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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 »

Advancing research: Sport and exercise psychology book features MSU scholars

Advancing research: Sport and exercise psychology book features MSU scholars

The latest installment of a widely used sport and exercise psychology resource for scholars features strong representation from Michigan State University, including current and former faculty and alumni. The fourth edition of “Advances in Sport and Exercise Psychology” (Human Kinetics, 2019) was published in June, and includes top international authors covering a span of research… Read More »

School Psychology program extends national accreditation

School Psychology program extends national accreditation

The doctoral program in School Psychology at Michigan State University has earned national accreditation from the American Psychological Association (APA) through 2027. This recognition was formalized in April 2018 through the APA’s Commission on Accreditation, certifying the program has a faculty group, curriculum, ongoing process monitoring and student outcome data that fully and clearly meet… Read More »

Kinesiology grad earns prestigious, national award

Kinesiology grad earns prestigious, national award

Christopher Hill, a 2018 alumnus of Michigan State University, was recently recognized with the prestigious American Kinesiology Association (AKA) National Doctoral Scholar Award. The annual AKA Scholar Awards recognize doctoral scholars at the national level for their accomplishments; Hill was recognized as the top student scholar with the most distinguished academic and leadership record among… Read More »

Learn, Explore, Create, Share: MAET course recognized as best online at MSU

Learn, Explore, Create, Share: MAET course recognized as best online at MSU

When issues in the classroom can seem overwhelming to teachers and leaders in education, the Michigan State University College of Education has an answer. Take a master’s-level course: Applying Educational Technology to Practice (CEP 812), which was recently recognized as the Best Fully Online Course at MSU in the annual AT&T Faculty and Staff Award Competition in… Read More »

Clarence Underwood to speak at commencement

Clarence Underwood to speak at commencement

Distinguished alumnus Clarence Underwood, Jr., a veteran educator and leader for student-athletes, will speak to spring 2018 graduates of the Michigan State University College of Education on May 6. Underwood taught in the East Lansing elementary and middle schools, played many different roles in the Big Ten Conference and worked for the MSU Athletics Department,… Read More »

Making impact: Calabrese Barton honored for empowering youth in STEM

Making impact: Calabrese Barton honored for empowering youth in STEM

Light-up football. Alarm backpack. Solar-powered MP3 hoodie. Recycled talking bear. These are just a few of the inventions created by youth makers in Lansing, Mich. and Greensboro, N.C. to tackle injustice in their own community. For more than 10 years now, their passion has been spilling beyond the walls of their Boys and Girls Clubs,… Read More »

MSU establishes new endowed faculty positions in Spirituality, Kinesiology

MSU establishes new endowed faculty positions in Spirituality, Kinesiology

Two new endowed positions have been created at Michigan State University to focus on the holistic well-being of students through spirituality and psychological development. The first is the Foglio Chair of Spirituality in the College of Arts & Letters, which honors Father Jake Foglio, an alumnus, former faculty member, longtime priest and mentor to countless… Read More »

Recognizing scholarship, leadership and careers at AERA 2018

Recognizing scholarship, leadership and careers at AERA 2018

Scholars from Michigan State University are receiving multiple honors for their careers and research at the annual American Educational Research Association (AERA) conference from April 13-17. Two Department of Teacher Education faculty members will be recognized by Division K (Teaching & Teacher Education). Associate Professor Emery Petchauer will be a co-recipient of two awards. The… Read More »