Department of Teacher Education Edition

25 years, and still No. 1!

25 years, and still No. 1!

Many things have changed over the past quarter century. But, year after year, Spartan educators have continued to prove that Michigan State University leads the nation in elementary and secondary education. This year, the MSU College of Education community can celebrate once more. U.S. News & World Report has ranked MSU #1 in elementary and… Read More »

MSU, MDE collaboration aims to celebrate MI teachers, build capacity

Michigan State University’s Office of K-12 Outreach has teamed up with the Michigan Department of Education to shine a spotlight on the excellent work being done by educators across the state, as well as to provide learning opportunities to positively impact teachers’ professional growth. “Our collaboration with Michigan State University is helping support our teaching… Read More »

60 years of international tests: What can we learn?

60 years of international tests: What can we learn?

A new book from Michigan State University’s William Schmidt recounts the history of international efforts to understand the role of schooling, in particular the curriculum, and its relationship to student achievement. It also gives the world insights to make test results more powerful for the future. “Schooling Across the Globe: What We Have Learned from… Read More »

New book explores overcoming obstacles to teacher licensure exams

New book explores overcoming obstacles to teacher licensure exams

Aimed at preservice teachers, the latest book by Associate Professor Emery Petchauer, titled “Navigating Teacher Licensure Exams,” explores the different obstacles presented with teacher licensure exams and how to overcome them. These high-stakes exams are what aspiring educators must pass in order to become licensed teachers. The book tackles the issues embedded in the teacher… Read More »

College ranks in nation’s top-5 for online education programs

College ranks in nation’s top-5 for online education programs

Michigan State University is ranked fifth in the nation for best online master’s programs in education. The college is the best-ranked among Michigan schools and is tied for the top ranking in the Big Ten, according to the annual rankings from U.S. News & World Report. “At MSU, we are dedicated to creating and teaching… Read More »

MSU education researchers named as top national influencers

MSU education researchers named as top national influencers

Researchers at universities make a great impact on education practice and policy through their work. And again this year, several Michigan State University scholars made the national list of scholars considered to have the highest influence. Rick Hess’s 2019 Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings, published in his Education Week blog, named six MSU faculty members among… Read More »

Austin receives Research Achievement Award

Austin receives Research Achievement Award

Ann E. Austin, associate dean for research in the Michigan State University College of Education, was recently recognized for her significant contributions to higher education research. She was the 2018 honoree of the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE) Research Achievement Award, given to a scholar whose research has helped move the field… Read More »

MSU joins research partnership to improve Michigan schools

MSU joins research partnership to improve Michigan schools

Michigan State University is part of a new research partnership designed to improve K-12 public schools statewide. Announced today, the Michigan Education Research Institute (MERI) is a collaboration between MSU, University of Michigan, the Michigan Department of Education and the Center for Educational Performance and Information, the state agency responsible for reporting education data. The… Read More »

Celebrating Global Community through new exhibit

Celebrating Global Community through new exhibit

A new installation in the Michigan State University College of Education recognizes the many ways students and alumni see and are shaped by global communities. The “My Global Community” exhibit provides an inside look at the lived experiences through photos and stories within the images. The 18 featured submissions from undergraduates, graduate students and alumni… Read More »

Book to explore creating equitable school environments

Book to explore creating equitable school environments

How can high school teachers make their classrooms more equitable and culturally relevant spaces? A forthcoming publication co-authored by Assistant Professor Joanne Marciano provides strategies (and real life examples) to support educators in establishing these spaces. “Classroom Cultures: Equitable Schooling for Racially Diverse Youth” (Teachers College Press, November 2018) has a practitioner focus but is grounded… Read More »