Jun 14, 2024  
Undergraduate Catalog | 2019-2020 
Undergraduate Catalog | 2019-2020 Previous Edition

Education, Honors Program

Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Academic Programs (by level)

The purpose of the Honors in Education program is to identify exceptional undergraduate students who, through uncompromising probity and intellectual vigor, deserve formal recognition of their extraordinary academic performance, skills, and dispositions.  While many education students exhibit noteworthy behavior and achieve high academic standing, only honors students receive “Honors in Education” recognition recorded on their official academic transcript.

Admission Requirements

Admission to the Honors in Education program requires the following:

  1. Declared major in a discipline within the Cato College of Education
  2. Admission to a teacher education or licensure program with a minimum 3.50 cumulative GPA
  3. Completion of 15 credit hours of coursework prior to application for the Honors in Education Program
  4. Completed application form and recommendation by academic advisor and faculty member
  5. A one page statement explaining:
    1. The candidate’s academic/career goals in the field of education
    2. How the Honors in Education program is relevant to the candidate’s academic and/or career interests

It is recommended that before applying to the Honors in Education program, candidates should meet with their academic advisors and/or Chair of the Education Honors Committee to discuss their interest, motivation, and academic plan of study.

Certification Requirements

Course Requirements

Other Requirements

  • Have the potential for or demonstrated high task commitment, achievement, and/or creativity in an area of study, research, leadership, or service
  • Be formally admitted to the Honors in Education program
  • Choose one Honors track: Research Thesis, Service/Experiential Learning, or Study Abroad (requires candidate to complete a study abroad or equivalent domestic experience)
  • Submit a written report to the Honors Project Review Committee
  • Orally present and defend the Honors Project before the Honors Project Review Committee (research advisor, thesis reader, and any invited guests)
  • File for honors candidacy with the Education Honors Committee and the Honors College in accordance with guidelines set by the Honors Council and the College of Education

Grade Requirements

Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Academic Programs (by level)