Education Program (Teaching Licensure)

Education Department
Professor teaching class of education program students.

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. The Hollins Education Program was awarded national accreditation for a period of seven years from 2015 to 2022 by TEAC (Teacher Education Accreditation Council) in each of the following initial licensure areas:

  1. Elementary education (preK-6);
  2. Secondary education (6-12): biology, chemistry, English, history and social sciences, mathematics, and physics;
  3. (preK-12): French, Spanish, Latin, and Visual Arts

The program will be reviewed by the newly established accrediting body CAEP (Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation) in Spring 2022.