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2011 News Archive

Featured content from the Winter 2012 ESSENTIALS magazine

November 28, 2011

ESSENTIALS magazine is designed to help you find some of the best and most convenient options for your professional development.

Headlines from the 11/2 COE Newsletter email blast

November 9, 2011

If you would like to receive the COE Newsletter in your inbox, send an email to [email protected].

Brehm Scholars share views on special education

October 10, 2011

The fall 2011 issue of Eastern magazine features an interview on page 18 with four Brehm Scholars who reflect on their aspirations and their gratitude. Read the article. Blog: Discussing Special Education Teacher Prep at Eastern Michigan

September 14, 2011

Alexa Posny, Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services at the U.S. Department of Education, has written about her recent visit to Eastern Michigan University. Read the blog entry.

Press Release: Eastern Michigan, U.S. Dept. of Education to host special education roundtable Sept. 9

September 8, 2011

Eastern Michigan University and the U.S. Department of Education will host a roundtable, "Education and the Economy," Friday, Sept. 9, 10 a.m. to noon, in the EMU Student Center ballroom.

Press Release: American Electric Power donates $1.5 million to fund endowed chair in College of Education

August 30, 2011

The American Electric Power Foundation has donated $1.5 million to Eastern Michigan University to fund an endowed chair in the College of Education. The gift honors Michael Morris, a two-time graduate of EMU who serves on the University's board of regents.

August 2011 "Heads Up" newsletter now available for download

August 23, 2011

The August 2011 issue of the "Heads Up" newsletter is available for download here. "Heads Up" is produced by the COE Office of Academic Services for advisors of students seeking initial teacher certification.

EMU to host U.S. Department of Education round table in September

August 18, 2011

As part of Secretary Duncan's Back to School Tour, EMU will be hosting a round table event on September 9th entitled: Education and the Economy: Investing in our Future - Eastern Michigan Round Table focusing on Special Education Teacher Preparation, Recruitment, and Retention. For more information, download the event invitation.

July 2011 "Heads Up" newsletter now available for download

August 1, 2011

The July 2011 issue of the "Heads Up" newsletter is available for download here. "Heads Up" is produced by the COE Office of Academic Services for advisors of students seeking initial teacher certification.

New Leadership and Counseling Scholarship Opportunities Posted

July 21, 2011

New Leadership and Counseling scholarship opportunities have been posted. Visit the Scholarships website to browse and apply.

Dean Joseph interviewed in the current issue of "Eastern" magazine

July 5, 2011

The summer 2011 issue of Eastern magazine is now available online. The interview titled, "A Conversation with Jann Joseph" can be found on page 12.

Press Release: Eastern Michigan receives largest financial gift in its history

June 21, 2011

Philanthropists William (Bill) and Delores (Dee) Brehm have long had a vision to help children with special needs in new and creative ways. Now they are collaborating with EMU to further that goal by donating $3.2 million to the College of Education, the largest gift in the University's history.

Press Release: Eastern Michigan University to help address failing schools as part of Governor Snyder's plan

June 20, 2011

Eastern Michigan University will participate in the Education Achievement System to help address the needs of Detroit Public Schools.

June 2011 "Heads Up" newsletter now available for download

June 17, 2011

The June 2011 issue of the "Heads Up" newsletter is available for download here. "Heads Up" is produced by the COE Office of Academic Services for advisors of students seeking initial teacher certification.

Press Release: State awards $500,000 grant to EMU's Autism Collaborative Center to implement innovative Telehealth model program

May 27, 2011

The Autism Collaborative Center (ACC) at Eastern Michigan University has been awarded a $500,000 state grant that will allow the staff to use the latest technology - a live video stream - to evaluate and treat clients.

Press Release: EMU teacher education professor Lewis-White honored by national association as outstanding adviser

May 6, 2011

Linda Lewis-White, a professor in teacher education in the College of Education at Eastern Michigan University, has been selected as an outstanding advising award winner by the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA).

Headlines from the 5/2 COE Newsletter email blast

May 2, 2011

Press Release: Eastern Michigan University College of Education again earns professional accreditation

April 29, 2011

The Unit Accreditation Board of the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) announced on April 21 that it is re-accrediting EMU's educator preparation programs through the year 2017. EMU's educator preparation programs have been continuously accredited by NCATE since the accrediting body was founded in 1954.

Press Release: Jann Joseph appointed dean of EMU College of Education

April 26, 2011

Jann Joseph, a top administrator at Grand Valley State University who has extensive experience in supporting teacher education and faculty and curriculum development, has been appointed dean of the College of Education at Eastern Michigan University.

Focus EMU: Robbins combines sociological foundations and democracy in research and teaching

April 19, 2011

Christopher Robbins, an associate professor of teacher education at Eastern Michigan University, received the Distinguished Faculty Research I Award. The award, which includes a plaque and a $3,500 stipend, is given to a faculty member with less than five years teaching at EMU.

Focus EMU: Teacher Job Fair expected to draw representatives from more than 70 school districts

April 5, 2011

Eastern Michigan University students and alumni, as well as area residents looking for a teaching job, will have an opportunity to pursue openings at the Teacher Job Fair April 15.

IMPORTANT: New Administrative Certification Application Process

April 1, 2011

The application process for Michigan Administrator Certificates has changed recently. As of February 2011, the application process is now entirely online. To apply, go to the Michigan Department of Education website. You can also download this step-by-step guide to help you through the application process.

Open forum sessions with COE Dean candidates

March 8, 2011

Open forum sessions will be held in March for each COE Dean candidate. During these sessions the candidates will present their experience as well as their vision for the College of Education. After which, the floor will be open for questions. Session dates, times, and locations can be found HERE. UPDATE: To view curricula vitae for each candidate please visit A my.emich username and password is required.

FETE registration requires proof of background check

February 16, 2011

Registration for FETE 301/302, FETE 401/402, Practicum 304/305 and Practicum 310/311 requires proof of a background check. If you do not have a background check currently on file with the Department of Teacher Education, please visit ICHAT and complete the process. Bring the background check to 313 Porter and you will be given permission to register. NO ONE WILL BE ALLOWED TO REGISTER WITHOUT A COMPLETED BACKGROUND CHECK. For more information, contact Martha Kinney-Sedgwick.

Courageous Conversation Series: Call for Proposals

February 10, 2011

The Courageous Conversation Series resumes on April 29, 2011.

Headlines from the 2/25 COE Newsletter email blast

February 25, 2011

If you would like to receive the COE Newsletter in your inbox, send an email to [email protected].

New Michigan Department of Education process for applying for a teaching certificate

January 26, 2011

The Michigan Department of Education has changed the application process for educator certification. Teachers and teacher candidates who meet all requirements for Michigan certification must apply through the new Michigan Online Educator Certification System (MOECS). MOECS becomes operational February 8, 2011. Undergraduate and post-baccalaureate teacher certification students can get more information about MOECS here.