exploring the ethics of artificial intelligence in K-12 education

November 3, 2021
Exploring the ethics of artificial intelligence in K-12 education

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 »

New grant to support mindset and reading in young students

October 27, 2021
New grant to support mindset and reading in young students

By grades 4-5, many students struggle with reading. After years of perceived failure of learning to read, many of these students with reading difficulties may become convinced they cannot do anything about their poor reading skills—and try to read even less. That’s where Project i-SMART—an Intervention to Support Mindset And Reading Together, led by Eunsoo… Read More »