The Independent Professional Project

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Boyce Administration Building, Summer

The first in a series of posts describing aspects of SIT’s Summer MA in Teaching, this first entry begins at the end of the student experience.

The Independent Professional Project is the culminating project for summer students. In addition to being a significant personal experience, it should be of interest and value to others in the profession and of publishable quality. The project requirement may be met in one of three ways: a professional paper, a materials development project, or a classroom research project.

Worth six credis or about 270 hours of work, student IPPs have been known to evolve into articles published by professional associations, conference presentations, and book chapters.

On Thursday morning this week, look for a few words by a student who is writing her IPP.

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