The thesis offers graduate students the opportunity to investigate, in depth, a topic in the field of education. Students explore relevant literature and present the thesis at a formal defense. Thesis students create or contribute empirical knowledge to the existing body of information in a discipline, carry out systematic inquiry and use the tools of research in their work. Students enhance their personal development since the thesis topic is usually of great interest to the writer, it enlarges their professional development as they learn more about their own methods of teaching, and it can make a meaningful contribution to the field of education. By publishing this research, the College of Education provides acknowledgement of quality thesis projects, showcases exemplars of student work, and provides current, local and practical research results that can be used in the classroom.
- Exemplifies the outstanding writing style expected in academic and scholarly work
- Informs on a topic appropriate for today's educators
- Illustrates both breadth and depth of research
- Provides insights into the topic that are new and creative
Composition of the Review Panel
A Thesis project, scoring no less than a four in all categories on the Thesis Scoring Guide, may be submitted for publication on the website upon recommendation of the Review Panel with approval of the candidate. The panel consists of the chair and the designated readers. Each will have an opportunity immediately after the thesis defense to recommend publication to the Thesis Director.