2013-2014 Walden University Student Handbook (December 2013) 
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2013-2014 Walden University Student Handbook (December 2013) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Final Projects: Education Specialist (Ed.S.)

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Final Projects for the Education Specialist (Ed.S.) in:

  • Administrator Leadership for Teaching and Learning
  • Adult Education
  • College Teaching and Learning
  • Curriculum, Instruction, and Professional Development
  • Early Childhood
  • Leadership for Social Change in Education
  • Reading and Literacy Leadership
  • Special Education
  • Teacher Leadership


The capstone concludes the Education Specialist (Ed.S.) program by providing a practical application of students’ learning. Working in a consultative role as a school or district professional, the student will engage in a real-world problem-solving project within their work environment. The capstone will consist of 1) identifying an issue of concern, 2) conducting a scholarly review of literature, 3) analyzing the literature and articulating how valid and reliable research findings (from the literature review) address the issue of concern, 4) composing scientific research-based interventions or recommendations that address the issue of concern, and 5) reflecting on the capstone project.

Note: Students should see the Education Specialist (Ed.S.) Program Guide for full information on the capstone project and process.