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Stroupe receives dissertation award

Stroupe receives dissertation award

David Stroupe, assistant professor of teacher education at Michigan State University, was recently honored for completing the most outstanding dissertation in 2014 among doctoral students at the University of Washington College of Education. Committee members selected Stroupe’s work, “Students drive where I go next: Ambitious practice, beginning teacher learning, and classroom epistemic communities,” to receive… Read More »

Teacher education department names new chairperson

Teacher education department names new chairperson

Nationally-known social studies scholar Margaret Crocco was recently named chairperson of the Department of Teacher Education at Michigan State University. She had previously served as a visiting scholar at the College of Education, and her appointment as chairperson began on May 16. Most recently, Crocco was professor and dean of the College of Education at… Read More »

MSU grad named Michigan Teacher of the Year

MSU grad named Michigan Teacher of the Year

Michigan State University College of Education alumna Melody Arabo has been named 2014-2015 Michigan Teacher of the Year! Arabo, BA ’01 (Education), MA, ’04 (Curriculum and Teaching), is currently teaching third grade at Keith Elementary School in the Walled Lake Consolidated School District. She has 12 years of teaching experience, and was selected from among 238… Read More »

Edwards to receive award

Edwards to receive award

Department of Teacher Education literacy expert Patricia Edwards will receive the 2014 International Reading Association (IRA) Jerry Johns Outstanding Teacher Educator in Reading award at the association’s upcoming annual conference. The award is given to outstanding college or university teacher of reading methods or reading-related courses, and is given to those actively engaged in teacher… Read More »

Fendler honored by UW-Madison School of Education

Fendler honored by UW-Madison School of Education

Department of Teacher Education Professor Lynn Fendler has received the 2014 Distinguished Achievement Award from the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Education. It is the school’s top alumni honor, and was presented to Fendler at a ceremony held on April 12. Fendler received a PhD in Curriculum and Instruction in 1999 from the UW-Madison’s School… Read More »

Dalebout to receive Outstanding Alumni Award

Dalebout to receive Outstanding Alumni Award

The Michigan State University College of Communication Arts and Sciences (CAS) has selected Assistant Dean Susan Dalebout as the college’s 2014 Outstanding Alumni Award recipient. Selected by the CAS alumni board, Dalebout was chosen for the college’s most prestigious award based on professional and personal achievements. She joins a select and distinguished group of Spartans,… Read More »

Teaching intern named best in the state

Teaching intern named best in the state

For the fourth consecutive year, a College of Education graduate has been named the Michigan Student Teacher/Intern of the Year! This year’s recipient is elementary education graduate Julia McLean (BA, ’13). The Michigan Association of Teacher Educators (MATE) hosts a contest each year to identify and recognize a Michigan pre-service teacher. Intended to sharpen teaching… Read More »

Students receive first-place awards for undergraduate research

Students receive first-place awards for undergraduate research

Four College of Education undergraduate students received first-place awards for exemplary research presentations at the 2014 University Undergraduate Research and Arts Forum (UURAF) on April 4 at the MSU Union. The day-long event showcased students’ unique, creative work in a variety of categories – from the arts and social sciences to health and wellness. Oral… Read More »

Giving voice to Rwandan genocide survivors

Giving voice to Rwandan genocide survivors

As the world remembers the horrific genocide in Rwanda 20 years ago, a Michigan State University scholar is helping survivors tell their stories through a book of poems. Laura Apol, an award-winning author and associate professor of education at MSU, wrote “Requiem, Rwanda” based on a series of workshops she organized for citizens in Rwanda… Read More »

MSU scholars honored for education research

MSU scholars honored for education research

Two faculty members in the College of Education at Michigan State University have been honored for excellence in education research this year by the American Educational Research Association (AERA). Both will be recognized during an awards ceremony April 5 at the AERA Annual Meeting in Philadelphia. University Distinguished Professor Mark Reckase is receiving the E.… Read More »