We currently offer 4 Master of Education programs:

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The Mathematics program coordinator is Dr. Rob Harger; he can be reached at rharger@highpoint.edu or (336) 841-9659. For more information visit the School of Education website.

Lars Farabee is the Education graduate staff liaison. If you would like to tour campus or have admission questions, please call Lars at (336) 841-9604 or email him at lfarabee@highpoint.edu.

The High Point University Master of Education in Secondary 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.

Admission Terms: Fall (August); Spring (January); Summer (June)

Deadlines for Application Materials:

Please see the admissions information page for current degree admission deadlines.

Application Requirements:

Applicants must have a four-year bachelor’s degree in Mathematics or a related field from a regionally accredited college and an acceptable GPA (3.0 or higher on a 4-point scale). An admission decision takes into consideration the applicant’s GPA, completed course work, professional work experience, personal and professional goals for the degree, as well as the information provided by references.

Required materials include:

  • online application with a nonrefundable $50 application fee
  • an official transcript showing an earned baccalaureate degree in Mathematics or a related field, as well as official transcripts from all other previously attended colleges (excluding High Point University). If you have attended High Point University you must include it on your application. The Norcross Graduate School will request that transcript for you once application is submitted.
  • resume
  • essay about interest in the program and goals for the degree
  • three professional or academic reference reports
  • copy of current secondary mathematics 9-12 teaching license

Exceptions to any admission requirement may be considered under special circumstances.

Degree: Master of Education
Prerequisite Work: None
Comprehensive Examinations: Yes
Class Time: 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Secondary Mathematics 9-12 Program (36 hours)

Math Courses (15 hours)

Choose one:
  • MTH 5004 – Linear Algebra
  • MTH 5005 – Matrix Theory
  • MTH 5006 – Modern Algebra
Choose one:
  • MTH 5011 – Complex Variables
  • MTH 5012 – Advanced Calculus for Secondary Teachers
Choose Three:
  • MTH 5001 – Historical Development of Mathematics
  • MTH 5002 – Combinatorics
  • MTH 5003 – Graph Theory
  • MTH 5007 – Number Theory
  • MTH 5008 – Geometry
  • MTH 5009 – Mathematical Models
  • MTH 5010 – Topology
  • MTH 5013 – Probability & Statistics
  • MTH 5040 – Special Topics

Education Courses (15 hours)

  • EDU 5010 – Advanced Instructional Technology 21st Century
  • EDU 5040 – Multicultural Education in a Diverse Society
  • EDU 5060 – Developing Leaders in 21st Century Schools
  • EDU 5161 – Instructional Planning and Assessment in Secondary Mathematics
  • EDU 5166 – Using Data for Instructional Improvement

Capstone Experience (6 hours)

  • MTH 5099 – Product of Learning
  • EDU 5030 – Methods of Education Research