Mar 22, 2019  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog

Department of Special Education

Special Education Honors Program

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Admission to the Special Education Honors Program is open to students who meet the following criteria:

  1. 3.50 GPA for at least 12 hours of course work undertaken at EIU (may be overall or special education);
  2. Permission of the Dean of the Honors College and the departmental honors coordinator.

* Transfer students who have not completed at least 12 hours of coursework at EIU may be admitted under the recommendation of the Departmental Honors Coordinator.

Students in the Special Education Honors Program must maintain an overall GPA of 3.50. Students who have been dismissed from the program because their overall GPA has fallen below 3.50 may petition for readmission. Students must raise their grade-point average to 3.50 and submit their petition to the Director of Honors Programs and Departmental Honors Coordinator.

The Following Special Education Courses are Required:

  • A Special Education graduate course approved by the Department Honors Coordinator.
  • SPE 4444 - Honors Independent Studies. Credits: 3
  • SPE 4644 - Honors Thesis. Credits: 3
  • SPE 4666 - Honors Seminar. Credits: 3
  • Twelve hours will be deleted from special education or communication disorders and sciences courses listed in the major by mutual consent of student, Departmental Honors Coordinator, Department Chair, and the Certifying Dean.

    Thesis supervision will be undertaken by a faculty member selected by the department honors coordinator and department chair in consultation with the student.

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