The Master of Education in Educational Leadership program prepares experienced K-12 teachers to serve as educational leaders in 21st Century schools. It is intended to relate to the needs of educators in both theory and practice. It is designed for candidates who have a baccalaureate K-12 teaching license and at least three years of successful public/private school experience. The program requires 36 semester hours including a sequence of three internship experiences, totaling 7 credit hours. The curriculum provides: foundations in the principles of school executive leadership and organizational management, strategies for improving school culture and using data for improvement are also addressed.
Individuals who have been teaching or working in a public or private school setting for a minimum of three years and currently hold a master’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university are eligible for the Add-On Licensure in Educational Administration program. The program requires 22 semester hours including a sequence of three internship experiences, totaling 7 credit hours.
Cohort programs in Educational Leadership are also available through partnerships with local school districts. Cohorts are usually developed to allow school districts to identify talented teachers with career status who are good candidates for career advancement in the area of educational leadership. The cohort program is designed to offer the M.Ed. graduate degree or add-on license in Educational Leadership to teachers in surrounding school districts in a partnership or collaborative arrangement. There are numerous benefits to local school districts as well as the IHE (Institution of Higher Learning) which include the following:
- Cohort participants progress through the program as a group. Course scheduling is completed in advance for the entire cohort to simplify the registration and scheduling process.
- Classes are offered on-campus, off-campus (at a centrally located site) and online
- Instruction is provided by full-time graduate faculty and qualified adjuncts employed by High Point University and offers the same rigor and quality as our traditional program.
- Class days and times can be customized to meet the needs of the cohort group.
- The tuition structure for a cohort model of service delivery is significantly lower than traditional campus delivered programs.
B.A. to M.Ed. Program in Elementary Education
The B.A. to M.Ed. program is designed for those students in the undergraduate Elementary Education program who have proven academic success in the first three years of study. During the senior year while completing their undergraduate studies, the student will be enrolled in nine hours of graduate course work. The graduate program will be completed in one summer session and a fifth year following graduation from the undergraduate program.
M.Ed. in Mathematics 9-12
The High Point University Master of Education in Mathematics program builds on the most current body of knowledge of best practice relevant to teaching grades 9-12. The program is designed for candidates who have a baccalaureate teaching license in secondary mathematics or who will receive a teaching license before the end of the first term of graduate enrollment.The program requires a comprehensive examination and 36 hours (i.e., 15 hours of professional education core, 15 hours of specialty courses, and a six hour capstone experience).Candidates must select 18 hours of mathematics coursework from among a specialized menu of options.Upon completion of the M.Ed. degree program in Secondary Mathematics candidates are eligible for the “M” level license.
M.Ed. in Elementary Education
The High Point University Master of Education in Elementary Education program builds on the most current body of knowledge of best practice relevant to teaching grades K-6. The program is designed for candidates who have a baccalaureate teaching license or who will receive a teaching license before the end of the first term of graduate enrollment. The program requires comprehensive examinations and 36 hours (i.e., professional core, instruction courses, a capstone thesis or product of learning, and a literacy or STEM infused practicum experience). Candidates may select from three concentrations of specialized study which include the Content Concentration (18 hours of instruction courses in the content areas of science, mathematics, social studies and language arts) , the Literacy Concentration (18 hours of coursework in reading and literacy instruction) or the STEM Concentration (18 hours of coursework in science,technology, engineering, and mathematics). The School of Education offers the B.A. to M.Ed. Program in Elementary Education which allows advanced undergraduate students majoring in elementary education to enroll in three graduate level courses during their final year of study. Upon completion of the initial license and degree program in elementary education, these candidates may enroll and complete the M.Ed. program in Elementary Education during the summer and fifth year of their program at High Point University.
The M.Ed. in Special Education prepares special education teachers to effectively interact with a variety of students with intellectual disabilities in grades K-12.Special emphasis is placed on transition planning, curriculum implementation and assessment.Candidates will have a choice to complete a thesis, product of learning or internship capstone experience. Completion of the program leads to “M” level licensure in Intellectual Disabilities.
B.A. to M.Ed. Program in Special Education
The B.A. to M.Ed. program in Special Education with a Concentration in Intellectual Disabilities is designed for outstanding High Point University undergraduate students majoring in Special Education-Adapted Curriculum. To be eligible, students must be enrolled in their final year of undergraduate study and have demonstrated academic success in the first three years of coursework. Students accepted into the B.A. to M.Ed. in Special Education with a Concentration in Intellectual Disabilities will be permitted to enroll in nine hours of advanced coursework that may be applied toward completion of the M.Ed. degree in Special Education with a Concentration in Intellectual Disabilities.
Students will apply for admission into the M.Ed. program in Special Education with a Concentration in Intellectual Disabilities immediately upon graduation and continue in the program during the summer and into the following academic year. Upon completion of all graduate coursework and when students submit the application for graduation, the specified credits completed during the senior undergraduate year will be transferred onto students’ graduate academic record.