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  • Child Development Laboratories

    Location:

    • East Lansing Campus: 325 W. Grand River, East Lansing, MI 48823
    • Haslett Campus: 5750 Academic Way, Haslett, MI 48840

    Description:

    The MSU Child Development Laboratories (CDL) offers programming to children eighteen months to five years of age. We offer half-day academic year preschool as well as full-day, year-round preschool. 

    The CDL takes an active role in outreach, welcoming practitioners from across the state, country, and world to visit the labs, sharing information about their work in supporting children's development in all domains, and modeling exemplary practice in support of children's social development.  Students and Early Childhood professionals benefit by the exemplary research-driven program within which university students can observe and practice developing skills; being included in a comprehensive Early Childhood educational program, which includes integration of literacy across the domains, the use of anti-bias curriculum, and advocacy for children; being supported in his or her professional development in an emotionally safe environment; and receiving written and oral feedback.  

    Students are supported in their professional development through conference presentations. Staff share their expertise through workshops, publications, and observational tours of their classrooms. Teachers can also complete their required number of hours for their Early Childhood Endorsement (ZS) at the Child Development Laboratories.

  • Coaching 101 Program for Michigan Instructional Leaders and Content Area Coaches

    Dates:

    Please see upcoming dates at the website listed below.

    Location:

    Please see upcoming training locations at the website listed below.

    Description:

    Funded by a grant from the Michigan Department of Education to Michigan State University, Coaching 101 is a collaborative effort to build a professional knowledge base for all Michigan instructional leadership and content area coaches. Its goal is to increase coherence among the various coaching roles so all coaches can effectively and productively work together on behalf of the schools they support. By extending each coach's understanding of the fundamental knowledge, skills, and dispositions of effective coaching, Coaching 101 supports improved instruction and increased student achievement.

    All Instructional Leadership and Content Area Coaches funded through Title I Regional Assistance Grants, in the state of Michigan, are required to complete Coaching 101.

  • Coaching 101: Foundations Training for Michigan Instructional Leaders (2017)

    Dates:

    • March 21 - 24, 2017: Lansing, MI  (Orientation window: February 27 - March 10, 2017)
    • July 25 - 28, 2017: Detroit, MI (Orientation window: June 30 - July 14, 2017)

     

    Location:

    1. Cycle 1: Online Orientation Window: October 12 - October 26, 2016 | Foundations Training: November 1 - 4, 2016 | Detroit
    2. Cycle 2: Online Orientation Window: February 27 - March 10, 2017 | Foundations Training: March 21 - 24, 2017 | Lansing
    3. Cycle 3: Online Orientation Window: June 30 - July 14, 2017 | Foundations Training: July 25 - 28, 2017 | Detroit

    Description:

    Coaching 101 is a collaborative effort to build a professional knowledge base for all Michigan instructional leadership and content area coaches. Its goal is to increase coherence among the various coaching roles so all coaches can effectively and productively work together on behalf of the schools they support. By extending each coach's understanding of the fundamental knowledge, skills, and dispositions of effective coaching, Coaching 101 supports improved instruction and increased student achievement.  All Coaching 101 participants are required to complete an online Orientation prior to attending a four day Coaching 101 training session. There is not a separate registration form for the Orientation. Participants should first choose and register for a Foundations Training Session.

  • Connected Mathematics Leadership, Coaching, and Mentoring Workshop (June 2017)

    Dates:

    June 19 - 23, 2017

    Location:

    Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center, 219 S. Harrison Rd, East Lansing, MI 48824

    Description:

    This five-day workshop allows CMP teachers, coaches, and administrators to discuss strategies for a successful implementation of CMP, the Common Core State Standards, and the Standards for Mathematical Practices beyond the recommended initial Unit training. A special carnival using games from the CMP curriculum, complete with food and prizes, will occur mid-week.

  • Connected Mathematics Project: Meeting the Needs of Special Populations Workshop (June 2017)

    Dates:

    June 19 - 23, 2017

    Location:

    Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center, 219 S. Harrison Road, East Lansing, MI  48824

    Description:

    Participants will focus on effective strategies to support the needs of special populations including English language learners and students who struggle. Activities will draw on Connected Mathematics resources at all three grade levels. We encourage those who work with special populations to attend in teams. A special carnival using games from the CMP curriculum, complete with food and prizes, will occur mid-week.

  • CREATE for STEM Institute

    Location:

    620 Farm Lane, Room 115, Erickson Hall, East Lansing, MI  48824

    Description:

    The goal of the CREATE for STEM (Collaborative Research in Educational Assessment and Teaching Environments for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Institute is to improve the teaching and learning in mathematics and science from kindergarten to higher education. It serves as a springboard and a hub for innovation, research, and intellectual collaboration, and help bring to fruition ideas and projects that will make a difference in the teaching and learning of science and mathematics for all learners regardless of their cultures or experiences.

  • CREATE Science Seminar Series (2016 - 2017)

    Dates:

    The 2016 - 2017 series runs from November through May.  Eight speakers will be hosted during that time. Please see the website below for upcoming dates.

    Location:

    252 Erickson Hall, 620 Farm Lane, East Lansing, MI, 48824

    Description:

    The purpose of the CREATE Science Seminar series is to help create a vibrant collaborative community at MSU around research in science education K-16, to provide a venue to disseminate and discuss innovative research methods and results, to foster relationships and networking with national and international experts in STEM education research, and ultimately to help solve challenging problems in the teaching and learning of science, K-16.

  • Digging Deeper Into Connected Mathematics Project Workshop (June 2017)

    Dates:

    June 19 - 23, 2017

    Location:

    Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center, 219 S. Harrison Rd, East Lansing, MI, 48824

    Description:

    Digging Deeper into CMP is a five-day workshop that allows CMP teachers, coaches, and administrators to have cross-grade discussions to analyze CMP more deeply.  Participants will look across grades 6, 7, and 8 to understand the underpinning mathematical ideas in the Algebra strand and how functions play a key role in the development of ideas.  A special carnival using games from the CMP curriculum, complete with food and prizes, will occur mid-week.

  • Early Childhood (ZS) Endorsement Evening, Late Summer, and Condensed Program

    Location:

    14 Human Ecology Building, MSU, East Lansing, MI, 48824.

    Application: Apply either as a Lifelong Education student or as a Master's candidate in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies. Information about the Lifelong Education program and the application process may be found online: http://admissions.msu.edu/apply.asp

    Description:

    The Early Childhood General and Special Education (ZS- formerly ZA) Endorsement is an authorization to teach in any school program preceding or including kindergarten. The courses taken to meet the requirements are part of a planned program and can be used for continuing certification in Michigan. These revised standards reflect the knowledge and skills to teach children from birth to age 8 in general education settings, as well as significant knowledge and skills for teaching children with special needs.  Teachers may apply as Lifelong Education students or as Master's candidates in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies. The sequenced courses in the 26 credit ZS program are offered in evening and summer sessions, and can be done in as little as three summers if the prerequisite is done.

  • Educational Technology (NP) Endorsement

    Location:

    The courses can be completed in hybrid format (online and on MSU's campus); fully online; or oversees

    Description:

    For students in the State of Michigan who are K12 educators, the Educational Technology (NP) Endorsement can be added to either an elementary or secondary certificate. Teachers holding this endorsement are considered well-prepared to teach introductory computer-related classes for which no specific endorsement is needed. These classes include (but are not limited to) — Computers, Computer Literacy, Keyboarding, Word Processing, Computer Applications, Web Design, and Introduction to the Internet.  The NP Endorsement consists of the seven courses; they do not have to be taken in sequence and can be completed online, hybrid, or overseas.

  • Educational Technology Certificate Program (Online, Hybrid, and Oversees)

    Location:

    Hybrid: face to face and online; overseas; online

    Description:

    This graduate-level credential in technology integration prepares educators who work with students in a range of educational settings to help students become powerful digital-age thinkers, makers and problem solvers. In just one or two semesters, you will acquire foundational knowledge and skills that will transform your thinking about how, why and when to integrate a range of digital technologies to support student learning.

    We give you choices that fit your needs. You can take classes online. Our hybrid summer cohort blends face-to-face and online learning. Our overseas program offers four weeks of face-to-face learning.

    The Graduate Certificate in Educational Technology:

    • 9 credits, 3 courses – CEP 810, CEP 811, CEP 812
    • signifies that students have foundations in theories and practices of technology integration  in educational settings
    • can be completed as a stand-alone credential or as a part of the MAET degree program or other university degree programs.
  • Educational Technology Masters Degree Program: Hybrid Format (July - August 2017)

    Dates:

    • On Campus at MSU: Monday, July 10 through Friday, July 21 (Weekends Excluded)
    • Online: Saturday, July 22 through Thursday, August 17
    • Back for Final Celebration Day at MSU: Friday, August 18

    Location:

    Classroom component located on campus in East Lansing, MI

    Description:

    Each summer, two cohorts of educators are welcomed to MSU's campus for two weeks of  face-to-face learning. After these two on-campus weeks, students return home to complete four more weeks of learning with their cohorts online. At the end of the summer, all students return to campus for one day to present their best work, and to share in celebrations of their successes. The cohort model allows students to forge strong professional connections to a group of colleagues who are working through a common set of courses together.

  • Emerging Leaders Program for Aspiring K-12 Principals (July 2017)

    Dates:

    July 12 - 14, 2017 

    Location:

    College of Education at Michigan State University, 620 Farm Lane, Erickson Hall, East Lansing, MI 48824

    Description:

    For nearly 20 years, MSU’s Emerging Leaders Program has been providing potential school principals an opportunity to explore in detail the knowledge, skillsets and mindsets required to be a successful leader in today’s complex educational environments. This intimate, 3-day experience connects emerging educational leaders with highly successful assistant principals, principals and superintendents. Together, they explore the joys and challenges inherent in the principalship.

  • Facilitative Leadership Workshop (March, September 2017)

    Dates:

    • March 14 - 16, 2017: Ziibiwing Cultural Center, 6650 E. Broadway Road, Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858
    • September 12 - 14, 2017: Kettunen Center, 14901 4-H Drive, Tustin, MI 49688

    Description:

    The three-day Facilitative Leadership workshop helps build the capacity of groups or organizations to use the collective talents of its members to coordinate actions, strengthen relationships, and enable the group to meet its goals.  It is designed to build and strengthen the skills and personal confidence necessary to lead and facilitate productive meetings.  MSU Extension offers the program twice each year, in spring and fall. The goal of Facilitative Leadership is to provide participants with a practical hands-on experience using  group facilitation tools and techniques in order to work more effectively with business work teams and community organizations. During this all-inclusive retreat, participants will practice leadership strategies, using the tools, techniques and verbal skills necessary to lead group discussions, reach consensus, set outcome-based goals, and use flip charts and other recording tools.

  • Foreign Language Writing Resource Bibliography

    Description:

    MSU's Center for Language Education And Research (CLEAR) offers a bibliography of resources for the teaching of foreign language writing on their website. The target audience for this bibliography is foreign language teachers who are interested in expanding pedagogical techniques for teaching foreign language writing and researchers wanting to find empirical research on specific topics.

  • Getting to Know Connected Mathematics Project (CMP) Workshops (June 2017)

    Dates:

    June 19 - 23, 2017

    Location:

    Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center, 219 S. Harrison Rd, East Lansing, MI (MSU Campus)

    Description:

    Join a Grade 6, Grade 7 or Grade 8 group for an in-depth discussion on mathematics and the pedagogy in CMP3. You will experience the Standards for Mathematical Practice and discuss the correlations to the CCSS during the workshops. There will be an opportunity to discuss implementation and management strategies for CMP3 with experienced CMP teachers and authors and to share ideas with colleagues from across the country. A special CMP carnival, complete with food and prizes will be offered mid-week.

  • Graduate Certificate in Teaching & Learning (Focus on Working with Adult Learners)

    Location:

    All courses, with the exception of EAD 871, are administered online.

    Description:

    The Graduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning assists professionals in responding to the increasingly complex and diversifying social and cultural contexts for adult learners. The course offerings facilitate an overall understanding of learning in adulthood and what implications this knowledge holds for helping adults learn in postsecondary institutions, organizations, and in the broader society. To fulfill the requirements of this Graduate Certificate, students must complete a total of nine credit hours which is equivalent to three courses.  All students are required to take EAD 861: Adult Learning, leaving them the option of selecting two courses from the remaining six available.

  • K-12 Education Outreach

    Location:

    Erickson Hall, Room 253, 620 Farm Lane, East Lansing, MI 48824

    Description:

    The MSU College of Education's K-12 Outreach Office works with schools to improve student achievement by providing programs for, and services to, public school teachers and administrators. Through funding from the University and a variety of state and federal grants, the K-12 Outreach Office is currently involved in projects that feature innovative curriculum development, international collaborations, accountability, standards and assessment, leadership development for school administrators, induction and mentoring of beginning teachers, disseminating research and best practice for teaching and professional development, and other issues identified as important to affecting Michigan's education policy and practice.

    K-12 Outreach staff work with state and national education organizations, K-higher education practitioners, legislative bodies, agencies, associations and foundations to affect education policy and practice. The mission and unifying theme of every K-12 Outreach activity is to improve student learning and increase student achievement throughout Michigan.

  • Master of Arts in Education (Online Program)

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    MSU's College of Education offers the Master of Arts in Education, an online program designed for experienced educators who are interested in enhancing their professional practice by studying advanced professional expertise related to teaching, learning, and leadership in P - 16 schools. Through elective sequences of learning opportunities, students will develop one or two concentrations that focus on selected areas such as special education, technology and learning, school leadership, literacy education, and science and mathematics education. This flexible program is ideal for students who wish to engage in inquiry and learning that will contribute to exemplary educational practices.

    Please note that this program is not designed to provide State of Michigan endorsement or certification.

     

    Curriculum

     

    The program is comprised of 30 semester credits, which are approved by the student’s academic advisor after admission to the program. The requirements for the program must be completed within five years, and are distributed as follows:

    1. Completion of 9 credits of core requirements in: Educational Inquiry, Interpretation and Criticism, and a Capstone/ Synthesis course.

    2. Completion of 9 credits (minimum) in one of five areas of concentration: Special Education, Technology and Learning, K-12 and Postsecondary School Leadership, Literacy Education, and Science and Mathematics education.

    3. A minimum of 9 additional credits in a second area of concentration or in areas approved by the student’s academic advisor.

    4. A minimum of 3 credits in electives approved by the student’s academic advisor.

    5. Successful completion and exhibition of an online portfolio.

    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.

  • Master of Arts in Teaching and Curriculum Online Program

    Description:

    The Master of Arts in Teaching and Curriculum (MATC) is designed for beginning and experienced teachers alike, the majority of whom are teaching full time and all of whom are deeply committed to public education and teaching P-12 students. Participation in the MATC program requires a deep, dual commitment to teachers’ learning as well as to students’ learning. Our program tailors coursework to meet our students’ individual interests while focusing on the program goals of:

    • Engaging in critical inquiry
    • Developing as accomplished teachers
    • Becoming teacher leaders

    The Online MATC Program is completed entirely online and offers flexible scheduling and access to nationally distinguished faculty.

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