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Honors Course Requirements

In addition to enrollment in the Undergraduate Honors Seminar (EDUC 199A-C) and Honors Research (EDUC 140), students admitted into the Education Honors Program are required to complete a minimum of 9 units among 3 Education courses, taking those courses for a letter grade with a grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher.

Coursework completed for the Honors program in Education should address varied topics in the field of education, and must be approved by the Honors Director and student's faculty advisor.

Honors students may review the GSE’s most recent course offering and scheduling information on ExploreCourses.

Note: Education Interdisciplinary Honors courses may overlap (double-count) towards major or minor requirements. The Major-Minor Course Approval form is not required for Interdisciplinary Honors programs.


Upon successful completion of the Education Honors Program requirements, the students’ thesis will be posted in the GSE’s collection in the Stanford Digital Repository. The SDR is a service supporting long-term management of scholarly information resources at Stanford. Faculty, students, and researchers use the SDR to promote and protect the products of their work. Education Honors Theses uploaded to the SDR are indexed in SearchWorks, assigned a permanent URL, and accessible based on the author’s preferences.

For all students, the program concludes in May of the senior year with a public presentation and submission of the final thesis (see Events).


Each year, GSE Honors students may be nominated for Golden, Firestone, and Kennedy Thesis Awards. Recent GSE Medal recipients include:

Forms for Current Students

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