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.
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.
- 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.