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Online master’s programs in national top 20

Online master’s programs in national top 20

Michigan State University ranks 18th in the nation based on an assessment of online master’s degree programs in education, according to U.S. News & World Report. MSU moved up from No. 23 last year. This is the third time U.S. News has ranked online degree programs based on a variety of data provided by more… Read More »

Grant project to produce STEM leaders in urban schools

Grant project to produce STEM leaders in urban schools

Michigan State University is partnering with global tech giant Wipro Ltd. to help meet the demand for math and science teachers who will be leaders in America’s urban school districts. Faculty members in the College of Education will use a $2.8 million, multi-year grant from the India-based company to offer a unique fellowship program to… Read More »

Video could transform how schools serve teens with autism

Video could transform how schools serve teens with autism

Video-based teaching helps teens with autism learn important social skills, and the method eventually could be used widely by schools with limited resources, a Michigan State University researcher says. The diagnosis rate for Autism Spectrum Disorder for 14- to 17-year-olds has more than doubled in the past five years, according to the Centers for Disease… Read More »

PhD student wins national recognition

PhD student wins national recognition

Molly Frendo, a graduate student in Educational Psychology and Educational Technology (EPET) at Michigan State University, has been selected to receive the National University Technology Network (NUTN) 2013 Student Recognition Award. Frendo will receive the award at Network 2013 in Albuquerque, N.M. on Sept. 17, 2013. Nominated by EPET faculty members Punya Mishra and Leigh… Read More »

MSU researchers partner with Racquet Up Detroit

MSU researchers partner with Racquet Up Detroit

Three years ago, a new youth development program took root in Detroit. As part of a national network of related programs, Racquet Up Detroit uses the sport of squash in combination with academic and service activities to help students achieve success in their lives. Since the beginning, the literacy curriculum for the out-of-school program has been… Read More »

New graduate certificate to prepare educators for 21st century learning

New graduate certificate to prepare educators for 21st century learning

The College of Education at Michigan State University now offers the Graduate Certificate in Online Teaching and Learning, which prepares individuals to design and teach online courses. The certificate program is housed within the Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology and Special Education (CEPSE), and meets a critical job market demand for online teachers across the state… Read More »

Greenhow awarded Lilly Fellowship

Greenhow awarded Lilly Fellowship

College of Education faculty member Christine Greenhow has been selected to be part of the 2013-2014 Lilly Teaching Fellows Program. The fellowship provides tenure-stream faculty at Michigan State University with an opportunity to engage in a yearlong exploration of the robust scholarship on effective practices in university teaching. The program is designed to support fellows… Read More »

Faculty one of two Asian Americans ever elected to LRA board

Faculty one of two Asian Americans ever elected to LRA board

Guofang Li has been elected to the Literacy Research Association’s (LRA) board of directors. Li, an associate professor of second language and literacy education in the Department of Teacher Education, is one of two Asian Americans to ever be elected to the board of directors of the LRA. Li will serve a three-year term. The… Read More »

Students to explore Google Glass as hybrid learning tool

Students to explore Google Glass as hybrid learning tool

Two doctoral students in the College of Education at Michigan State University have been picked to be among the first 8,000 testers of Google Glass, a new product that can take pictures, record video, live stream and search the web at the command of its wearer’s voice. William Cain and Sandra Sawaya, both students in… Read More »

Twitter can give power to the people

Twitter can give power to the people

Twitter can easily teach people about social movements such as Occupy Wall Street and even entice them to participate, according to a new study by a Michigan State University education doctoral student. The social networking site – which lets users read, send and group together 140-character messages known as tweets – can actually be a… Read More »