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Prawat reappointed CEPSE chair

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 »

New book delves into history, issues of elementary social studies

New book delves into history, issues of elementary social studies

At its core, social studies seek to enforce a democratized citizenry. It embodies social responsibility, and the subject plays a vital role in U.S. classrooms. But there are challenges for social studies education, including deep divisions among theorists and practitioners, confused goals and cross-purposes. Social studies at the elementary level faces the additional challenges of… Read More »

National rankings: Only education school with five top-2 programs

National rankings: Only education school with five top-2 programs

For an amazing 19th year in a row, Michigan State University has been ranked No. 1 in the nation for both elementary and secondary education! The College of Education at MSU also now ranks No. 15 overall — up from No. 16, according to the latest graduate school rankings compiled by U.S. News & World… Read More »

College’s creative team garners prestigious awards for annual report

College’s creative team garners prestigious awards for annual report

Dubbed the “Oscars of advertising,” the ADDY Awards is the industry’s largest and most well-known competition, recognizing professionals and students across the nation who have created innovative, creative solutions for web, print, video and digital mediums. The Michigan State University College of Education won both a Gold ADDY Award – and a highly sought-after Best in Show Award… Read More »

Educational Psychology and Educational Technology programs to receive national award

Educational Psychology and Educational Technology programs to receive national award

The American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) has selected the Educational Psychology and Educational Technology’s (EPET) program at Michigan State University to receive the Best Practice Award for the Innovative Use of Technology. The award honors the full collection of EPET academic programs, including a certificate, master’s degree and doctorate, all of which are… Read More »

Alumna receives SMU President’s New Employee Excellence Award

Krystal K. (Owens) Jones, (MA SAA ’11) was selected as the recipient of the Southern Methodist University’s 2013 President’s New Employee Excellence Award. Jones has served as a residential community director at SMU since 2011 and has demonstrated significant service to the university, including serving on the Student Affairs Division Staff Development and Assessment committees.… Read More »

In memoriam: Keith Anderson

In memoriam: Keith Anderson

Keith Anderson, long-time professor in the Department of Curriculum and Foundations (later became Teacher Education) and associate dean of graduate studies, died on December 20, 2012 at age 79. Anderson’s career at Michigan State University’s College of Education spanned over 40 years. He taught both undergraduate and graduate students and held various administrative roles within… Read More »

In memoriam: Donald Meaders

In memoriam: Donald Meaders

Former faculty member O. Donald Meaders, a leader in agricultural education and former chair of the Department of Secondary Education and Curriculum (a unit which later became Teacher Education), passed away on December 10, 2012 at 89. Meaders earned his EdD in agricultural education with a minor in educational administration from Michigan State University in… Read More »

MSU scholars named to Public Presence ranking in education

MSU scholars named to Public Presence ranking in education

Education Week blogger Rick Hess has named four Michigan State University faculty members to the Edu-Scholar Public Presence Rankings, an annual listing of scholars known for making significant contributions to national debates in education. College of Education Dean Donald Heller was ranked No. 76 on the list (up from No. 83 last year). Rebecca Jacobsen,… Read More »

Heller joins DePaul University Board of Trustees

Heller joins DePaul University Board of Trustees

Donald E. Heller, dean of the College of Education at Michigan State University, has been named to the Board of Trustees of DePaul University in Chicago. His term on the board, which serves as the governing body for the private university, started this fall and lasts three years. The board includes 46 members. “I’ve long been… Read More »