Capstone I – EDUC 887

CG • Section • 11/10/2019 to 04/18/2020 • Modified 07/28/2020

Course Description

This course focuses on developing doctoral candidates' capstone project prospectus.


EDUC 880


Under the direction of a faculty mentor, the doctoral candidate writes a capstone project proposal in alignment with the most current template. The development of the proposal is in preparation for the capstone proposal presentation. The proposal manuscript must be approved before data collection.

Measurable Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Describe primary elements of the capstone project.
  2. Describe the primary steps of the capstone research process.
  3. Develop a timeline for the completion of the capstone project.
  4. Produce a completed capstone proposal.
  5. Complete a capstone proposal presentation with the faculty mentor.

Course Assignment

The candidate will adhere to the guidelines, formatting, and procedures outlined in the capstone template. (MLO: A, D)

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Course Requirements Checklist

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

Course Introduction

Discussion Board Forum Updates (4)

The candidate will post a progress report update in Week 1, 5, 10, and 15. In addition to the thread, the candidate is required to reply to 2 other classmates’ threads. The faculty mentor will assign a pass/no pass grade for each post. (MLO: A, B, C, D, E)

Capstone Proposal Submissions (4)

The candidate will submit 2 proposal documents during the course in order to demonstrate measurable progress. The capstone proposal will be submitted in Blackboard and may be reviewed informally by the faculty mentor for improvement over previous drafts. The faculty mentor will assign a pass/no pass grade for the submission. If the manuscript is ready for a full formal review by the faculty mentor, the candidate should email the faculty mentor requesting a full formal review of the manuscript. (MLO: D, E)

Progress Measurement Rubric

In order to pass EDUC 887, the candidate must earn at least 6 points on the  Progress Measurement Rubric. If the candidate does not earn 6 points, he or she will receive a No Pass in EDUC 887. (MLO: A, B, C, D)