Tag Archives: Special education

Social media poses threat to people with intellectual disabilities

People with intellectual disabilities are more susceptible to exploitation and abuse, and the rise of the Internet only increases their vulnerability. A first-of-its-kind study co-authored by a Michigan State University scholar finds that adults with Williams syndrome – who are extremely social and trusting – use Facebook and other social networking sites frequently and are… Read More »

National education advocate to speak at commencement

Kati Haycock, chief executive officer of The Education Trust, will speak to spring 2016 graduates of the College of Education during the Baccalaureate Commencement Ceremony, starting at 4:00 p.m. May 8 at the Breslin Center. The Education Trust is one the nation’s leading advocacy organizations working to close gaps and promote high achievement for all… Read More »

Still learning, still LEADING: Programs rank #1 in nation

For the 22nd straight year, the College of Education at Michigan State University has been ranked No. 1 in the nation for both elementary and secondary education. Rehabilitation counseling at MSU also ranks #1, according to U.S. News & World Report, making that three program areas in the college considered best in the country. More… Read More »

College ranks 11th in nation for online master’s programs

Michigan State University now ranks 11th in the nation for best online master’s degree programs in education, according to the latest ranking from U.S. News & World Report. In recent years, the college has moved up 12 spaces in the national rankings. In 2013, the college was ranked 23rd; in 2014, it was ranked 18th. Last… Read More »

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 »