Students will identify an education-based question for investigation during the IN630 course. The student will conduct a comprehensive scholarly study on the topic and write a 10-15 page paper that connects research and theory with insights from their MEd program of study and from their own experiences. The paper will build upon a thesis or central argument and end with conclusions that offer innovation or resolution to their question. The paper is meant to be a culmination of the MBU MEd program of study and therefore, provide clear evidence of scholarly skills, understandings of educational theory and practice, along with effective writing ability. 

Special note: Students not completing ED 632 within the semester will be required to maintain ongoing enrollment in the extension course series, ED 732, 733, 734, the 2-semester hour continuance/extension of the course. Students may choose to not enroll during summer months, provided that the student does not plan to use college resources (including faculty support) on the project and provided that the student does not plan to defend in the summer. If the student plans to work with their project chair or defend the project during the summer, the student must first check with the project chair to make sure that they are available to do so. The student must be enrolled during all fall and spring semesters until completing and defending the project. The student must be enrolled in ED 632 or ED 732, 733, or 734 during the semester that the project is defended. If a semester of enrollment is skipped (other than summer) prior to completing the project, a grade of F will be entered for ED 632 and the course will need to be retaken at the full 3 semester hour tuition rate.