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Morris Hood, Jr. Educator Development Program (MHED) 


The goal is to expand the number of Morris Hood, Jr. Educator Development Program (MHED) eligible students enrolled in SVSU’s teacher education program. This is done by providing ongoing support services to prepare 20 academically or economically disadvantaged K-12 teacher education students pursuing a baccalaureate teacher education program at SVSU. The ultimate vision is to improve graduate rates of these students each year. 


  • Academic support services
    • Tutoring (Center for Academic Achievement offers tutoring and supports in math, writing, accounting, economics, biology, chemistry, physics, social sciences, software and technology)
    • Mentoring (Student leadership groups, tutoring center, peers, coaches).
    • Coordinator supports (designing student academic schedules, improve study habits, bi-weekly check in points, goal setting)
    • Student Technology Center: enhance the integration of technology into teaching and learning by providing students with training and individualized assistance to become successful users of technology in their coursework. Library and digital tools tutorials
    • Career services: provides resources requisite of career preparation including counseling, workshops, and job search programs to students.
    • Library: provides library orientation and use of library materials including online databases.
    • Disability Services: coordinates support services that enable students with disabilities the opportunity to achieve intellectual and personal growth.
    • Admissions: disseminates program information to prospective students.
    • Registrar: serves as a resource to the administrators of the Program and provides assistance in collecting Program data.
    • Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid: assists students with the completion of financial aid forms, provide budgeting workshops for students, and make referrals of potential students.
    • Institutional Research: Will provide staff with data on an ongoing basis to allow the identification of and services to low-income, academically at-risk, and first-generation students.
    • Sponsored Programs: Will ensure compliance and train Program personnel; review required reports. Will provide sponsored funding information to Program staff and grant writing assistance. Will monitor allowed expenditures, update the budget monthly and prepare financial reports.
  • Retention
  • Meeting with your advisor and /or the coordinator of the MH program to create a plan for monitoring academic success.
  • Financial incentives


  • Lead community events
  • Enroll in transition camp to ensure acclimated to campus life and resources
  • Participate or lead an RSO or student leadership group
  • Sign up for at least 4 workshops in any of the following areas:
    • Needs assessment and improved learning
    • Advanced training on course management systems
    • How to monitor progress (self / others)
    • Creating an Individual Student Success Plan, including timelines and benchmarks.
    • Financial / Economic Literacy Session


Theresa Doyle 
KCP Morris Hood Project Advisor
Gilbertson Hall, GN 249

Office Hours: Tuesday - Thursday, 9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. 



Contact Us
(989) 964-4057(989) 964-4057
Toll-free: 1-800-968-2540


James E. Tarr, Ph.D.

Acting Assistant Dean & Professor

Colleen D'Arcy, Ph.D.


College of Education Dean's Office
Gilbertson Hall, North 275
University Center, MI 48710


8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.