Summer 2019 - EDUC 904 G032

Fieldwork III (5)

Class Number: 4696

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    Location: TBA

  • Instructor:

    Rebecca (Becky) Cox
    Office: Surrey 5208
    Office Hours: By appointment



The purpose of EDUC 904 is to guide students in the MEd in Post-Secondary Educational Leadership in completing the capstone research projects they developed in EDUC 864. The pre-requisite for this course is an approved research proposal for the project that emerged from work in EDUC 864.  Upon completion of this course, students will have successfully demonstrated the ability to pose a significant research question related to their practice, conceive and implement a well-structured plan for a research project that examines the question, and prepare a formal report. The course content will be tailored according to the group and individual needs of students as they complete the research reports.

Students will also be co-enrolled in EDUC 883 (Comprehensive Exam) during this term.


Develop research knowledge and skills within the context of completing the capstone research project.  These skills include: (a) data analysis and interpretation, (b) representation of research findings, (c) critical reflexivity, and (c) assessment of the significance, rigour, and practical implications of one's (and others') research.


  • Participation 40%
  • Research Report 60%


Meeting Dates:
May 10/11
May 24/25
June 7/8
June 21/22
July 5/6

Times: Fridays 4:30 - 8:30; Saturdays 9:00 - 4:00

Location: Surrey Room 3270


Co-enrollment in EDUC 883 (Comprehensive Exam)
The purpose of the comprehensive exam is to provide students with a structured opportunity to reflect upon and integrate the knowledge and competencies gained from participating in the MEd in Post-Secondary Educational Leadership, and to demonstrate their learning to MEd program reviewers across several genres.
It involves two components:

Portfolio (or exam): 50%
Research Poster: 50% *

* The research poster needs to be ready to display by July 5, 2019



All required readings will be accessible through the SFU library or available on CANVAS.

Students should already have the 6th edition of the APA style manual.

Graduate Studies Notes:

Important dates and deadlines for graduate students are found here: The deadline to drop a course with a 100% refund is the end of week 2. The deadline to drop with no notation on your transcript is the end of week 3.

Registrar Notes:

SFU’s Academic Integrity web site is filled with information on what is meant by academic dishonesty, where you can find resources to help with your studies and the consequences of cheating.  Check out the site for more information and videos that help explain the issues in plain English.

Each student is responsible for his or her conduct as it affects the University community.  Academic dishonesty, in whatever form, is ultimately destructive of the values of the University. Furthermore, it is unfair and discouraging to the majority of students who pursue their studies honestly. Scholarly integrity is required of all members of the University.