The Hollins Education Program prepares teachers who demonstrate best practices in connecting content with evidence-based pedagogical methods and modern technological innovations to nurture the academic, social, and emotional development of each student. Our Educator Preparation Program (EPP) graduates are reflective practitioners who know how to effectively collect and utilize data to inform their instructional decision-making. The Hollins Education Program is approved by the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) and was awarded national accreditation for a period of seven years from 2022 to 2029 by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) in each of the following initial licensure areas:
- Elementary education (preK-6);
- Secondary education (6-12): biology, chemistry, English, history and social sciences, mathematics, and physics;
- (preK-12): French, Spanish, Latin, and Visual Arts
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 starting their education degree 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 in Teaching (M.A.T.) 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
The Hollins Educator Preparation Program generates teachers highly skilled in the art and science of constructivist, collaborative, reflective, integrative, and inquiry-based pedagogical practices. Our graduates nurture students’ critical thinking and problem-solving skills to prepare them for navigating an ever-changing world.
Collaborative Change Agents
I will say out of all my experiences in college and graduate schools that the (Education) program at Hollins is by far the most supportive I have been around. It begins with the faculty but has a lot to do with my fellow students. I feel like we are part of a team as all of us are working towards the same goal and trying to learn from each other. This is a very different environment than the interactions among students at other graduate schools. I find it really fun and refreshing and hope to work with all of you again.West Hubbard, M.A.T. 2018