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Book explores influences of Christianity in the classroom

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

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

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 »

MSU dean leads national report on changing expectations for teachers

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

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 »

Creating wonder: Book offers new vision for learning science

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

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 »

Austin named University Distinguished Professor

Austin named University Distinguished Professor

Ann Austin, a renowned leader in higher and international education, was named a University Distinguished Professor by the MSU Board of Trustees in 2019. The recognition is one of the highest honors that can be bestowed on a Michigan State University faculty member, and is given in acknowledgement of achievements in research, the classroom and… Read More »

Education alumna named Rhodes Scholar

Education alumna named Rhodes Scholar

Anna Esenther, a 2019 Michigan State University education graduate and elementary teacher, was named to the 2020 class of Rhodes Scholars. She is only the 20th person from MSU to receive the honor, arguably the most prestigious international scholarship one can earn. Esenther is originally from Ashland, Mass. and came to MSU as a recipient… Read More »

College welcomes new chief of staff

College welcomes new chief of staff

Lisa A. Reeves, an experienced university administrator, joins Michigan State University as chief of staff in the College of Education. Her first day is Dec. 4, 2019. In this position, Reeves will oversee finance, human resources, facilities and technology functions for the college. She fills the role previously held by Assistant Dean R. Sam Larson,… Read More »