College of Communication & Education

Holmes Honors Program

About the Program

In association with The American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE)(opens in new window), the Chico State Holmes Honors Program supports upper-division undergraduate and post baccalaureate students from historically underrepresented groups interested in a career in teaching, school administration, or the professoriate. As a member of the Holmes community, you will have the opportunity to work with a research mentor, propose and implement a project that authentically engages you in advocacy, policy, service, or research that furthers high-quality and equitable education, engage in career exploration, leadership, and professional development workshops and forums, and participate in education conferences or field trips.

What are the benefits of the AACTE Holmes Honors Program?

  • Mentoring opportunities by AACTE Holmes Program alumni currently in academia and other leadership positions
  • Membership in a national network of peers with access to dedicated online social networks
  • Opportunities to present at the AACTE Annual Meeting
  • Dedicated mentoring programs at the AACTE Annual Meeting
  • A job fair at the AACTE Annual Meeting and access to position announcements through the year
  • A career exploration forum at the AACTE Annual Meeting
  • Annual Holmes Scholars Summer Policy Institute in Washington, DC, including participation in AACTE’s Day on the Hill and networking events associated with the AACTE State Leaders Institute
  • Leadership and professional development opportunities at the national, state, and local level, such as participation in conference presentations and policy/advocacy training

Program Application

The Chico State Holmes Honors Program Application is now closed. Please check back with us soon for the next application dates.

If you have any questions, please contact Associate Dean, Deborah Summers, at or by phone at 530-898-4570.

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