Have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution? You can earn teaching licensure and the Master of Arts (M.A.T.) in teaching at the same time. This program is ideal for college graduates in many fields who believe teaching is their calling. It was the first of its kind in the Roanoke Valley.
Licensure and M.A.T.
The M.A.T. degree requires 40 credit hours plus student teaching. Students may complete the degree and student teaching within one and a half to two years of full-time studies. The program also accepts part-time students. Faculty teach courses during evenings at times compatible with the average working person’s schedule. Students have five years to meet degree requirements.
Want to earn licensure to teach in Virginia or other states, but don’t want to pursue an M.A.T.? Hollins’ graduate program in education offers college grads this option. The program’s length depends on the courses needed to meet requirements for a teaching license. The average length of time is three to four semesters, which includes course work and student teaching.
The M.A.T. program offers endorsements in the following areas:
- PK-12: foreign language (French, Latin, Spanish), visual arts
- 6-12: English, history and social sciences, biology, chemistry, mathematics, physics
Federal Teach Grant
Hollins is pleased to announce our participation in the Federal TEACH Grant Program beginning with the 2014-15 academic year. This non-need based award provides up to $4,000 in grant funding per year to students who plan to become teachers, and meet the requirements.
Hollins Student Teaching Grant
Hollins’ student teaching grant saves you money — a savings of more than $4,380 on the 12-credit course.
Hollins thoroughly prepared me to begin my teaching
“I chose to pursue my Master of Arts in Teaching as well as my licensure (track 2). I was pleased Hollins offered an option such as this for students who did not have a previous teaching degree. Each class in the program offered a unique subject matter relevant to teaching, the classroom, and the most popular education topics. The professors demonstrated patience, a love for students, and a mastery of each educational theme. Thanks to the education department faculty, filing licensure paperwork was an effortless process. After my two years at Hollins, graduation day marked a milestone of self-achievement and assuredness that Hollins, in turn, had thoroughly prepared me to begin my teaching.”
- Bachelor’s degree in a liberal arts or sciences discipline (or the equivalent)
- Official transcripts with a 2.5 minimum GPA
- PRAXIS I scores (or sufficient SAT or ACT scores)
- Personal statement
- Three letters of recommendation
- $365 per credit hour
- Licensed, practicing teachers receive a $100 per course discount.
- Students must pay a nonrefundable deposit of $100 at the beginning of each semester (credited toward the semester’s tuition charges).
- Technology fees:
- $81.25 (part time, fall/spring term)
- $162.50 (full time, fall/spring term)
- $85 (summer)
- Full-time students are required to pay a health services fee each term ($165)
Student scholarships, loans, and grants are available. To apply for these, students must complete the FAFSA annually.
Want to Know More?
Program director Rebecca Cox is happy to answer your questions.