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Greetings from the Dean

Thank you for your interest in teacher education at High Point University. In keeping with North Carolina’s mission to produce globally competitive 21st century students, the School of Education is pleased to offer programs of study that reflect the latest research on best practices in teaching. To meet this goal, our undergraduate and graduate courses focus on the new Common Core State and N.C. Essential Standards, technology, and interdisciplinary curriculum. Students enrolling in teacher education at HPU may choose from among many opportunities including service learning, undergraduate research, and BA to M.Ed. advanced programs of study in STEM and literacy.

All of the teacher education programs at High Point University are approved by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (DPI) and the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). Our faculty includes former school superintendents, classroom teachers, school psychologists, principals and curriculum specialists, all of whom are currently engaged in scholarship and public school K-12 initiatives.

We are extremely fortunate to be housed in a brand new Leed-Certified facility which includes an expansive Teacher-Resource Center, a simulated elementary classroom methods lab and $250,000 of state-of the-art technology.  In the fall of 2012 the School of Education started the university’s first doctoral degree program in Educational Leadership. This innovative program focuses on the development of transformational district-level leaders who are engaged in solving problems of practice.

To obtain more information about our undergraduate or graduate programs, please feel free to browse the links above or schedule an appointment today to discuss your options.

Dr. Mariann Tillery

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(336) 841-9286

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Senior Peyton Kirks (middle) surprises children at Kirkman Park Elementary School with free blankets and books after she and 25 other HPU education majors brought The Book and Blanket program to the school.
Books and Blankets: Students Deliver Surprise to Kirkman Park Elementary
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HPU student Erin Brock (left) and Florence Elementary student Triniti Alston read the children’s book “You Wouldn’t Want to Be an American Pioneer” together.
Education Majors Host Literacy Night at Florence Elementary
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