Christine Collins Hypolite, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Education/ Certification-Only Program Coordinator
Dr. Hypolite is an Associate Professor in the Education Department at the University of Holy Cross. She serves as the Coordinator of the Certification-Only Program and Advisor for the school's chapter of Associated Professional Educators of Louisiana.
An educator for 37 years, Dr. Hypolite taught in the K-12 schools for 15 years before working in higher education. Prior to coming to the University of Holy Cross, Dr. Hypolite served as Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Education at Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, Louisiana.
Dr. Hypolite earned her Ph.D. with a concentration in Science Education from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, LA., her Masters in Curriculum and Instruction and her Master's Plus 30 in Administration and Supervision from Nicholls State University. She earned the Bachelors of Arts Degree, cum laude, in Elementary Education from Nicholls State University.
Dr. Hypolite was named by Louisiana Science Teacher Association, The William Craig Outstanding University Educator in 2015. She has also received the MacDonald Endowed Professorships and the Edward G. Schlieder Education Foundation Endowed Professorships at the University of Holy Cross. She has been named to Who's Who Among African-American Teachers, Who's Who Among American Teachers. Dr. Hypolite has presented at regional, state and national conferences on topics related to classroom management, literacy, and mathematics and science education. She has served as a consultant to local school districts, particularly in best teaching practices. Dr. Hypolite also serves as a reviewer to the Educational Testing Service, on PRAXIS tests. She is a member of the Board of Directors of Bayou Land Families Helping Families, a non-profit resource center for individuals with special needs and their families.
- Science and Literacy: A Symbiotic Relationship, National Science Teachers Association, Philadelphia, PA, 2015.
- Mathematics and Science, Oh My!, Louisiana Parent Congress, October 2011, Pineville, LA
- Teaching Academic Survival Skills Annual Conference, March 6-8, 2006, West Palm Beach, FL- “Making Learning Accessible to All Students through Graphic Organizers.
- The Study of Whole Plant Instruction on Preservice Teachers' Understanding of Plant Science Concepts. (May 16, 2003). Louisiana Education Research Association Conference,
Courses & Professional Organizations
EDU 204- Multicultural Education
EDU 301- Educational Psychology
EDU 306- Classroom Organization and Management
EDU 311- Teaching Reading in the Content Area
EDU 402- Clinical Mathematics Practicum
EDU 410-- Instructional Methodologies
EDU 460B- Curriculum and Instructional Strategies
EDU 460C-Instructional Methodologies: Elementary
EDU 460D- Instructional Methodologies: Secondary
Association Professional Educators of Louisiana(APEL)
ASCD ( formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development)
National Science Teachers Association(NSTA)
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics(NCTM)
Kappa Delta Pi (KDP)
Louisiana Science Teachers Association(LSTA)