EDU 420: Senior Thesis in Education

Class Program
Credits 2

This course emphasizes action research, a component of reflective practice and professional learning grounded on an ethical commitment to improving practice and actualizing educational values. Students are encouraged to demonstrate curiosity by examining something intriguing during field experiences through the spiraling tenets of action research: action, observation, and reflection. Using research techniques, technology, and presentation; students will better understand and improve teacher behaviors, learning outcomes, school improvement, curriculum, professional practice and the democratic principles of education. Candidates use their knowledge and understanding of effective verbal, nonverbal, and media communication techniques to foster active inquiry, collaboration, and supportive interaction in the elementary classroom.  


Junior and Senior standing only