Honors in Educational Studies
Students majoring in educational studies may apply to participate in the honors program by submitting a formal statement of their intention to the department faculty by April 15 of their junior year. After confirmation from the department faculty, a written proposal is due in September and must include a description of the proposed work, a timeline, and the agreement of a faculty sponsor and a secondary faculty reader from outside the Education Department. A 3.5 overall average and a 3.5 major average at the end of the junior year is a condition for entry into the program.
The program involves independent research conducted in education and related fields and enrollment in Education 483 and 484. Honors is typically taken for eight credits over two semesters; honors course credits may substitute for the senior seminar requirement, but they do not count toward other elective requirements in the major. A 3.5 major average at the end of the senior year and a public oral presentation of the project are conditions for successful completion of this program. The final project will typically consist of a thesis of 50-70 pages of superior quality.