Department of Education & Counseling

Welcome to the Department of Education & Counseling at Villanova University.

The Department prepares teachers, human service providers, counselors, supervisors and administrators. Through its certification and licensure programs, the Department combines theory with practical experience in school and community settings to help improve the quality of the lives of others.

Our department offers undergraduate majors in Secondary Education, as well as Educational Minors, and beginning in 2014, a Minor in Counseling. Partnered with the Office of Part-Time Studies, we also offer a Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies in General Studies that includes teacher certification, in addition to post-baccalaureate teaching certification.

We also offer a graduate program with the following master's programs: Counseling, Graduate Education, Teacher Leadership, and Master's Plus Teacher Certification. To further your education, we also offer a Post-Master's  program with concentrations in Counseling, and a Post-Master's certificate in Teacher Leadership

Our Department has recently been welcomed as a new member of the American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education (AACTE); our membership will provide a plethora of information on college teaching, educational policy, and educational research, all important resources for our students and faculty.

We encourage you to view our current departmental news and events, learn more about our programs, and meet our faculty. Also, for more information, please view the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and Graduate Studies web sites. 

For specific academic dates and deadlines, please check the Academic Calendar.

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Beginning in Fall 2014, the Department of Education and Counseling will offer an undergraduate Minor in Counseling. 

As a complement to such majors as psychology or sociology, a Minor in Counseling will focus on the how these disciplines are applied in practice and will enhance your coursework for those planning careers in the fields of mental health services, such as counseling, social work, and psychiatric nursing, to mention a few.  It also will prepare students who are considering graduate training in the helping professions.  Please contact Dr. Krista Malott ( or call the Department of Education and Counseling (610-519-4620) to discuss how this program may fit your plans and affect your registration for Fall 2014.


JULY 11, 2015 - For Graduate Education Majors who have completed 24 credit hours, specifically those in Philosophy of Education, Research, and Standard Aligned Systems and Curriculum: please apply online  or in person at the Education and Counseling Office (SAC 302), and submit your application to Anne Feldman by June 11, 2015.  More information about taking the comprehensive exam is available online or by contacting Dr. John Durnin or Dr. Teresa Wojcik.

JULY 11, 2015 - For Graduate Counseling Majors who are close to graduation: please apply online or in person at the Education and Counseling Office (SAC 302), and submit your application to Anne Feldman by June 11, 2015.  Along with your application, please submit a bank (cashier’s) check or money order made out to “CCE.”  More information about taking the comprehensive exam is available online or by contacting your advisor or Fr. Murray.


Contact Information

Department of Education & Counseling
302 St. Augustine Center
Villanova University
800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA 19085
Phone: 610.519.4620
Fax: 610.519.4623

Current Educator Discount

Special Tuition Scholarships for Teachers and School Administrators:
40% for those employed by Catholic schools; 20% for those employed by non-Catholic schools

For tuition rates and fees please see the Bursar's website.


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