In this course, the students are introduced to the history and new directions of education research.' Students will be introduced to the importance of being scholar-practitioners and how to determine the level of credibility of information found in education to discern myth from evidence and scientifically-based research. Major findings and recent education research will be reviewed and students will be provided models for interpreting new data and implementing strategies for effective teaching and learning. 'Proper usage of APA style will also be presented. Students will write a synthesis of literature.