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Special Education and Rehabilitation

  Departmental Honors Advisor:
  Barbara Fiechtl
  EDUC 318, ext. 73258
  Email: barbara.fiechtl@usu.edu


Eligibility for Acceptance:
Qualified students will have cumulative GPAs of at least 3.30 and will have declared a major in the department.

Program of Study:
The 15-credit requirement for Honors in Special Education is met by successfully completing contracts in the following courses:

  • 12 credits of upper-division coursework must be taken in the department
  • 3 credits must be taken under Senior Thesis/Project (HONR 4900H)

*Nothing lower than a B grade is acceptable in courses in which an Honors contract is being completed.
**Students who fail to complete a contract, once entered into with a faculty member, will be placed on academic probation for one semester.

Requirements for Completion of Degree:
The successful candidate will graduate with a cumulative GPA of 3.3 and a GPA of 3.5 in upper-division major requirements and Honors coursework and will complete and present in a public forum an Honors thesis/project. Many students have found it helpful to relate the courses taken on Honors contract to the final thesis/project.

Suggested Coursework in the Department:
Upper-division Special Education certification course work numbered 5000 and above.