Category Archives: College News

New adviser joins staff, wins national honor

H. Michael Zaborowski has joined the team of academic advisors in the Michigan State University College of Education. He is primarily working with students majoring in special education and those enrolled in the Urban Educators Cohort Program. He also serves elementary and secondary education students. Zaborowski is a 2011 graduate of the Student Affairs Administration… Read More »

Spatial training boosts math learning

Training young children in spatial reasoning can improve their math performance, according to a groundbreaking study from Michigan State University education scholars. The researchers trained 6- to 8-year-olds in mental rotation, a spatial ability, and found their scores on addition and subtraction problems improved significantly. The mental rotation training involved imagining how two halves of… Read More »

School administrators group honors Arsen

David Arsen, professor of educational administration, has received the Michigan Association of Intermediate School Administrators (MAISA) 2013 Education Fellows Award. The award is given each year by MAISA to an individual(s) who places service above self-interest, advocates for public education and displays exemplary leadership. Arsen has also worked to reform public services on behalf of… Read More »

Program helps meet Michigan demand for autism services

Michigan State University will help fill the state’s shortage of professionals qualified to treat autism by offering a new program starting this fall. The Graduate Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) will be offered completely online in connection with the Special Education master’s degrees at MSU. Some 16,000 students in Michigan have various forms of… Read More »

Paris awarded NAEd/Spencer fellowship

Django Paris, assistant professor of teacher education, has been awarded a National Academy of Education/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship for the 2013-2015 academic years. The postdoctoral fellowship is given to individuals performing critical education research, with a purpose of supporting early career scholars. As part of the two-year, $55,000 award, Paris plans to study culturally sustaining pedagogy… Read More »

Local businesses support trip to Botswana

Students participating in the College of Education’s Fellowship to Enhance Global Understanding recently received a major outpouring of community support from three local businesses as they prepare to leave on a trip to Botswana. Playmakers in East Lansing donated 50 pairs of brand new soccer cleats for the group to distribute to children in need.… Read More »