Tag Archives: Teacher education

Dalebout to receive Outstanding Alumni Award

Dalebout to receive Outstanding Alumni Award

The Michigan State University College of Communication Arts and Sciences (CAS) has selected Assistant Dean Susan Dalebout as the college’s 2014 Outstanding Alumni Award recipient. Selected by the CAS alumni board, Dalebout was chosen for the college’s most prestigious award based on professional and personal achievements. She joins a select and distinguished group of Spartans,… Read More »

Teaching intern named best in the state

Teaching intern named best in the state

For the fourth consecutive year, a College of Education graduate has been named the Michigan Student Teacher/Intern of the Year! This year’s recipient is elementary education graduate Julia McLean (BA, ’13). The Michigan Association of Teacher Educators (MATE) hosts a contest each year to identify and recognize a Michigan pre-service teacher. Intended to sharpen teaching… Read More »

Students receive first-place awards for undergraduate research

Students receive first-place awards for undergraduate research

Four College of Education undergraduate students received first-place awards for exemplary research presentations at the 2014 University Undergraduate Research and Arts Forum (UURAF) on April 4 at the MSU Union. The day-long event showcased students’ unique, creative work in a variety of categories – from the arts and social sciences to health and wellness. Oral… Read More »

Giving voice to Rwandan genocide survivors

Giving voice to Rwandan genocide survivors

As the world remembers the horrific genocide in Rwanda 20 years ago, a Michigan State University scholar is helping survivors tell their stories through a book of poems. Laura Apol, an award-winning author and associate professor of education at MSU, wrote “Requiem, Rwanda” based on a series of workshops she organized for citizens in Rwanda… Read More »

MSU scholars honored for education research

MSU scholars honored for education research

Two faculty members in the College of Education at Michigan State University have been honored for excellence in education research this year by the American Educational Research Association (AERA). Both will be recognized during an awards ceremony April 5 at the AERA Annual Meeting in Philadelphia. University Distinguished Professor Mark Reckase is receiving the E.… Read More »

Two alumni receive Milken Awards

Two alumni receive Milken Awards

Considered the Oscars of teaching awards, the Milken Educator Award is given annually to 40 early- to mid-career secondary teachers throughout the United States who have demonstrated excellence in education. And this year, two of the recipients are graduates of Michigan State University. Alumnus Mark Miazga, BA ’00 (English, Secondary Education), was completely stunned recently during… Read More »

Bieda to receive 2014 Teacher-Scholar Award

Bieda to receive 2014 Teacher-Scholar Award

Each year, 10 faculty members are chosen to receive Teacher-Scholar Awards at the Michigan State University Awards Convocation. Among the 2014 recipients is Kristen Bieda, assistant professor of teacher education. Bieda will receive the honor at the All-University Awards ceremony at MSU’s Wharton Center on Feb. 11. Bieda is an award-winning faculty member whose work… Read More »

In memoriam: Perry Lanier

In memoriam: Perry Lanier

Professor Emeritus Perry Lanier, a pioneer involved with many ground-breaking initiatives in teacher education, died on Jan. 31, 2014 at age 80. Lanier received a PhD from the University of Oklahoma, and joined the MSU faculty in 1967, after teaching as a mathematics specialist for six years at the upper elementary level. The Elementary Intern Program… Read More »

Wilson elected to National Academy

Wilson elected to National Academy

Michigan State University Distinguished Professor Suzanne Wilson has been elected to the National Academy of Education, an honor reserved for the nation’s most outstanding scholars in education. Wilson was among 14 new members announced for 2014. Also on the list is James Spillane, a 1993 graduate of the Curriculum, Teaching and Educational Policy doctoral program… Read More »

Researchers improve life science teaching with STEMGenetics

Researchers improve life science teaching with STEMGenetics

Michigan State University College of Education researchers and partners have created an innovative approach for teaching students about genetics—and helping them gain skills for in-demand science and technology jobs. The project recently gained attention from federal legislators, who visited participating schools in Michigan and Texas to learn how STEMGenetics is giving students an early advantage… Read More »