M.Ed. Capstones - Resources

The following links are provided to assist in the completion of M.Ed. Capstones.

NOTE: The * next to ED* 693 and ED* 695 indicates that students must register for the College of Education course specific to their academic program as indicated on this list of Capstone Course Codes.


Produced by College of Education faculty, the following handbooks provide essential information on the completion of M.Ed. Capstones.

PDF Instructions:

To view the PDF Planned Program sheets, you will need to use Adobe Reader (using Adobe Reader prevents tab order errors and other inconveniences present in browser-based PDF readers).

Guidelines for the Preparation of Theses and Dissertations

In the Winter 2011 semester, Graduate Council passed Guidelines for the Preparation of Theses and Dissertations. These guidelines, along with supporting electronic forms, are available on The Graduate School's Thesis and Dissertation Information page.

APA Style and Formatting

GVSU Support

Supervisor Evaluation Forms

GVSU's LIFT (Laker Impressions of Faculty Teaching) is a university-wide, online system for collecting student feedback about courses and instructors. 

As of Winter 2016, all course sections (with limited exceptions) use the online LIFT surveys to collect student feedback on supervisors/faculty. Students should receive an email invitation (from "LIFT via IASystem") as soon as the LIFT survey for your course opens. The email will contain the link to the survey, which you can complete on a phone, tablet or computer. You will need to log in using your GVSU ID and password to access the survey. This prevents people from submitting feedback about courses they're not in, but information about your identity is not kept with your response data, and no one at GVSU can identify which responses were sent by which student.

This video presents a brief overview of the LIFT system.

ED* 693/695 Data Form

Format options: PDF or Word .doc

Copyright Permission Letter

Practicum or Thesis Copyright Permission Letter Template*

*When using the copyright permission letter template, be sure to replace all text in the fields indicated by brackets including text appearing in the form after the letter.

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