Generally, students engaged in graduate work at the Curry School of Education are expected to properly cite the ideas of others, if used in work submitted for a grade or for publication or presentation. The standard for this is the American Psychological Association's Publication Manual (4th ed.). Your best reference is that APA manual.
You will also find that the World Wide Web offers much additional assistance with proper citation, whether based on APA or other acceptable style guides.
Using APA Format
Sample Citations - APA Style
Help Page - APA Style
Guide to Style Guides
APA Style Tip Sheet
Guide for Writing Research Papers - APA Style
APA Parenthetical Citation
Preparing Bibliographic Citations - APA [pdf document]
Links to Referencing Information
Style Manuals in the Education Library
American Psychological Association