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Graduating with Honors

The College of Education offers two levels of honors upon award of the bachelor’s degree: cum laude (honors) and magna cum laude (high honors). Honors recognition is noted on the university transcript and printed on the diploma.

The GPA used to determine honors includes only UF credits, earned after admission to the College, beginning the semester after accumulating 60 credits (junior status).

Cum laude is earned automatically with a minimum 3.75 honors GPA at the time of graduation.

Pursuit of magna cum laude is by invitation, extended to those who attain a 3.75 honors GPA at the end of the first semester in ProTeach. Magna cum laude is earned with a maintained 3.75 GPA and a scholarly project deemed superior by the faculty at the time of graduation.  The scholarly project may be pursued in conjunction with the University Scholars Program (see information below) or independent of that program.

 

Honors GPA Requirements: College of Education

Cum Laude

Magna Cum Laude

3.75 GPA on all courses taken at UF, while a student in the college, beginning the semester after accumulating 60 credits. 3.75 GPA on first 18 hours of junior year in PROTEACH; 3.75 or more at the completion of BAE; submission of an approved scholarly project.

 

University Scholars Program 2017-2018

Overview

The purpose of the University Scholars Program is to introduce University of Florida undergraduate students to the exciting opportunities of working closely with UF faculty to pursue fundamental research and scholarly activities, thereby gaining valuable insight into how new knowledge is created and developed and how existing knowledge is focused on important problems.

This program will permit selected undergraduate students, who will be designated as University Scholars, to work one-on-one with a chosen faculty member on a research/creative project of mutual interest. From such interaction, the student will take away an understanding of and appreciation for the scholarly method, an experience that will be invaluable in many career opportunities, including graduate and professional schools. Students in all areas of undergraduate studies are encouraged to apply.

Students participating in this program will receive a $1,750 stipend to support research efforts under the faculty mentor.  This funded research will be conducted during the student’s junior or senior year.  The research structure will be developed in consultation with the mentor.

Eligibility

Students must have at least a 3.3 upper division GPA or a 3.0 GPA for a minimum of 75 hours of completed coursework. Students may not be graduating before Spring 2018. Undergraduate students in the College of Education and in other colleges are eligible to complete a project with a College of Education faculty mentor. Students participating in University Scholars will also complete variable credits of Undergraduate Research (EDG 4910) through participation.

How Do I Start?

The 2017-2018 University Scholars application should include the completed form, a statement of one page (maximum) describing the (a) purpose of the project; (b) the rationale for the work; and (c) how the applicant hopes to benefit from the experience. A letter of endorsement from the faculty mentor who will supervise the work must also be included.

Applications should be submitted by Tuesday, February 7, 2017 to Fallen Walker in EduGator Central, G416 Norman Hall.

Selection of recipients will be determined by a Faculty Committee. Criteria for selection will include (a) quality of the written proposal and scholarly contribution of proposed work, (b) fit between topic and mentor’s area of research interests, (c) feasibility of conducting the study. It is unlikely that more than one project will be approved for a single faculty mentor.

Students will be notified of their selection after Tuesday, February 28, 2017, along with faculty mentors and department chairs.

Students interested in becoming a University Scholar through the College of Education may contact Fallen Walker in EduGator Central, G416 Norman Hall with any questions and visit the University Scholars Program page at www.scholars.ufl.edu for more information.