Department of Teacher Education Edition

Continued excellence: Student group to be honored

Continued excellence: Student group to be honored

For the second year in a row, Michigan State University will receive the NCTE Student Affiliate Excellence Award in recognition of meeting high standards of performance. MSU’s student group for the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) will be one of three student affiliates from across the nation to be honored with this award.… Read More »

How long does it take Detroit students to get to school?

How long does it take Detroit students to get to school?

Research led by Michigan State University helps reveal why getting to school can be particularly difficult for students in Detroit. As one of the nation’s largest markets for school choice, less than a quarter of the city’s students attend the school nearest to their home, according to the study. Further, one out of every five… Read More »

Robot tech helps elementary student attend class

Robot tech helps elementary student attend class

When one of Conni Crittenden’s students was missing class due to a medical issue, she knew there had to be a something out there that could help. She and the student’s parents were doing what they could to make sure the student was keeping up with school—an in-home tutor twice per week, FaceTime with classmates—but… Read More »

History book asks high schoolers: Right or wrong?

History book asks high schoolers: Right or wrong?

What if history lessons didn’t stop with facts? What if students were asked to judge whether the decisions of others at momentous times in the past were right or wrong? That’s exactly what Michigan State University scholar Anne-Lise Halvorsen and her co-authors had in mind when they created a new book series for use in… Read More »

Better Together by Design: Cary Roseth named department chair

Better Together by Design: Cary Roseth named department chair

Distinguished scholar and Michigan State University Professor Cary Roseth was named chairperson of the Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology and Special Education (CEPSE) on May 16, 2018. Roseth assumed the leadership role from Professor Emeritus Richard Prawat, who retired from the position after an incredible 27 years as chair. Roseth has been part of the Educational Psychology… Read More »

MSU Education Policy Innovation Collaborative wins share of $10 million grant to launch national school choice research center

MSU Education Policy Innovation Collaborative wins share of $10 million grant to launch national school choice research center

Michigan State University is part of a new national research center on school choice policy. The National Center for Research on Education Access and Choice, or REACH, funded by a $10 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences, will produce cutting-edge research on charter schools, school vouchers and other choice… Read More »

Improving math teaching through discourse: PD materials available

Improving math teaching through discourse: PD materials available

Math teachers in middle and high schools across the nation could improve communication in their classroom—and therefore student learning—through new materials developed by Michigan State University researchers. These tools for transforming discourse, which also have been used in teacher preparation courses, were created and tested in partnership with about 150 secondary teachers over five years.… Read More »

Certo receives HARP grant to research Italian immigrant experience

Certo receives HARP grant to research Italian immigrant experience

Migration, family, frugality, superstition, religion and food. These are just a few of the topics that will be covered in an upcoming full-length poetry collection by Associate Professor Janine Certo, intertwining personal and historical narratives. The project will be funded by a Humanities and Arts Research Program (HARP) Development grant, an MSU program for faculty conducting… Read More »

Global connections: Richmond named Fulbright Specialist

Global connections: Richmond named Fulbright Specialist

Professor Gail Richmond is taking her expertise and research to Israel in summer 2018 as part of her new designation as a Fulbright Specialist. Richmond traveled overseas in May to connect with, collaborate with and learn from educational and community leaders. She is primarily based at Technion — Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa, where she… Read More »

Fostering research: Wallace receives MSU administrator award

Fostering research: Wallace receives MSU administrator award

Marcy Wallace has been recognized by Michigan State University for her outstanding efforts to advance the university’s research mission. The Unit Research Administrator Spotlight Award celebrates individuals for both their contributions and quality of their work. Wallace, director of the Institute for Research on Teaching and Learning (IRTL) in the College of Education, has nearly… Read More »