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Educational Specialist Capstone


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Course length

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Course level: Graduate

The capstone course will require learners to integrate their program of study into an in-depth project that explores and inquires into a contemporary problem within the field of educational administration. The project will be based on library research and fieldwork and must demonstrate an approach to addressing the problem from a leadership perspective. Additionally, within this course, learners will complete a reflective self-assessment of their learning throughout the program. Competency A: Synthesize knowledge of educational topics to address current issues. Competency B: Integrate research and practical knowledge to improve educational and organizational processes. Competency C: Present research to address the needs of stakeholders. Competency D: Engage in dialogue to support and demonstrate application of research within educational systems.

What you'll learn

Course skills and outcomes

The Role of the Educational Specialist and Evidence-Based Practice

Problem Identification and Purpose of Study

Research Questions and Hypothesis

Methodology and Design

Research Development and Evaluation

Peer Review of Research Proposal

Research Presentation Development

Research Presentation


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Real-world instructors

Learn from instructors who bring an average of 25 years of working experience to the classroom.

Affordable and potentially reimbursable

Our tuition and fees are competitive and fixed. Also, check to see if your employer will cover you for this course.

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