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October 26, 2016

Recess is over: Michigan's teaching job openings are on the rise — and SVSU is supplying the talent

Craig Douglas, dean of SVSU’s College of Education, said demand for teaching jobs in Michigan is experiencing a stark rebound after years of decline. As a result, aspiring teachers who once faced an uncertain job market upon graduation now have plenty of options.

May 5, 2016

Madeline Lefere: Portrait of a 2016 SVSU graduate

If teaching isn’t in Madeline Lefere’s DNA, she was certainly empowered with the role of educator at a young age. It’s a role she doesn’t plan to relinquish as an adult.

April 29, 2016

SVSU students to attend national conference for female leaders

Two Saginaw Valley State University students have been awarded scholarships to attend a national conference in June.

April 21, 2016

SVSU honors ‘Heroes in Education’ for K-12 schools

Saginaw Valley State University recognized six outstanding K-12 employees during SVSU’s first-ever Heroes in Education awards ceremony April 13.

April 12, 2016

SVSU students receive statewide honors for community service

Saginaw Valley State University students Mallory Rivard and Natalie Schneider were honored for their community-minded actions during the Michigan Campus Compact Awards Gala in East Lansing Thursday, April 7. Each received a Commitment to Service award for her extensive community involvement.

March 16, 2016

SVSU to honor ‘Heroes in Education’

Saginaw Valley State University is seeking nominations for its first “Heroes in Education” event intended to extend SVSU’s community-minded mission and build upon strong partnerships with K-12 schools by honoring outstanding educators.

February 12, 2016

SVSU to offer college credit to graduates of teacher cadet programs

Saginaw Valley State University has signed an agreement with the Michigan Department of Education that will allow high school students from approved teacher cadet programs to receive university credit.

February 8, 2016

SVSU to host ‘Heart of Teaching’ event

Saginaw Valley State University’s College of Education is hosting an event designed to increase interest in the teaching profession at a time when jobs in the field are on the rise. A “Heart of Teaching” panel discussion will be held Wednesday, Feb. 17 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in Gilbertson Hall, room GS 202.

November 5, 2015

Dottie Millar, professor of teacher education College of Education

For more than 20 years, Dottie Millar’s research has focused on guardianship alternatives for those with developmental disabilities.

July 15, 2015

SVSU to offer new endorsement for special education students

Saginaw Valley State University has received renewed authorization from the Michigan Department of Education to offer an endorsement for students in its teacher preparation and special education programs. SVSU will begin offering an updated curriculum for the endorsement in cognitive impairment this fall for students pursuing bachelor’s and master’s degrees.

April 29, 2015

Luke Sheppard

The Saginaw Valley State University student was hired full-time as a math teacher at Bridgeport Middle School, weeks before earning a bachelor’s degree in mathematics education in May.

April 28, 2015

Emily VanFleteren

Those familiar with her expect VanFleteren will continue building a fine reputation — and stellar résumé — for herself once she begins her professional career as a teacher.

March 10, 2015

Professional Profile for February 2015

Martin Arford, associate professor of geography, was presented the Osprey Award for Outstanding Conservation Volunteers by the Saginaw Basin Land Conservancy for the work at the Frankenlust Township Park and

March 10, 2015

Professional Profile for January 2015

James Bowers, assistant professor of criminal justice; Kim Lacey, assistant professor of English; and Poonam Kumar, director of online/hybrid learning, presented “Teaching Presence on the Rise: Engaging Undergraduate Students

February 26, 2015

SVSU names Wierda to lead STEM initiatives coordination

Saginaw Valley State University has assigned a highly respected educator to coordinate SVSU’s focus on improving STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education in the region. Carolyn Wierda has been named executive director of STEM@SVSU; in that position, she will convene those that are involved in STEM initiatives at SVSU.

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