The Hollins Education program prepares teachers who demonstrate best practices in connecting content with evidence-based pedagogical methods to nurture the academic, social, and emotional development of each student. Our teacher education preparation (TEP) program graduates are reflective practitioners who are able to elicit meaningful and measurable data to inform their instructional decision-making. The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) lists Hollins University as an approved educator preparation program. Hollins has also been awarded National TEAC accreditation by the Inquiry Brief Commission of the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) for a period of seven years from 2015 to 2022.
Hollins University is among the 21 liberal arts colleges in America with the lowest student-faculty ratios, according to U.S. News and World Report. The education program faculty provide personalized attention within a tight-knit classroom environment, working side-by-side with teacher candidates as instructional coaches and mentors. Students who are interested in obtaining a teaching license can major in the discipline of their choice while completing education program course work and field placements.
B.A. + teaching license (four years)
You can earn a bachelor’s degree in a chosen discipline and a teaching license in four years.
B.A. + teaching license + M.A.T. (five years)
In addition to earning a bachelor’s degree in a chosen field, stay at Hollins for an extra year and earn a Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) degree along with your teaching license.
We have many students who complete their college experience at Hollins University after beginning their education elsewhere.
Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.)
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.
What You'll Learn
Love Learning, Love Teaching
“True teachers are those who use themselves as bridges over which they invite their students to cross; then, having facilitated their crossing, joyfully collapse, encouraging them to create their own.” Nikos Kazantzakis
The above quote is a perfect example of my experience with Hollins University Education Department. It combines everything we have learned to do and become into one beautiful statement. Thank you for being my bridge and encouraging me to build my own!Jennifer Lant, PK-6
Blending Passion with Skills
The education program can be quite rigorous! However, as I continue to move through the program, I feel accomplished and prepared to teach. Our program has helped me to reflect and grow as an individual, and I have truly learned how to learn. I am thankful for the many lessons and look forward to using them in my classroom!Bethany Rhodenizer, B.A., Latin, Secondary Latin and History/Social Sciences