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2012 News Archive

Eastern's Autism Collaborative Center receives check from charity event

December 14, 2012

Funds raised from a charity hockey event will be used to purchase new occupational therapy equipment for the Autism Collaborative Center (ACC) at Eastern Michigan University. Read the article

Eastern Michigan partnership offers leading software tools for Michigan students, teachers to access real-world, problem-based learning activities

December 12, 2012

An exciting collaboration, that benefits ALL K-12 students, teachers and school administrators in the State of Michigan, provides a complete suite of geographic information systems (GIS) FREE to K-12 schools. Read the article

"give a year" Partnership with City Year establishes scholarships

December 3, 2012

Eastern Michigan University is the first higher education institution in Michigan to be a "give a year" Partner with City Year, an education-focused nonprofit organization. Read the article

Eastern Michigan University's department of special education to celebrate 100 Years

December 3, 2012

Eastern's Department of Special Education has been around for a very long time – almost 100 years, in fact. So, to celebrate this historic occasion, we have decided to throw an anniversary party that you won't want to miss. Save the dates of May 16-18, 2014, and join us for a weekend full of wonderful events and activities. Read the article

Partnership between Eastern Michigan University and Grand Valley State University celebrates 15 years of successful collaboration

December 3, 2012

Eastern Michigan University and Grand Valley State University (GVSU) celebrated 15 years of a successful partnership on October 11 that brought Eastern's Educational Leadership doctoral program to the Grand Rapids area. Read the article

COE to hold information sessions on teaching opportunities in China and Korea

November 15, 2012

The College of Education will be holding information sessions about International Teaching opportunities in China and Korea. Session dates and times are as follows:

  • Wednesday, November 28, 2012, 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, December 6, 2012, 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Friday, December 14, 2012, 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

All sessions will be held in the student lounge, located on the second floor of the Porter Building. For more information, contact the Office of Urban, Community, and International Outreach.

Eastern Michigan University hosts Pakistani educators

November 6, 2012

Twenty-four educators from across Pakistan, including college and university faculty, are visiting Eastern Michigan University as part of a three-week U.S. tour to learn about curriculum development and teacher preparation, with a focus on student teaching programs. Read the article

Headlines from the November 2012 COE Newsletter

November 5, 2012

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Informations sessions on teaching opportunities in China and Korea

November 1 , 2012

The College of Education will be holding information sessions about International Teaching opportunities in China and Korea. The first session will be on November 7 from 3:00-4:00 p.m., with the second session to be held on November 14 from 6:00-7:00 p.m. Both sessions will be held in the Student Lounge, located on the second floor of the Porter Building. For more information, contact the Office of Urban, Community, and International Outreach.

Informational meeting on scholarship-based teaching internships in South Korea

October 19, 2012

The College of Education will be holding an information session about 2013 scholarship-based teaching internships in South Korea. The session will be held on October 20, 2012 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in 131 Porter. For more information, contact Dr. Myung-Sook Koh.

EMU and Global Educational Excellence establish new partnership

October 18, 2012

A new partnership between Eastern Michigan University's College of Education and Global Educational Excellence (GEE) will pave the way for student-teaching and job opportunities for EMU students and graduates in the Middle East. Read the article

COE to hold information sessions on 2013 student teaching & teaching positions in China

October 12, 2012

The College of Education will be holding information sessions about 2013 student teaching and certified teaching positions in China. The first session will be on October 25 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with the second session to be held on October 26 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Both sessions will be held in room 230 Porter. For more information, contact the Office of Urban, Community, and International Outreach.

College of Education expands outreach in Asia with new partnership agreements

September 21, 2012

Eastern Michigan University education students will soon have a unique opportunity to expand their opportunities in Asia, thanks to two new overseas partnership agreements with Korea National University of Education (KNUE). Read the article

Community Conversation with The Center for Michigan

September 6, 2012

The Center for Michigan is sponsoring a Community Conversation in the Porter Building (room TBA) on Wednesday, September 26, from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m. Faculty, staff and students are welcome to attend. The purpose of the conversation is to gather education students' perceptions of Michigan's K-12 education system. Using clicker technology and some guiding questions, Hailey Zureich of The Center for Michigan, will facilitate a discussion about issues such as school reform, professional development for teachers, school funding and other related topics. Please encourage your students to participate. For more information, contact Regina George.

John W. Porter, president of EMU from 1979-89, during "Decade of Advancement," dies at age 80

June 29, 2012

John W. Porter, who led Eastern Michigan University with distinction through a time of prosperity and growth during his tenure as president, died peacefully this past Wednesday. He was 80. Read the article

Headlines from the June 2012 COE Newsletter

June 4, 2012

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EMU special education student Benjamin White gets surprise congratulatory phone call from U.S. Secretary of Education

May 11, 2012

www.emich.edu/univcomm/releases/release.php?id=1336742193

Eastern Michigan University professor named vice president of research and academic development by national volunteer-based organization

May 11, 2012

www.emich.edu/univcomm/releases/release.php?id=1336761489

ECE graduate receives 2012 Metro Parent Top Teacher Award

May 3, 2012

Christina Del Pizzo, an EMU Early Childhood Education graduate and second-grade teacher at St. Michael School in Livonia, is one of five recipients of the 2012 Metro Parent Top Teacher Award. Read the article

April 2012 "Heads Up" newsletter now available for download

April 30, 2012

The April 2012 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.

March 2012 "Heads Up" newsletter now available for download

April 2, 2012

The March 2012 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.

A message from the Chancellor of the Educational Achievement Authority of Michigan

March 30, 2012

Dr. John William Covington, Chancellor of the Educational Achievement Authority (EAA) of Michigan, discusses the goal and philosophy of the EAA along with a call to innovate, collaborate and transform public education. Read the article.

Featured content from the Summer 2012 ESSENTIALS magazine

March 20, 2012

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

February 2012 "Heads Up" newsletter now available for download

February 28, 2012

The February 2012 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.

Volume 4, Issue 1 of PowerPlay journal now available online

February 23, 2012

PowerPlay welcomes Robert W. Simmons III, an esteemed colleague and scholar/activist who has collaborated with the editors to produce Volume 4, Issue 1 with its focus on urban education and social justice. Download Volume 4, Issue 1 at www.emich.edu/coe/powerplay/current.html.

Teach and Learn in Korea (EMU-TaLK) program holding informational meeting on February 25

February 16, 2012

The Teach and Learn in Korea (EMU-TaLK) program will be holding an informational meeting on Saturday, February 25, at 1 p.m. in 222 Porter. Students interested in the program are encouraged to attend. For more information, contact Dr. Myung Koh.

Hybrid and fully online program options now available under Social Foundations of Education program

January 26, 2012

The EcoJustice Education concentration and a new Peace and Justice concentration in the Social Foundations MA program will soon be offered as fully online or hybrid programs. Several fully online courses will be offered in Summer 1 and 2, and Fall terms (2012). Read the article.

EMU moves to summer semester format

January 26, 2012

This year, Eastern Michigan University is reclassifying its spring and summer terms into a single summer semester that will embrace all of the previous class schedules and options. Read the article.

New administrative rules affecting educator certification

January 23, 2012

Michigan passed a number of school and tenure reform bills in the summer of 2011. In response, the Michigan Department of Education is developing new administrative rules to conform to these new laws. Read the article.

Porter Chair Speaker Series rescheduled to March 8

January 9, 2012

Due to a family illness, Michelle Fine's January 19, 2012 lecture has been rescheduled to March 8, 2012. Visit the Porter Chair Speaker Series website for information on the 2011-2012 speaker series.