In addition, the students would need to identify pertinent issues of ASL teaching and/or Deaf studies, embark on a review of literature, formulate research questions and hypotheses, conduct data collection and analysis, and prepare a M.A. Thesis. The final Master's research thesis may be generated in the HBSE4072 course and will be completed during the final student teaching placement. The topics will be decided upon jointly by the student and the program coordinator, with input from the master cooperating teacher, and should arise out of some classroom concern. If the quality of the paper is exemplary efforts will be made to submit it for publication in academic and professional journals.