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After graduation, what comes next?

Because of their excellent preparation, Hollins graduates are strong job candidates who are actively recruited by local school systems familiar with the quality of our program. Recent graduates have found teaching jobs with the following local school systems:

  • Roanoke City Schools
  • Roanoke County Schools
  • Botetourt County Schools
  • Salem City Schools
  • Roanoke Catholic School
  • North Cross School

Hollins graduates have also found teaching positions with school systems in many other states, including Alabama, Massachusetts, Montana, North Carolina, Oregon, and South Carolina.

Hollins graduates are regularly admitted to some of the best graduate schools in the country and often choose to pursue master's degrees in special education and counseling. They have received degrees from such institutions as:

  • University of Virginia
  • University of Texas
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Smith College's School for the Deaf
  • Virginia Tech


April Cheek

April Cheek '94, M.A.T. '02

"As an educator in the museum field, I wanted to have the opportunity to earn my licensure while obtaining my M.A. in teaching. Even while working full time, Hollins allowed me the flexibility to do both. Invaluable experience in the classroom and ongoing support from the faculty in the education department provided me with all of the tools I needed to be a success. Hands-on experience, in-depth lectures, and hearing from fellow teachers allowed me to explore various teaching methods, to understand contemporary issues in the field, to design curriculums for the classroom, and to implement fun yet meaningful teaching strategies and lessons that would have the most impact on diverse groups of students. Though I have always had a passion for teaching, Hollins provided me the background and tools to accomplish it successfully."