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Final Capstone Project

One of the definitions of the word "capstone" is a crowning achievement. The TCED final capstone report provides participants with an opportunity to conduct a project which they consider to be the crowning achievement of their Tennessee Certified Economic Developer experience. 

Participants apply the knowledge gained through the TCED course work to address a substantial challenge or opportunity related to economic and community development impacting their community or organization. The capstone project gives participants the opportunity to contribute to the knowledge-base of the profession while also contributing to their community or organization.

Capstone projects consist of two major components:

1.    Report (10- 15 pages)

​2.    Presentation  (5 minutes)

Eligibility – May begin process after successful completion of the TBEDC and four of the six TCED core courses.

Time to Completion – Most Capstone Projects are completed in two to six months.

Project Eligibility – Participants may select a new project or a project conducted within the final year of TCED course work. The topic a participant selects should be a project they are passionate about implementing in their organization or community.

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TCED Alumni Capstone Projects (Fall 2017):​

TCED Alumni Capstone Projects (Spring 2017):​

TCED Alumni Capstone Projects (Fall 2016):​

TCED Alumni Capstone Projects (Spring 2016):​

TCED Alumni Capstone Projects (Fall 2015):​

TCED Alumni Capstone Projects (Spring 2015):​

TCED Alumni Capstone Projects (Fall 2014):

Forms and Guidelines

Detailed Capstone guidelines can be downloaded here or by clicking on the file below. 

Capstone Project Requirements Final 6-14.pdfCapstone Project Requirements Final 6-14.pdf

The Application for Capstone Project form can be downloaded here ​or by clicking on the file below. 

Tennessee Certified Economic Developer Application for Capstone.pdfTennessee Certified Economic Developer Application for Capstone.pdf​

Questions?

Contact Kim Denton, CEcD, TCED Program Director, 865-974-8464, or email at kim.denton@tennessee.edu. You may also contact Martha Kelley, Capstone Coordinator, 615-532-3012 or email at martha.kelley@tennessee.edu.

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