The Honors Program in Education is available to undergraduates to supplement their declared major(s) by applying their studies to a research project inspired by their interests in education. This program enables qualified undergraduates at Stanford to extend the training in their major field of study by pursuing education courses and undertaking a supervised research thesis in a related area in the study of education.
Honors students pursue a wide range of thesis projects with intellectual tools from a variety of academic disciplines in the social sciences and humanities. They often engage directly with communities of practice, working alongside educators and reformers on and off campus.
Students typically lay the groundwork for Stanford GSE Honors through coursework in the Graduate School of Education during the first three years of their time at Stanford. They apply for the Honors program during their junior year (please see “Admissions” for more details). The summer following their acceptance into the program, students begin preparing for the thesis year in earnest, typically through the Bing Honors College.
The current director of the honors program is John Willinsky, Khosla Family Professor of Education.