Director of Educational Programs
The Hollins education department trains teachers to use dynamic, engaging, interactive, and collaborative learning in their instruction. View our slideshow to see how our Hollins pre-service teachers embrace these teaching techniques during their student teaching experiences.
Chrystal Jones Shawn
Hollins offers an M.A.T. program for licensed teachers who have a long-term commitment to teaching, want to develop curriculum in collaborative teams, and are interested in assuming leadership roles within their schools.
Hollins also allows graduates with a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution to earn teaching licensure and the master of arts in teaching at the same time. This program is ideal for college graduates in many fields who believe teaching is their calling. This distinctive program is the Roanoke Valley's first to give students the chance to meet state requirements for licensure with the bonus of completing the M.A.T.
In Track 2 of the M.A.T. program, Hollins will discount the cost of student teaching — a savings of more than $4,248 on the 12-credit course.
Hollins University's graduate programs in education also includes a program for the college graduate who wants to obtain licensure, without pursuing a master of arts in teaching degree, to teach in Virginia as well as in other states. Depending on your situation, this option might make more sense for you than a degree program.
The M.A.T. program offers endorsements in the following areas:
Hollins University's teacher education program, which serves both undergraduate and graduate students, has earned accreditation by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC) until March 2015. This accreditation certifies the faculty members of Hollins' Education Department have provided evidence that undergraduate and graduate initial licensure programs adhere to TEAC's quality principles.
Founded in 1997 and based in Washington, D.C., TEAC is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving academic degree programs for professional educators who will teach and lead in schools, pre-K through grade 12. TEAC's goal is to support the training of competent, caring, and qualified professional educators.