Research Project Guidelines

Students in the M.Ed. program will complete a graduate research project while enrolled in EDP 652. The graduate research project will include two primary components, each of which may have multiple requirements and/or parts. Part 1 of the Graduate Research Project will be completed during EDP 652 as a mid-term essay-format exam the covers topics from previous coursework in the M.Ed. program.  Part 2 of the Graduate Research Project is a writing project that will be submitted as the final project for EDP 652.  Both parts of the Graduate Research Project will be evaluated by a panel of faculty members from the Special Education program.

Prior course work requirements

  • Students should have completed most (if not all) of the courses required in the M.Ed. program prior to beginning the Graduate Research Project

  • Students MUST have completed EDP 651: Educational Research or an approved equivalent course

  • No student will be permitted to enroll in EDP 652 until you have completed all other course work in the program OR you are in the final term of course work

  • No student will be permitted to enroll in EDP 652 in a term that would overlap with enrollment in EDP 605F: Supervised Field Experience, Mild/Moderate Intervention Specialist 

Research Policy Compliance

All research projects must follow Miami University policies relating the state and federal regulations for research.

Academic Integrity

Submission of the various elements of your research project (e.g. proposal, drafts, etc.) is considered academic work and is subject to the Miami University policy for Academic Integrity. This policy is described in the Miami University Graduate Handbook.

Ratings and Evaluation

All parts of the Graduate Research Project will be evaluated by a panel of faculty members from the Special Education program. Each part of the Graduate Research Project will be rated independently. In addition to written feedback, each part will receive a final rating from the three options listed below.

  • Approved
    Research Project requirement is fulfilled.
  • Provisionally Approved - Pending Revision
    The review panel has requested minor revisions to the work submitted. Your project will receive final approval after requested revisions are successfully completed.
  • Revise and Resubmit
    Significant revisions are necessary. Revise the research project according to guidelines provided by review panel and consult with research project advisor prior to resubmission. Resubmission will not be accepted until next available date for accepting projects for review.