Welcome to the Education Honors Program Website!
Check out our recruitment video below to begin.

Natalia Mejia successfully defended her Honors Capstone Project in Fall of 2019. She conducted her project while studying abroad in South Africa with her Research Advisor, Dr. Erik Byker.

Calling all qualifying sophomore and juniors education majors in the Cato College of Education!

Are you passionate about education, research, leadership and/or serving your community? Are you looking for a meaningful enrichment experience that will prepare you even more for your future education career and even graduate school?

Look no further! The Education Honors Program is here to help you accomplish your aspirations!

The primary purpose of the Education Honors Program is to identify undergraduate education majors who demonstrate OR who have the potential for high task commitment, achievement, and/or creativity. Potential candidates may exhibit these behaviors in any area of study, research, leadership, or service.

Secondly, the aim of the Education Honors Program is to provide these exceptional students with the opportunity to contribute productively and creatively to society and the field of education. The Education Honors Program is designed to further develop candidates’ scholarship, research, leadership, and advocacy skills through enrichment, mentorships, and the pursuit of an in-depth study of a candidate-selected topic of interest.

Dr. Erik Byker and Nafis Muhammed (Spring 2018 Honors Cohort)

Benefits of Participation in the Education Honors Program

Students who are selected for and elect to participate in the Honors in Education receive multiple perks! Honors students have opportunities to:

My’Asia Jaabar presenting her Honors Project at the NC CEC Conference (Spring 2018 Honors Cohort)

Completion of the Education Honors Program is recognized through regalia (e.g., stole) worn at graduation and is noted on the candidate’s transcript. Check out that snazzy stole!

Kelsey Romeny (Spring 2022 Honors Student), features with Dr. Paola Pilonieta and Dr. Stephen Hancock

Learn More and Apply Today!

For more information, please explore the navigation links to the left or contact the Co-Directors of the Education Honors Program:

Dr. Amy Good



Mebane Hall 382

Dr. Cindy Gilson



Mebane Hall 340