Dear Prospective Honors Student:
Thanks for your interest in the Neag Honors Program! We hold yearly informational meetings in the spring that may not work with your schedule, but we'll provide you with as much information as possible here, and then you are welcome to contact us directly with further questions.
The Neag Honors program is designed to offer you an opportunity to learn about educational research and a topic of your interest in education by pursuing your own research study. You will work with us and with a thesis advisor who has expertise in your area of interest to learn about your topic, develop a question, and pursue authentic inquiry.
You can find an overview of the Neag Honors Program at http://www.gifted.uconn.edu/NSOEHonors/Index.html. Our program focuses on guiding you through the thesis process and encouraging you to make as much progress on your thesis as possible prior to your student teaching semester in spring of senior year. You will take one course on research methods in fall of your junior year, a seminar in which you will begin developing your research topic in spring of junior year, and then two independent studies during senior year through which you will develop your thesis with guidance from your thesis advisor. This will complete your 12 Honors credits and your thesis as required by the Honors program.
Applying to the Program - Already in Honors
If you are already a member of the University's Honors Program in good standing, you only need to complete the following steps to join the Neag Honors Program:
1. Complete the attached Preliminary Plan of Study, print it, and bring it to one of us to sign (the course information has been completed for you).
2. Confirm your intention (by email) to begin the program, and we will send you a permission number for the first course, which will be held on Wednesdays from 4-6:30 this fall.
Applying to the Program - Planning to Join Honors for the first time
If you are not already a member of the University's Honors Program, please complete the following steps:
1. Submit a copy of your current transcript for our review.
2. Once we have reviewed your materials, if we approve you for the Neag Honors Program, you will still need to apply to the University's Honors Program. You will find the materials you need at http://www.honors.uconn.edu/academics/forms.php. Look at the forms under "Junior Application Checklist." Please note that these application materials are due by July 1 but require a number of signatures from the department, so we would advise you to complete the paperwork before the end of spring semester.
Please feel free to contact us with any questions you have about the program or the application process. You are welcome to email us (firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com) or to stop by our offices in the basement of Tasker (the admissions building). We look forward to working with you!
Catherine Little & Del Siegle
Neag Honors Advisors
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