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Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship: Graduates land jobs, recruiting underway

Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship: Graduates land jobs, recruiting underway

The first Michigan State University students to complete Michigan’s new math and science teaching fellowship — the W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s Woodrow Wilson Michigan Teaching Fellowship— have all landed full-time jobs this school year. They are teaching biology, chemistry or math in high-need areas across the state, such as Detroit and Grand Rapids. Fellows in the alternative… Read More »

Master’s in K-12 Administration offered in Detroit

Master’s in K-12 Administration offered in Detroit

Michigan State University will offer the Master of Arts in K-12 Educational Administration in downtown Detroit for the first time starting in fall 2013. Classes will be held at the MSU Detroit Center, 3408 Woodward Ave., providing a convenient location for local educators who are aspiring to leadership positions in schools. The program also exists… Read More »

Jacobsen, TE 250 team honored for excellent service-learning

Jacobsen, TE 250 team honored for excellent service-learning

The Center for Service-Learning and Civic Engagement at Michigan State University has honored several faculty members in the Department of Teacher Education for their efforts to provide future teachers with meaningful, community-based learning opportunities. TE 250 team One award will be presented to the outstanding faculty team that teaches and coordinates Teacher Education 250, an… 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 »

MSU to host state symposium on African-American male youth

MSU to host state symposium on African-American male youth

The Michigan State University College of Education is co-hosting a statewide forum on the challenges facing African-American male youth May 10-11 in the Erickson Hall Kiva. The two-day “State Symposium on African-American Male Youth” is the first Michigan event of its kind, and organizers hope the ideas and solutions discussed will lead to the creation… Read More »

Jacobsen honored by Urban Education journal

Jacobsen honored by Urban Education journal

Rebecca Jacobsen, assistant professor of teacher education in the College of Education, has been selected to receive an Outstanding Reviewer Award on behalf of Urban Education, a journal that provides analyses of critical concerns facing inner-city schools. The award recognizes reviewers for their exceptional contributions to the review process, especially regarding the quality, depth and timeliness of… Read More »

Study connects sports to positive positive youth development

Study connects sports to positive positive youth development

Researchers from Michigan State University’s Institute for the Study of Youth Sports (ISYS) have found that underserved youth report more life skill and character development when their sports coaches place greater emphasis on creating caring climates. This involves the coach creating an atmosphere that focuses on player self-improvement versus players’ comparing and competing with teammates.… Read More »

Sonya Gunnings-Moton receives Distinguished Alumni Award

Sonya Gunnings-Moton receives Distinguished Alumni Award

Sonya Gunnings-Moton has spent much of her career improving educational opportunities for young people, especially those growing up in under-served or under-resourced communities. She is a faculty member and two-time graduate of the Michigan State University College of Education, which presented her with its prestigious Distinguished Alumni Award on Nov. 11, 2011. Dr. Gunnings-Moton serves… Read More »

Programs to interest teens in teaching

The drive to recruit teachers into the profession, especially those interested in teaching subject areas with critical shortages, has led many institutions to implement programs for students in high school or younger. In this recent Associated Press article, Sonya Gunnings-Moton, assistant dean in the Michigan State University College of Educations, talks about MSU’s approach for… Read More »

A seventh year of success for the Summer High School Scholars Program

A seventh year of success for the Summer High School Scholars Program

About 70 high school students from Detroit, Chicago and other urban locations are participating in the Michigan State University College of Education’s seventh annual Summer High School Scholars Program on campus this summer. During this month-long program, students attend a variety of college preparation courses, reside in university dorm rooms and participate in several other activities… Read More »