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Undergraduate Honors Programs

Connavino Honors Program

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The purpose of the Connavino Honors Program is to provide a learning community for talented students who intend to pursue a major in teacher education. Students in the Honors Program will complete rigorous inquiry-based courses, which will both supplement and augment their regular requirements. Honors students will also participate in a collaborative research project that addresses a significant pedagogical issue. Continued involvement in the Honors Program will enable students to develop products (i.e., conference presentations and manuscripts) through collaboration with faculty and other honors students. In addition, honors students will engage in multi-cultural field experiences such as those made available through The Gladys W. and David H. Patton College of Education' Rural-Urban Collaborative. The Honors Program will also provide students with opportunities for leadership, professional development, intensive classroom experience in Professional Development Schools, and a close rapport with a core group of faculty.

Application and Requirements:

Connavino Honors Application

MacKenzie King Honors Program

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The MacKenzie King Honors program provides opportunities for involvement in scholarly independent work, one-on-one interaction with faculty, and an in-depth study related to your major. There are four required courses in the MacKenzie King Honors program, plus a research methods course. Students apply for the program in the sophomore or junior year. Throughout the MacKenzie King Honors Program, junior or senior level students work under the guidance of Honors Faculty Advisors to plan and complete scholarly projects. Students complete a course sequence (Seminar, Practicum, Readings, and Thesis) during which a project is designed, executed, reported in writing, and presented to the students’ honors advisory committee and others. Projects may be research, development of educational materials, in-depth senior term papers, or original designs. Completion of this program provides excellent preparation for graduate school, and enhances career opportunities in industry and community agencies. Those students who successfully complete their honors projects receive special designation on their diplomas. The title of the honors project is listed in the Ohio University commencement program.

Application Process:

Applicants should submit the Honors Program application along with the required essay(s) and letter of recommendation. Candidates may also be asked to participate in an on-campus interview. 

MacKenzie King Handbook

MacKenzie King Application

MacKenzie King Contract

MacKenzie King Defense Information

MacKenzie King Committee Form

MacKenzie King Program Approval