Capstone: Curriculum & Instruction

Conclude your master’s degree with a capstone project including data collection and analysis, a discussion that applies action research to professional practice, a professional paper, and a formal presentation of your work in a virtual event to faculty, peers, and AOEU leadership.

3 Credits|8 Weeks|$1347
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To register for this course, please contact your Academic Advisor.

Make your mark and contribute to the field of art education—you are the future. In this final course in the curriculum and instruction master’s degree program, you will combine your understanding of existing research, action research, and professional teaching roles to complete a project promoting growth and advocacy. Building upon the methodology in Research Foundations, you will develop a formal video proposal, author a professional paper, and present your findings in a virtual capstone presentation to faculty, peers, and AOEU leaders contributing to and shaping the field of art education.

For the official course description, see the course syllabus or Graduate Catalog.

Required Materials

Mertler, Craig A. (2020) Action Research: Improving Schools and Empowering Educators, (6th ed). Sage Publishing. ISBN 978-1-5443-2439-5

Additional Materials

  • Computer with basic audio and video output equipment
  • Internet access (broadband recommended)
  • Basic computing skills (see AOEU’s Technology Requirements)
  • Access to AOEU’s online learning platform, Brightspace, to view course content, submit assignments, and engage in discussion (provided)
  • A Google Drive account (provided)
  • Word-processing platform (Microsoft Office, Pages, Google Docs)


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