Category Archives: College News

Local education politics ‘far from dead’

Teach for America, known for recruiting teachers, is also setting its sights on capturing school board seats across the nation. Surprisingly, however, political candidates from the program aren’t just pushing its national education agenda, they’re advancing local issues as well, according to a new study. The findings, said Michigan State University’s Rebecca Jacobsen, refute the… Read More »

MAET program hosts first Maker Day event

The Master of Arts in Educational Technology (MAET) program recently designed and co-hosted Maker Day at Michigan State University. More than 50 students, faculty members and families with young children attended the free event, held at the MSU Main Library. Students from the East Lansing-based hybrid cohort of MAET (who are practicing K-12 educators) led activities… Read More »

College welcomes new assistant dean

R. Sam Larson recently became assistant dean for operations and finance in the College of Education. She brings 20 years of experience synthesizing evidence and implementing innovations in complex organizations. She also has experience at Michigan State University, having received her doctorate in the Higher, Adult and Lifelong Education (HALE) program. Most recently, Larson was… Read More »

Students receive NCTE fellowships

Two doctoral students in the College of Education at Michigan State University have been awarded a prestigious fellowship from the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE). Sakeena Everett and Lorena Gutierrez are among 12 scholars selected for NCTE’s Cultivating New Voices Among Scholars of Color program, 2014-2016 cohort. The fellowship connects advanced doctoral students… Read More »

Want a higher GPA in college? Join a gym

For those students looking to bump up their grade point averages during college, the answer may not be spending more time in a library or study hall, but in a gym. New Michigan State University research shows that students who were members of the recreational sports and fitness centers on MSU’s campus during their freshman… Read More »

Stroupe receives dissertation award

David Stroupe, assistant professor of teacher education at Michigan State University, was recently honored for completing the most outstanding dissertation in 2014 among doctoral students at the University of Washington College of Education. Committee members selected Stroupe’s work, “Students drive where I go next: Ambitious practice, beginning teacher learning, and classroom epistemic communities,” to receive… Read More »