National University




MAT640 Applications of Research

Lead Faculty: Dr. Ron W. Germaine

Course Description

The purpose of MAT640 is to provide classroom educators with practical knowledge and skills required to understand, design, and write about research that is relevant to their lives as professional educators.

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify a topic to investigate relative to your teaching practice.
  • Write a clear, precise purpose statement that identifies what and how you will investigate.
  • Formulate, prepare, and organize a three chapter capstone project applicable to your professional education needs. The project will include a literature review and a practical application. The project should reflect clear purpose, provide evident and logical organization, and be of publication quality. Formulate, prepare, and organize a three chapter capstone project applicable to your professional education needs. The project will include a literature review and a practical application. The project should reflect clear purpose, provide evident and logical organization, and be of publication quality. 3a. Write a review of literature that is related to teaching practice (Chapter 2). 3b. Write an introductory chapter (Chapter 1). 3c. Create/write an application for the completed literature review (Chapter 3. Options for Chapter 3 are listed below). 3d. Use APA conventions for formatting the project*
  • Write a reflective summary that links learning and teaching.