Tag Archives: Teacher education

Author James Patterson creates MSU scholarship for urban teachers

Author James Patterson creates MSU scholarship for urban teachers

Best-selling author James Patterson is creating a scholarship program at Michigan State University to help prepare teachers ready to serve in urban areas. His gift to the College of Education will provide $60,000 a year for students enrolled in the Urban Educators Cohort Program, a specialized teacher preparation track that begins during freshmen year. “When… Read More »

Alleman receives Service Award from AERA social studies group

Alleman receives Service Award from AERA social studies group

The Social Studies Research SIG (Special Interest Group) of the American Educational Research Association recently honored Professor Janet Alleman for outstanding lifetime service to the field of social studies educaiton. Alleman was one of two scholars to receive the group’s Service Award during the 2012 Annual Meeting of AERA. The other recipient was Sherry Field,… Read More »

Wright wins dissertation award from International Reading Association

Wright wins dissertation award from International Reading Association

The International Reading Association has named Tanya Wright as the top scholar to complete a dissertation in the field of reading and literacy during the 2010-11 academic year. She received the organization’s Outstanding Dissertation of the Year Award – an honor shared by many of the field’s most prominent researchers — for her research on… Read More »

Retired professor, Robert Nolan, dies

Retired professor, Robert Nolan, dies

Retired College of  Education professor Robert (Bob) O. Nolan, 91, of Harbor Springs, Mich. died Tuesday April 10, 2012. Raised in New Jersey and North Carolina, Nolan joined the United States Marine Corps and served his country in the South Pacific in WWII. He was retired due to disability in 1946, and continued his education until… Read More »

TEDS-M results: Countries that best prepare math teachers share similarities

Countries that best prepare math teachers meet several key conditions generally lacking in the United States, according to the first international study of what teacher preparation programs are able to accomplish. The IEA study, led by Michigan State University, suggests that in countries such as Taiwan and Singapore, future math teachers are better prepared because… Read More »

Youngs, Kang receive research awards from AERA

Youngs, Kang receive research awards from AERA

The American Educational Research Association (AERA) division focused on Teaching and Teacher Education (Div. K) will present two awards to individuals from the MSU College of Education this year. Peter Youngs, associate professor of teacher education, was selected to receive the Early Career Award, and Hosun Kang, a 2011 Ph.D. graduate of teacher education, is receiving the Outstanding… Read More »

Floden, Ball selected for panel to assess teacher preparation

A new research project launched by the National Academy of Education and George Washington University aims to assess a hot-button issue: the methods used to evaluate teacher education programs. The project’s steering committee, chaired by Michael J. Feuer, includes Robert Floden, a University Distinguished Professor of education at Michigan State University, and MSU College of Education alumna… Read More »

The future of teacher education: Department presents speaker series

Teacher education is currently the focus of much debate and criticism. Should teachers be educated at universities? Should teachers and teacher education programs be held accountable for K-1 student test scores? These are just a couple of questions that are being asked among educators, policymakers and the news media. The teacher preparation program at Michigan… Read More »

Calabrese Barton honored for science education partnership with Boys and Girls Club

Calabrese Barton honored for science education partnership with Boys and Girls Club

Angela Calabrese Barton, professor of teacher education in the College of Education, has received the Outreach Scholarship Community Partnership Award from Michigan State University for her collaboration with the Boys and Girls Club of Lansing on the GET City initiative. This award, given annually, is in recognition of a mutually beneficial and sustained campus-community research partnership. Since… Read More »