Tag Archives: Teacher education

Graduate assistant, urban teacher to receive honor

Department of Teacher Education graduate assistant Faith Muirhead will receive the Excellence-In-Teaching Citation at the all-university awards ceremony at MSU’s Wharton Center on Feb. 12 at 3:30 p.m. Muirhead, a leader within the college’s teacher education program, provides her students with the tools they need for success. She challenges, encourages and supports. Muirhead came to… Read More »

Vocabulary instruction failing U.S. students

Vocabulary instruction in the early years is not challenging enough to prepare students for long-term reading comprehension, argues a study led by a Michigan State University education researcher. The study, which appears in Elementary School Journal, analyzed commonly used reading curricula in U.S. kindergarten classrooms. It found that, generally, the programs do not teach enough… Read More »

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

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 »

Alumna receives national biology teacher award

Mentor teacher and College of Education alumna Heather Peterson has received the 2012 National Outstanding Biology Teacher Award. Peterson was presented the award on Nov. 3 by the National Association of Biology Teachers (NABT). The award was given to her by NABT President Donald French and President-Elect Mark Little at the association’s recent professional development… Read More »

Patricia Edwards receives service award

Professor of teacher education Patricia Edwards has received the Albert J. Kingston Service Award, given each year by the Literacy Research Association (LRA). The award was presented at the association’s annual conference in San Diego, Calif. on Dec. 1, 2012. Edwards is the first African-American to receive the association’s prestigious award. “According to Marian Wright… Read More »