Mississippi Public Universities
Academic & Student Affairs
Master of Arts in Teaching
One alternate route program for those interested in teaching but without a bachelors of education degree is the Master of Arts in Teaching. This degree provides college graduates in other disciplines with the coursework, knowledge base, and field experiences needed to be licensed, successful teachers. Mentoring and follow-up support is also provided to aid in the adjustment to the teaching profession.

The Master of Arts in Teaching leads to a Three Year Class A Educator License in one of the following areas:

  • Art - 0133
  • Biology - 0235
  • Business - 0100
  • Chemistry - 0245
  • Elementary Education (4-8) - 0014
  • English - 0041
  • French - 0171
  • German - 0182
  • Home Economics - 0120
  • Marketing - 0560
  • Mathematics - 0061
  • Music - 0113
  • Physical Education - 0091
  • Physics - 0265
  • Social Studies - 0081
  • Spanish - 0192
  • Speech Communications - 0220
  • Technology Education - 0050
Institutions offering the Master of Arts in Teaching include:
Alcorn State University
Dr. Robert Carr
Telephone: 601.877.6141
Belhaven College
Dr. Sandra Rasberry
Telephone: 601.968.8703
Delta State University
Dr. Leslie Griffin
Telephone: 662.846.4400
Jackson State University
Dr. Daniel Watkins
Telephone: 601.979.2335
Mississippi College
Dr. Don Locke
Telephone: 601.925.3250
Mississippi State University
Susan Steward
Telephone: 662.325.0527
Mississippi University for Women
Dr. Sue Jolly-Smith
Telephone: 662.329.7175
Mississippi Valley State University
Dr. Curressia McFarland-Brown
Telephone: 662.254.3601
University of Mississippi
Dr. Whitney Webb-Thompson
Telephone: 662.915.3991
University of Southern Mississippi
Dr. Margie Crowe
Telephone: 601.266.5247
William Carey University
Dr. Barry Morris
Telephone: 601.318.6189