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Administrative Unit: Education Department
Course Prefix and Number: EDUC 508
Course Title: Integrative Project
Number of:
Credit Hours 3
Lecture Hours 0
Lab Hours 3
Catalog Description:

The application of portfolio research skills needed to document the accomplishments of program goals.  The integrative project must meet quality standards for graduate research, and requires acceptance by the graduate faculty, following a satisfactory oral presentation and defense.  Students must participate in a final review which includes the portfolio presentation, self-evaluation and program evaluation.  All must demonstrate, in an exit interview, reflective analysis, analytic and creative skills.  Students should consult their advisor in the semester prior to enrollment to begin planning this experience.  Completion may require more than one enrollment session.  Alternative Certification students enrolled in EDUC 508 in order to earn teacher certification may repeat the course for an additional three hours of credit in order to serve as a culminating experience for the MAT degree.  Prerequisites: EDUC 500, an approved plan of completion and instructor's permission.


Prerequisite(s) / Corequisite(s): EDUC 500, an approved plan of completion and instructor’s permission.
Text(s): Most current editions of the following:

Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association
By American Psychological Association (APA)
Course Objectives
  • To present an acceptable portfolio demonstrating accomplishment of program goals.
  • To engage in self-evaluation and program evaluation.
    Measurable Learning
  • Self-evaluation using the Five Goals of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards:
    - Teachers are committed to students and their learning.
    - Teachers know the subjects they teach and how to teach those subjects to students.
    - Teachers are responsible for managing and monitoring student learning.
    - Teachers think systematically about their practice and learn from experience.
    - Teachers are members of learning communities.
    Topical Outline:
  • Prepare the program portfolio
  • Present the program portfolio
  • Complete the exit interview

    Recommended maximum class size for this course: 5

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    Prepared by: Paul Hanna Date: September 21, 2009
    NOTE: The intention of this master course syllabus is to provide an outline of the contents of this course, as specified by the faculty of Columbia College, regardless of who teaches the course, when it is taught, or where it is taught. Faculty members teaching this course for Columbia College are expected to facilitate learning pursuant to the course objectives and cover the subjects listed in the topical outline. However, instructors are also encouraged to cover additional topics of interest so long as those topics are relevant to the course's subject. The master syllabus is, therefore, prescriptive in nature but also allows for a diversity of individual approaches to course material.

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