Education Degree Programs (Bachelor of Arts)

  • Integrated Education (Elementary Education K – 6th and Special Education K – 12th) – available through traditional and AGS programs
  • Special Subject Areas (K-12th): Health, Human Performance and Recreation Education (P.E.) Music Education.

Add-On Licensure Programs

MHU offers “add-on licensure programs” in four areas as listed below.  “Add-On” programs do not require formal admission into TEP if the student is only seeking the “add-on license program” and already has a valid North Carolina teaching license.  Please consult with Adult and Graduate Studies office and the Education Department.

  • Academically and Intellectually Gifted (K – 12th)
  • Reading Specialist (K – 12th)
  • Special Education (K – 12th)

Note:  Undergraduate students may elect to complete an “add-on license program” at the same time they are completing their academic program for an initial teaching license.  Please consult with the Education Department for information regarding admission, course prerequisites, and student teaching requirements, if applicable, for the “add-on program”.

Licensure-Only Academic Programs

Available only through Adult & Graduate Studies

Individuals who have already earned an undergraduate degree, may apply to one of our licensure-only programs as listed below.  Candidates should consult with the Adult and Graduate Studies office and the Education Department for additional information, admission applications, and admission requirements.  Licensure-Only candidates are not required to take the Praxis I Core Academic Skills Tests.

  • Elementary Education (K – 6th)
  • Integrated Education (Elementary Education K – 6th and Special Education K – 12th)
  • Health and Human Performance (K – 12th)
  • Music Education (K – 12th)
  • Special Education (K – 12th)

Mars Hill University is a member in good standing of the Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP). The programs listed below have been awarded full accreditation by AAQEP through December 31, 2027. Full accreditation acknowledges that a program prepares effective educators who continue to grow as professionals and has demonstrated the commitment and capacity to maintain quality.

AAQEP-Accredited Programs at Mars Hill University

  • B.A. in Integrated Education
  • B.A. in Music Education
  • B.S. in Health and Physical Education
  • M.Ed. in Elementary Education

View the accreditation reports