51-575 Practical Research for Learning Communities

This course provides an overview of principles of research and the history and practice of research in educational settings as a tool for leadership and change.  The candidate selects a topic that addresses an issue or concern affecting the learning community or education professional.  Through examination, participation, and application, the graduate candidate will develop a research proposal project that will reflect his or her understanding of how research can be applied in school settings for improvement of educational practices and processes.