Tag Archives: Teacher education

Two College of Education students on Homecoming Court

Two College of Education students on Homecoming Court

Kinesiology major Sara Sherman and music education student Michelle Gaunt are among the 12 outstanding senior ambassadors named to Michigan State University’s 2012-13 Homecoming Court. During homecoming week, Oct. 8-13, ambassadors attend many functions, including the parade on Oct. 12 and the football game on Oct. 13. They began their duties during the summer, and… Read More »

In memoriam: Teacher educator Paul Slocum

Paul Slocum, associate professor emeritus and East Lansing resident, passed away on Sept.10 at 86 years old. Slocum’s early career as a teacher and principal led him to a fellowship to obtain his doctorate in education at Southern Illinois University. He joined the College of Education in 1964 in the Department of Teacher Education, and… Read More »

Registration for TEDS-M data workshop now open

Registration is now open for the Teacher Education Study in Mathematics (TEDS-M) workshop, which will be held Oct. 5-7 in Erickson Hall, located on Michigan State University’s campus in East Lansing, Mich. Offered by the TEDS-M International Research Center, the workshop will show attendees how to use international data from the TEDS-M study of the policies,… Read More »

Senior awarded mathematics scholarship

Senior awarded mathematics scholarship

Andrew League, an elementary education student in MSU’s College of Education, has been awarded the prestigious 2012 Miriam Schaefer Scholarship by the Michigan Council of Teachers of Mathematics (MCTM) scholarship committee. One of only three annual recipients, League was presented the $1,000 scholarship award at the 2012 MCTM state conference in Traverse City. The scholarship… Read More »

Americans support local control of schools, research by Jacobsen shows

Americans support local control of schools, research by Jacobsen shows

Despite criticism that local school boards are “dinosaurs” that need to be replaced, Americans support local control of their schools, Michigan State University education scholars argue in a new paper. The public believes that all three levels of government – local, state and federal – should be involved in education policy and that local officials… Read More »

College, MSU Museum appoints informal education specialist

College, MSU Museum appoints informal education specialist

Denice Blair Leach, who received her Ph.D. from the Educational Psychology and Educational Technology (EPET) Program at Michigan State University, has been named informal education specialist at the MSU Museum and MSU College of Education. Leach, who was a visiting assistant professor at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Ky., will develop educational programs for… Read More »

Graduate Employees Union honors teacher education department, faculty member

Graduate Employees Union honors teacher education department, faculty member

The Graduate Employees Union at Michigan State University has selected the Department of Teacher Education to receive its Outstanding Department Award for 2012. The award recognizes departments at MSU for creating positive working relationships with their graduate teaching assistants. In addition, associate professor of teacher education Dorinda Carter Andrews received the Outstanding Supervisor Award from… Read More »

Changes to Michigan teacher certification rules

Changes to Michigan teacher certification rules

All Michigan teachers should be aware of changes that will affect state requirements for renewing their teaching certification, as well as advancing from the Provisional Certificate to the Professional Certificate. All changes become effective Sept. 1, 2013. Under the new administrative rules, teachers no longer have to earn 18 credits in a planned program to… Read More »

Author James Patterson creates MSU scholarship for urban teachers

Author James Patterson creates MSU scholarship for urban teachers

Best-selling author James Patterson is creating a scholarship program at Michigan State University to help prepare teachers ready to serve in urban areas. His gift to the College of Education will provide $60,000 a year for students enrolled in the Urban Educators Cohort Program, a specialized teacher preparation track that begins during freshmen year. “When… Read More »