Module 1 – CasePROFESSIONAL PREPARATION AND REFLECTIONAssignment OverviewThe student’s goals for the Case Assignments

The student’s goals for the Case Assignments are:
Develop a portfolio of documents relevant to your professional development as an educator or educational leader.
Provide an opportunity to reflect on the work you have completed within your concentration of study in the Master of Education program.
Provide an opportunity for self-assessment based on the skills necessary to be successful within your field of study.
Case Assignment
Cover Letter, Resume, and Reflection
Using the resources provided in the background readings, develop a cover letter and resume for a new job or job promotion in the field of education. Use the bold text below as headings within your paper.
Introduction (1 page)
Locate a position description (in the field of education) and summarize the required skills, qualifications, and educational setting of the position.
Explain why you are interested in this position.
Describe how you meet the qualifications (refer to your educational background, experience, and skills).
If you do not meet all the qualifications, discuss how you would respond to the potential employer’s questions about any skills or qualifications you do not currently hold.
Resume (1 page)
Using the resources provided in the module readings, develop a resume for the position.
Resume Reflection (1 page)
How did the module resources influence the development of your resume?
What new information did you learn about writing a resume?
Cover Letter (1 page)
Using the resources provided in the module readings, develop a cover letter for the position.
Reflection (1 page)
Discuss how you were able to successfully reach this Capstone course in the Master of Education Program.
Describe the qualities you possess that will help you succeed in the field of education.
Discuss how you will continue to incorporate lifelong learning throughout your professional development and career.
Finally, based on what you have learned in this program, describe your teaching, leadership, or professional philosophy.
Reference List
Include an APA-formatted reference list.
Assignment Expectations
MAED Case Grading Rubric
Assignment-Driven Criteria (23 points): Demonstrates mastery covering all key elements of the assignment in a substantive way.

Critical Thinking (9 points): Demonstrates mastery conceptualizing the problem. Viewpoints and assumptions of experts are analyzed, synthesized, and evaluated. Conclusions are logically presented with appropriate rationale.

Scholarly Writing (4 points): Demonstrates mastery and proficiency in scholarly written communication to an appropriately specialized audience.

Quality of References and Assignment Organization (6 points): Demonstrates mastery using relevant and quality sources and uses appropriate, relevant, and compelling content to support ideas, convey understanding of the topic and shape the whole work.

Citing Sources (3 points): Demonstrates mastery using in-text citations of sources and properly format full source information in the reference list (bibliography).
Timeliness (5 points): Assignment submitted on time or collaborated with professor for an approved

Required Reading
Bennett, S. (2014). The Elements of Résumé Style: Essential Rules for Writing Résumés and Cover Letters That Work. New York: AMACOM. Chapter 4: Sell Your Skills and Experience – Always with the Reader in Mind (p. 23 – 56) and Chapter 6: Cover Letters (p. 65 – 72) 
Oliver, P. (2012). Succeeding with Your Literature Review: A Handbook for Students. Maidenhead: McGraw-Hill Education. Chapter 1: The Nature and Purpose of a Literature Review (p. 4 – 21) and Chapter 3: Doing a Literature Review (p. 39 – 57)
Journal Article
Roberts, C. (2008). Developing future leaders: The role of reflection in the classroom. Journal of Leadership Education, 7(1), 116 – 130.
Job Search Advice: Cover Letter Tips (2016). Retrieved from
Herman, L. (2016). 8 Resources to Help you Nail your Next Cover Letter. Retrieved from
Monster Worldwide (2016). Cover Letter Examples and Resume Samples and Resources. Retrieved from
OWL Purdue Online Writing Lab (2016). Resume Workshop. Retrieved from