Current Issues in Education Capstone – EDUC 696

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 09/05/2023

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.

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.

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 the Course Overview.

Discussions (2)

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. (CLO: E)

Quiz: Course Proposal Acknowledgement

Each candidate will complete an auto graded course proposal quiz. (CLO: B)

Course Project: Proposal Assignment

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.  (CLO: B, D)

Course Project: Annotated Bibliography Assignment

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. (CLO: 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. (CLO: B)

Course Project: Final Submission Assignment

Each candidate will complete any remaining portion of the project. A bibliography of all sources should also be included. (CLO: B, D)

Expert Educator Interview and Summary Assignment

Each candidate will complete an Expert Educator Interview and Summary Assignment. The candidate is responsible to recruit and interview an expert in the field of education. (CLO: B, D, E)

Quiz: Portfolio Acknowledgement

Each candidate will complete an auto graded portfolio reminder quiz. (CLO: A)

Portfolio Assignment

The candidate will complete the portfolio he/she has been working on throughout the program. (CLO: A, D)

Quiz: Professional Development Goals & Summary

The candidate will complete an abbreviated summary of his/her professional goals and plans for the future. (CLO: C, E)