The Effective Urban Educator: Reflective, Innovative and Committed to Diversity
this Web site in its entirety,
including all links, before starting,
and as your project develops.
It will make more sense as time goes on.
Course Description: This course is a culminating activity which allows students the opportunity to reflect upon their university learning by doing an individual project which demonstrates their ability to innovate in their classroom. This project will be done with the consent and guidance of the instructor.
Goals: When you are finished with your master's project you should have demonstrated at least two things; an understanding of the art of teaching social studies plus the ability to articulate an academic understanding of social studies education.
Advice: Do not start this course if-
Should any of the above be true, you may want to consider waiting until next year!
There are several ways to approach your project-
Expected Outcomes of the Course (Objectives): As a result of completing this course you will-
The following is an e-mail from a student upon finishing his project-
I just wanted to let you know that having to do the project was very beneficial to my teaching practice. It is has, of course, broadened and deepened my understanding of and ability to do arts integration work. It will, I think, be very helpful to me next year as well. I entered a National Board Certification program for next year. The first class was yesterday, and I can see that the practice of having written this paper for your has already geared me up for the work I'll be doing all next year.
Traditional Project: (the sequence is important)
#1, #3, #6 & #7 must be approved before starting your
project! You should contact me as you approach each of these
get approval!! This may prevent you from starting over.
After steps 1 & 2, the directions are only for a traditional project.
Class Schedule: After meeting the first week, you are expected to contact the instructor through email for assistance or to make an appointment.
Required Text: Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (latest edition)
Occasionally a good teacher gets to the
project stage of the program and has issues with writing. Your project
is a master (formal) piece and it may demand you move your writing
skills up a
notch or more plus learn & use APA style. If you have problems with
you may be asked to call the free service on campus, The Writing
Center, at 577-2544. Calling a week ahead is advised.
Regardless, read Effective Editing
Thinking about a topic
Link to Finished Master's Projects
Getting Started on Your Project
Grammar (how do I use an ' ?)
Writing a Hypothesis
Chapter Style Suggestions
Sample Table of Contents
Sample data Table
Title Page (the very last thing you need to do)
For WSU Library Resources-
- Sign in to Blackboard & click the tab at the top of the page or go to your ED 7999 class & click on the Library button (best)
- Library YouTube video page
- Library “beta” page for library tutorials. It is an ugly page, but has some good videos.
- Also—here is a link to the Education Guide
- The Teacher Education Division Guide
- The Social Studies Program Guide
- You can get to the Guides from the library homepage by selecting GUIDES then select EDUCATION from the list
Education, then, beyond all other devices of human origin,This page updated
is the great equalizer of the conditions of men,
the balance wheel of the social machinery.--Horace Mann