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Thesis Guidelines for the College of Education

The Senior Honors Thesis in education is typically envisioned and executed entirely as a written piece of work. This kind of thesis might resemble a long research paper in form, but it is different than a class paper. It tackles a problem that others have not yet addressed adequately, or it approaches the problem from a new angle. Research into what others have said and done is the essential first step, but your thesis should go beyond prior work to include your own insights and critical thinking. You should have an acquaintance with the relevant scholarship and display originality in the formulation of your arguments. Typically, such a thesis will run 50-75 pages.

College of Education Senior Honors Thesis Representative

Bernice Roberts is your contact in the College of Education, 713.743.7717; her office is located at 256 Farish Hall. You should schedule an appointment to meet with Roberts during the semester you will be defending your thesis. Rikki Bettinger is your contact in the Honors College.

Additional information for College of Education students can be found on the College of Education website.