Research and Grants

Research and Grants

Research and Grants


Project Good Start

This support program is intended to increase under-represented students in obtaining their teacher certification.  
Contact: Jodie Palmer

Child Care Access Means Parents in School Program

This project addresses the needs most often identified by student-parents: affordable child care and social and academic support structures.
Contact: Dr. Regena Fails Nelson

Current measurements used to document elementary and secondary intern teacher growth

This grant examines measurements based on the Michigan Department of Education Seven Entry-Level Standards for Teachers that are supported by the North Central Accreditation in Teacher Education organization.
Contact: Dr. Lynn Nations Johnson and Dr. Carol Crumbaugh

Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands

Researchers from Western Michigan University met with a high level multi-sector delegation from the Commonwealth to discuss on-going projects directed at the childhood obesity epidemic. 
Contact: Andrea Smith

College Assistance for Parenting and Education project (CAPE)

CAPE provides financial, social and academic support to college students with children.
Contact: Dr. Regena F. Nelson

Grandparent Resource Site (GRS)

GRS provides a holistic system of services to grandparents, grandchildren and professionals with the goal of enhancing the abilities of kinship care families to foster school readiness in young children.
Contact: Andrea Smith

Alignment of Secondary Science Teacher Practice and Materials in the Battle Creek Region Michigan

This program focuses on science teacher professional development for Battle Creek regional schools.
Contact: Marcia Fetters


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