Paul Sparks, Ph.D.
ED 758 Consultancy Project (1-4)
Allows the student to apply their knowledge, skills, and values to a real-world problem. Students identify a project-based issue, concern, and problem, identify a set of strategies to meet the projected goals, seek the assistance of a mentor in achieving the goals, and begin to implement strategies to achieve a solution to the issue or problem. The issue for study can be identified during the first academic year. The consultancy course spans more than one semester and includes plan preparation and approval, implementation of the plan, presentation of results to clients, and an evaluation of the projects. Consulting topics may serve as a basis for comprehensive exam topics.