Education Minor

A minor in Education requires at least 15 credits (4 required courses and one Education elective). The minor in Education does not lead to Pennsylvania teacher certification or qualify one to teach in Pennsylvania public schools.

The following four (4) courses are required for the minor:

  • EDU 2201 OR EDU 2202 Social Foundations of Education I/II                                 
  • EDU 3251 Psychology of Teaching and Learning
  • EDU 3263 Diversity and Inclusion in Education
  • EDU 4290 Philosophy of Education

The student may select one elective Education course. Courses include (but are not limited to):

 

  • EDU 2300 Research Seminar in Education
  • EDU 3258 Education and Society in the 1960’s
  • EDU 3260 Education and Society in World War II
  • EDU 3262 Education Pearl Harbor to Sputnik
  • EDU 3264 Introduction to Disability Studies
  • EDU 4245 Literacy and English Language Learning
  • EDU 8400* Critical Perspectives in Special Education
  • EDU 8610 Current Issues in American Education
  • EDU 8654 Policy Analysis
  • EDU 8656 School Law
  • EDU 8664 Politics of Education
  • EDU 8669 Comparative Education
  • EDU 8679 Standards Aligned Systems & Curriculum

 

 

 

 

 

*Education courses numbered 8000 or above designate graduate level courses. Undergraduates may take graduate courses in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, provided they meet the following standards set forth by the College: they must have senior standing (in terms of credits, not in terms of years at Villanova), at least a 3.0 cumulative grade point average, and sufficient background and preparation for a graduate-level course. The student must obtain the appropriate permissions (advisor, chair, undergraduate dean, graduate dean) by filling out a special Permission Card or "gold card" found in the Department Office (Room 302). Undergraduates may take a maximum of two graduate courses in any semester. If an undergraduate takes a graduate class, in that semester s/he is limited to taking a maximum of 16 credit-hours of work. For information on “double-counting” credits, please visit the following website: https://www1.villanova.edu/villanova/artsci/graduate/policies-and-resources/policies/undergraduates.html

A minor in Educational Policy and Leadership is designed to help students develop an awareness of global issues in education in order to learn how educational institutions can transform and be transformed by society through school policy and leadership. A minor in Educational Policy and Leadership requires at least 15 credits. The minor in Educational Policy and Leadership does not lead to Pennsylvania teacher certification or qualify one to teach in Pennsylvania public schools.

Required courses for the minor are:

  • EDU 3264 Introduction to Disability Studies 
  • EDU 3277 Urban Education OR EDU 3263 Diversity and Inclusion
  • EDU 3253 or 8654* Educational Policy Analysis

Students complete an additional six (6) credits in elective Education courses. Courses include (but are not limited to):

  • EDU 2201 OR EDU 2202 Social Foundations of Education I/II                                 
  • EDU 2300 Research Seminar in Education
  • EDU 3251 Psychology of Teaching and Learning
  • EDU 4290 Philosophy of Education
  • EDU 4245 Literacy and English Language Learning
  • EDU 8610 Current Issues in American Education
  • EDU 8656 School Law
  • EDU 8664 Politics of Education
  • EDU 8669 Comparative Education
  • EDU 8679 Standards Aligned Systems & Curriculum

 

 

 

 

 

*Education courses numbered 8000 or above designate graduate level courses. Undergraduates may take graduate courses in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, provided they meet the following standards set forth by the College: they must have senior standing (in terms of credits, not in terms of years at Villanova), at least a 3.0 cumulative grade point average, and sufficient background and preparation for a graduate-level course. The student must obtain the appropriate permissions (advisor, chair, undergraduate dean, graduate dean) by filling out a special Permission Card or "gold card" found in the Department Office (Room 302). Undergraduates may take a maximum of two graduate courses in any semester. If an undergraduate takes a graduate class, in that semester s/he is limited to taking a maximum of 16 credit-hours of work. For information on “double-counting” credits, please visit the following website: https://www1.villanova.edu/villanova/artsci/graduate/policies-and-resources/policies/undergraduates.html

 

*The minor in Education does not qualify one to teach in Pennsylvania public schools.  If a student wishes to continue toward teacher certification after graduation, s/he will need to complete the coursework and student teaching required to apply for Pennsylvania certification. The student must speak to an advisor in the Education and Counseling Department to create a plan for going forward

For more information on either of these minors, please contact the Department of Education and Counseling.

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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

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