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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.

  • 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 Overseas)

    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 2018)

    Dates:

    • On Campus at MSU: Monday, July 9 through Friday, July 20 (Weekends Excluded)
    • Online: Saturday, July 21 through Thursday, August 16
    • Back for Final Celebration Day at MSU: Friday, August 17

    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.

  • Master of Arts in Education (Online)

    Dates:

    Offered year round

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    The 30-credit, online Master of Arts degree in Education (MAED) is designed for educators who are interested in enhancing their professional practice through online study of advanced professional knowledge related to teaching, learning, and leadership in P-12 schools and postsecondary contexts (e.g. community colleges, universities, community centers, and the workplace). Through elective sequences of learning opportunities, the student may develop one or two concentrations that focus on selected areas such as special education, technology and learning, P-12 school and postsecondary leadership, literacy education, sport coaching and leadership, and science and mathematics education. The online MA program in Education is available only online and only under Plan B (without thesis). The online format provides optimum flexibility for students who wish to engage in inquiry and learning that will contribute to exemplary educational practice.

  • Master of Arts in Teaching and Curriculum Program (Online)

    Location:

    Completely online

    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.  This 30 credit program is only available under Plan B (without thesis).

  • Teaching and Learning in Postsecondary Education Graduate Certificate Program (Online)

    Location:

    All courses associated with the Graduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning are offered in a fully online format.

    Description:

    The Graduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning is an online professional development program for current educators and practitioners from a variety of professional settings and disciplines. The course offerings facilitate comprehensive understanding of the social and cultural contexts encountered by adult learners. In addition,
    participants develop knowledge and skills necessary for planning, facilitating, and leading educational programs.  

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