Why You Should Join the MSU College of Education

Why You Should Join the MSU College of Education

October 16, 2019 0 By Stanley Isaacs


[Dean Robert Floden:] The Michigan State University College of Education is known for our outstanding faculty, our successful students and
alumni and for our distinguished graduate programs. [Professor Gail Richmond:] U.S. News & World
Report has consistently ranked the college among the most elite in the
country. In fact, our elementary and secondary programs have been ranked
number one in the nation for more than 20 years in a row. [Associate Professor Connie Sung:] So what makes the MSU
College of Education the best in the nation? [Assistant Professor Vaughn Watson:] We have a commitment to schools, and to local national and global communities. Outreach is a core feature
of our work. Our findings inform practice, and practice informs our
research. [Floden:] We also have incredible faculty members who are renowned in
their fields, diverse in their background and areas of interest. [Richmond:] At MSU, you’re part
of a welcoming community. You can be from anywhere around the globe and still feel
like you’re at home here. [Watson:] If you’re in need of a support system, we have that
here too. Our students support one another in many ways through academic,
cultural and personal networks. [Sung:] We value a culture of respect for our students
built upon several tenants: Do the best work you can. Learn from what you do. Help
others improve, and learn from others. [Floden:] In our programs, there is built-in
flexibility to allow for shifts in students’ trajectory based on changes in
their interests and goals. [Richmond:] There are multiple ways to be supported
financially at MSU through fellowships and through teaching and research
opportunities. [Sung:] We are committed to giving our students a variety of experiences so
they are prepared to be successful in their various careers. [Watson:] Our students are
established leaders, serving as instructors of an undergraduate courses
and as members of student governments, because when you come to the MSU College
of Education you come prepared to learn and leave prepared to lead. [Floden:] A key
component to this is that we teach our students to analyze and reflect on their
practice—and to never stop improving. Those who complete our graduate programs
are truly ready for wherever their careers take them. [Richmond:] One of the biggest
reasons our graduate programs rank so highly? Michigan State University. Not
only is the College of Education part of a well-regarded research institution, but
there are numerous opportunities for discovery, for learning and for the
development of knowledge and practice across the university. Take a look around,
and you’ll see the greatness that’s in store for you here. [Watson:] Ready to become a
Spartan educator? Learn more about our top-ranked programs: education.msu.edu.