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High Point University

All education programs at High Point University are approved by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction and the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation. 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. In the spring of 2019, the Stout School of Education’s Elementary Education (K-6) and Secondary Education (9-12) programs were ranked in the top 10% nationally by the National Council on Teacher Quality.

  • College or University
  • High Point, NC
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When deciding to attend High Point University as a high school senior, my decision was heavily based on all that was offered through the Elementary Education program. I’ve known I wanted to be a teacher since I was in elementary school, so the rigor in courses, encouraging staff and overall experience-based learning solidified that HPU's Stout School of Education would help me become the best teacher I could possibly be.

Claudia Beard

High Point University
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Bachelor’s & lic.
  • Special Education: General Curriculum K-12 or Adapted Curriculum K-12
  • Academically Gifted Add-on K-12 Licensure Program
Master’s & lic.
  • Master of Arts in Elementary Education Residency Program
Bachelor’s & licensure
Special Education: General Curriculum K-12 or Adapted Curriculum K-12
  • 24 months
    Program Duration
  • Hybrid
    Program Format
  • Pre-Test Required
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Program Info

Licensure programs in special education allow students to choose from between two programs of study, General Curriculum or Adapted Curriculum. Those choosing the General Curriculum program of study will be prepared to teach K-12 students with milder disabilities and will work directly in general education classrooms. Courses focus on developing an understanding of policies and procedures in special education, the referral process, writing IEPs and methods for teaching students with learning challenges in reading, writing, mathematics and other content areas.  

The Adapted Curriculum licensure program focuses on students with more severe intellectual and cognitive deficiencies across K-12 settings. Coursework includes assistive technology, sign language, writing IEP goals to address social, adaptive, and behavioral needs as well as transition after high school into the community for independent living.

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  • 24 months
    Program Duration
  • Hybrid
    Program Format
  • Pre-Test Required
Upcoming Deadlines
  • Deadlines
    Program Start

Application Fee & Annual Tuition

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  • $12,421

    In State Tuition

  • $12,421

    Out of State Tuition

  • $50

    Application Fee

Ways to Lower Your Costs

Students at High Point University have reduced the cost of their program using these methods. Check with High Point University to see if you can, too!
Grants, Stipends, Scholarships

Students who apply and are accepted into the Education Fellows program receive a $3,000 scholarship per year.

Additional scholarships are available once the student is enrolled in the teacher education program. Information and application can be found on the HPU School of Education website.  

Additional scholarships may be granted by the university, such as Presidential Scholarships.

Work Study, Working While Still Enrolled

Work study programs are available.

For more information visit:Financial Aid Office

Licensure Area
Biology (9-12)
Elementary Education (K-6)
English (9-12)
Health & Physical Education / Physical Education (K-12)
History (9-12)
Language Arts, Middle Grades (6-9)
Math (9-12)
Math, Middle Grades (6-9)
Science (9-12)
Science, Middle Grades (6-9)
Social Studies (9-12)
Social Studies, Middle Grades (6-9)
Spanish (K-12)
Special Education: Adapted Curriculum (K-12)
Special Education: General Curriculum (K-12)

Program Semesters/Steps Overview

Program Hallmarks

  • Male
  • Female
  • 4%
  • 96%
  • American Indian or Alaskan Native
  • Asian
  • Black
  • Hispanic/Latino
  • Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander
  • White
  • Two or more races
  • 0%
  • 2%
  • 2%
  • 0%
  • 0%
  • 96%
  • 0%
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