My Major At HPU: Elementary Education

The number 7 #MyMajorAtHPU is Elementary Education. High Point University’s program is based within the liberal arts tradition; it is rigorous, field-centered and highly personalized. The teacher education programs at High Point University meet the requirements of both the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and the North Carolina State Board of […]

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Class of 2015 Profile: Alicia Miller Teaches in Florida

With another successful commencement behind us, recent High Point University graduates are preparing to commence prestigious career paths around the world at Fortune 500 companies, international service programs, public school systems, top-tier law, medical and graduate school programs, and many other esteemed organizations thanks to their journey at HPU. Here’s a glimpse of one extraordinary […]

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Montlieu Academy Visits HPU for Lego Day

HIGH POINT, N.C., June 3, 2015 – More than 120 first-grade students from Montlieu Academy of Technology enjoyed a day of Lego activities on June 1 at High Point University while third through fifth-graders from their school took end-of-grade tests. The Montlieu Academy students took a field trip to HPU for an interactive, fun and […]

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Student, Professors Share STEM Teaching Expertise at World Robotics Competition

HIGH POINT, N.C., May 11, 2015 – A High Point University graduate student and two professors provided their expertise in educational technology and teaching STEM at the FIRST World Robotics Championship conferences on April 22-25 in St. Louis. John Yankello, a student in the School of Education master’s program, shared his STEM expertise and experience […]

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Changing Lives through Teaching: DuChante Davis Joins Teach for America

Family. It’s what DuChante Davis has found more than anything in his educational journey at High Point University. It’s what he hopes to offer inner city school children he’ll teach this fall. He just returned from visiting San Jose, California, where he met some of his future students that already remind him of himself at […]

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Hundreds Attend HPU’s LEGO Day Showcase Event

HIGH POINT, N.C., April 16, 2015 – Over 300 children spent their weekend with HPU education majors learning fun and educational ways to use Legos. The Lego showcase event, Come Build With Us, gave children from the community the opportunity to learn and participate in Lego learning projects, robotic showcases and create a “future city” […]

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HPU Hosts National Teacher of the Year

HIGH POINT, N.C., April 2, 2015 – High Point University’s School of Education hosted Sean McComb, National Teacher of the Year, on March 31. McComb, a high school English teacher from Maryland, was named the 64th National Teacher of the Year for 2014. He teaches at Patapsco High School & Center for the Arts in […]

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Book Buddies Celebrate the Holidays

HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 24, 2014 – Jairus Jones, a third-grader at Montlieu Academy of Technology, wandered up and down the library aisles in the High Point University School of Education with his book buddy Breana Pavenski, a junior at HPU, in search of a book he’d like to read in the future. “I like […]

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Professor Named Regional Education Director

HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 7, 2014 – Dr. James Davis, associate professor in the School of Education at High Point University, recently became Region 5 director for the North Carolina Association of Elementary Educators. NCAEE is the only professional organization in the state established expressly to advocate for and serve elementary educators and elementary level […]

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Class of 2014 Profile: Ali Jansen Creates a Future in Education

With a successful 2014 Commencement Ceremony behind us, recent High Point University graduates are preparing to commence prestigious career paths around the world at Fortune 500 companies, international service programs, public school systems, top-tier law, medical and graduate school programs, and many other esteemed organizations thanks to their journey at HPU. Here’s a glimpse of […]

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Senior Fights for Awareness

Despite being diagnosed with a mitochondrial disorder when she was eight years old, special education major Sydney Breslow doesn’t let her difficulties with balance, vision, speech and walking get in the way of pursuing her dreams. Breslow, along with her family, formed a team to participate in the Energy for Life Walkathon in Camden, N.J. […]

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Davis Joins HPU’s School of Education

HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 2, 2014 – High Point University’s School of Education welcomes Dr. James Davis as an associate professor of education. In his new position, Davis will teach undergraduate, graduate and doctoral classes in Elementary and Middle Grades and Educational Leadership. Davis brings an extensive background in education to the position. He spent […]

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Professor Helps Keep National Forests Open

HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 18, 2014 – Summer break: a fleeting time for students, teachers and professors to change their routines and relax between academic years. That’s not entirely the case for Dr. Martie Bell, associate professor of physical education at High Point University. She’s spending her summer volunteering in the mountains of Virginia’s George […]

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Students Wrap Up Reading Institute with Books and Skills for the Future

HIGH POINT, N.C., July 29, 2014 – Rising third-graders from Oak Hill Elementary School left HPU’s School of Education’s Summer Reading Institute with pride in their accomplishments, new knowledge and plenty of books to take home and continue reading. Over the past two months, HPU graduate students worked with the elementary students on reading, integrated […]

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Thomasville Teachers Receive STEM Training at HPU

HIGH POINT, N.C., July 18, 2014 – Thomasville City Schools teachers huddled in groups at High Point University discussing math problems on a worksheet. They discussed properties of multiplication and different ways of understanding them. Some of those ways involve the more conceptual approach championed by the Common Core standards. The activity was designed to […]

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Professor Discusses Education Strategies at International Conference in Colombia

HIGH POINT, N.C., July 2, 2014 – Dr. Shirley Disseler, assistant professor of elementary, middle grades and STEM in the School of Education at High Point University, recently traveled to Bogota, Colombia to share 21st century teaching strategies at an international conference. The National Training Conference of Colombia (SENA) invited her to speak during “Gran Foro […]

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