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Capstone Project Guidelines

The following link provides descriptions and guidelines for the two options of the Master of Education Cohort Program final project:

 

  • Research Guidelines
    • Thesis (6 credits)
    • Field Project (4-6 credits)
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  • Writing hints - Format Hints for creating your proposal, final project drafts and final project.

 

Proposal Guidelines and Examples

The proposal for your capstone project follows APA format.

 

 

Internet Resources

 

 

APA Resources

There are many online resources that offer help with APA formatting - when using any online resources, be sure it is updated and consistent with the 6th edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association.

 

 

Additional helpful websites:

 

 

General Writing Guidance

 

 

Human Subjects Application

The link below is where you will find the Request For Approval For The Use of Human Subjects In Research forms. The form that you mostly likely will use for an M.Ed. study is the Exempt Screening Application Form, which is one of the links in the IRB website. You will also need a Consent Form; the template is found under Consent Process and Forms: For Social and Behavioral Science Studies. In most cases you will also need a letter from someone in authority in the organization where you're conducting your study...this letter should state that you have permission to conduct your study; it should be on the organization's letterhead, and be signed. The original of this letter will accompany your application.