- The project is an in-depth investigation of a topic in exceptional education. It is recommended to those students who do not wish to do experiential and/or descriptive research. A research proposal may be required.
- The goals, outlines, and completed project need only be approved by the thesis advisor.
- The thesis is rigorously executed, experimental and/or descriptive research. It is recommended to those students who plan to pursue advanced graduate work toward a doctorate degree, or who consider such work as a possibility in the future.
- The goals, outline, and completed thesis must be approved by a three-person committee constituted by the student in consultation with the thesis advisor.