Wesley College Education Department faculty members believe that teachers must engage in ongoing research around their practice to act as effective change agents in the lives of their students and in the professional setting. Education faculty are active scholars in their fields, and thus model the research- in- practice ethic for their candidates.
All candidates in the Education Unit are expected to engage in field-based research on student learning throughout their coursework. This requirement builds candidates’ capacity for the culminating classroom-based research required for successful program completion during student teaching or at the conclusion of the M.Ed. for advanced preparation candidates who are classroom teachers.
The Unit has developed a Research Rubric and Reflection Rubric used to assess and evaluate the quality of candidate research. These rubrics are used throughout candidates’ programs of study as well as to evaluate the culminating research project during student teaching or the final M.Ed. research project.
Abstracts of candidate and faculty research from the past two years may be found in the links below.