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  • America Reads and America Counts Tutoring by MSU Students


    556 East Circle Dr., Suite 345, Student Services Building, East Lansing, MI, 48824


    “America Reads”, now entering its nineteenth year, is a program that allows college students to use their Federal Work-study to work with teachers in the Lansing -area community to help ensure that every child can read well and independently. “America Counts”, begun in 1999-2000, is a program designed to allow college students to use their FWS to work with teachers in community schools to improve mathematics achievement for lower and upper elementary, and middle school students. Tutors provide both remedial and accelerated math support in a variety of school settings. America Reads and America Counts tutors work with children and youth from diverse socio-economic, cultural, ethnic and racial backgrounds.  Respect for diversity is an essential qualification.  Prior tutoring experience is helpful, but not required.  On-campus and in-school training will be provided for all aspects of “America Reads” and “America Counts” tutoring.  All work-study eligible students receiving this letter are most welcome and encouraged to apply.

  • Human Development and Family Studies Continuing Education Credit Workshops


    MSU's Department of Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS) sponsors programs under the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) as  non-credit opportunities for child care workers, administrators, youth workers, teachers, social workers and others to meet licensing requirements and professional development initiatives for staff members in various organizations.

    In 2014, HDFS sponsored over 350 workshops in continuing education opportunities (CEUs) in early childhood education, youth mentoring and training for Extension Educators and Social Workers who will need to understand the needs of returning miliary personnel and their families throughout the State of Michigan.

    A few of the CEU training topics covered are:

    • Basic Child Care Training
    • Blood Borne Pathogens and Communicable Diseases
    • Trauma Prevention Workshop
    • Brain Development in Children
    • Building Literacy in Children
    • Caring for School Aged Children
    • Child Care Administrative Training
    • Curriculum Planning for Children
    • Emergency Response Planning for Child Care
    • Expanding Your Child Care Business
    • Exploring Environments and Activities with Children
    • For the Love of Music and Children
  • Literacy Colloquy: Redefining Michigan's Literacy Landscape (April 2017)


    Tuesday, April 4, 2017  11:00 am - 12:30 pm


    252 Erickson Hall, MSU, East Lansing, MI, 48824


    During this session, the status of early literacy in Michigan will be reviewed. MDE consultants will connect the data on student outcomes to the policies, practices, and supports that impact and influence literacy achievement in our state. While State legislature determines the laws and funding around literacy in schools, MDE, in collaboration with stakeholders and partners, influences and provides guidance to support schools with these laws. Specific focus in this presentation will be on the common understandings and supports for defining and supporting the skills and knowledge educators need to best impact student achievement.

  • Master of Arts in Literacy and Language Instruction Degree Program


    MSU's College of Education offers a Master of Arts Degree in Literacy and Language Instruction for competent and dedicated teachers in K-12 classrooms who recognize the significance of language and who desire to learn more about the processes that help students achieve high levels of competence in language and literature. Those interested in the social, psychological, and cultural foundations of literacy and the role of reading, writing, speaking, and listening in teaching and learning can also benefit from the curriculum. This program provides a balance of theory, research, and practice designed to develop literacy leaders at the school and district levels and for government, business, and private settings where literacy is a concern.


    The program consists of 33 credits, which are approved by the student's academic adviser after admission to the program. The requirements for the program must be completed within five years, and are distributed among four areas of study: The Proseminar Strand, Educational Foundations of Literacy, Methodological Foundations of Literacy, and an Area of Specialization and/or an Elective course. Selected courses in this program are also offered online and in Grand Rapids, Birmingham, and Traverse City, Michigan (see Schedule of Courses for this information). The courses are distributed as follows:

    Proseminar Strand (6 credits)

    Proseminar I: Historical Bases for Literacy Instruction
    TE 840, 3 credits

    Proseminar II: Literacy Leadership
    TE 873, 3 credits

    2. Educational Foundations in Literacy (3 credits)

    Students must take one 3-credit course from within the College of Education, focusing on history, philosophy, learning, development, social and cultural foundations, or curriculum development.

    3. Methodological Foundations of Literacy (15 credits)

    Advanced Methods of Elementary School Reading
    TE 842, 3 credits

    Reading, Writing, and Reasoning in Secondary School Subjects
    TE 843, 3 credits

    Classroom Literacy Assessment
    TE 844, 3 credits

    Advanced Methods for Teaching Language Arts
    TE 847, 3 credits

    Methods and Materials for Teaching Children's and Adolescent Literature
    TE 849, 3 credits

    4. Area of Specialization (6-9 credits)

    These courses should reflect a reasonable specialization on some area of literacy. The courses can come from within or outside the College. Students should work with their adviser to put together an area of specialization that makes sense, given their career goals.

    5. Elective Course (3 credits)

    Please refer to the Schedule of Courses to locate the correct course section, as well as the current course offerings. Off-campus courses are designated as sections 701-729; online courses are designated as sections 730-739; overseas courses are designated as sections 750-799.

  • Multicultural Children's Literature


    Online listing; MSU Library


    This resource provides educators with Web listings, books available at the MSU Library, and journal articles. The primary focus is on multicultural literature, which offers positive role models for all children.

  • Technology Enhanced Learning Environments


    MSU's College of Education professors, Yong Zhao and Carol Sue Englert, developed TELE-Web, a Web-based environment to support students with the acquisition and development of literacy skills. TELE-Web (Technology Enhanced Learning Environments) was primarily designed to address the needs of students with mild learning disabilities, yet its flexibility allows proficient students to extend their literacy skills as well. TELE-Web is a synthesis of effective literacy practices, educators' pedagogical experiences and needs, and the needs of diverse learners. TELE-Web contains four "rooms": writing, reading, library, and publishing. Each room contains its own set of activities, mutually accessible, with a teacher interface and a student interface; students have the option of using a speech synthesizer. TELE-Web is a flexible tool that educators can mold to fit their curriculum.

  • The Michigan Writing Centers Project


    300 Bessey Hall at MSU


    MSU's Michigan Writing Centers Project (MWCP) hosts an annual Ideas Exchange at a different school each year where participants share experiences, research, and ideas relating to writing center work. Writing Center Consultants (WCCs) from colleges and universities across the State of Michigan share their best practices, conduct and circulate research into literacy learning and use, and contribute to the establishment of writing centers in interested secondary schools. MWCP also produces a newsletter and hosts an online database, a directory of writing centers and consultants.

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