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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.
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.
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.
For more than 20 years, Dottie Millar’s research has focused on guardianship alternatives for those with developmental disabilities.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
Saginaw Valley state University recognized six of its graduates and one future graduate at its annual Alumni Celebration Friday, Feb. 20. Five alumni were honored with the 2015 Distinguished Alumni Award, the highest award presented by the SVSU Alumni Association. In addition, the Young Alumni and Future Alumni award recipients were bestowed.
A summary of recent research, presentations and publications by SVSU faculty and staff.
Interior Professional Profile-October 2014
This year, 11 outstanding Michigan educators have been selected for the Gerstacker Fellowship at Saginaw Valley State University. They will receive concentrated leadership training over a one-year period, including a capstone international experience that will send the Fellows to Poland in April.
Tamara Arizola Barrientos-Helping teachers teach math and science
James E. Tarr, Ph.D.
Acting Assistant Dean & Professor
Colleen D'Arcy, Ph.D.
College of Education Dean's Office
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