Please note: The following template and instructions are specific to writing your Master in Education thesis. The guidelines do not adhere completely to APA guidelines.

WRITING YOUR THESIS

Please refer to the Capstone Experience Planning and Writing Guide for further information on how to write your Carthage College Master in Education thesis. This guide is available from the Department of Graduate and Professional Studies, Lentz Hall 415, 262-551-6300.

For further information on the Master in Education program at Carthage, please see the Department of Graduate and Professional Studies Master of Education web page.

CREATING A PROPERLY FORMATTED PAPER

Download a copy of the Word template created by Library and Information Services to help you format your Master in Education thesis using APA style and formatting. This template will allow you to input your own content into the form with the proper formatting already embedded. (Be sure to click the “Enable Editing” button at the top of the document to make edits.)

When using the above template,

  • remember to remove all the placeholder text and instructions in the template.
  • please omit sections that are not relevant to your paper or project in the template.

CITING SOURCES

For assistance in creating citations and reference pages for your paper, please consult the Citing Sources webpage, created by the Carthage College librarians.

GET HELP

Hedberg Library
For assistance in research and creating citations, please contact the Library Information Desk to make an appointment with a librarian:

Writing Center
For assistance in writing and formatting your paper, please contact the Brainard Writing Center

REQUESTING BOUND COPIES OF FINISHED THESIS

Hedberg Library will send your Education Department Masters Thesis to be bound.

  • You will need to fill out the Masters of Education Thesis Binding Form.
  • Final unbound copies must be printed on good quality, white bond, acid-free, 8.5 by 11 inches, 25% or higher cotton(rag) content, standard 20-pound weight paper.
  • Bring the completed form and copies of the thesis to the library:
    • One bound paper copy to be kept in Hedberg Library’s permanent, circulating collection.
    • One electronic copy (pdf format) to be kept in the Staubitz Archives (please send the file to archives@carthage.edu).
    • Individual copies for advisers and thesis committee members will be bound upon request. The $27 binding fee per copy will be billed to the Education Department.
    • Personal copies requested by the student are $27.00 per copy (checks can be made out to Carthage College).

Give the library one paper copy of the thesis (no cost), plus however many personal copies you’d like (at $27/each), and send a pdf to archives@carthage.edu.

Bound copies return from the bindery in 4-8 weeks, depending on the bindery’s schedule. Students’ personal bound copies will be mailed to their home address, as indicated on the request form.

CITING SOURCES

For assistance in creating citations and reference pages for your paper, please consult the Citing Sources webpage, created by the Carthage College librarians.

GET HELP

Hedberg Library
For assistance in research and creating citations, please contact the Library Information Desk to make an appointment with a librarian:

Writing Center
For assistance in writing and formatting your paper, please contact the Brainard Writing Center

REQUESTING BOUND COPIES OF FINISHED THESIS

Hedberg Library will send your Music Department Master’s Thesis to be bound.

  • You will need to fill out the Music Masters Thesis Binding Form.
  • Final unbound copies must be printed on good quality, white bond, acid-free, 8.5 by 11 inches, 25% or higher cotton(rag) content, standard 20-pound weight paper.
  • Bring the completed form and copies of the thesis to the library:
    • One bound paper copy to be kept in Hedberg Library’s permanent, circulating collection.
    • One electronic copy (pdf format) to be kept in the Staubitz Archives (please send the file to archives@carthage.edu).
    • Individual copies for advisers and thesis committee members will be bound upon request. The $27 binding fee per copy will be billed to the Education Department.
    • Personal copies requested by the student are $27.00 per copy (checks can be made out to Carthage College).

Give the library one paper copy of the thesis (no cost), plus however many personal copies you’d like (at $27/each), and send a pdf to archives@carthage.edu.

Bound copies return from the bindery in 4-8 weeks, depending on the bindery’s schedule. Students’ personal bound copies will be mailed to their home address, as indicated on the request form.