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University Honors Program (UHP) in the College of Education
Dr. Vicki Luther, Director/Associate Professor
The Tift College of Education Honors Program (EDU UHP) provides opportunities for development and engagement for exceptional students interested in education research and scholarship. The goals of the EDU UHP are to: (1) recognize students who have distinguished themselves in their coursework and through other scholarly and service-oriented pursuits, (2) provide opportunities for students to develop and present a research project, and (3) prepare students for advanced professional pursuits within their field of study.
Any EDU student with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.8 may apply to the University Honors Program in the spring semester of their second year. The application requires students to outline their academic and professional plans. Students should indicate how their academic engagement in their coursework is above and beyond the requirements of their major. Students with the highest potential to complete their studies and proposed research agenda will be offered acceptance to the EDU UHP. Admission to the program will be announced by the EDU Honors Director in the spring semester. Students selected for participation in the EDU UHP will be highly encouraged to apply for significant scholarships, fellowships, and post graduate opportunities.
To successfully complete the EDU UHP, students are required to:
Complete six credit hours of the research course “Honors Education Research” (EDUC 342), over the course of three consecutive semesters, with a minimum 3.8 cumulative GPA.
Maintain a minimum 3.8 cumulative GPA throughout their time in the EDU UHP.
Develop a culminating scholarly work. The final product will be a research and/or service project developed in the EDUC 342 course, but it must be distinct from any other required product in the student’s coursework.
Present the culminating scholarly work publicly in a forum to be determined in consultation with the EDU UHP Director.
Students who fall below a 3.8 cumulative GPA at any point in the EDU UHP may be allowed to continue in the program for one semester on a probationary basis at the discretion of the Director of the Tift College of Education University Honors Program.