Tag Archives: CEPSE

In Memoriam: Norman Stewart

In Memoriam: Norman Stewart

Norman Stewart, former Counseling, Educational Psychology and Special Education (CEPSE) distinguished professor, died Nov. 29 at age 82. For more than 40 years, Stewart served as professor emeritus of special education and education psychology. Stewart joined the faculty in 1964 and retired in 1999. He also spent time teaching overseas. Funeral services were held Dec.… Read More »

Learning with ‘stronger peers’ yields no boost

Learning with ‘stronger peers’ yields no boost

A new study contradicts the popular theory that students perform better when surrounded by higher-achieving classmates. Michigan State University’s Scott Imberman and colleagues found that marginal students in a middle school gifted and talented program – despite learning alongside the “best and brightest” – performed no better on national tests than a similar group of… Read More »

New approach urged for ‘abysmal’ K-12 writing instruction

New approach urged for ‘abysmal’ K-12 writing instruction

Writing instruction in U.S. classrooms is “abysmal” and the Common Core State Standards don’t go far enough to address glaring gaps for students and teachers, a Michigan State University education scholar argues. In a new study, Gary Troia calls for a fresh approach to professional development for teachers who must help students meet the new… Read More »

Bilingual education has spillover effect

Bilingual education has spillover effect

Bilingual education programs have a substantial spillover effect on the students they’re not designed for, suggests a groundbreaking study co-authored by a Michigan State University scholar. Texas elementary students who speak English as their home language and were enrolled in schools with bilingual education programs performed much better on state math and reading tests than… Read More »

Fine wins national award for brain research

Fine wins national award for brain research

Assistant professor of school psychology Jodene Fine has received a Blue Ribbon award from the American Psychological Association (APA), Division 40, for her research on brain differences in children with nonverbal learning disabilities. Div. 40, which focuses on clinical neuropsychology, is the largest division of APA. The authors of just three Div. 40 abstract submissions… Read More »

PhD student wins national recognition

PhD student wins national recognition

Molly Frendo, a graduate student in Educational Psychology and Educational Technology (EPET) at Michigan State University, has been selected to receive the National University Technology Network (NUTN) 2013 Student Recognition Award. Frendo will receive the award at Network 2013 in Albuquerque, N.M. on Sept. 17, 2013. Nominated by EPET faculty members Punya Mishra and Leigh… Read More »

New graduate certificate to prepare educators for 21st century learning

New graduate certificate to prepare educators for 21st century learning

The College of Education at Michigan State University now offers the Graduate Certificate in Online Teaching and Learning, which prepares individuals to design and teach online courses. The certificate program is housed within the Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology and Special Education (CEPSE), and meets a critical job market demand for online teachers across the state… Read More »

Spatial training boosts math learning

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 »

Local businesses support trip to Botswana

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 »

Greenhow awarded Lilly Fellowship

Greenhow awarded Lilly Fellowship

College of Education faculty member Christine Greenhow has been selected to be part of the 2013-2014 Lilly Teaching Fellows Program. The fellowship provides tenure-stream faculty at Michigan State University with an opportunity to engage in a yearlong exploration of the robust scholarship on effective practices in university teaching. The program is designed to support fellows… Read More »