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.
For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.
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:
- Assemble a professional teaching Portfolio, which will summarize professional goals and highlight the candidates professional development.
- 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.
- 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.
- Employ grading rubrics to assess various written and verbal presentations.
- Discuss with other educational professionals elements pertaining to continual professional growth.
Course readings and presentations
Course Requirements Checklist
After reading the Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in the Course Overview.
There will be 2 Discussions throughout the course. The purpose of Discussions 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. The candidate must post 2 replies of at least 100 words each. (MLO: E)
Quiz: Course Proposal Acknowledgement
Each candidate will complete an auto graded course proposal quiz. (MLO: B)
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. (MLO: B, D)
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 current APA formatting. (MLO: B, D)
Quiz: Course Project Check In
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. (MLO: B)
Course Project: Final Submission
Each candidate will complete any remaining portion of the project. A bibliography of all sources should also be included. (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. (MLO: B, D, E)
Quiz: Portfolio Acknowledgement
Each candidate will complete an auto graded portfolio reminder quiz. (MLO: A)
The candidate will complete the portfolio he/she has been working on throughout the program. (MLO: A, D)
Quiz: Professional Development Goals & Summary
The candidate will complete an abbreviated summary of his/her professional goals and plans for the future. (MLO: C, E)