This course is the capstone experience for the Master of Arts in Teaching in Education. All MAT candidates are required to complete an Action Research Paper. The purpose of preparing a master’s research paper is to give candidates experience in carrying out the kind of research that is expected throughout their professional career. Through this process, the faculty expects each candidate to demonstrate his/her ability to work independently on a problem and to document his/her familiarity with the literature in the field of study, a command of the techniques and principles of research, and the ability to form valid generalizations from the research data. Candidates work independently under the supervision of their project advisor.