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Hollins University
Graduate Center
PO Box 9603
Roanoke, VA 24020-1603
(540) 362-6575
(540) 362-6288 (Fax)


Director of Educational Programs
Rebecca Cox
(540) 362-7497

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Hollins is pleased to announce our participation in the Federal TEACH Grant Program beginning with the 2014-15 academic year. Learn more »


Hollins' student teaching grant »

Hollins' student teaching grant saves you money - a savings of more than $4,380 on the 12-credit course.


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.

"I have gained immeasurable knowledge in all my classes, and I cannot wait to apply these skills in my own classroom."

Chrystal Jones Shawn


Earn a Master of Arts in teaching (M.A.T.) at Hollins:

Hollins 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 was 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 this program, Hollins will discount the cost of student teaching — a savings of more than $4,380 on the 12-credit course.

Licensure-only program

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.

Endorsements offered:

The M.A.T. program offers endorsements in the following areas:

  • PK-6
  • PK-12: foreign language (French, Latin, Spanish), visual arts
  • 6-12: English, history and social sciences, biology, chemistry, mathematics, physics

Federal TEACH Grant Program

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. More »

TEAC accreditation

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.