Participants in the Master of Arts in Teaching program have completed an undergraduate degree from an accredited institution and are seeking a teaching license through a master's degree program. Students will work with faculty members of the Hollins education department, and with members of the liberal arts faculty. The Hollins education department, which has had a state-approved program since 1974, participates in the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification Program.
Students seeking admission must have completed an undergraduate major in a liberal arts or sciences discipline (or the equivalent) at a regionally accredited college or university. The applicant must submit the application form, $40 processing fee, a personal statement, three letters of recommendation, all official transcripts from undergraduate and graduate studies, reflecting a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.5, and evidence of successful completion of PRAXIS I (or sufficient SAT or ACT scores).
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This M.A.T. degree will require 40 credit hours plus student teaching. (Additional courses, not counted toward the degree, may be necessary to meet any general education deficiencies.) Students will complete the degree requirements and student teaching experience within one and one-half to two years of full-time studies. Part-time students will also be accepted. Courses are taught during evenings at times compatible with the average working person's schedule. Students have five years to meet degree requirements.
Hollins will discount the cost of student teaching — a savings of more than $4,380 on the 12-credit course.
Fees are $365 per credit hour (licensed, practicing teachers receive a $10 per credit discount). Students must pay a nonrefundable deposit of $100 at the beginning of each semester. All deposits will be credited toward the semester's tuition charges. Student loans and other types of financial aid may be available through the financial aid office. Questions regarding financial aid may be addressed to that office at (540) 362-6332 or email@example.com.
Hollins is pleased to offer a grant for the student teaching credits to all eligible students. We also offere the TEACH grant to eligible students.