2019-2020 Academic Catalog 
    May 24, 2020  
2019-2020 Academic Catalog

EDUC 699 - Capstone Experience

Credits: Three (3)
Students investigate a professionally meaningful question, issue or perspective in their particular area of educational practice. This investigation must involve reading on the chosen topic and a pilot action research project comprised of at least one cycle of action research (plan, act, observe, reflect), or an expert review analysis comprised of at least one cycle of researching a high impact strategy through a review of the literature and expert consultation leading to the development of a peer-reviewed professional plan/program to be implemented in their classroom, school, or school system during the upcoming academic year.  A specific focus is on formative and summative methods of strategy/program evaluation.   The Capstone experience is intended to help graduate students consolidate and evaluate the knowledge and skills gained during the Master’s of Arts in Education program as they review the goals of the program and/or their area of emphasis in study.  The culminating event includes students leading a formal, engaging, and coherent dialogue summarizing current literature and their study’s methodology, results, conclusions, limitations, recommendations, and implications.
Prerequisite: EDUC-619