Electronic Theses and Dissertations
The University of Houston Libraries collect and make publicly available all electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs) produced in UH graduate and PhD programs through the UH institutional repository. ETDs become available after the student submits them to the UH Graduate School, the document is approved by all appropriate parties, and any embargo on the document expires.
UH Libraries began publishing ETDs from several UH Colleges in 2010. As of Summer 2014, all UH Colleges that require a thesis or dissertation for graduation began submitting these documents in electronic format. Below is a list of UH Colleges that currently participate in the ETD program and their coverage dates in this repository.
|UH College||Coverage Dates|
|C.T. Bauer College of Business||2010-Present|
|Cullen College of Engineering||2012-Present|
|Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management||2015-Present|
|College of Education||2010-Present|
|College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences||2012-Present|
|College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics||2012-Present|
|College of Optometry||2010-Present|
|College of Pharmacy||2010-Present|
|College of Technology||2012-Present|
|K. G. McGovern College of the Arts||2016-Present|
|G. D. Hines College of Architecture & Design||2016-Present|
|Graduate College of Social Work||2012-Present|
- Online access for content outside these coverage dates may be available electronically through
Note: As of Fall 2017, all theses and dissertations produced at UH will be submitted to ProQuest. Additionally, some UH Colleges have contributed content to ProQuest at different periods of time in the past.
- For print theses and dissertations found outside these coverage dates, please consult UH Libraries’ catalog.
- Additional information on submitting ETDs can be found at the UH Graduate School.
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Is It Too Late to Save Ms. Angel?: What Elementary Educators Say About Professional Development and IDEA (2020-08-05)Background: Effective professional development for elementary inclusion educators in meeting the needs of students under the special education program is essential. The researcher focuses on special education teachers who ...
A Case Study of English Learners' Acquisition of Academic Vocabulary in a High School English 1 for Speakers of Other Languages Classroom (2020-08-11)Background: Recently, 9.6% of public-school students in the United States were identified as English learners (ELs), nearly doubling from 4.9% in 2000. The U.S. Department of Education reports that the graduation rate ...
A case study examining the Social Capital of first-generation students via a dual enrollment program (2020-08-06)Background: Partnerships between public school districts and local community colleges known as dual enrollment programs have led to successful college transition experiences for students. These programs have proven results ...
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Perceptions on Enactment of the Effective Mathematics Teaching Practices by Teacher Candidates: A Replication Study (2020-08-05)Background: Teacher candidates are encouraged in their teacher preparation programs to enact instructional practices that support equity and access for all students. Learning to teach is complex and challenging, and teacher ...
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Professional Development, Instructional Coaching, and Discourse in the Secondary Mathematics Classroom (2020-08-05)Background: This study focused on the need for understanding effective, ongoing professional development for teachers as they learn the skill of facilitating discourse into their classrooms. Teachers should engage in ongoing ...
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