Honors Peer Educators

Become an Honors Peer Educator!

What does an Honors Peer Educator do?

Peer Educators are integral in welcoming, mentoring, and educating incoming Honors students. In the spring, PEs develop lesson plans, practice teaching, and reflect on their strengths and areas of development. In autumn, PEs put all that preparation into action by teaching a small section of Honors 100. PEs share their insight and experiences with the Honors curriculum, community, and resources with new students.

In addition to leading an Honors 100 section, during both Spring and Autumn quarters, PEs meet weekly with one another and the Honors 100 instructors to develop their courses collaboratively, discuss important questions, and reflect on challenges related to teaching and mentoring. These meetings provide a supportive environment to openly discuss the successes and challenges of leading an Honors 100 section.

Past Peer Educator Testimonials

What is required of an Honors Peer Educator?

  • Creativity and enthusiasm for the supporting the UW Honors Program!
  • Registration in and successful completion of the Spring HONORS 397 seminar (Wednesdays 3:30-4:50pm, 2 credits*). This seminar course will help you develop plans for your sections collaboratively with the support of Honors advisers and your peers.
  • Registration and attendance in the Autumn HONORS 397 Seminar (Wednesdays, 3:30-4:50pm, 2 credits*). This seminar brings all PEs together to collaborate and share ideas about their sections with support of the instructors.
  • Instruction of all Autumn quarter HONORS 100 sections and attendance at all HONORS 100 lecture sessions (Mondays OR Tuesdays, 3:30-4:20pm).
  • Individual time devoted outside of class and meeting times in Autumn quarter to effectively prepare for individual HONORS 100 sections.

*Peer Educators now earn 4 Honors Additional Any credits (as well as I&S. general education credit) after completing the Spring and Autumn quarters of Honors 397: 2 credits in Autumn, 2 credits in Spring. Returning Peer Educators who have already earned 4 Honors Additional Any credits will only be eligible to receive 4 general education I&S credits (not Honors Additional Any) unless approved for Ad Hoc

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Peer Educators learn how to teach a variety of topics relevant to incoming Honors students. The Peer Educators pictured above are doing a time management activity that represents how things can feel chaotic if you are trying to do too much at once.

Application Process

  • Attend an optional information session to hear more about the position and get your questions answered (RSVP for Zoom Link): 
    • Tuesday, January 12th from 3:30-4:30pm.
  • Complete the online application by 9am on February 1st, 2021 (application opens December 16th, 2020)
  • The Honors advisers will review and respond to all applications in early February.
  • If invited to proceed, you will attend a group interview in mid-February.
  • All interviewees will be notified of our final decisions by late February, and will be required to confirm their participation and register for the Spring seminar.
  • Successful completion of the Spring seminar is required to continue in the PE process.

Apply to be a Peer Educator

2021 Peer Educator Application

The Peer Educator Application for 2021 will open on December 16th, 2020 and will be available until 9am on Monday, February 1st, 2021


Please contact Claire Grant (claireag@uw.edu and Nadra Fredj (fredjn@uw.edu) on the same email with any questions.

Meet the 2020 Peer Educators!