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Capstone Overview and Expectations

June 2022 | University of Illinois at Chicago

This resource from the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Urban Education Leadership Program details the purposes, expectations, and timelines for UIC’s Ed.D. capstone thesis. UIC’s capstone thesis is based on a cycle of inquiry approach that encourages leadership growth and provides an opportunity for candidates to develop as scholar-practitioners. This resource provides guidelines for the thesis and explains the logistics of the proposal and defense process. It includes a formatting checklist and sample table of contents and also discusses capstone options for candidates who are not in principal positions.

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