Category Archives: College News

No ‘silver bullet’ for science standards

America’s K-12 teachers are not fully prepared to meet a new set of science standards, a Michigan State University education scholar argues in Science. Writing in the April 19 issue, University Distinguished Professor and chair of the Department of Teacher Education Suzanne Wilson said the professional training landscape for teachers is woefully inadequate to handle… Read More »

Twitter can give power to the people

Twitter can easily teach people about social movements such as Occupy Wall Street and even entice them to participate, according to a new study by a Michigan State University education doctoral student. The social networking site – which lets users read, send and group together 140-character messages known as tweets – can actually be a… Read More »

Blended, online courses named best on campus

Two courses taught by College of Education faculty have been named winners in Michigan State University’s annual Award Competition in Instructional Technology, funded by AT&T. Punya Mishra, professor of Educational Psychology and Educational Technology (EPET), and Danah Henriksen, visiting assistant professor in EPET, received first place in the Blended Course category for CEP 917: Knowledge… Read More »

Students receive awards for research presentations

Multiple College of Education undergraduate students received first-place awards for exemplary research presentations at the 2013 University Undergraduate Research and Arts Forum (UURAF) on April 12. The day-long event, held each year at the MSU Union, showcased students’ unique, creative work in a variety of categories – from the arts and social sciences to health… Read More »

Carlson co-authors book on counseling students

In an age when mental and emotional health are critical to a child’s academic success, how can counseling be effective when both counselors and students don’t have enough hours in the day? A new book, co-authored by associate professor of school psychology John Carlson and school psychology doctoral student Jeffrey Shahidullah, explores ways K-12 mental… Read More »

Prawat reappointed CEPSE chair

Richard Prawat has recently been reappointed as chairperson of the Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology and Special Education (CEPSE). Prawat has served as chairperson of CEPSE since April 1991. He is also a professor of educational psychology and teacher education within MSU’s College of Education, with research interests including teaching and learning for understanding and… Read More »