Education Thesis Guidlines - University of Houston
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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.

A senior honors thesis must demonstrate:

  • Substantial research-based argumentation (with all the accompanying effective incorporation, analysis, and synthesis and citation of sources)
  • Quality organization and prose
  • Professional formatting

Deadlines and Procedures

Please review the College of Education website for formatting requirements and the COE submission deadline to receive college approval. The thesis defense form and directions for submitting the final approved thesis to the Honors College can be found on the Defense and Graduation page.

You should schedule an appointment to meet with the College of Education Senior Honors Thesis Representative Bernice Roberts during the semester you will be defending your thesis.

Senior Honors Thesis Representatives

  • Bernice Roberts

    College of Education Senior Honors Thesis Representative | 713.743.7717
    Farish Hall Room 256


  • Dr. Rikki Bettinger

    Senior Honors Thesis Director