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The Graduate School of Education welcomes applications for projects that are reasonable and creative extensions of prior courses of study in any field. Applicants from all fields are given equal and serious consideration.

Qualified applicants will be in good standing, normally with cumulative grade point averages of 3.5 or higher; will demonstrate exceptional initiative; and be comfortable working with a high degree of independence.

Students intending to apply to the program should schedule an informal meeting with Honors Director, John Willinsky at some point during their junior year to discuss the Honors Program and the potential project. Inquiries from potential applicants should include a brief description of academic background and the nature of a potential honors project.

During the 2018-19 academic year, applications for Honors in Education will be accepted in two rounds:

Autumn Quarter Deadline: Monday, November 26, 2018 at noon
Spring Quarter Deadline: Friday, April 5, 2019 at noon

A complete application includes:

  1. A one-page resume
  2. A brief (1000-word maximum) narrative detailing:
    1. The nature of the applicant’s interest in the Graduate School of Education’s Honors program (i.e., why pursue an honors research thesis instead of conventional coursework? Why the Graduate School of Education’s Honors program instead of an honors degree in the major field of study?);
    2. The general nature of the proposed inquiry;
    3. How the proposed inquiry extends the prior course of study and/or anticipates the applicant’s future ambitions
  3. Names of potential Honors Advisors in light of your interests from the Graduate School of Education faculty

A PDF version of the complete application should be sent electronically to Caroline Stasulat ( by the posted deadline. Please note that upon submission of the completed application, the Honors Director will review each candidate's most recent transcript in conjunction with the rest of their materials.

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