Admitted students will have the option of beginning their program during Spring Quarter of their junior year which facilitates data collection over the summer; or Autumn Quarter of their senior year:
Upon admission, students will discuss their research interests with the Program Director and be paired with a faculty advisor from among the GSE faculty. They will enroll in independent study units or EDUC 199C during Spring Quarter of their junior year, followed by EDUC 199A in the Fall and EDUC 199B in Winter of their senior year (in addition to Honors Research units with their thesis advisors during Autumn and Winter quarters.). Students defend their proposals orally at a public event in November. Students will be eligible, in terms of the Honors program, to apply for PSO during Spring Quarter of their senior year.
Upon admission, students will enroll in EDUC 199A: Undergraduate Honors Seminar in which they develop a cogent proposal for their inquiries. Students defend their proposals orally at a public event in November. At that time, each student also is paired with an individual advisor from among the Graduate School of Education faculty. During Winter and Spring Quarters, students enroll in 199B and 199C, respectively. Both are 1-unit courses providing continued support toward completion of their projects under the mentorship of the Honors Director. Students also register for additional Honors Research units with their thesis advisors during Winter and Spring quarters.