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 »

MSU offers new training for leaders in special education

November 5, 2019
MSU offers new training for leaders in special education

Michigan State University is part of a higher education consortium providing all-expenses-paid training for the next generation of leaders who will help students with complex special needs. “Participants in the special education doctoral program will develop leadership and expertise in intensive intervention for students with complex learning and behavioral difficulties,” said Assistant Professor Adrea Truckenmiller.… Read More »

Three alumni recognized with MSU Grand Awards

October 29, 2019
Three alumni recognized with MSU Grand Awards

Michigan State University annually honors alumni for their extraordinary achievements and dedication to the university, their greater community and beyond. At the Oct. 25, 2019 gala, three College of Education alumni were among the honorees. Alumni Service Award This award honors those who have demonstrated meritorious service to MSU or the community at a local,… Read More »

How can you coach Gen Z athletes?

October 17, 2019
How can you coach Gen Z athletes?

Every generation of student-athletes brings changes that coaches must consider and adapt to in stride. Sport-specific factors, like new regulations, come into play, but so too do external and social dynamics such as communication skills and preferences. In one of the first studies of its kind regarding Generation Z athletes, Michigan State University scholars considered… Read More »

Ph.D. student puts new lens on passport photos

October 14, 2019
Ph.D. student puts new lens on passport photos

What do you want the world to know about you? Michigan State University Ph.D. student Vivek Vellanki asked 50 local immigrants of all ages and nationalities to answer this question. But he wasn’t collecting words. He gave them their own passport photo—simple, blown up to poster size. He also provided supplies they could use to… Read More »

Research aims to improve job placement outcomes for Project SEARCH grads

October 10, 2019
Research aims to improve job placement outcomes for Project SEARCH grads

Individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) in Michigan generally have a higher rate of unemployment than their peers across other states. At Michigan State University, researchers have been developing learning experiences to change those statistics for young people. Now, they plan to learn if combining two job-related training programs can enhance employment readiness, thanks… Read More »

First report issued on Michigan Partnership Model of School Reform

October 7, 2019
First report issued on Michigan Partnership Model of School Reform

The first independent report on Michigan’s Partnership Model for school reform finds “modest but potentially positive results” after one year of implementation. The report, from Michigan State University’s Education Policy Innovation Collaborative, EPIC, provides an overview of the reform’s implementation across the state and an analysis of students’ academic performance. Overall researchers found that the… Read More »

$1.2M grant puts health in the hands of students, community

September 23, 2019
$1.2M grant puts health in the hands of students, community

What controls your health? It’s a complicated question, but middle schoolers in Michigan’s Flint/Genesee area are able to answer that question, and more, with the Health In Our Hands project. Now, they will be able to inspire even more change in their community. The project is continuing thanks to a five-year, $1.2 million grant from… Read More »