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Majors & Degrees

Teaching Arts

Mississippi College’s Teacher Education and Leadership department offers unique programs at the Master's degree level, designed for those who want to become instructors in specialized fields, like teaching arts.

Earn your teaching arts degree

To provide the exceptional leadership required in schools, Mississippi College offers a variety of M.Ed. programs, including the Master of Education in Teaching Arts.

Choose your focus

These programs emphasize the six dimensions of leadership – personal/interpersonal, instructional, organizational, resource, political and informational – while integrating seminars, practicums and internships into the curriculum. Graduates of this program are prepared to provide exceptional educational leadership immediately at all levels. If you’re looking for teacher training in Mississippi, consider Mississippi College’s Master of Education in Teaching Arts program.

Students at both undergraduate and graduate levels of the program far surpass the MDE requirement of an 80% pass rate of the appropriate Praxis II scores, with recent graduate scores at or approaching 100%.

Each of the teaching programs in Mississippi College’s Department of Teacher Education and Leadership follows the same admissions guidelines. In addition to meeting the general admissions requirements for Mississippi College’s Graduate School, students must meet the requirements for a Master of Education in Teaching Arts degree.

The MC experience

Mississippi College, and in particular the Teacher Education and Leadership faculty and staff, focus on recruiting students from diverse backgrounds who demonstrate character, maturity, scholarship, leadership, church/community involvement and an interest in educational leadership.


Career Options

Many graduates go beyond teaching to pursue careers in:

  • Technology
  • Assessment
  • Diversity
  • Public policy
  • Collaboration
  • Education
  • Local government

Mississippi College understands that working adults are often juggling multiple responsibilities every day. Whether those responsibilities include a full-time job, children, school activities or other extracurricular activities, Mississippi College is dedicated to making education easier for you. That is why the graduate education programs in Mississippi College’s Teacher Education and Leadership department are offered in the evenings, as well as some online opportunities.

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Mississippi College graduate. Visit campus, request info, or apply today.