Honors Opportunity Program

The Honors Opportunity Program (HOP) is the Honors in the Major program for the College of Education. It offers a plan of study rooted in scholarship, research, and practice leading to graduation with Honors.

Key goals for HOP are:

  • To promote an inclusive program
  • To foster mentorships between researchers and future educators
  • To provide challenging experiences designed for high-ability COE students

Program Overview

  • Any College of Education student (TEP or ESHR) who is motivated and interested in HOP is invited to apply.
  • Students are assigned an advisor through the Belin-Blank Center.
  • Basic research principles and exposure to COE research agendas occur in the seminar course.
  • Through a mentorship experience, students develop a plan and immerse themselves in a research-based exploration.
  • Students choose from a variety of options to complete the five required Enhancement Experiences.
  • Benefits include graduating with Honors distinction and satisfying the experiential learning requirement for University Honors.
  • Students can graduate with COE Honors and University Honors.
  • HOP is a flexible program with multiple pathways to allow for individual interest and creativity.

One faculty mentor shared that HOP was a "real win-win"!

For more information on HOP, please visit https://education.uiowa.edu/current-student-resources/honors-opportunity-program.

If you have questions, please email Randy Lange at randolph-lange@uiowa.edu.