Tag Archives: Teacher education

Graduate Employees Union honors teacher education department, faculty member

Graduate Employees Union honors teacher education department, faculty member

The Graduate Employees Union at Michigan State University has selected the Department of Teacher Education to receive its Outstanding Department Award for 2012. The award recognizes departments at MSU for creating positive working relationships with their graduate teaching assistants. In addition, associate professor of teacher education Dorinda Carter Andrews received the Outstanding Supervisor Award from… Read More »

Changes to Michigan teacher certification rules

Changes to Michigan teacher certification rules

All Michigan teachers should be aware of changes that will affect state requirements for renewing their teaching certification, as well as advancing from the Provisional Certificate to the Professional Certificate. All changes become effective Sept. 1, 2013. Under the new administrative rules, teachers no longer have to earn 18 credits in a planned program to… Read More »

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 »