The faculty of the College of Education recognizes the outstanding academic achievement of its students by bestowing three levels of honors with the bachelor's degree.
- The summa cum laude honors designation requires a grade point average of 3.9 or higher for all college-level work attempted.
- The magna cum laude honors designation requires a grade point average of 3.7 or higher, but less than 3.9, for all college-level work attempted.
- The cum laude honors designation requires a grade point average of 3.5 or higher, but less than 3.7, for all college-level work attempted.
The required averages of 3.9, 3.7, and 3.5 cannot be achieved by rounding. Averages are calculated based on performance in all courses in which the student has enrolled prior to receiving the degree.
Each spring, the University designates a week in which to recognize students and faculty for their leadership and scholarship excellence. During the Friday of Honors Week, the College will recognize the Most Outstanding Student from each of its programs. In addition, the following awards are among those presented to undergraduate students:
- Kappa Delta Pi Distinguished Undergraduate Scholar Award (general)
- Kappa Delta Epsilon Award (elementary education)
- Kappa Delta Epsilon Award (secondary education)
- Stephen A. Willard Memorial Award (special education)
- Phi Mu Patience Stevens Award (kinesiology)
- George M. Stopp Award (kinesiology)
- Janice Bargdill Wilson Award for Excellence in Teaching with Children's Literature (elementary education)
The College of Education offers merit-based and need-based scholarships, ranging from $500 to $2,000, to its undergraduate students. Recipients are announced each spring semester preceding the academic year to which the scholarships will be applied. Scholarships are awarded by the College's Scholarship Committee. In addition to demonstrating academic achievement or financial need, an applicant may be required to meet other eligibility criteria. The deadline for applications is established annually by the College of Education.
Detailed scholarship information and applications are available from The University of Alabama, College of Education, Scholarship Steward, Box 870231, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0231.