Tag Archives: Teacher education

PhD candidate awarded $20,000 dissertation grant

Rachel Ayieko, a PhD candidate in MSU’s Curriculum, Instruction & Teacher Education (CITE) program, has been awarded a $20,000 dissertation grant by the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Grants Program, sponsored by the National Science Foundation. Ayieko’s dissertation, “The Influence of Opportunity to Learn to Teach Mathematics: A Comparative Study,” focuses on STEM work using… Read More »

In Memoriam: Cleo H. Cherryholmes

Cleo H. Cherryholmes, professor emeritus of teacher education and political science, died on April 18, in the company of his devoted daughter. He was 74. Cherryholmes came to Michigan State University as an assistant professor in 1966, was promoted to associate professor in 1969, and to professor in 1982. He joined the College of Education… Read More »

No ‘silver bullet’ for science standards

America’s K-12 teachers are not fully prepared to meet a new set of science standards, a Michigan State University education scholar argues in Science. Writing in the April 19 issue, University Distinguished Professor and chair of the Department of Teacher Education Suzanne Wilson said the professional training landscape for teachers is woefully inadequate to handle… Read More »

Faculty co-edits new book on justice for marginalized youth

Youth in America are often marginalized by systems of inequality, and a new book – co-edited by Michigan State University assistant professor of teacher education Django Paris and Maisha T. Winn of the University of Wisconsin-Madison – explores approaches to qualitative and ethnographic inquiry with youth and the communities they live in. The book, Humanizing… Read More »

Cooper accepts new MSU professorship in science education

Melanie M. Cooper was installed as the first Lappan-Phillips Professor of Science Education in the Michigan State University Department of Chemistry at an investiture ceremony March 21 at the Wharton Center. Cooper comes to MSU from Clemson University, where she was an Alumni Distinguished Professor of Chemistry. She is now jointly appointed in the MSU… Read More »

College researcher wins $25,000 grant

Michigan State University College of Education research associate Elizabeth Covay was named one of 10 winners of the Measures of Effective Teaching Early Career Research Grant. The $25,000 grant was awarded by the University of Michigan’s Institute for Social Research and the National Academy of Education. Covay is a research director for the Michigan Consortium… Read More »