The Practicum in Learning Theory Project is a requirement for all students and is taken with “Tools for the Development of Instruction.” A capstone to the entire sequence of course experiences requiring: the conceptualization, operational planning, and field execution of a self-contained curricular project. Completion of a comprehensive project proposal including: justification for the project; goals and objectives; procedure and methods; and potential impact and significance is required before the project can begin. The project must be approved by the director of the program as the semester begins.
Once the core and elective courses are near completion, a student makes an appointment with the director of the program to discuss possible project ideas. The written proposal must be submitted to the director prior to the start of the project. The student works with an assigned mentor in an individualized and professional relationship. This experience enhances maturity of scholarship and creative expression; it encourages students to be productive in new and innovative ways.
The mentor is an important guide in the Practicum in Learning Theory Project process. The mentor receives the approved proposal from the director and makes recommendations to the student about all aspects of the project.
The MSET Graduate website will archive permanent copies of the project.