Tag Archives: Special education

National education advocate to speak at commencement

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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 »

New adviser joins staff, wins national honor

New adviser joins staff, wins national honor

H. Michael Zaborowski has joined the team of academic advisors in the Michigan State University College of Education. He is primarily working with students majoring in special education and those enrolled in the Urban Educators Cohort Program. He also serves elementary and secondary education students. Zaborowski is a 2011 graduate of the Student Affairs Administration… Read More »