Students engage in the scientific reasoning process and reflect upon this process as it relates to the educator’s role. The goals and methods of educational research, reading, and analysis of primary sources, and the development of an educational research proposal using research and the teacher as researcher, are explored. Students will be prepared to evaluate research carried out by others and to plan and conduct research in an educational setting.
This course includes a pre-practicum field-based experience.
This course is a prerequisite for the Capstone: Implementing Best Practices course. Both courses are required for the Master's Degree.
This course may be taken either as part of a Master's Degree or CAGS Program or as an individual course for PDPs. Graduate Credit through Fitchburg State University is available at additional cost.
Cost and Registration
This course is included in your Masters plan of study if you are enrolled with Fitchburg State. The course may also be taken individually for professional development and/or license renewal.
Important Notice for License Program Enrollees: Licensure Program Enrollees must take courses in sequence. Click here to review the course sequence for your license before registering.
The first synchronous meeting session will be held at 97 Hawley St. in Northampton (pending COVID guidance) with the remaining three via Google Meet.
Coursework begins on the course start date. You will be required to log in and complete activities prior to the first online synchronous session.
Please reserve all session dates in your calendar.