Adult and Graduate Studies
Programs of Study
Earning your degree opens doors to you, personally and professionally.
Bachelor’s Degree Programs
Offered in conjunction with the Business Department, the degree program prepares adults to be effective contributors to businesses and organizations by fostering entrepreneurial thinking and applied systems perspectives. It provides tools to assist adults to recognize, understand, and respond to the rapid changes affecting their lives, their organizations, and their communities. The degree is available at the Mars Hill campus and satellite sites in Asheville, Hendersonville, and Burnsville.
The teacher education degree is offered through the Education Department. The degree meets the state of North Carolina licensure requirements in the areas of elementary, middle grade, and secondary levels. STUDENTS PURSUING LICENSURE ONLY who hold a degree from an accredited higher education institution are not required to complete general education requirements in any major in education. (Major requirements for secondary [ English, Mathematics, or Social Studies] or special subject areas (Art, Music, Physical Education, or Spanish) may not be offered in the Adult Studies evening program.) Licensure is available through AGS, and classes are offered at the Mars Hill campus and satellite sites in Asheville, Hendersonville, Burnsville and Marion.
The major in Special Education is designed to prepare students for teaching in a general curriculum (K-12). The curriculum is structured so that prospective teachers will acquire competencies in learning disabilities, mental retardation, and emotional disorders. All students completing this major will participate in a full semester internship in a public school while taking related college methods courses.
The Integrated Education major, allows graduates upon completion of a single major to be fully certified in both general elementary education and special education.
The Bachelor of Social Work degree (BSW) prepares adults for "generalist" social work practice. The curriculum focuses on values, knowledge, and skills requisite for professional practice so graduates can assist various individual, family, group, neighborhood, and community client systems.
Master’s Degree Programs
Master of Education (Elementary Ed. K-6) (SEE GRADUATE STUDIES PAGE)