The college began an Early Childhood “fast-track” graduate program in May 2014.
Twenty-four pre-service teachers from Shanghai Normal University were hosted on campus for a three-week training session on U.S. pedagogy.
Anita Collins was welcomed as a new faculty member.
A successful, three-part professional development series was ofered for P–12 teachers in June and July 2014. Registration was closed at 20 teachers.
The two-week Science and Math Extravaganza for Kids took place July 17-31. Eighty area second- through eighth-grade students attended the camp, now in its 18th year.
A one-year professional development program for 45 K–8 regional grade school teachers was funded through the U.S. Department of Education. The goal is to increase mathcontent knowledge and efective teaching methodology.
Clinical, placement and certiication personnel recently moved into remodeled oices on the second loor of the Regional Education Center.
In fall 2014, SVSU and Ming Chuan University ofered the irst joint courses in “Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language.” Kerry Segal, professor of English, is the coordinator of the program.
The elementary education program recently received national recognition by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation/Association for Childhood Education International; SVSU was the only elementary program in the state of Michigan to be so recognized.