High Point University

High Point, NC

High Point University

High Point, NC

Stout School of Education

In the Stout School of Education, scholars can choose from a variety of majors and minors including Education Studies, Elementary Education, Health and PE, Athletic Coaching, Middle or Secondary Education, Spanish Education and Special Education. In addition to traditional Master of Arts and Master of Education degrees, High Point University also offers a unique BA to M.Ed. program that allows scholars to complete a bachelor’s and master’s degree within 5 years.

In 2012, the Stout School of Education launched High Point University’s first doctoral program. Since its inception, the Education Doctorate (Ed.D.) in Education Leadership has produced numerous School Superintendents, Associate Superintendents, NC Department of Public Instruction executive leaders, and award winning educators.

We invite you to come visit our faculty and explore all that the Stout School of Education has to offer!


NCTQ Badge

Stout School of Education ranked in the top 10% nationally | National Council of Teacher Quality (NCTQ) 

Best Regional Badge

Ranked the #1 “Best Regional College” in the South for 10 consecutive years | U.S. News & World Report

Most Innovative badge

Ranked the #1 “Most Innovative College” in the South for seven consecutive years | U.S. News & World Report

Dorms badge

Ranked #4 in The Best 388 Colleges for “Best Dorms” in the country | The Princeton Review, 2023

Niche badge

Ranked #3 out of 1,456 institutions for having the “Best Dorms in America” | Niche, 2023

Stout School of Education’s Purpose

Our purpose is to prepare teachers, principals, superintendents, and education leaders who have the skills, knowledge, and dispositions to ensure an equitable, relevant, and rigorous education for all learners.

An Inside Look

What students are saying about us...

  • “High Point University has exceeded every expectation. They raise the bar for the development of the individual, incorporating life skills from the very start. I encourage visiting HPU to see why it’s head and shoulders above the rest.”

  • “I’m a Biology major in the Honors College program at HPU. The curriculum is rigorous, and the professors are top-notch. The beautiful campus and amazing food are just an added bonus!”

  • “High Point is focused on a well-rounded education. In my time at High Point, a lot of the focus was on the skills you can learn outside the classroom. All the professors I had cared a lot about my education and were very supportive.”

  • “I chose High Point University because the professors are top-notch and the environment is caring. Students have the chance to engage in undergraduate research in their freshman year. Overall, it’s a beautiful campus.”

  • “What I loved most about High Point University was the focus on students as individuals rather than numbers. It's a smaller university, which often means fewer opportunities—but at HPU, it meant more individual attention from professors who, in turn, shared research and career-oriented opportunities with their students.”