Education (teaching licensure)

Education Department

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.