Courses offered in the Department of Educational Leadership
ECL 801 Advanced Graduate Research Seminar - 3 credits
Prerequisite: ECL 800.
Students begin implementing their research designs that were created and approved in ECA 800. They systematically organize inquiries demonstrating connections between academic theory and professional practice in an organization or school setting. Students design and implement quantitative and/or qualitative research methodologies as they apply research theory to gathering, analyzing, and summarizing data that will inform policy and leadership decision-making in the workplace.
Students receive ongoing support during research and have a learning environment that helps them develop their projects successfully. This seminar serves as a learning lab, allowing students to experience peer learning and support. Students discuss their research designs, share resources, questions, ideas, and concerns, and sense one another’s progress.
Students complete a culminating capstone learning project in the form of an applied action research project or a program evaluation. Practicum capstone learning projects are assessed by committee review.