Undergraduate Programs

The mission of the Department of Education and Counseling is twofold:

  1. to prepare students with a core Liberal Arts education, and
  2. to provide students with professional competencies to qualify for and excel in the practice of Education.

In addition to demonstrating competence within their chosen academic discipline, as well as fulfilling the College of Arts and Sciences’ core curriculum requirements, students participate in a wide variety of classroom field experiences. Such experiences are carefully selected and supervised and always appropriate to both the academic and professional competence of the students.

Please see more information about what we offer in the Program Offerings in the right hand column of this page.  There is also information about the various subjects in which we certify teachers at an undergraduate level which can be obtained by clicking on the link, Secondary Education. Please also see our program in Part-Time Studies for information about how college graduates may obtain teacher certification in their areas of study. Additionally, you can chose the five-year combined B.A./M.A program.

The following courses are required of all Education Majors:
EDU 2201 or 2202 Social Foundations 3
EDU 2300 Research Seminar 3
EDU 3000 Professional Development in Education 1
EDU 3251 Psychology of Learning and Teaching 3
EDU 3263 Diversity & Inclusion 3
EDU 3264 Introduction to Disability Studies 3
EDU 4245 Literacy and English Language Learning 3
EDU 4290 Philosophy of Education 3
EDU 4291 Student Teaching 9
EDU 4292 Seminar 3
 
One of the following methods courses is required depending on concentration:
EDU  4281 Methods of Teaching English 3
EDU 4282 Methods of Teaching Language 3
EDU 4283 Methods of Teaching Mathematics 3
EDU 4284 Methods of Teaching Science 3
EDU 4285 Methods of Teaching Social Studies 3
    Total    37
 
students

Contact

Department of Education and Counseling

302 St. Augustine Center
Villanova University
800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA 19085
Phone: 610.519.4620
educationcounseling@villanova.edu

Highlights

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Program Offerings

Undergraduate Offerings
B.A. in Secondary Education

Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies in General Studies
(Part Time Studies Degree and Certification)

Five-year Combined B.A./M.A

Minors

Minor in Education

Minor in Counseling

Graduate Offerings
M.S. in Counseling

M.A. in Education (no certification)

M.A. in Education with Teacher Leadership Concentration

M.A. in Education with Higher Education Concentration

M.A. in Education plus Teachers Certification

Post Baccalaureate or Post-Master's Certificate in Teacher Leadership Certificate (TLC)