Mars Hill University Adds New Master’s Degree

Mars Hill University has added another master’s degree to its lineup of graduate programs. The Master of Arts in Teaching is designed for students who already have a bachelor’s degree but would like to seek teaching licensure. It’s Mars Hill’s second graduate education program, joining the Master of Education, which was the university’s first master’s degree program and launched in 2011.

Susan Stigall, chair of Mars Hill’s education department, says the M.A.T. is ideal for people with bachelor’s degrees in biology, history, English, mathematics, business, theatre, or related fields. Although the program is a natural progression for current MHU undergraduate students to continue their education, she says it also is a good fit for anyone interested in moving from another profession into teaching.

Students entering the program must pass the Praxis II exam, which measures knowledge of their subject area. Once they’re enrolled in the M.A.T. program, they’ll work their way through the 36 credit hours and assessments needed to complete the master’s degree.

For more information about the Master of Arts in Teaching, contact the Mars Hill University admissions office at 866-642-4968 or