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James Scholar Honors Program

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About the College of Education James Scholar Program

The James Scholar Program is a University-wide program established to encourage undergraduate research, independent study and the opportunity to work with renowned faculty.

In the College of Education, the James Scholar Program provides a rewarding educational experience for students with exceptional academic skills. James Scholars in Education are civically engaged, global citizens and leaders able to use research based decision making skills. James Scholars are creative, collaborative and think critically as they prepare to enter the workforce.

As a James Scholar, we expect you to view the world from all different perspectives and become change-agents in society. It is our hope that the honors community in the College of Education will allow you to find and discover opportunities and take risks that broaden your thinking so you leave here ready to make a difference in the field of education. Diversity is a key element of the College of Education, and we expect you to become enlightened and compassionate about current educational issues related to social, environmental and economic justice.

Scholar Showcase

Here, we celebrate and honor all our James Scholars' hard work and dedication to their research and service. The caliber of these undergraduate students does not go unnoticed, therefore we highlight their presentations, achievements, and more.

Scholar Showcase

Available Projects

Dedicated James Scholar Courses

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Course-Related Projects

Complete a project in any course

Faculty & Campus Led Research Projects

Contribute to Faculty or Campus Research

Illinois Leadership Center I-Program

Gain valuable leadership skills through these programs

Professional Development Opportunites

Unique opportunities your student teaching semester

Study Abroad

Use your study abroad experience for James Scholar project credit