Current Issues in Education Capstone – EDUC 696

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 07/28/2020

Course Description

This is a capstone course. It should be the last course taken. An examination of current issues in the field of education with classroom implications and case study.

Prerequisites

Non-Licensure Gate 3 with a score of 5 or EDUC 665

Rationale

Case studies in specific areas of academic interests are studied to enhance professional growth and development. This course is for candidates who are not pursuing licensure nor completing field experience hours.

Measurable Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the candidate will be able to:

  1. Assemble a professional teaching Portfolio, which will summarize professional goals and highlight the candidates professional development.
  2. Develop a capstone course project related to the field of education which demonstrates the professional development of a Christian worldview pertinent to Christian, public, and private schools.
  3. Establish a pattern of professional growth and development through various means such as professional conference attendance, reading professional journals, and/or staying current in topics related to the field.
  4. Employ grading rubrics to assess various written and verbal presentations.
  5. Discuss with other educational professionals elements pertaining to continual professional growth.

Course Assignment

Course readings and presentations

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in Module/Week 1.

Discussion Board Forums (2)

There will be 2 Discussion Board Forums throughout the course. The purpose of Discussion Board Forums is to generate interaction among candidates in regard to relevant, current course topics. The candidate is required to post 1 thread of at least 300 words by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Thursday of the assigned module/week. The candidate must post 2 replies of at least 100 words each by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Sunday of the assigned module/week. (MLO: E)

Course Proposal Acknowledgement Quiz

Each candidate will complete an auto graded course proposal quiz. This assignment is due by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Sunday of Module/Week 1.  (MLO: B)

Capstone Course Project: Proposal

The candidate will complete a research-based project that will be developed on information obtained from various sources that the candidate will apply to the actual project. Unlike a research paper, the candidate will not only search through resources but will also apply the information collected into the development of the project. The Capstone Course Project: Proposal is the selection of a topic related to the Field of Education along with a formal written proposal.  The proposal must submitted in the form of the sample provided and follow the directions outlined in the course. This assignment is due by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Sunday of Module/Week 2.  (MLO: B, D)

Capstone Course Project: Annotated Bibliography

Each candidate will submit a 4-5-sentence summary on each of the sources he/she has selected for the course project. A minimum of 10 sources, including at least 3 Biblical integration sources, is required and each must be cited in APA formatting. This assignment is due by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Sunday of Module/Week 3.  (MLO: B, D)

Course Project Check in Quiz

Each candidate will complete and submit the Course Project Check in Quiz.  The candidate is not expected to have completed the project at this point. This assignment is due by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Sunday of Module/Week 4.  (MLO: B)

Capstone Course Project: Final Submission

Each candidate will complete any remaining portion of the project. A bibliography of all sources should also be included. This assignment is due by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Sunday of Module/Week 5.  (MLO: B, D)

Expert Educator Interview & Summary

Each candidate will complete an Expert Educator Interview & Summary. The candidate is responsible to recruit and interview an expert in the field of education. This assignment is due by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Sunday of Module/Week 6. (MLO:  B, D, E)

Portfolio Acknowledgement Quiz

Each candidate will complete an auto graded portfolio reminder quiz. This assignment is due by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Sunday of Module/Week 6. (MLO: A)

Portfolio

The candidate will complete the portfolio he/she has been working on throughout the program. This assignment is due by 11:59 p.m. (ET) by Sunday of Module/Week 7. (MLO: A, D)

Professional Development Goals & Summary

The candidate will complete an abbreviated summary of his/her professional goals and plans for the future. This assignment is due by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Friday of Module/Week 8. (MLO: C, E)