Tag Archives: Special education

Many career options in education, book argues

As many areas of the United States struggle with teacher shortages, a new book is bringing attention to careers not only in teaching, but in many other aspects of education. John Carlson, a professor in the College of Education at Michigan State University, is the co-author of “101 Careers in Education.” He wrote the book… Read More »

Online graduate programs rank in nation’s top-20

Michigan State University now ranks 13th in the nation for best online master’s degree programs in education, according to the latest ranking from U.S. News & World Report. MSU has moved up 10 spaces since 2013, when it was ranked number 23.  In 2014, it was ranked 18th in the nation. Education is one of several… Read More »

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 »

Video could transform how schools serve teens with autism

Video-based teaching helps teens with autism learn important social skills, and the method eventually could be used widely by schools with limited resources, a Michigan State University researcher says. The diagnosis rate for Autism Spectrum Disorder for 14- to 17-year-olds has more than doubled in the past five years, according to the Centers for Disease… Read More »

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 »

MSU launches school improvement website for educators

Michigan State University’s Office of K-12 Outreach, as part of the state program for Title l Priority and Focus schools and districts, has launched MI Toolkit, a new website to help educators in these schools improve teaching and learning. MI Toolkit is one of the ongoing projects of the Office of K-12 Outreach in partnership with… Read More »