Book explores influences of Christianity in the classroom

April 1, 2020
Book explores influences of Christianity in the classroom

A new book co-edited by Michigan State University Professor Mary Juzwik explores how Christianity has an impact on language and literacy across American education. The book details diverse perspectives and experiences of Christianity in and out of public and private schools—and considers how curriculum and practices might be reconfigured to address contemporary and challenging issues… Read More »

Excellence in education: MSU named #1 in nation

March 17, 2020
Excellence in education: MSU named #1 in nation

Michigan State University continues to monitor and respond to the novel coronavirus pandemic, with a focus on protecting the health of students, staff and faculty. During this difficult time, we are pleased to share some good news: the MSU College of Education has been named No. 1 in the nation for four of its graduate… Read More »

Pre-K teacher certification policies overlook standards for learning

March 2, 2020
Pre-K teacher certification policies overlook standards for learning

States across the nation are increasing funding and focus on expanding high-quality education opportunities for young children. However, according to new research from Michigan State University, the U.S. is overlooking an important piece of the preschool puzzle: teacher certification. While all states now have prekindergarten student learning standards for literacy and math, most states have… Read More »

Grad student earns Fulbright to study how education policy affects teachers in Senegal

February 25, 2020
Grad student earns Fulbright to study how education policy affects teachers in Senegal

Michigan State University doctoral student Rachel Lockart is studying long-term effects of education reforms on teachers and teacher education in Senegal during a year-long Fulbright-Hays Fellowship. Lockart, part of the Curriculum, Instruction and Teacher Education (CITE) doctoral program, will examine how policy changes since the early 1990s continue to have an impact on elementary teachers… Read More »

MSU dean leads national report on changing expectations for teachers

February 12, 2020
MSU dean leads national report on changing expectations for teachers

Michigan State University College of Education Dean Robert E. Floden led the national committee of experts behind a new report on the demands facing K-12 teachers. The report, released by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, finds teachers face new expectations from policymakers, parents, students and schools. This includes addressing changes in curriculum… Read More »

Three Kinesiology Spartans named to national board on youth sports

January 29, 2020
Three Kinesiology Spartans named to national board on youth sports

Two Michigan State University kinesiology professors and an alumna have been named to the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition Science Board. The PCSFN Science Board is comprised of 14 scholars from academic and medical institutions across the U.S. who are committed to elevating, expanding and disseminating scientific research related to youth sports. Members… Read More »

MSU takes national spotlight in school leadership field

January 28, 2020
MSU takes national spotlight in school leadership field

Michigan State University will help lead the nation’s efforts to improve school leadership by serving as headquarters for two major institutions: the national organization of researchers in the field and the top research journal. The MSU College of Education was selected to host the University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA) for five years starting on… Read More »

Developing Future Leaders: Smith named Fulbright Scholar

January 21, 2020
Developing Future Leaders: Smith named Fulbright Scholar

How can a country redevelop its schools? That challenge is at the center of a Fulbright Scholar award to BetsAnn Smith. It begins in part, she says, by redeveloping school leaders. Smith will be working with leaders in Albania to improve principal learning programs and standards in spring 2020. The work is part of a… Read More »

Creating wonder: Book offers new vision for learning science

January 15, 2020
Creating wonder: Book offers new vision for learning science

What happens when science teachers change their teaching to focus on students exploring their world? Students in the U.S. and Finland participating in a new project-based learning model are not only learning more, but becoming more engaged in class, research from Michigan State University shows. It’s an approach schools everywhere should adopt, the researchers say,… Read More »

MSU ranked #4 for best online master’s programs in education

January 14, 2020
MSU ranked #4 for best online master’s programs in education

Michigan State University is ranked fourth in the nation for best online master’s programs in education. The ranking is the highest recorded for MSU in U.S. News & World Report’s annual rankings, and up one from 2019. New in the 2020 rankings are specialties, intended to help prospective students examine schools, and their programs, more… Read More »