Austin named University Distinguished Professor

January 13, 2020
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 researchers named top national influencers

January 9, 2020
Education researchers named top national influencers

Five Michigan State University faculty earned national recognition for their influential research in the field of education. With expertise spanning from economics to sociology, these MSU researchers are among 200 scholars from across the nation appearing on Rick Hess’ 2020 Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings. The Edu-Scholar ranking honors researchers who are considered to have the greatest… Read More »

Education alumna named Rhodes Scholar

January 2, 2020
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 »

Study shows smaller class sizes not always better for pupils

December 17, 2019
Study shows smaller class sizes not always better for pupils

A new statistical analysis of data from a long-term study on the teaching of mathematics and science has found that smaller class sizes are not always associated with better pupil performance and achievement. MSU Professor Spyros Konstantopoulos aimed to gain a clearer picture by analyzing data produced by the Trends in International Mathematics and Science… Read More »

$2M+ in grants to develop computing-integrated teaching for K-12

December 11, 2019
$2M+ in grants to develop computing-integrated teaching for K-12

Michigan State University scholars will help more teachers integrate computational thinking lessons into classrooms, thanks to more than $2 million in research funding. Professor Aman Yadav is principal investigator on two new grants from the National Science Foundation. “It is important we provide opportunities for all K-12 students to learn computer science ideas and skills,”… Read More »

MSU receives $1M for training rehabilitation counselors

December 5, 2019
MSU receives $1M for training rehabilitation counselors

Michigan State University has received more than $1 million from the U.S. Department of Education to train rehabilitation counselors who are ready to help people with disabilities succeed in the job market. During the five-year grant, 15 students in MSU’s Master of Arts in Rehabilitation Counseling program will earn full scholarships with a stipend. These… Read More »

College welcomes new chief of staff

December 4, 2019
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 »

MSU research improves decision-making skills of behavior technicians

December 3, 2019
MSU research improves decision-making skills of behavior technicians

Research from Michigan State University could make daily decisions for professionals who work with children with autism faster and more effective. “We have created a guide for practitioners on how to make quicker, stronger and more data-informed decisions in practice,” said Matt Brodhead, assistant professor of Applied Behavior Analysis and co-author of the study. “It… Read More »

MSU tops international rankings for education

November 14, 2019
MSU tops international rankings for education

Michigan State University is ranked No. 1 in the world for education, according to one widely used international ranking of universities. The Shanghai Global Ranking of Academic Subjects, released in August 2019, is compiled by the ShanghaiRanking Consultancy, an independent organization focused on higher education research. MSU moved up to #1 from the #4 position… Read More »

MSU offers new & improved athletic training program

November 6, 2019
MSU offers new & improved athletic training program

Students aspiring to become athletic trainers will be better prepared for their careers through a new master’s degree program launching at Michigan State University in 2020. The Master of Science in Athletic Training features comprehensive, hands-on curriculum that meets new, national accreditation requirements. The program replaces what was previously a bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training—and… Read More »