We currently offer 2 Master of Arts in Teaching – Education programs:

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SECONDARY MATHEMATICS (MAT)

Blair Brown is the Education graduate staff liaison. If you would like to tour campus or have general admission questions, please call Blair at (336) 841-9388 or email him at bbrown2@highpoint.edu.

The chair of the Mathematics Department is Rob Harger. Current students can reach him by email at rharger@highpoint.edu or by phone at (336) 841-9659.

The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) Secondary Mathematics 9-12 is an accelerated teacher licensure program designed for candidates who already hold a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution. The 45 hour program includes two phases. During Phase I, the initial 36 hour sequence of courses will focus on 21st century teaching and learning which culminates in a capstone student teaching experience. Successful completion of Phase I is designed to lead to the initial teaching license in Secondary Mathematics (9-12) upon passing the required Praxis II Specialty Area Exam in Mathematics: Content Knowledge and Mathematics: Pedagogy. Should the individual choose not to proceed to Phase II, he/she will have completed the requirements for the initial teaching license in Secondary Mathematics 9-12.

The individual choosing to receive the MAT degree must apply for graduate candidacy and be admitted to Phase II of the program. In Phase II the candidate enrolls in an additional 9 hours of graduate coursework in order to complete the remaining requirements for the MAT and be eligible of the “M” level NC license in Secondary Mathematics 9-12.

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

Deadlines for Application Materials:

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

Required materials include:

Phase I

  • online application with a nonrefundable $50 application fee;
  • an official transcript showing an earned baccalaureate degree as well as official transcripts from all other previously attended colleges (excluding High Point University*);*Note: If you have attended High Point University you must include it on your application. The Norcross Graduate School willrequest that transcript for you once application is submitted.
  • applicants must have an acceptable undergraduate GPA (3.0 or higher on a 4-point scale) or documentation of meeting the basic testing requirement for the PRAXIS I (Core) test battery in reading, writing, and mathematics if the undergraduate GPA is less than 3.0;
  • three reference reports on the forms provided;
  • professional resume; and
  • essay

Phase II

  • official score report for PRAXIS II Mathematics: Content Knowledge (5161) and Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7–12 (5624) ;
  • candidates must have earned a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 during Phase I of the program;
  • successful student teaching internship experience as evidenced by the LEA/IHE Certification of Teaching Capacity; &
  • eligibility for a N.C. initial teaching license in Secondary Mathematics 9-12 for admission to graduate candidacy and Phase II of the Program. (Successful completion of the required Foliotek Electronic Evidences in Math, EDU 5161, EDU 5166, and EDU 5261/5040).

Exceptions to any admission requirement may be considered under special circumstances

Degree: Masters of Arts in Teaching Secondary Mathematics
Prerequisite Work: None
Comprehensive Examinations: Yes
Class Time: 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Secondary Mathematics 9-12 Program (45 hours)

Phase I

Math Courses

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
  • EDU 5010 – Advanced Instructional Technology 21st Century
  • EDU 5050 – Classroom Organization and Management
  • EDU 5070 – Trends and Issues in Education*
  • EDU 5161 – Instructional Planning and Assessment in Secondary Mathematics
  • EDU 5166 – Using Data for Instructional Improvement
Capstone Experience
  • EDU 5261 – Clinical Internship in Secondary Mathematics
  • EDU 5040 – Multicultural Education in a Diverse Society

Phase II

  • MTH 5099 – Product of Learning
  • EDU 5030 – Methods of Education Research
  • EDU 5060 – Developing Leaders in 21st Century Schools


* Candidates enrolled in the MAT program must register for the 3 credit version of EDU 5070